Spring turkey season in Mills County runs Mar. 30 - May 12, 2024. Now is the time to book your adventure at the Wild Rocking P.
Bethany wanted to give her husband Tyler a gift to remember, a trophy Blackbuck hunt. She also got to share in the experience. Driving from Tennessee to Texas, they saw the Fort Worth stockyards, family in Temple and revisited Fort Cavazos, formerly Hood, where Tyler served in the Army.
Once they arrived at the Wild Rocking P, we spent time exploring what kind of adventure they wanted. Tyler wanted a stalking hunt. Blackbuck are plains animals with exceptional eyesight, extremely flighty making them challenging to stalk. Tyler proved to be patient and capable hunter, turned out Bethany was also very stealthy. On their final day Tyler harvested a 50 3/8-inch Blackbuck, Bethany was there to share in the joy.
Watch their story below.
This year we sponsored another Texas Youth Hunt along with the Isaacks Ranch and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Four youths and a parent come to the ranch to learn hunting safety and skills. Two young ladies, two young men, two mothers and two fathers teamed up with a guide so that each youth harvested a game animal.
An interesting twist this year, every hunter used a 6.5mm caliber, three Creedmores and one Grendel. All game was harvested with one and done shots.
Participants bring their own camping gear and delicious food was supplied by the TYHP cooks.
To learn more about the program, click on https://tyhp.org/
For three years father and son, Richard and Justin, have been hunting the Wild Rocking P. This year Justin took home a trophy 201-inch, 186-pound buck.
On the second afternoon, a mature 6.5 year old walked out and both knew, this was something special. "Buck of a lifetime" Richard whispered. Justin steadied his new .270 Ruger No. 1 and dropped the massive buck cleanly. Both father and son experienced the adrenaline rush walking up on the fallen buck, he was bigger up close.
After weighing, measuring, caping, quartering and storing the massive buck, they celebrated, ate a fabulous dinner of baked ziti and retired for the evening.
The next morning, Justin slept in. It was time for Dad to get his buck. We headed out at 5:am for a 6:30 sun rise. Watching until 8:am we saw blackbucks and whitetails come and go, then a nice 9 pointer walked out with an 18-inch spread, Richard steadied his rifle and harvested the buck.
On their final day, the father and son returned to the field for a final hunt and Richard dropped a fine 8-pointer with 17-inch spread.
After four amazing days of hunting and carrying on a Czech family tradition of hunting that stretches back generations, they had plenty in the cooler. After every harvest they called Richard's dad, "Pop", back in upstate New York to share stories and pictures.
Check out their first and second year stories. Is it time to start or re-start your family traditions and make memories of a lifetime?
Sam wanted to give his bride of 8-years a memorable hunting experience. Larna had been raised hunting with her father who passed this year, Sam wanted something special.
When they arrived at the ranch, during their orientation interview, Larna shared she had never done a spot and stalk hunt before and was excited to try it. Turns out the Pre-K teacher and mother to 3 is a natural. She put three stalks on Blackbuck, which are not easy to stalk. On her first stalk she crawled 180 yards across rough terrain, through the tall grass and got within 30-yards. Her guide said it felt like 300 yards.
Two more stalks, which involved crawling and she harvested a beautiful Blackbuck. Wanting the full experience, she learned how to dress and cape her trophy.
While stalking her game, Larna and Sam were treated to a side show of trophy white-tailed deer and turkey.
5 Star review on Google
Booking with Wild Rocking P Hunting Ranch is a highly recommended adventure for any level of hunter. Mark went out of his way to make our trip an enjoyable and memorable hunt for my wife! The accommodations were perfect and we saw an abundance of wildlife. We came away with a beautiful trophy blackbuck and several wonderful memories. We will definitely return and can't wait for our next adventure!
To plan your Wild Rocking P adventure, start here.
Carter spent three days stalking Blackbuck on the ranch. Morning temperatures were brisk, in the low 30's and hunts started at 5:am. Perseverance paid off, he harvested a 102 pound male, that scored 58 and 2/8ths on the Safari Club International scale.
5-Star Review on Google
The Wild Rocking P is an absolutely stunning ranch. It has a beautiful variety of vegetation and landscape. The scenery will take your breath away, but not quite before the overwhelming kindness and care you will receive from the owner. Whether you are hunting, or just out to enjoy some nature it is most definitely a one of a kind experience!
Richard and Justin returned to the Wild Rocking P to create some additional memories this year. Last year was just too good and this year's harvest didn't disappoint. They're planning a January return.
In October, the Texas Youth Hunting Program came to the Wild Rocking P for a great learning adventure. Over a 3-day weekend young hunters along with a parent learn hunter safety, game laws and then head to the field to get some practical experience. TYHP is a cooperative program between Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Wildlife Association and land owners dedicated to helping young hunters get started on a life long journey.
We were blessed to have father and son Ryan and Owen attend this year's hunt. Ryan had started his hunting journey 20-years previously on one of the earliest TYHP hunts.
Young hunters got additional time at the range honing their marksmanship skills and during downtime hooked some bass and perch in the stock tanks, enjoyed fabulous food and heard tall tales at the campfire.
5-Star Review on Google
My Son and I recently visited the Wild Rocking P Hunting Ranch on a Youth Hunt sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Miller.
We both are still amazed at the beauty and abundance of the ranch. From the variance in terrain for hiking and exploring, bountiful wild game for observing or harvest, fantastic fishing in Lake Iris, and relaxing by the fire at the bunkhouse while star gazing.
