Brushy Hill Ranch Rules – Turkey Season

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Check-In & Check-Out Policy
Hunting Rules
Weaponry Rules
Driving Rules
Camp House Rules
Emergency Numbers

  • EVERY hunter MUST stop and check-in, and fill out a mandatory hunter liability realease form, at the Brushy Hill Office when they arrive at the ranch- prior to going into any cabin or pasture. This will allow us to welcome you and provide you with a map of your hunting area. The ranch office is located 4 miles south of Sabinal, TX on Hwy. 187- just north of the Ranchero Creek crossing.
  • Hunters may check-in between noon, for the evening hunt. Late arrivals (after noon) may not be allowed to enter the pastures or camps until later that night if others are already hunting in the same pasture. However, this is only likely to occur during spring turkey season when we have quite a few hunters. If you think you're going to be arriving late, please call us and let us know; and we'll let you know if there will be any problem getting into the pasture late. Click here to see the "Drive Times"- when driving in the pastures IS permitted.
    • All hunting fees must be paid, in full, and a liability release form signed, by each hunter, BEFORE the hunt begins. All hunts begin at noon and end at noon the following day (unless otherwise arranged in advance) and proceed, as scheduled, on a 'rain or shine' basis. Failure to pay and sign the liability release form may result in trespassing and removal from ranch.
    • NO harvest guarantees are made; and no refunds will be offered unless hunts are cancelled at least 60 days in advance of the scheduled start date for the hunt. Living room in the Wil Rehm Pasture camp house. Experience world-famous South Texas bowhunting at its best- at prices you can afford. South Texas biggest and oldest bowhunt-only ranch- Brushy Hill Ranch.
  • Hunters MUST check-out at the ranch office before departing from the ranch. Failure to check out will result in additional charges.
  • Scouting is hunting; thus, scouting fees are the same as hunting fees.
  • Non-hunters are welcome if there's cabin space available. Please inquire when you book your hunt.
  • Hunters must observe ALL Brushy Hill Ranch rules and ethical hunting practices, as well as ALL Texas Parks & Wildlife Rules & Regulations.
  • ONLY bearded Toms may be taken currently, under TX Parks & Wildlife guidelines.
  • Hunting directly on a feeder is discouraged. Hunting 50+ yards from a feeder, or along the corn route can be just as successful and prevents hogs & turkey from becoming 'feeder-shy'.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO tampering with our feeders. Tampering with feeders will result in a $100 fee or removal from the ranch.
  • NO fishing allowed on the ranch. Violation of this rule will result in an additional $150 fee per day! This includes tanks, creeks and the Sabinal River.
  • Calling of predators is STRICTLY forbidden! Hunters are permitted to shoot predators that happen past their stand but using mouth calls or electronic calls is strictly forbidden! We have a predator control program and do NOT want the predators "call wise" or 'educated!'
  • DO NOT shoot and endangered "Jaguarundi" while you are hunting at Brushy Hill Ranch! This is an ENDANGERED SPECIES of cat and we are actively working to proserve them. It is a federal crime to shoot an animal that is on the endangered species list and killing one carries an EXTREMELY heavy fine from the US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife as well as from the Texas Dept. Parks & Wildlife! If in doubt, DON'T SHOOT!
  • Exotics, Predators & Varmints may be taken, without limit, at no additional charge.
  • Make SURE not to shoot an endangered Jaguarundi- a species of cat that looks like a cross between a mountain lion and a weasel. Click here for more information on the Jaguarundi, including photos of this beautiful and endangered cat!.

    Official Hunting Hours Are:
         Morning Hunt - 30 Minutes Before Sunrise to 9:00AM
         Evening Hunt - 4PM - 30 Minutes After Sunset

      Hog & varmint hunting, during the spring turkey season, is permitted at any hour of the day. However, night hunting for hogs requires the approval of ALL hunters in the pasture- without exception. Night hog hunting IS permitted during the "off" season. Driving is NOT permitted during the "Official Hunting Hours!"

