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?
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.
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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/.
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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