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/
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/.
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.
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.
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.