after many phone calls last year inquiring about a Tx deer hunt for my son (his graduation gift/trip), i found out the hunting ranches probably number in the thousands. we booked with the 501 Ranch in Uvalde, about 2 hours SW of the San Antonio airport. check out their website and facebook page for many pics. The ranch is 12,500 acres, high fence as are most ranches. we tracked one road and there was 14 miles of high fence on either side of the road. so for the nimrods that think my son and i are adding to the demise of hunting for all american sportsman, pound sand, you don't have a clue. per the ranch biologist, Texas has had high fence for 80+ yrs and the hunting is going strong down there. The ranch has 3 miles of river flowing through it and the water was as clear as water out of the faucet, looked like something you see pics of in the Caribbean. one side of the river held 10,000 acres of the ranch broken up into three "pastures" (not cattle pastures, just what they call them). Senderos, or roads, are cut through the pastures and there are several spinner feeders and gravity feeders on each road, spaced out about every half mile. tower blinds, 18' to the floor, are put about 100 yds from the feeders. they don't shoot anything unless it's 6 1/2 or older. you'll see from the pics, the brush is so thick, the only way to hunt the deer is to get them to come out on the roads. all the ranch vehicles in Tx has spinner feeders mounted to them with a remote inside so the roads can be "corned" as they drive. The ranch owner lives in Austin and owns one of the largest cosmetic companies in the world. he has a train on the property with 3 miles of track because he likes trains. he had a building housing his cars; Bentley, Ferrari, Tesla, etc. The neighboring ranch has a 40,000 SF house on it. While riding the ranch in the high rack, son and i saw a 190-200" typical, it was unreal. guide said we were only the 3rd group to see that deer alive, guessing it a 5 1/2. they only have trail cam pics of it but none since august in velvet. they thought it may have died. they regularly see deer for the first time on hunts. saw a 160" 8 pt the other day that they had never seen or had pics of before. a lot of deer die and they never find them unless its from the helicopter doing the census survey. bad machine. driven from the top. the back platform can go up 18'. typical view from the tower blind, a whole lot of nothing but thick brush with stickers on everything. The ridge line in the background is 40 miles away. 40,000 SF house on the high spot way in the background.