Migratory Bird Hunting Memberships 2020-2021 Season
We are offering up a limited number of Migratory Bird Hunting Memberships for the 2020-2021 hunting season which includes seasonal access by reservation to our properties located in Crosby, Floyd, Lubbock, Dawson, & Parmer Counties. We locate food, water, and shelter within a close proximity creating habitat on our properties which is optimized for migratory bird use and hunting. The properties include multiple playa lakes, irrigated corn, milo, and upland grasslands for hunting dove, duck, geese, and Sandhill Crane. Our places are located in private low access areas where there is a high concentration of migratory birds and we have several places where we have a controllable water resource offering waterfowl hunting opportunities year after year in a region with unpredictable rainfall and certainty of waterfowl hunting locations.
Duck Hunting in the Playa Lake's region of the South Plains is incredible, it's a highly migratory region and no one day of hunting will be like another.
Our properties are managed for wintering duck habitat whether on the native playa lakes or on one of our moist soil impoundments or "duck ponds" we have unique playa lake wetland habitat that makes for a unique and high quality duck hunting experience.
Our comfortable duck blinds can accomodate small to medium sized groups and allow for concealment and comfort while enjoying the Playa Lake Farm & Ranch duck hunting experience.
The South Plains in and around the Lubbock area is one of the largest wintering grounds for Canada, Snow, and White Fronted Geese. With hundreds of thousands of birds migrating to the playa lakes regions each year this makes for an exceptional hunting opportunity.
On our properties we have playa lakes for loafing and roosting and corn or milo within close proximity drawing in numerous flocks through the winter migration. We offer guided or unguided goose hunting opportunities on our properties. In some cases your hunt may in include harvesting several species of geese, Sandhill Cranes, and even ducks.
The Playa Lakes region winter several hundred thousand Sandhill Crane each year. Our properties and the area around them have a high concentration of these incredible birds.
With excellent roosting, loafing, and abundance of feed we get incredible flocks throughout the season. We can accommodate small to medium size groups and hunt both playa lakes and dry fields and offer guided or unguided hunting opportunities.
Wild Pheasant & Quail are the two primary upland bird species we have ongoing wildlife habitat enhancement projects for including establishing grasslands & transition cover, providing water, and grain crops in close proximity for optimal upland bird habitat conditions.
Each year with our habitat improvement and enhancement projects we are optimize habitat conditions to increase populations of wild quail and pheasant on our land and only book a few hunts per year to maintain a premium quality hunt. Contact us if you have interests in an upland bird hunting experience at Playa Lake Farm & Ranch.
The playa lakes region in and around the Lubbock area offers some of the finest dove hunting in Texas. Our properties offer excellent dove habitat resource proximity, with food, water, and roosting being in an immediate area.
Generally our hunters limit out within a short period of time. We offer field hunts when dove are feeding or watering hunts in the evening. It's a fast action great shoot. We offer guided, unguided, or dove lease opportunities.
Mule deer, along with Whitetail Deer, are the two primary big game species that we target our habitat management efforts for. There are some of the largest Mule deer in Texas in the South Plains area, but by in large the available habitat is a relatively small percentage of the available land.
We find that great playa lake habitat tends to concentrate Mule Deer and in the presence of great habitat, thrive. We offer Mule Deer hunting opportunities through guided hunts or hunting leases on a limited basis based on the harvest recommendations from our population studies.
Over the past decade we have seen an increasing population whitetail deer migrating into the playa lakes region from the nearby Rolling Plains off of the Caprock Escarpment.
Along with Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer are one of the primary big game species that we manage habitat for on our properties. We offer Whitetail Deer hunting opportunities through guided hunts or hunting leases on a limited basis based on the harvest recommendations from our population studies.
Throughout the past two decades wild hogs have invaded most of Texas, and we have seen an increased populations on some of our properties, particularly those south of Lubbock.
We have wild hog hunting opportunities available and offer guided or unguided hog hunts on a limited basis.
Predators & Varmints
With the high concentration of birds and other wildlife in and around playa lake habitat in the South Plains there are also predators and varmints including coyotes, bobcats, foxes, prairie dogs and other varmints.
We aim to keep our predator ratios within a reasonable tolerance to not over pressure the other game populations and offer predator hunts on a limited basis.