From what I have heard, mule deer hunting at Caprock Canyons will be a bit different. Of course, that will not help you. I don’t know that much about what’s happening in that area, but it may be worth a shot just to make sure. There is a very large campground to accommodate numerous RV’s near the park entrance and a campground for people with horses nearby. Camping is available within the main park. ... CCSP also hosted a falcon hunt in the east pasture area of the park. Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. Your Texas Hunting Guide & Online Magazine, Question: “My hunting buddy and I were drawn for the December mule deer hunt at Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle. We stayed in site #20 in the Honey Flat area. Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. With this year being so dry, it may not be the spot to be this year unless those fields are irrigated. Any information would be appreciated.”. One hunter with his bird of prey reported success with 6 packrats, 2 mice, 2 small birds, and a tarantula taken. Use of atvs, horses and dogs are prohibited. 8am – 5pm. I do recommend taking a good pair of binoculars for sure. Standbys may be available. Mule deer hunting is quite a bit different than chasing whitetail. Use of atvs, horses & dogs are prohibited. Hunting the free ranging Aoudad is an awesome experience. Response: One of my good friends grew up in that area of the state and still hunts about 15 miles from Caprock Canyons State Park. The $2 fee to use the trailway is waived if you pay the entry fee at Caprock Canyons State Park. Where the Bison's roam. Inside of the Caprock Canyons State Park boundaries we see evidence of this powerful connection at the Lake Theo Folsom Bison Kill site. Isolated ranch property located within the Caprock Canyons system. All roads to the park and in the park are all-weather roads with paved surfaces. 18, Applications: We used to spend quite a bit of time deer hunting around that country. Some rough country out there, but beautiful, and some nice Muleys. Unpaved roads outside of Caprock Canyons can be very muddy and slippery after periods of excessive rainfall. What you’ll learn: The park is home to the state’s official bison herd. Scan open terrain and look for deer bedded down by small trees or bushes during the day. There are campsites available, as well as a limited amount of hotel rooms in the surrounding area. In mid to late December is when the big mule deer bucks show up, after the season is over. Another thing we love about Caprock Canyons is the number of primitive sites offering more seclusion and unplugging for those who choose it. Open country with vegetated canyons; stuff that mule deer like. This property is packed with wildlife, natural springs and pools. Available: One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Antler restrictions will apply to both mule deer and white-tailed bucks. I have seen some monster mule deer bucks in the park. Compartment ; Also, the removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals. Your email address will not be published. 150. Hunters will have access to 2,400 acres of the park. She was privileged to hunt at several locations, but the one that stood out the most was our trip to Caprock Canyons State Park. FALCONRY IS THE ONLY LEGAL MEANS FOR THIS. The OP is asking about Caprock Canyons State Park. This parks amazing with it's scenic views of the Texas Panhandle to seeing free roaming bison's throughout the park. 50%, Dec 08, 2020 – The state park opened in 1982 and is 15,314 acres (6,197 ha) in size, making it the third-largest state park in Texas. At Caprock Canyons, the bison now have more room to roam, with more than twice as much territory as before. Gift Shop at Caprock Canyons State Park Welcome Center T-shirts, Caps, Books, Post Cards & Park Related Items. Think of Palo Duro Canyon type terrain. Bring your group for a picnic. Hunters must check in deer at designated check-in station. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. It can be a very western style hunt. Inside of the Caprock Canyons State Park boundaries we see evidence of this powerful connection at the Lake Theo Folsom Bison Kill site. This park is near another park Palo Duro Canyon. The bison were … Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. 18, Applications: The hunting opportunities are unique with the wildlife that emerge from the canyon terrain. 20, Dec 15, 2020 – Caprock Partners Foundation. donaldbeard, General Manager at Caprock Canyons State Park, responded to this review Responded April 3, 2018 I apologize that you had a bad experience, but I am a little confused about your review. 8, Success Rate: The Wildlife Management Areas and state park hunting total 116,155 acres. Looking for a place to stay after a long day of hiking, biking, hunting, horseback riding, or exploring, without having to drive 1+ hours to the nearest accommodation? Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks. A 3,200 sqft house sits perched atop a mesa providing stunning views of the terrain surrounding it. In addition, if you see a mule deer buck in one location, he is very likely to be there the next. 1- 16, Applications: We stayed two nights at Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque (Kitty-quay) in our travel trailer in July.Unlike Palo Duro, you camp on the canyon rim at Caprock. One of the hardest things that I had in locating them is the size of the animal in relationship to the habitat. Dec 06, 2020. It is an hour and a half south of Amarillo, and about four and a half hours west of both Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Numerous options for camping exist. See more ideas about caprock canyon state park, canyon, state parks. The Folsom people that inhabited the area had a deep-rooted relationship with these animals. ... Last edited by stan; 09/27/11 07:44 PM. Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, falconers should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. Vehicular access is restricted to public roadways. ... 02:49 PM #1 RobinBradbery Ten Point Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: Manvel Caprock Canyon Aoudad, Pic heavy After nearly two decades of putting in the TPWD Exotic hunt draws we finally got picked. The park is quite rugged. on the animal and hunting them. Lake Theo offers no-wake boating, fishing and swimming. Looking east into South Prong Canyon. 8, Applications: Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Website: caprockpartnersfoundation.com. The entire area is closed to park visitors when opened to public hunting and the entrance fee is waived for person participating in the hunts. Taking a 10,000-year step back in time, bison were a coveted species, as they are today. I took the deer in my avatar on a ranch across the fence from the state park. 3656, Permits/Groups: Veteran’s Day was the next eventful occasion here at Caprock Canyons State Park and the park welcomed some newby park visitors. 20, Youth ages: The Black Gap wildlife management area has a hunt by drawing a permit, as well as the Caprock Canyon state park. Dec 18, 2020. Entire Area ; Camping is available within the main park. From what I have heard, mule deer hunting at Caprock Canyons will be a bit different. Compartment access is from high-clearance 4X4 county road. Caprock Canyons State Park is in the panhandle of Texas near the city of Quitaque. All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply. In mid July 2014 the special draw hunts for mule deer will be online under tpwd.texas.gov/drawn hunts. There is a large metal barn, equipment shed, horse facilities, and pens for continuation of […] The landscape is very open with rough terrain, so plan on a western-state-style deer hunt. Falconers are responsible for driving to compartments. Please call area to confirm. As we got closer, the Caprock bluffs grew larger and larger until we were amidst crimson and copper canyons. FALCONRY IS THE ONLY LEGAL MEANS FOR THIS HUNT. Entire Area ; Also, the removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals. The Bob White Camper at Caprock Canyons Visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque, Turkey, or friends/family in the area? Camping is available for hunters only. It is similar to Palo Duro Canyon if you have ever been there. I saw several mule deer bucks during both my scouting and hunting trips. There is a neighboring ranch that always plants wheat or oats and those food plots draw a lot of big whitetail and mule deer bucks to that area. Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. We recommend not driving on those roads until they dry. I have never been to this public hunting area, so could you offer some advice about where and how to hunt site place? 4, Fee per adult: $ Removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous. 0.00, Youth ages: Black Gap Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Hunting, Deer Hunting: Yearling Buck Harvest Going Down, Providing the Best Habitat for Deer and Other Wildlife, The Wildlife Tax Valuation (Exemption) in Texas, Spring (Warm Season) Food Plots for White-tailed Deer. One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Limit One Antlerless or One Buck; Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks. 1286, Permits/Groups: Also, there are some monsters at Caprock Canyons. Because of the extremely rugged terrain of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a40fd70f9cc170fa7f839e37cb582378" );document.getElementById("j9b4fee143").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Your email address will not be published. No horses, dogs or ATVs allowed. It serves as a premier hunting ranch with a large population of Mule Deer and Aoudad Sheep. 806-455-1441. 5, Fee per adult: $ Open with canyons. Looking for a place to stay after a long day of hiking, biking, hunting, horseback riding, or exploring, without having to drive 1+ hours to the nearest accommodation? BEAUTIFUL RANCH WITH RUGGED CANYONS leading into the Caprock Canyons State Park. From what I have heard, the park is really good for mule deer hunting. When glassing 2-3 miles, the aoudad is like a small grain of salt. All adult hunters must possess a current Annual Public Hunting Permit (APH) to apply. 