... 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.
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.
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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 at 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.