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Hunting and Conservation


While it may seem contradictory, hunters are some of the most passionate conservationists. As early as the 1800s, animal populations started to diminish as Americans settled farther west. Many species like elk, whitetail deer, black bears, bighorn sheep and bison were pushed to the brink of extinction. Hunters realized early on that they needed to set limits and assume responsibility to protect these species.


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How to Properly and Safely Shoot a Gun


There’s more preparation that goes into shooting a gun than Hollywood has led us to believe. It’s not quite as simple as picking up the nearest gun, pointing and shooting. To safely and properly shoot a gun, there are a few things you’ll need to practice at the range before pulling the trigger.

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Can the Moon Affect Your Hunt?


Folklore has many tales about the mystery of the moon, and one of the most common folk characters is the werewolf. While werewolves aren’t real, research has shown that the light and pull of the moon have real effects on the behavior of organisms on earth.

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Tips for First-Time Hunters


Have you always wondered what it would be like to go hunting? The smell of the campfire at night, getting up early to take in the opportunity to find the perfect spot for the perfect experience. Taking in the sights and sounds of nature at its best. You know you can do this. Then you realize you’re wearing cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt! 

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Hunting Retreats at JL Bar Ranch and Resort


How does bagging a trophy whitetail or red stag during your next getaway sound? At JL Bar Ranch & Resort, we feature more than 13,000 scenic acres of Texas Hill Country ripe for an individual or corporate hunting retreat. Best of all, you don’t have to be an avid hunter or sportsperson to have a great time and take down a big one.

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There Really Is Something for Everyone at The JL Bar Ranch & Resort


The JL Bar Ranch & Resort is a great fit for any traveler looking to get away from it all. From family vacations to work events, there’s something for everyone at our resort. You may assume this experience is only geared toward outdoorsy people, but there’s certainly a lot more to The JL Bar Ranch & Resort – although there are many great outdoor activity options as well.