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Texas Trophy Whitetail and Exotic Hunting

20,000 acres of the best hunting that Texas has to offer

RecordBuck Ranch

RecordBuck Ranch is home to some of the best trophy whitetail and exotic hunting in the United States. Our management practices and superior genetics have set us apart from the rest of the field. We have spent years developing large breeding populations of exotic game.

Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced in the industry, making your hunting expedition the best there is.

The hunting experience at RecordBuck Ranch speaks for itself, but it is our commitment to comfort and personalized service that truly sets us apart.

After your hunt, relax and enjoy one of our world class lodges, filled with stunning displays of taxidermy, bronzes and art. Our lodge staff will make you feel right at home with hearty chef-prepared meals and service that is second to none.

We welcome you to come and experience for yourself why RecordBuck is the premier big game hunting destination in America.

Call us today for specific questions regarding available species and hunt dates.


Thank you for a great weekend of hunting!

My dad explained this place perfectly. Great group of people, amazing animals, and breathtaking views. I can't wait to come back here sometime soon! Thanks again for a fun and memorable hunting experience!

- Ashley Hansen - Flandreau, South Dakota

Thanks for your great skills to keep me focused on the animal being hunted

I wanted to say this was probably the most professionally operated hunting ranch I have hunted on and their staff treat you like they have known you for years. I was honored to have a great guide and to be able to hunt a great Bongo. It was a fabulous hunt and trip, even though it was shortened by work!

- Kent Sams - Katy, TX

Thank you Recordbuck

Thank you Recordbuck for another awesome hunt see ya again soon.

- William J Stuber III - Baraboo, Wisconsin

Your Premier Trophy Whitetail & Exotic Game Destination

RecordBuck Ranch
P.O. Box 817
Utopia, TX 78884
(830) 966-2301

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions, please feel free to reach us at (830) 966-2301 or use the contact us form below.

Where is RecordBuck Ranch located?

Please refer to our map under the contact us section. Please be aware that many navigation devices tend to route you the wrong direction, so we apologize for any inconvenience. Please call our office at if you have any trouble.

When can I hunt Whitetail?

Whitetail hunting season is from October through February.

When can I hunt exotics?

Year-round. However, there are peak times. For example, Axis' peak rut is in July, while most of our other antlered species will start rubbing out in mid-August and rut in September.

What do I bring?

Suitable clothing, gear, binoculars, comfortable hunting boots, weapon(s), and coolers (if you choose to take your game with you). We'll provide the rest. As a caveat, the Texas Hill Country has a great climate. However, it can be unpredictable at times, so you may want the option to layer or shed your clothing as the day progresses. Elevations of over 1800 feet contribute to 30-35 degree temperature changes daily.

Do I need a hunting license?

How do I get one? Yes. Hunting licenses are required for both Whitetail and exotic species. Resident licenses are $25-$68. Non-resident $48-$315. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to call us at (830) 212-4400. For more information you can also visit

Are the facilities wheelchair accessible?

Yes! The Elk Lodge has two rooms that are wheelchair accessible.

Does RecordBuck Ranch accommodate special requests?

Yes! We are happy to accommodate any special requests or needs (i.e. special diets, allergies, etc.). Let us know and we will do our best to make it happen! Feel free to contact us with any questions or special requests.

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