South Texas hunting in Laredo’s own Webb County is a world renowned activity and every season, the prize bucks inspire hunters from far and wide to seek out and beat a personal best record.
Ranch leases in the area are dedicated to hunting all types of game; even exotics can be found in the region. White tailed deer reigns supreme over the land, along with dove and various other foul and mammals. For over 23 years the Cola Blanca Big Buck Hunting Competition has been the premier venue for hunters from all over the United States and Mexico. Contact the Laredo Chamber of Commerce for more information at 800.292.2122 or visit www.colablanca.com.
Webb County’s brush country is home to some of the most outstanding ranches for a vast array of wildlife. The season opens in late September and runs through February for some game. Prime targets for hunters include the following: Mourning Dove, White wing Dove, White-tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Javalina, Quail, Rio Grande Turkey, and the Eastern Turkey.
Laredo has premier sport clay shooting ranges, including the South Texas Shooting Complex on Highway 359 and several other private practice ranges. Many of the private lease ranches also feature this activity, so that hunters can hone and practice those skills before getting after the real targets. However, if pure practice of your shooting is what you’d like to do then go to the Arena Gun Club to better develop your aim and range.
Laredo’s own Lake Casa Blanca State Park is a great spot for fishing and bird watching. It is located east of Laredo, off U.S. Highway 59, off Bob Bullock Loop (turn on State Senator Judith Zaffirini Road). The Park consists of 371 acres of land and 1,650 acres of lake. It is open daily from 7 a.m. -10 p.m. Driving south east from Laredo, Falcon Lake teems with record-breaking bass and has attracted the likes of ESPN’s Bass Masters.
Laredo and its surrounding areas offer outdoors enthusiasts ample opportunities to sport shoot, hunt and fish in a predominantly warm climate practically year-round to make your game that much more enjoyable.