Hunting Report 8/30/16

JD’s Hunting Report from Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Since August 13, it has rained over 17 inches here on the ranch bringing us lush green grass and wet wet fields.  With the rain has come wind and in the last few days the wind has really affected our dove population in a negative way.  Currently we are not seeing the numbers we were seeing just a few weeks ago and the weather appears that it will be raining more this week.  Dove Hunting will most likely be slow due to these factors for the opening of Dove Season.  We will keep this website update every other day or you can call after 11am to our office to hear the latest report.  If you have an upcoming hunt please call or text our office for more details and remember to arrive at the lodge an hour before shooting time!  For more information please call our booking office at 936-825-2119 or text to 936-755-4455! 

Teal are beginning to find their way to the ranch and with the rain we’ve had we have water holding birds.  Teal Hunts are now available for $225 per person and come with a Breakfast afterwards.  Full waders are required for Teal Hunts and you must arrive no later than 5:30 am on the morning of your Teal Hunt.  
For more information please call our booking office at 936-825-2119 or text to 936-755-4455!  

We have seen some promising bucks so far this season stay tuned for up and coming deer and hog specials!  


Michael’s Minute: From the booking office:  Just a reminder for those wanting to know about our hours this season.  MRO is closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays throughout the rest of season  (We will be open all day Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 for Dove Hunts.)  If you would like to do a Sunday Dove Hunt, please note that you will only be allowed to hunt until 11:30 am we do not offer a price discount for half day dove hunts. If you have already booked your hunt with us please make sure you have printed out your waiver and have filled it out before you come.  Make sure that you have bought your new hunting license, make sure you have the State Migratory Bird Stamp, be HIP certified on your license, if you are duck hunting make sure you have federal duck stamp and make sure you have completed the Hunters Ed. requirements if you were born after 1972!  If you have questions about any of these items please see the links below for more detailed information from Texas Parks and Wildlife! 

I have been advising all hunters who are calling in and who have hunts coming up this week to call me at the office to get the latest details on the bird situation.  While we do not offer refunds we do offer to change your hunt date prior to your old hunt date but you must call me.  If you do not show up you will lose your deposit and no refund will be made.

MRO will start up our main hunting season this year on October 15th, 2016 where we will begin our quail hunts, hog hunts and deer hunts.  Stay tuned this next week for some really great deals on Deer Hunts!

Last of all I would like to send a big shout out to our guide staff!  We have a great Team here at Moody Ranch Outfitters and we would not be here today without recognizing their handwork and commitment to all the divisions of MRO!  Waterfowl, Deer and Hog, Quail, and Fishing!  They have been out every weekend this month getting the ranch ready for your hunt!  Thanks again to our outstanding guides!



Texas Parks and Wildlife have really done a good job this year updating and making their website user friendly and even have created apps for your smart phone!  Here are some great links to go over:

  • TPWD has a new online Outdoor Annual where you can find all of the info you are looking for each county you hunting in Texas!  
  • If you haven’t bought your license or want more information of this year’s Texas Hunting License click TX Hunting License for more details!  
  • Make sure you have your Hunter’s Ed taken care of before you hunt this year!
  • Want the app for your smart phone?  Click on the TPWD app page for more info!
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