By cody | Dec 8, 2014

Cody's Texas Whitetail


I fell in love with hunting TV shows when I was 12 years old... There were only two outdoor shows on a week, on Saturday mornings. I would wait all week long for Saturday morning to come around so I could watch. Before the shows ever started, you could confidently bet, that the shows were either turkey hunting, or whitetail bucks in SOUTH TEXAS. 

Never in a million years did I think I would ever get the chance to hunt these beautiful animals, like my heroes on TV. 

Kelsy and I just spent a week down in south Texas with the Hunter family on the CHARCO MARRANO RANCH. In my travels I have been fortunate to meet some amazing people, but I must say; as a whole, the people that live in Texas are the kindest most friendly people on this earth. 

Phil Hunter started this ranch 15 years ago. Him and his family have put HEART AND SOUL into managing the deer in this area, to create a target rich environment for giant whitetails!!! If you're a 100% fair chase hunter, I truly believe it's the best place in North America right now for big bucks, and I'm serious as a heart attack when I say that. 

I shot this gorgeous buck on the morning of day 2! Watching him through my VORTEX BINOS, as I waited for camera light, I thought my heart was going to explode!!! For a Sask boy that's not used to seeing a 180lb deer with a 23" wide inside spread, he looked like the new WORLD RECORD!!! 

Kelsy was set up not too far away, hunting a deer even bigger, but struck out. No biggie though, I'm taking her back next year. 

Thanks to my pal Brian Stephens and his family for setting this hunt up... Just like everyone else in Texas, they are the salt.