What truly sets the ranch apart are the owners though. From arrival, the Miller's were actively engaged with the guests – especially the youth. My son was fortunate to have Mr. Miller be his professional guide during our trip. From an exciting spot and stalk hunt high on the mesa, to comfortable blind hunting, Mr. Miller did everything possible to ensure my son had a memorable trip. He took his time to mentor him on family, life, patience, and hunting.
If you are looking for a great ranch with great owners, then you should visit the Wild Rocking P Hunting Ranch.
To plan your Wild Rocking P adventure, start by clicking here.
To learn more about TYHP, go to: https://tyhp.org/.
Mike Isaacks harvested a 56 1/8 inch SCI scored Blackbuck on January 6. Mike is a patient and skilled hunter. While there were many, this was one of three that he carefully looked over during two previous outings and the one he settled his sights on to harvest.
According to the Safari Club International, a Blackbuck scoring 40 inches is trophy grade.
To book your Wild Rocking P adventure, click here.
... Make sausage. It's the off shoot of the old saying, when life sends you lemons, make lemonade.
It's been said, there's two types of ranches in Texas, those that have feral hogs, and those that will have feral hogs. Feral hogs are destructive, there are an estimated 12 million wild hogs in the US, 3 million live in Texas, several thousand in Washington DC. We run a game ranch here, feral hogs destroy feed lots, chase off whitetail deer and blackbuck antelope, prey on young game and destroy turkey nests, eating their eggs.
While on a whitetail hunt we witnessed a 200 pound boar we'd been watching on the game cameras rush in and charge two whitetail bucks and several does, chasing them off. His predatory behavior came to a swift 7mm magnum end.
Another hog met his end with a 6.5 Grendel after rooting up a large portion of an oat field.
To protect the game, the rule on the ranch is hogs, coyotes, bobcats and raccoons are shoot on sight. All four prey on wild turkey, along with their nests and poults. Coyotes and bobcats are deadly to whitetail fawns and blackbuck.
Wild Rocking P donated a Blackbuck hunt to the Aimstrong Foundation for a charity auction. Steven was the winning bidder and brought his son Landyn along. Watch their story, click on the video below.
The mission of AIM Strong, Inc. is to help support and encourage families who have a child undergoing bone marrow transplant. Learn more about how you can help families with children who have cancer, go to www.aimstronginc.org
Richard and his son Justin hunted the Wild Rocking P, passed along traditions, made lifetime memories and harvested some of the best bucks they've ever seen. Watch their story below.
There is no shortage of strong opinions on the best rifle caliber for harvesting Whitetail Deer and Blackbuck. At the Wild Rocking P we've harvested enough game to know we had to set a minimum caliber or round. We know the .243, 300 Blackout, .223 may be enough for the accomplished shooter or perfect shot; however, not all shots and shooters are perfect.
After much research and a fair amount of experience, we've come down to understanding Chuck Hawk's Kill Potential Score and set the minimum KPS at 20 for 100 yards. That list starts at the minimum with a 100 grain 25-06 travelling at 2316 Feet Per Second generating 1,858 foot pounds of energy at 100 yards and a Kill Potential Score of 20.87. That round dropped a nice 165 pound 8-point buck this past weekend. Next up the list is the 6.5 Grendel and on up the 30-30, .308, 30-06, 7mm-08, and so on up to the 300 Winchester Magnum.
We use the 6.5 Grendel with young hunters, its low recoil score of 8, KPS of 21 and efficient ranch record of one-and-done harvests have made it a favorite. Compare that to the 30-06 with a recoil of 17 pounds and a KPS of 38 also with a perfect record of one-and-done harvests.
Not sure where your favorite rifle round lands on the list, you can download the list or click on the link below.
We're not rifle or ammunition snobs, we're just commited to one-and-done ethical harvesting of game on the Wild Rocking P.
This year's crop of Whitetail and Blackbuck at the Wild Rocking P is abundant and beautiful. Book your adventure now.
Two of our guides talk about their 2020 experience at the Wild Rocking P and what you can expect in 2021. Enjoy their energy in this video and book your outdoor adventure today.
Their school sent the kids home due to possible Covid exposure, after a year of Covid lockdowns they were ready to get away for a Wild Rocking P outdoor adventure.
Turkey season in Mills county runs from Apr. 3 - May 16, 2021 with special youth only hunts open Mar. 27 - 28, 2021 and May 22 - 23, 2021. And the Turkeys are running wild on the ranch.
Karson shot a trophy blackbuck with his dad's rifle, that had not been hunting for over 16 years. Kaegan stalked blackbuck over the entire upper range before crawling 100 yards and waiting 20-minutes to take the perfect shot. Along the way they acquired new skills and lasting memories.
8 year old Sloane took her first buck, a monster 11-point 161 B&C beauty. Her brother harvested a doe. Mom, Dad and little sis shared in the adventure.
A brotherhood of Aggie Cadets found the adventure of a lifetime at the Wild Rocking P. First hunts, first harvests, campfires, skeet, and long range rifle competitions filled their days, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.
Most adventures start and end at the Bunkhouse. The Bunkhouse sleeps 4 comfortably , 5 with the cot. A full bath with plenty of hot water awaits. There's also a fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals and your fresh game.
Bring your favorite foods or send us your shopping list and we'll get you stocked up.