The Sporting Clays Tournament is an annual fundraiser to support the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America's Scouting programs for at-risk youth.
Sporting clays is a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the gunner in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats. Sporting clays is exciting and challenging. The shooting grounds are laid out in stations (also called stands) with each station representing one type of bird or a combination of game: a rabbit and a grouse.
2016 Auction Items
There are large live and silent auctions at the event. Around $75,000.00 worth of merchandise will be auctioned off. $100 and $250 raffle packages are available. Below is a sample of some of the auction items.
Luxurious South Texas Circle T Hog and Varmint Hunt
Location: Circle T Hog Ranch, Carrizo Springs, TX
This package is for the 2016 and 2017 season and includes 3 day 2 night stay at luxurious Circle T Ranch accommodations with private bedrooms. All meals and the use of the pool and cabana for relaxation after the hunt are included. The hunt includes one-on-one guides and you can harvest 4 hogs/person and unlimited varmints. There are also double person box blinds, dressing and skinning of game, fishing on the 11 acre trophy bass lake, skeet and trap range, and golf at the nearby Carrizo Springs Golf Course (additional fees for golf). This is a hog hunt you will not want to miss.
Dearman Original Painting
Dove Hunt (please note this picture is just a sample and not the actual painting that will be auctioned)
Father/Son Buck Hunt at Four Canyons Ranch
Location: Four Canyons Buck Hunt, Montell, Texas (Uvalde County)
This is a rare opportunity for a Father/son management buck hunt on the fabulous Four Canyons Ranch in Montell, Texas (Uvalde County). This weekend hunt will be for two people (one hunter and one non-hunter). The hunter will have the opportunity to harvest up to a B/C 140-class white-tailed buck.
The non-hunter will be allowed to shoot wild hogs, white-tailed does and, potentially, other game as available and agreed upon by the owner at that time given conditions at the time of the hunt. Four Canyons offers more than 5,000 acres of prime Hill Country hunting habitat under high fence and a robust buck management and breeding program.
The hunt will include up to four (4) guided hunts during the weekend. All food, beverages and lodging in Four Canyons’ luxurious accommodations are included. The hunt should be scheduled prior to September 30, 2016 for the season beginning November 5, 2016. Hunters will provide their own weapon, ammunition, hunting garb and license. Any special dietary requirements need to be communicated at the time of booking. Not available Thanksgiving week, the two weeks preceding the end of the calendar year or the first week in January. As the property operates under a game management permit, the season runs from November 5, 2016 to February 26, 2017. Expires 2/26/17
Longhorn River Ranch Duck Hunt and Mount
Location: Longhorn River Ranch, Texas Hill Country, Dripping Springs Area
4 hunters will enjoy 2 days and 1 night Duck Hunting at the Longhorn River Ranch just West of Austin, TX in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Lodging and dogs will be included. Reflection Taxidermy will also provide a duck mount from the trip!
Situated in the Texas hill country we are just a short trip from both Austin and San Antonio just outside of Dripping Springs and Blanco making the ranch very easily accessible from any corner of Texas, or the Country!
Over a mile of Onion Creek wanders through the heart of the property, setting a serene backdrop for countless activities appropriate for all ages. The ranch offers many amenities and activities to bring family and friends together. Hike, bike, fish, swim, soak in the hot tub or just gather around one of the many fire pits for good stories and reminiscing. We also have a tennis court/basketball court and Frisbee golf on the property for your enjoyment.
The Perfect Dove Hunting Experience
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
This Dove Hunting Package is for five (5) hunters. It includes five (5) days/6 nights of wing shooting in the best dove hunting region in the world. There is no limit on the number of doves that can be harvested. Soft drinks and water provided during the hunt, and there will be open bar after the hunt. Accommodations provided at one of the Maers & Goldman hunting lodges.
Gourmet meals, transportation to/from the airport and transportation to/from the hunts, bird boys, gun cleaning, and laundry services at the lodge are also included in the package. The hunt must be taken within 1 year from the date of the event. Hunt reservations must be made within sixty (60) days from the date of purchase.
Not included in this offer: airfare, Argentina’s reciprocity fee (valid for multiple entries for 10 years), Argentina's banking fees for personal checks, tips, gun permits, gun rental and the license. Premium shotgun shells are available at $14 per box.
Gobble Gobble - Nothing Better than a Thanksgiving Turkey in the Spring
Location: Las Lomas Ranch Pearsall, TX
This is a Spring time Turkey Hunt for two (2) hunters. This weekend hunt is in prime turkey habitat at Las Lomas Ranch (South of San Antonio, Texas in Pearsall). First class accommodations are included and you can stay from Friday afternoon until mid-morning on Sunday. All meals are included as well as guide services from Beto Santos. When not hunting enjoy the beautiful hill country and excellent fishing . This trip is available mid-March to early April 2017.