  • Harvested game – All harvested game must be promptly reported to ranch staff
  • Wounded game – Hunters must make every possible effort to recover any game they wound and all wounded game must be reported to ranch staff promptly. If blood is drawn, it counts as your animal, whether it's recovered or not!
  • Game tracking services are available from independent trackers with dogs or from our Ranch Manager, Nick Anderson, for a fee. For information contact Nick. Call/Text: 512-587-8651
  • Field dress all game at designated racks or in the pasture at least 200 yards from the camp house. Dispose of all animal remains in designated areas at least 200 yards from camp.
  • Hunters may not, under any circumstances, cross out of their assigned hunting area or into grounds prohibited to hunting! Trespassing onto other hunters' grounds during hunting hours may result in a busted hunt and the guilty party will be expected to pay for the disturbed hunt(s). Trespassing onto neighboring properties may result in removal from the ranch.
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  • Hunters may not, under any circumstances, use or disturb other hunters' setups!
  • Walking or driving through pastures, during hunting hours, is strictly forbidden. See “Driving Rules” section for more details.
    Bowhunter sitting in Gametamer tree stand at Brushy Hill Ranch. Brushy Hill offers bowhunters a chance to harvest South Texas trophy whitetail, Rio Grande turkey & wild hogs/boar at low, low prices. Finally, a bowhunting ranch that everyone can afford!
  • Night hog hunting IS permitted during the "off" season
  • The"corn route" is run at ranch staff's discretion during wet weather. The corn route is a part of our management program and is a routine- not a 'service.' We make every effort to place corn where it favors our hunters but if you want corn placed in a particular place, please put out your own corn! A sack of corn is inexpensive ($10-$12) and is more than enough to last for a week-long hunt. Corn is available at several stores in Sabinal including the "One-Stop" gas station at the intersection of Hwy. 90 and Hwy. 187.
  • No killing non-poisonous snakes, especially Blue Indigo snakes. Blue Indigo snakes feed on rattlesnake and are, thus, a big part of controlling the rattlesnake population. For information on the Blue Indigo Snake, including pictures of them to help you identify them, PLEASE CLICK HERE!
  • No excessive tree trimming or brush cutting.
  • DO NOT leave trash (i.e. beer cans, cigarette butts, etc.) in the pastures! Dispose of all trash properly- in bags at the camp house.
  • No artifacts (i.e. Arrowheads, antlers, horns, etc.), including rocks, may be removed from the ranch.
  • Fully guided hunts, semi-guided hunts and bow hunting lessons are available from our head guide, Nick Anderson. Contact Nick (Call/text: 512-587-8651) for pricing and availability.
  • Brushy Hill Ranch and its camps are frequently monitored by Texas game wardens, Brushy Hill Ranch staff and the “Friendly, Ethical Hunter Program.”

Sabinal River with ancient cypress trees on the banks. Brushy Hill Ranch has some of South Texas' best Rio Grande Turkey hunting at rates everyone can afford. All turkey season bowhunt include unlimited hog hunting!

  • No firearms of any type are allowed on this ranch- absolutely no exceptions! ANY firearms must be surrendered to the Brushy Hill Office for safekeeping for the duration of your hunt. Possession of a firearm in any pasture or camp house may result in immediate removal from the ranch.
  • Mechanical broadheads ARE permitted for turkey and hogs! We encourage hunters to use large cutting diameter broadheads for turkey - like Rage Extreme or Rage Turkey broadheads. However, we strongly recommend Ramcat broadheads (or fixed blade broadheads) for hogs and exotics. These broadheads will get more penetration, which is particularly important on large hogs; and Ramcats fly even better than a field point. 
  • Crossbows are permitted for turkey, hogs, exotics and predators; but they are NOT allowed for whitetail deer.
  • Brushy Hill Ranch staff reserves the right to enter cabins and search any vehicle at any time or to request any hunter to leave this ranch for any rule violation.

