Archive for the ‘Around the Ranch’ Category

Successful trip for the first October management deer hunters!

October 6th, 2009

The first group of hunters arrived at Thunderhill Ranch last weekend under different weather conditions.  It was rainy, foggy, cool, cloudy and occasionally hot.  They travelled to Llano from East Texas and Louisiana to hunt some of our native bucks.  They all went home with great deer hunting stories and good heads for mounting.

American Bald Eagle Sighting on January 20th, 2009

January 22nd, 2009

The American Bald Eagles have returned to their nest this year located on State Highway 29 just East of Llano, TX.  Two eaglets are in the nest and the parents are busy feeding their young.  One of the adult eagles was sighted flying down the Llano River at Thunderhill Ranch looking for fish on January [...]

Texas Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting and Lodging Facility Taking Reservations Now for the 2009 Texas Deer Hunting Season

January 12th, 2009

Thunderhill Ranch is now taking reservations for the 2009 -2010 deer hunting season in Texas. Contact Carol Barington @ 325-247-5444 or e-mail her

Finalized Breeding Plans For 2008 Breeding Season: September 15, 2008

January 12th, 2009

After much discussion with all the Thunderhill Ranch Staff during the summer months, the breeding plan for 2008 was finalized.  Approximately 100 does will be bred to five 3 year old breeders and five 2 year old breeders.  This is the first year that Thunderhill Ranch has not used artificial insemination as a part of [...]

New Scientific Breeding Facility Game Fence Completed September 2008

January 12th, 2009

During September 2008 the new security fence that was built around the Scientific Deer Breeding Facility was completed. The purpose is to provide a buffer of approximately 100 acres between that facility and the rest of the ranch.

Fawning Updated: August 15, 2008

January 12th, 2009

By the middle of August 2008, approximately 93 fawns had been born: 39 Buck fawns and 54 doe fawns.  

Fawning at Thunderhill

June 24th, 2008

June is a busy time at the ranch when the fawns are beginning to be born. The mothers of the first born fawns had been artificially inseminated by James C. Kroll “Dr. Deer” with some of our Redoy Marlin and Hock semen. In preparation for the fawning, the doe pens are mowed in the center [...]

The Wedding

December 29th, 2007

On a beautiful starlit, cold, clear evening in Llano, Texas Angela and Chad were married by Chad’s dad, the Reverend Kenneth Barington. Surrounded by family and friends, the wedding was celebrated on the banks of the Llano river at the site of the park decorated for the Starry, Starry Nights Celebration. Afterwards, the reception was [...]

A Beautiful Site!

December 8th, 2007

Spring in the Hill Country was absolutely beautiful with the bountiful rains. We still have lots of wildflowers even into September. Generally, we don’t have much grass to mow during the summer months, but the mowers were well used this summer. We invite you to call us to plan a visit to Thunderhill Ranch!

New Ownership

December 5th, 2007

The transition a the result of the change in ownership went smoothly and Mr. Davenport now has his license to sell deer. Two bucks were sold to a ranch near Dripping Springs, Texas. Thunder Chief and Thunder Storm were released to new big pastures.