Champion Ranch in Brady
faq
frequently asked questions

Where is the Ranch and
Where will I be Staying?

The Brady Champion Ranch is just north of Brady, Texas, located in the most beautiful part of McCulloch County. The geographical center of Texas is located on our property - the "Literal Heart of Texas". You can check out the amenities here on our website.

Where are the nearest
Commercial and Private Airports?

The nearest commercial airports are the San Angelo Regional Airport and the Abilene Regional Airport. Both are approximately an hour and a half drive to the ranch. Most of our customers rent a car at the airport and drive down. However, we do offer pick up and drop off for $250 round trip (subject to change). This service must be reserved in advance. The nearest private airport is in Brady, Texas, less than 10 minutes from the ranch, and we can pick you up and drop you off there for a $50 round-trip fee. The Brady Curtis Field Airport is 4,600' paved

When is the Best Time to Come?

Our antlered animals are seasonal due to shed time. MOST exotics we hunt from September 1st to the end of May. If you are after whitetail or quail, we abide by the State of Texas hunting seasons. We are a Level III MLD holder, so you will not need to use your hunting tags. Be sure and make your reservations as soon as possible, as we are typically booking months and even years in advance. You can call Mark at 806-500-5878 or Joel at 806-787-9950, or you can e-mail Mark at mark@huntchampionranch.com or Joel at joel@huntchampionranch.com.

Is a deposit required to reserve a date?

ALL hunts require the day rates be paid in advance. The day rate is $350/day per person which includes your meals and lodging. There is a $150/day guide fee in addition to your meals and lodging fee for hunters.
We prefer reservations to be confirmed via e-mail so there is a paper trail on all hunts.
Deposits are non-refundable.

Can I buy an extra hunting day?

Yes, if there is availability, extra hunting days can be added.

Can I add a non-hunting guest?

Yes, the cost is $350/day for spouses, friends, or family that will share a room with you. This price includes lodging, meals/drinks, and maid service at the end of your visit. It does not include tips for the staff.

How much is a Texas non-resident
Hunting License for Exotics?

Visit Texas Parks and Wildlife website at www.tpwdstate.tx.us for the most up to date information. Once you have dates reserved and confirmed through e-mail and want to purchase your hunting license in advance, you can do so by calling Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1-800-895-4248, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm, or online at . Another option would be to purchse them along your way to the ranch at many convenience stores, Wal-mart´s, or sporting goods stores.

How much is a Texas non-resident
Hunting Deer and Dove?

Visit Texas Parks and Wildlife website at www.tpwdstate.tx.us for the most up to date information. Once you have dates reserved and confirmed through e-mail and want to purchase your hunting license in advance, you can do so by calling Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1-800-895-4248, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm, or online at . Another option would be to purchse them along your way to the ranch at many convenience stores, Wal-mart´s, or sporting goods stores.

What time do I check in and check out?

Check in time is normally from 1-3 PM and check out time is normally after brunch on the final day of your hunt. This will be confirmed by the Hunt Coordinator prior to your hunt.

What items are not included in my hunt?

The processing of your meat, taxidermy, State of Texas hunting licenses, transportation to/from the ranch, and tips for your guide and staff are additional expenses.

Do you offer meat processing?

No, but we offer free delivery to our "Preferred Processor", B&K Processing located in Bronte, Texas.

Do you offer taxidermy?

No, but we offer free delivery to our "Preferred Taxidermist", Wood Wildlife Studio located in San Angelo, Texas.

How much should I expect to tip?

All tips are just that, a tip, and should only be left if you are completely satisfied with the service our staff performed for you. Industry standard for your guide is 10% of the cost of the hunt, but again this is totally up to you. The tip for the staff (kitchen cooks, management, skinner, etc. is normally an additional 5%. If you had an excellent experience, which we are certain you WILL, you should plan on a 15% total tip. If you have any suggestions, compliments or complaints, please do so at check out time, as we are always seeking suggestions for improvements to our operation.

What should I bring?

We have the luxury of an 18 acre lake below the main lodge and it is FULLY stocked with Trophy Florida Bass so feel free to bring your fishing gear. Bring your normal hunting gear including boots, jacket, hunting weapon of choice, ammunition, binoculars, eye protection, ear protection, insect repellent and sunscreen. If you are a bow or pistol hunter, please bring cover up scent to eliminate any odor for close range encounters. We have a general store on site fully stocked with the latest and greatest in hunting gear just in case you forget anything! Don't forget bathing suits for the hot tub and incredible resort pool.

What should I expect on my hunt?

Your hunt will completely depend on the type of game you are after. We utilize blinds, ranger, jeeps, top-drives, and anything else necessary to get that trophy on your wall! With that said, be prepared for an array of spot and stalk, glassing, blind sitting, and walking. We will tailor your hunt to your abilities. You will be escorted by a professional guide at all times who has intimate knowledge of the ranch, vast experience with tracking and judging all species, and most importantly the passion for helping you bag that trophy.
we offer rifle, crossbow, compound bow, muzzle loader, and hand gun hunts. All hunters will be required to shoot their weapons at our range before the hunt can begin. Please let us know at least two weeks in advance o your hunt if you are an archer or pistol hunter so we can have our bow blinds ready for you.

What should I wear?

We recommend camouflage. The time of year will depend on the climate and our Hunt Coordinator will discuss it with you prior to your arrival.

How can I pay for my
invoice at check out time?

You will check out in the office at the end of your hunt. We accept cash, debit card, cashier´s check, company check, personal check, traveler´s check, American express, Discover, Visa and Master Card. Please Note: there is a 3% processing fee on all credit and debit cards.

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