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Texas Wildlife Safari               Monday, Dec 11-14    $1200  ($1080)

After spending time in south Texas photographing the wildlife and birdlife I'm convinced this is one of the premier nature photography locations in North America.  With the local guidance of Butch Ramirez, a local professional wildlife photographer based in Laredo who has had dozens of Texas Whitetails Magazine covers, we will spend time at a number of game ranches, including Butch's, that specialize in photography from semi-permanent blinds.  Butch is the co-leader of this safari.  We will shoot at ranches known for their large whitetail bucks, Salineno Bird Reserve and areas farther south towards McAllen, known for its amazing birdlife, as well as at Butch's Rocking R6 Ranch.  Each blind is surrounded by paddle cactus and the ever-present Mesquite trees, as well as strategically placed bird feeders and watering stations.  Corn spreaders were active in the morning and afternoons to attract larger wildlife, like whitetail deer, javelina, Rio Grande wild turkeys, and the occasional bobcat.  The blinds are comfortable with padded chairs and room to spread out.  We took a small cooler with drinks with us into the blind.  During the time I was there we had some sprinkles but the covered roofs of the blinds kept us and our cameras dry.


We met in Laredo, TX on Monday night, Dec 10.  If coming from California the first three photographers can ride with me. Hotel accommodations and food are not included in the price, though reservations are provided at a local hotel.  Depending on numbers we might be able to stay at the Rocking R6 Ranch. Local transportation is provided to the ranches each day.  This is a premium safari and there is only a 10% discount for past safari attendees due to the higher costs of putting this on.  Come and join us for the best December wildlife shoot in North America, in south Texas.

White-tailed Buck


Cactus Wren

Green Jay

Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk


Black-throated Sparrow

Scaled Quail

White-tailed Buck

Feral Sow and Piglets

Altamira Oriole

Greater Kiskadee

Black-crested Titmouse

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

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