17, Supervising adult minimum age: While I can't offer info on Caprock, I'd like to share some general info. Dad’s BBQ. Available: 850 Caprock Canyon Park Rd, Quitaque, Texas 79255 We used to spend quite a bit of time deer hunting around that country. Visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, Quitaque, Turkey, or friends/family in the area? The herd, which doubled in size under the watchful guidance of the Wildlife Division, was transferred to the State Parks Division last year to give the bison additional room and provide visitors a better chance to see the animals. The removal of the harvested animal from portions of the park to the nearest road or pickup point can be very strenuous because of the terrain and size of the animals. Falconers will have access to approximately 3,300 acres of the park. Reservations for campsites may be made online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. Nov 15, 2020, Unlimited Rabbits/Hares; Either Sex; To include rodents and birds, Vehicular access is restricted to public roadways. 130.00, Applications: Available: In that part of Texas, the mule deer almost always rut right after the General White-tailed Deer Season and well after the General Mule Deer Season, near first of January. Among the attractions that draw visitors every year are the sweeping vistas, miles of hiking trails and the big, wooly animals roaming on the plains. One White-tailed Deer or Mule Deer; Either Sex; Antler restrictions will apply to both white-tailed and mule deer bucks. Camping is available for hunters and supervising adults only. In 1916, Charles recreated a bison hunt on his ranch with Kiowa hunters using bow and arrow to bring down a 6-year-old bison cow. Mulies are not nearly as spooky. 2459, Permits/Groups: We do have public hunts at the park and we do close the park, but only in late December/early January. 0.00, Fee per youth: $ Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. Dec 31, 2020. Available: Besides marveling at the bison and bats, you can hike, ride horses or bikes, camp, geocache, or take a scenic drive. Camping is available for hunters only. The colors are what strike you at Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway. It is very beautiful. 42%, Dec 28, 2020 – The trip started the day before New Year’s Eve 2011. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/texas/caprock-canyons-state-park-trailway We have been mule deer hunting in Texas before, but that was out in West Texas. Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. Jun 19, 2012 - Explore Michael Cook's board "Caprock Canyon State Park", followed by 233 people on Pinterest. Feeding Soybeans to Deer as a Protein Supplement. Information, reservations and camping in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, Texas. 4, Oct 15, 2020 – 256, Permits/Groups: Texas Exotic Hunting Regulations: CWD Testing REQUIRED! Come stay in the Bob White Camper! Reserve a facility online or learn more about lodging and activities. 0, Success Rate: Hunters are responsible for driving to their compartment. Because of the extremely rugged terrain in portions of the park, hunters should be prepared for a very strenuous hunt that may occur during severe winter conditions such as freezing rain or snow. 8- 16, Adult minimum age: Hunting at Caprock Canyons State Park is by Special Permit drawing only. Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is a Texas state park located along the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado in Briscoe County, Texas, United States, approximately 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Amarillo. My friend said he would see some smaller 18 to 20 inch wide muleys on the wheat fields with does, but they were just the young ones. While there is hunting allowed there it's on a very limited basis (only a few days per year). Antler restrictions apply for all species. There are also two tent campgrounds. Open 6 days a week 9am to 7pm (Closed Wednesdays) 806-983-0619 The Best BBQ in All of Texas! Best of luck! Come stay in the Bison Suite, located just minutes from Caprock Canyons. I don’t know how many mule deer you have shot, but I would be careful about taking the first buck you see. In the mid 1970’s archeologists unearthed bones from 12 Bison antiquus (the ancestor of the modern day bison), as well as tools, and believed that specific area had been used for some sort of formal ceremony. Caprock Canyons State Park is known for several things. Required fields are marked *. Vehicular access is restricted to established roadways. While it's a hiker's and biker's paradise, visitors of Caprock Canyons State Park can also enjoy fishing, swimming, paddling, and relaxing at the lake. Adult minimum age: I have hunted aoudad at Caprock Canyons. Compartment ; Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. One spot of interest would be located in the northeast corner of the park. Dec 11, 2020. Some compartment access is from high-clearance 4X4 county road. Website with Menu: d-bbq.com 209 Geisler, Quitaque, TX 79255. Hunters should be prepared for long distance shots of at least 200 yards. We loaded the truck and headed out for an eight-hour trip. 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