  • ATVs are not allowed on the ranch because the game are startled by the unique sound of their engines. This can lead to poor hunting conditions which may effect subsequent hunts and is not fair to other hunters. However, during periods of heavy rainfall, when road conditions on the ranch deteriorate, ATVs may be allowed temporarily.
    Sabinal river swollen from heavy rains. Brushy hill provides bowhunters with the opportunity to world-class Rio Grande turkeys at unblieveably low prices. Turkey hunts include unlimited ferile hog hunting in the price!
  • Hunters must maintain all gates in the open or closed position in which they are found. Please keep in mind that this is a fully working ranch with livestock on it.
  • Hunters are required to remove any flagging tape, trail and/or road markers that they use!
  • Many ranch roads may become impassable during, and just after, wet weather- especially if you don't have 4-wheel drive. Please use discretion when crossing mud holes, tank dams, creeks & rivers- when in doubt turn around or walk! If you get stuck and require Brushy Hill Ranch staff assistance to pull you out, fees will be assessed as follows:

$50 - Simple truck and chain pull-out
$100 - Tractor and chain pull-out

  • Driving is ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN during prime hunting hours except for emergencies, of course!
  • Drive times are for getting in and out of stands, setting stands, scouting and relocation and are the ONLY times that driving is permitted on ranch roads. Keep in mind that excessive driving on the ranch roads usually results in poor hunting. Hunters driving/walking during hunting hours or non-drive times may be required to reimburse those affected for their hunt!

      Mornings – Up to 30 minutes before Sunrise – for getting into stands
      Mid-day – 10 am til 4:00 pm – for setting up, scouting, relocation & packing up
      Night* – 30 minutes after sunset til 30 minutes before sunrise– for returning to camp & hog hunting

*Night hunting for hogs, during the off season, IS permitted as long as all hunters in the pasture agree!

Ancient Cypress tree along the banks of the Sabinal River. Teeming with wildlife, the cheap prices at

  • Leave all indoor & outdoor faucets dripping during freezing weather- to avoid broken pipes and water shut-off.
  • ALL bar-b-que pits, fireplaces and campfires MUST be extinguished before you leave camp!
  • Use EXTREME caution with ANY open flame on the ranch! The dry climate in south Texas makes any flame, INCLUDING CIGARETTES OR CIGARS, a real fire hazard. Please use liquid to extinguish your smokes or any open flame you may have while you are in camp or in the pasture.
  • Please remove muddy boots before entering cabins, to help keep the cabins clean.
  • Keep cabins as clean as possible! This will help keep insects and animals out. Wash all dishes & cookware that you use daily. Your stay will be much more comfortable if each hunter takes a few minutes a day to straighten up.
  • Housekeeper comes once a week- generally on Sunday.
  • Trash cans MUST have trash bag liners and all trash must be bagged! Liners are provided for you in the kitchens. Taking your trash with you, or putting it in the ranch dump, when you leave is greatly appreciated.
  • Lights out at 10:00 PM, unless all hunters in the cabin agree.

If you experience any plumbing, electrical or gas or other problems in the cabins, please contact the Brushy Hill Ranch Office at: 830-988-2802 or call/text Ranch Manager, Nick Anderson at: 830-333-1166

Uvalde County Sheriff – 830-278-9147
Sabinal Fire Department – 830-988-2500
TX Parks & Wildlife, Game Warden (Uvalde County) – 210-348-7375
TX Parks & Wildlife, Operation Game Thief – 1-800-792-4263
Fire Department – 830-988-2500
Sabinal Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – 830-988-2233

Click on this image to find the moon cycle for your hunt. Whitetail deer move more at night during a full moon, or near a full moon, than they do when there's no moon. Wild hogs and wild Boar are best hunted during a full moon. Before booking an affordable Whitetail deer hunt, Turkey hunt or Wild Hog or Wild Boar hunt, MAKE SURE to check that the moon will be where you want it!

Some images on this page are courtesy of Hendershot Photography.

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