In Texas, it is certainly not uncommon for fathers and sons to hunt together, but it’s not very often that you meet a duo who’ve been doing it for more than 60 years. For the fifth year in a row, Joshua Creek Ranch hosted Tom Brooks, Sr. and Tom Brooks, Jr. for their annual visit to the Texas Hill Country for Axis Deer hunting.
Residing in East Texas with roots in the oil & gas and petrochemical business, the Brooks men look forward to this father-son adventure at Joshua Creek Ranch every fall. “Joshua Creek Ranch is beautiful place in the Hill Country where we can come to relax and get away for a few days. It’s not just about the hunting – the food is great, the lodging is first-class and the whole atmosphere is an experience we look forward to all year long,” remarked Tom Brooks, Jr.
Tom Brooks, Sr. (90), a World War II veteran, has been retired from Gulf Oil for 32 years and cherishes every moment he spends with his son enjoying the outdoors in this beautiful setting. “I called my daughter last night when I was sitting on the back porch of our guest house and told her I could see for miles and the view was unbelievable. I could never get tired of the scenery out here,” said the elder Mr. Brooks. “It’s also really neat to hear about the history behind the Ranch and surrounding areas from the hunting guides when we go out to hunt.”
The guides at Joshua Creek Ranch enjoy hosting the Brooks men and have built up quite a relationship with them over the last five years. “They have really become like family to us and it’s great to see them spend this quality time together each year,” added Jesse Grace, Gamekeeper and Guide at Joshua Creek Ranch.
The avid hunters and outdoors-men primarily hunt Axis Deer at Joshua Creek Ranch. This year, both men were able to harvest a nice buck and doe on their visit and they’re already talking about next year. “As long as I can get up and around, I will definitely be back next year,” promised Tom Sr.
ABOUT JOSHUA CREEK RANCH:
[learn_more caption=”ABOUT Joshua Creek Ranch”] Joshua Creek Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, is nestled on an isolated stretch of the pristine Guadalupe River and Joshua Creek – just 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio. The Ranch’s diverse terrain is a perfect habitat for the best Upland Bird hunting in Texas, as well as decoyed Mallard Duck hunting and Dove hunting excursions in season. Sports enthusiasts also enjoy gunning on the scenic 15-station sporting clays course and fly-fishing on Joshua Creek for Rainbow Trout. There’s trophy Axis Deer hunting year-round and Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunting in season. Gourmet dining and lodging with spectacular views completes the ultimate outdoor experience. In 2015, Joshua Creek Ranch celebrates 25 years as a superior hunting and shooting resort destination. Recognized as one of only five Beretta Trident Lodges for Excellence in Upland Bird Hunting in the United States and the only one in Texas, an Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge and recipient of the 2013 Award of Excellence from Sporting Classics Magazine for Hunting Lodge of the Year, Joshua Creek Ranch truly represents the BEST of the best.Content goes here[/learn_more]