This secluded ranch has a wide variety of deer and turkey habitat. Las Lomas Ranch is hidden in the southeast corner of Frio County, Texas. The ranch bordered by some the largest ranches in the county. You need two keys to gain access the ranch: One key to get access to the all weather road leading to the ranch and one for the ranch itself. There is no through traffic on the ranch. This means our wildlife is undisturbed throughout the year and our guests are the only beneficiaries of the supplemental feeding and game management programs.
“Show Up and Hunt” - World Class Duck Hunting at the Pintail Hunting Club
Location: Pintail Hunting Club, Garwood, TX
This package is for a guided Hunt for two (2) at the Pintail Hunting Club in Katy Prairie near Garwood. Accommodations at the spacious and comfortable El Cielo lodge are included. Arrive the afternoon before the hunt for some clay shooting and relaxation followed by cocktail hour and a fine dinner. Awake for an early breakfast, a world class duck hunt, and full lunch prior to departure. Bird cleaning and beverages included. (3 meals and beverages included) Guns and ammo not provided. Valid 2016-2017 duck season. Not available opening weekends of Early Teal, 1st season split, or 2nd season split.
Pintail Hunting Club offers the best Texas guided duck hunting close to Houston because we pair our hunters with professional guides. Our guides have more than 25 years of field experience. They know what to expect. They know how the birds will react and they know what it takes to call them into shotgun range. We have well-trained hunting dogs from strong genetic lines. Our guides work with the dogs year-round to keep their hunting skills at peak performance levels.
We take care of the preparation. All you have to do is show up and hunt. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to “show up and hunt” at a turn-key World Class duck hunt minutes from Houston.
The Best Little Bird Hunt in Texas
Location: Raisin’ L Ranch, South of Fayetteville, TX
Enjoy a 4 gun weekday quail hunt between March 2016 and October 2017. Includes lodging and dinner the night before, lunch, guide services, and bird cleaning.
Our guides have over 20 years’ experience with people, dogs and birds. The hunting terrain is geared toward both the beginner and the greatly experienced hunter. Located just at the beginning of the scenic Texas Hill Country, the RLR provides a memorable outdoor experience that won't be forgotten.
The facilities are designed to handle business associate meetings, outings with friends and family get-togethers. Overnight accommodations are of a bed & breakfast nature. Our cooking facilities provide everything except the food. For the day hunter (those hunters that do not choose to stay the night), morning coffee and lunch are part of our standard package.
Dean of Venues – St Charles Bay Duck Hunt
Location: St. Charles Bay, Rockport, TX
This package is for a two(2) person guided duck hunt at the dean of venues, the venerable St. Charles Bay Hunting Club in Rockport, Texas. You arrive for dinner the night before, hunt the next morning and depart after lunch. All meals, accommodations, drinks (non-alcoholic), guides, transportation to and from the blinds, and duck picking are all included in this package. Expires at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Weekday only and 30 days advance notice for booking required.
Since 1923, the dean of all venues, the St. Charles Bay Hunting Club has provided its members a source of enjoyment as a retreat from hectic, demanding urban lifestyles. It is situated next to a 70,500 acre Wildlife Refuge that was established in 1937 to protect the wildlife of Coastal Texas. The 70,500 acre refuge includes Blackjack Peninsula, named for its scattered blackjack oak trees and located directly across the bay from St. Charles Bay Hunting Club making this a highly desirable place to hunt and relax.
Van Beest Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt South of Columbus. Hunt for two. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and all beverages provided; overnight stay at camp. You will hunt early Saturday morning and finish before noon. Hunters need to provide their own gun, license and migratory bird stamp.
Venice Fishing Trip
Lodge on seven acres with 6500 sq ft. Individual queen beds, two anglers and eight hours fishing with light tackle for trout and redfish, Full time cook and maid. Jason Catchings Outdoors
Father/Son Buck Hunt
Location: Corbin’s Compound Ranch, outside Freer, TX - South Texas
This package is for a Father/Son management buck hunt on the owner’s ranch in Freer, TX. This weekend hunt will be for two (2) people (one hunter / one non hunter) in South Texas outside of Freer. The Ranch is more than 4,000 acres under high fence with luxurious accommodations. The hunter will have the opportunity to harvest up to a B/C 130 inch management buck. The hunt will include up to 4 guided hunts during the weekend. All food, beverages and lodging will be provided. All meals starting with dinner on Friday night will be provided. Beverages will be provided as well. If you would like something special to drink, please feel free to bring it with you.
Hunt should be scheduled prior to Sept 30th 2016 for the season beginning on Nov 7th, 2016. Hunter needs to provide his/her own rifle, bullets, and hunting license. All special dietary requirements need to be brought up at booking. Not available Thanksgiving week. Good 11/7/16 to 12/18/16. Expires 12/18/2016