Père David’s Deer Hunting at 777 Ranch


Deer hunting is a very popular hunting activity that takes place in countries all over the world. For most people, deer hunting includes hunting deer that are native to their local area and are normally living in abundance. For some hunters, there is always the dream of catching a deer that is much more rare. One great trophy that many hunters would always like to go after is the Pere David’s deer. 

The Pere David’s deer is a large adult deer that can grow to be as much as 375 pounds. This deer is also commonly referred to as the elaphure or milu. While it is a very large animal that used to flourish in certain areas of China, the Pere David’s deer population has continued to decline and it is essentially considered to be extinct in the wild. While it does not live in the wild as much anymore, there are still places where you can go to catch and hunt the Pere David’s deer.

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An Exceptional Texas Père David’s Deer Hunting Experience

If you would like to hunt the Pere David’s deer, one of the best places to go is the 777 Ranch, which is one of the premier hunting destinations in the world today. The 777 Ranch has been in operations for more than 50 years and has continued to develop a reputation for having one of the most diverse collections of animals from all over the planet. Today, it has more than 80 different exotic species of animals that come from five different continents located all over the globe. Today, the natural growth of these animals has even led to the accumulation of large herds the roam the large grounds of the ranch.

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Texas Exotic Hunting

Whether you would like to hunt a Pere David’s deer, or another exotic animal, the 777 Ranch can provide you with a great overall experience. The ranch is currently owned and operated by Jeff Rann who is well known for being one of the top wild game hunters around the world. Because of this, the ranch knows exactly what it takes to provide a guest with a great overall experience that will allow them to catch the animal of their dream while also enjoying their stay.

Why 777 Ranch?

When you come to the 777 Ranch, you will be given guidance provided by an expert hunter that will be able to find the animals that you are looking for. At the end of the day, you will also be able to enjoy a comfortable lodge and dining experience to relax and unwind. The 777 Ranch is also a very convenient hunting location as it is located in south Texas in the town of Hondo, TX, which makes it easy for anyone to get access to an exotic animal. 

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Quality of life pivots upon quality people, places and adventures. My American Dream has always been the pursuit of ultimate quality in everything I do and my hunting experiences at 777 Ranch in Hondo Texas with Jeff Rann and crew is worldclass hunting every time. Everything about Jeff's operation is the best of the best. Professional, knowledgeable, experienced and attentive guides and staff, great food and accommodations and just an overall real McCoy hunting camp atmosphere. Breathtaking trophy big game seems to be everywhere! 777 Ranch is a prime Nugent family annual destination and Jeff Rann is my Spirit BloodBrother.

Ted Nugent

I toured the 777 this weekend and was extremely impressed at the job these guys have done there. The animals are fantastic with so many different species and such large groups it is truly amazing. It was like going back in time to Africa when animals were abundant. With the future of so many endangered species looking very bleak we should all be proud to have facilities like the 777 that will help preserve animal species for humans to enjoy well into the future. Thank you 777 for the wonderful animals that you guys raise insuring species survival for so many that are about to become extinct in their native homelands. Job well done!

Dave Holm

Went to the 777 this weekend. Had an incredible time. We had Steven Rann as our guide. He was fantastic! Though the doves were not moving, he made the experience so enjoyable that we could have cared less about no dove. He took us around and showed us all of the incredible species that the 777 offers. The whole staffed catered to anything we need. They took such great care of use. We will definitely be back to chase some big game with Steven!

Zackary Lee Rendon
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