South Texas Dove Hunt

Bella had a great year retrieving doves. The dove hunting was phenomenal. Looking forward to next year!

2021 Tromba Ranch Wounded Warrior Hunt

This was our 10th anniversary hosting the Wounded Warriors at our ranch in Webb County near Bruni. We had a great hunt and beautiful weather this year, we took 5 bucks and several does and coyotes. One of the bucks shot by Purple Heart Recipient Robert scored 143 with one of his G2’s broken off.

Many thanks to our guides Jerry Moren, Jeff Boswell, Chris Busbee, Stockton, and to our cook Josh Lallier. The food was exceptional as always.

Thanks to our Wounded Warriors Robert, Richard, Orlando and Donny for the sacrifices they have made to our country! We very much look forward to hosting again next year. Jon Busbee

2020 Wounded Warrior Hunt Tromba Ranch

We had a really good hunt in mid-January of this year with the Wounded Warriors, and we were honored to share our place with them for a weekend. It was great to spend time with these patriots, and these guys could shoot!

We got lucky with a cold snap the last morning and the bucks were moving, I think we shot 5 or 6 that morning.

Thanks again to all those who helped with the hunt, can’t wait to do it again next year!

Rollerchopping and aerating soil Webb Co.

We recently purchased a chopper/aerator to improve the browse for deer on our place.  We hope to do about 200 to 300 acres a year for the next 5 years or so.

I doubt this place has ever seen one of these machines, but much of the ranch has been chained at one time or another in the past 50 years.  We sometimes find old anchor chains (some say they are remnants of anchor chains that were sold after the Second World War) and rusting wire cables in the brush.

The theory behind rollerchopping is that breaking down the mature brush into new growth, disturbing the soil, and letting sunlight hit the ground will make more palatable browse available for the deer in areas where little forage exists.

We are making blocks or strips of rollerchopped area with plenty of brush and motts for cover in the areas worked.  We fill it about half way full of water so it can penetrate the soil and knock down the brush.

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I look forward to seeing what will happen after a decent rain on these areas.