Texas professional ranch management
Helping Texas ranch owners professionally manage
ranches for wildlife, cattle and hunting.
SPECIALIZING IN SOUTH TEXAS
& CENTRAL TEXAS RANCHES
Whether your ranch is 100 acres or 1,000,000 acres, good management
includes decisions on water and other natural resources, livestock
strategies, fencing locations, wildlife management and control,
property rights issues and farming. To get the results you want,
whether it is outstanding hunting, fishing and recreation or ranching
that produces income, each component works in concert with the others.
Walker can advise you in the following ranch areas:
WATER & TANK ISSUES
OIL & GAS ISSUES
FARMING AND FOOD PLOTS
Each species, whether native or exotic, requires
planning to get the results you want. Whether you plan on a commercial
hunting operation, recreational hunting or just wildlife observation,
starting with the right plan will make a world of difference in
the results you achieve.
1. Whitetail deer work well with cattle in a low
or high fenced operation. The important thing is the fencing
configuration, the location of water resources, food plots and
feeders, predator control and proper rotation of the cattle.
2. Some exotic species compete with native deer
for food. Some reproduce quickly and some damage the habitat
you are trying to improve. So before you stock your ranch with
animals other than native species, it is essential that you
check with an expert in these issues.
Walker can advise you in the following wildlife
1. Whitetail Deer: deer herd health, antler development
Quality Management Techniques
2. Exotics (for example: axis deer and antelope)
7. Bird watching
8. Predators (for example: coyote, mountain lion)
Hunting on your ranch can be for recreation or for
profit. Each has it’s own set of requirements to be successful,
safe and affordable. Managing commercial hunts on your property
will require careful planning for liability, safety and enjoyment
for your clients. VIP hunting for your clients, family and friends
takes planning and control. Both types of hunting operations need
to work in concert with your habitat and wildlife management.
can provide you with the information and resources that will enhance
your current hunting experience, help you find the ranch to buy
or lease, assist you in hiring personnel for commercial hunting
operations, and prepare your VIP hunting ranch.
Walker can advise you in the following hunting
2. Hunting Guides
3. Deer Blinds
4. Management and Staff
5. Cooking for hunting groups
6. Feeders for deer, quail, fish and turkey
The key to successful habitat management is the
location and placement of water sources as well as control and
enhancement of the land. Each species has different watering habits,
nesting habits and privacy requirements that encourage breeding.
Knowing where and when to plant, plow, create tanks, run water
lines or burn on
your ranch makes a world of difference in how well your wildlife
and livestock survive and prosper. You need the proper equipment
and resources to make sure that you are not wasting time and money.
Sometimes the natural habitat can be enhanced with minimal effort
and sometimes it takes long range planning.
Walker can advise you in the following habitat areas
1. Food Plots
3. Creeks, Rivers, & Tanks
4. Supplemental Feeding
5. Water Resources
6. Roller Chopping
Tanks and lakes on your property are an important
asset to your ranch. More than just a water source for wildlife
and livestock, your pond may be used for fishing and water-sports.
Managing it properly can make the difference between an empty
tank and a thriving environment for bass and catfish and other
species. Cane, cat-tails and weeds that encroach on your tank
as well as underwater plants can be controlled. Your tank can
be stocked with the proper balance of game fish and forage fish
resulting in years of enjoyment and income opportunities.
Knowing where to build the tank or pond in the
first place will save you money and time. The location needs
to take into account the needs of livestock and wildlife, the
natural drainage of the topography of your land, the composition
of the soil where the pond will be built and the water issues
involved in damming a creek.
Walker can advise you in the following pond
1. Building tanks & ponds
2. Stocking with bass, catfish and other species
3. Tank & Pond Management
TEXAS RANCH REAL ESTATE
Walker is a licensed real estate agent in Texas
representing buyers and sellers. Walker's knowledge and experience
with large and small properties can help you find the right ranch
for hunting, fishing, ranching or for investment.
There are many things to consider, besides price,
when you look for a ranch to purchase or lease. The following are
just a few of the issues where Walker can assist you in making the
Where are the
water resources located and will they be adequate for cattle
What are the
possible costs of improvements to meet your needs including
housing, barns, tanks, ponds, or air strips.
Is the habitat
conducive to the type of wildlife, livestock or fish you
intend to stock on your ranch.
What type of
fencing and cross fencing is appropriate for your ranch and
what can you expect to spend.
government environmental regulations will impact the property
you are considering.
TOOLS AND EDUCATION
Below is a list of tools and education resources
available for you to use in managing your ranch more successfully.
Some of the companies represented on these links we have used
personally and some are simply suggested contacts and equipment.
We will be happy to provide recommendations specific to your need.
Simply email or call our office and we will assist you.
From deer feeds to feeders, from maintainers for
road-work to tractors. No piece of equipment or feed is “one size
fits all”. The weather conditions, conditions of your soil, types
of wild life and fish, trees and cover will vary greatly whether
you are in Texas or any state or country. If we do not have an
answer to your question, we will help you find the resource that
HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR ROADS AND LAND MANAGEMENT:
Fuller Tractor, Beeville, TX (361) 358-4084
WATER MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT AND DESIGN:
Quickline Water Services, San Antonio, TX
GUNS, AMMUNITION AND HUNTING EXPERTISE:
WHITE-TAIL DEER COMPETITION & SEMINARS:
Los Cuernos de Tejas Big Game Contest, Carrizo Springs, TX
FEED AND SUPPLIES:
SureFed Feeds, Brady, TX
TX ART & INTERIORS:
Robin H. Roberts Studio, Seguin TX
3 C Ranch Fencing LTD, Laredo TX
3 C Ranch Fencing Email
TX HELICOPTERS , PLANES & AIRPORT EQP:
CONTACT BILL WALKER, TEXAS RANCHER
A lifelong rancher, Walker has over 35 years experience
in ranch management and 20 years managing ranches for major
landowners in Texas.
Whether your ranch is 100 acres or 1,000,000 acres,
this is where you can get the information you need to manage your
ranch, wildlife, cattle or habitat resources like a professional
without the cost of an on-site expert.
Walker has the information and experience you need
to help you achieve positive results with management practices
for cattle, whitetail deer, dove, quail and other wildlife. If
fishing is part of your ranch, Walker offers extensive experience
in pond management and improving fish habitat.
For professional consulting in all areas including:
Cattle management and beef production
Deer herd health and Antler development
Wildlife and pond management
Oil, gas and water issues
Human resource management
Habitat management for wildlife or cattle
Cost controls, long range planning
Feed Sales, deer, quail, turkey and fish
CALL OR EMAIL BILL TODAY TO
DISCUSS YOUR CHALLENGES AND GOALS
Send Email to Walker
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