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Lease ID: 933
Date Listed: 2018-02-23
Owner's User ID: FrantzenRanch
Ranch name: TROPHY AXIS & WHITE-TAIL
County: Gillespie
Acres: 260
Hunters: 99
Cost: $999 per hunter.
Lease Type: other
Means allowed: rifle
Game available: deer, turkey
Property description: FRANTZEN RANCH FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS Trophy axis and whitetail hunting available in beautiful Hill Country near Historic Fredericksburg. 260 acres under high fence. Great for corporate entertainment or large groups. Beautiful hunting cabin overlooking the Fredericksburg valley with spectacular views! Accommodates 10 comfortably. On site processing facilities with walk-in cooler. Level III Managed Land Deer Permit in place. No need to use deer license. 5 comfortable blinds with feeders. Many accommodate 3 people. Perfect for parent/child hunt with guide. We have a very large herd with excellent nutrition, and are looking for very active hunters. Multiple hunting packages available.  Sorry, no day hunts or small parties (less than 6 guns). Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FrantzenRanchDeerHunting/ Call for more info. Heath Frantzen 210.712.3673
Lease description: FRANTZEN RANCH FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS Trophy axis and whitetail hunting available in beautiful Hill Country near Historic Fredericksburg. 260 acres under high fence. Great for corporate entertainment or large groups. Beautiful hunting cabin overlooking the Fredericksburg valley with spectacular views! Accommodates 10 comfortably. On site processing facilities with walk-in cooler. Level III Managed Land Deer Permit in place. No need to use your deer license tags. Hunt outside of the regular season! 5 comfortable blinds with feeders. Many accommodate 3 people. Perfect for parent/child hunt with guide. We have a very large herd with excellent nutrition, and require very active hunters. Multiple hunting packages available.  Sorry, no annual leases, day hunts or small parties (less than 5 guns). Following is a package pricing list. Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FrantzenRanchDeerHunting/ And don’t forget to like our page! The 2018-19 deer hunting program is planned to start in accordance with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Level III Managed Lands Deer Permit commencement date, currently projected to be Saturday September 29, 2018. Harvest activity for both whitetail and axis deer may continue through the end of February, 2019, and after that for axis deer only, if needed, to complete harvest. We harvest 120 per year deer via one non-exclusive season lease, or multiple shorter packages totaling 120 deer +/-. The following is a breakdown of categories and related harvest quantities for each category with small variances allowed with landowner approval: SEASON LEASE PACKAGE: WHITETAIL: AXIS: 4 Trophies 8 Bucks 12 Management Bucks 4 Spikes 20 Cull Bucks - 36 Does 36 Does 72 Whitetail 48 Axis The season lease is $124,200. Breakdown as follows: $107,800 for 120 deer $8,400 for deer handling $8,000 for escrow Escrow Account Usage: The escrow account is primarily used for paying for upgrades to deer. 24 premium bucks are identified above, of which at least 8 are forecasted to incur an upgrade. As well, it may happen that an axis spike is upgraded to an axis cull or trophy buck (per landowner approval). It is also likely that additional funds may be required to reload the escrow account. Such additional funding (in increments of $3,000) is required when the escrow balance falls below $2,000. At the end of hunting activity, all remaining escrow amounts will be refunded if the charges for upgrades were $6,000 or greater. If upgrade charges are less than $6,000, the maximum refund will be $2,000. BASIC PACKAGE: WHITETAIL: AXIS: 1 Trophy 2 Bucks 3 Management Bucks 1 Spike 5 Cull Bucks - 9 Does 9 Does 18 Whitetail 12 Axis The basic package is $32,550. Breakdown as follows: $26,950 for 30 deer $2,100 for deer handling $3,500 for escrow It is estimated that at least 1 buck will incur an upgrade. Additional funding (in increments of $2,000) is required if the escrow balance falls below $1,500. At the end of hunting activity, the remaining escrow balance is refundable if upgrade charges were $1,500 or more. A maximum escrow refund amount of $2,000 will be made if total upgrade charges were less than $1,500. PREMIUM BUCK PACKAGE: WHITETAIL: AXIS: 1 Trophy 2 Trophies 3 Management Bucks 1 Spike - 9 Does 4 Whitetail 12 Axis The total cost of the premium buck package is $27,370, consisting of: $22,750 for 16 deer $1,120 for deer handling $3,500 for escrow (same escrow provisions as with the Basic Package) • It is important to understand that these are specific examples, and that each may be adjusted (within reason) to meet certain customer preferences (subject to landowner approval). • In all packages, a whitetail management buck may be exchanged for an axis trophy buck, and vice versa, at no extra cost. Additional deer may be added to a package provided all package deer have been harvested. See landowner for details. DEFINITIONS: Basic white tail trophy buck: A hard-horned white tail buck with 10 points or more and a Boone & Crockett score of 140 inches or less. Greater than 140 inches incurs and upgrade of $100 per inch. Basic white tail management buck: A hard-horned white tail buck that has 7, 8, or 9 points and a Boone & Crockett score of 120 inches or less. Greater than 120 inches incurs an upgrade of $100 per inch. Basic white tail cull buck is a white tail buck with 6 points or less, and is missing at least one brow tine (not broken off). Basic axis trophy buck: A hard-horned axis buck that has 6 points or more and a Safari Club International score of 130 inches or less. Greater than 130 inches incurs an upgrade of $50 per inch over 130 for the next 10 inches, and $100 per inch thereafter. Axis bucks with special features such as horns in velvet, more than 6 points, etc. incur a special features upgrade of $1,500 per feature. Escrow money is used for upgrades. HARVESTING/RESERVATIONS: Weekly harvests are allocated on the basis of a 4-deer per week average for quantity included in the package and while supplies last. First come, first served. a.) The season lease is 29 weeks, opens on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and closes on Sunday, April 21, 2019. b.) The basic package opens on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and closes on Sunday, April 21, 2019. It is noted that 4 basic packages are required to reach the ranch MLDP harvest quota of 120 deer. Each package will have one week per month for each of the seven months, or until harvest quota is reached, whichever is sooner. It is noted that seven weeks with a harvest of 4 deer per week average totals 28 deer. Adjustments may be made in order to accommodate quota. That adjustment could consist of 2 of the seven weeks having 5 deer harvested instead of only 4. Another solution would be to reduce to a 28-deer package or increase to a 32-deer package and pick up an additional harvest week. The adjustment would include pricing adjustments as necessary. Three guidelines must be used when choosing the seven or eight harvest weeks, i.e., each package must have at least one week of each of the four moon phases, and no more than two of any one moon phase and, no package can contain 2 consecutive weekends. First come, first served. c.) The premium buck package for the harvest of 16 deer opens on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and closes on Sunday, January 13, 2019. During this period, there are 16 weekends. Each premium buck package would contain 4 weeks, one week of each of the moon phases and no consecutive weekends. All packages include lodging, processing facility and walk-in cooler usage; as well as hunter assistance (guide) as needed. Processing and hide caping is accessible locally. The above packages are examples and we will provide all components possible to make your hunting experience successful and memorable. If you are interested, you may: a.) Call to get answers to any questions. b.) Visit the ranch to confirm the facilities. c.) Decide on the package(s) you desire. You may purchase more than 1 package. d.) Choose the weeks and moon phases. Allow one week for every 4 deer included in the package. e.) Submit your application. We do not offer day hunting or individual deer, only packages. All prices are fair and firm. Do not embarrass yourself by trying to negotiate prices. After approval, we require the following pertinent contract(s) and non-refundable deposit(s). The deposit for any package is $5,000. 50% of the price for your chosen package(s) is due by June 1, 2018. Remainder is due by September 1, 2018. Note: Credit of deposit is applied to the second 50% payment. Frantzen Ranch Contact: Mr. Heath Frantzen 210.712.3673