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Discover Texas Hill Country Wildlife Like Never Before

Situated on 1,400 acres, The Hideout Golf Club & Resort offers land with views of a championship golf course, rolling hill landscapes, and over 7,000 acres of scenic lake – all at a tremendous value that hundreds of families have come to enjoy. The resort opens opportunities for you and your family to discover the wildlife and beauty of Texas Hill Country like never before. With over $2 million just added in additional amenities and lodging, there couldn’t be a better time to travel to The Hideout. For your next visit, we have compiled a guide to the wildlife you can expect to experience during your stay – and some tips and knowledge for along the way.

DEER

Here in the rolling country hills, overlooking miles of Lake Brownwood, our guests, club members, and landowners have enjoyed spotting deer at The Hideout. These majestic and gracious creatures can be caught on the grounds, particularly during dawn and dusk. If you happen to stumble upon one of these peaceful animals, stay very still and observe at a distance.

FISH


The Hideout offers easy accessibility to fishing and water sport recreation. Fishing at Lake Brownwood is a well-liked activity among many club members, as the environment of the lake offers an array of highly rated wildlife year-round. Expect to catch at least one of these 5 popular fish at your next visit to The Hideout:

White Crappie (Photo Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Also known as “White Perch” or “Sac-a-lait”
Season: Mid-March through May
Bait: Minnows
Favorite Hideout: shoreline, or near submerged trees and boat docks

Largemouth Bass (Photo Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Also known as: “Black Bass,” “Green Trout,” “Bigmouth Bass,” or “Lineside Bass”
Season: September through May
Bait: crayfish, shad, and artificial lures
Favorite Hideout: hidden among plants, rocks, roots, or trees for either shelter or food

White Bass (Photo Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Also known as “Sand Bass,” “Barfish,” “Streaker,” or “Silver Bass”
Season: Early May through October
Bait: gizzard, shad
Favorite Hideout: with other White Bass, near the surface where other small fish and insects gather

Channel Catfish (Photo Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Also known as “Willow Cat,” “Forled-tail Cat,” “Fiddler,” “Spotted Cat,” or “Lady Cat”
Season: Early May through August
Bait: worms, grasshoppers, shrimp, chicken, or cheese
Favorite Hideout: low or moderate current

Flathead Catfish (Photo Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife)
Also known as “Yellow Cat,” “Opelousa Cat,” “Pied Cat,” “Mississippi Cat,” “Mud Cat,” or “Shovelhead Cat”
Season: Early May through August
Bait: worms, insects, or crayfish
Favorite Hideout: in deep cloudy water under a tree or in a cove- at night, they move into shallow areas to feed

 

HUNTING

Hunting is a popular activity at nearby ranches in the Texas Hill Country. The Hideout’s ideal location gives you access to a wide variety of game year-round.  You can expect to find deer, turkey, dove, quail, duck, javelina, and rabbit – just to name a few! For a complete list of game found in the Brownwood area, as well as restrictions, zoning, and limitations, click here.

BIRDWATCHING


Imagine waking up to the enchanting sounds of birds chirping right outside your door. The resort offers a tranquil escape in the heart of Texas where you can do just that. An advantage of this hidden location is the abundance of wildlife that is right in plain sight. Just grab your favorite birding binoculars and head to the resort’s hills to see what you can find! (Any binoculars off this year’s 2019 best in class list will do.) Make sure to also pack a field guide to help differentiate between the various species of native birds. The Hideout staff recommends the winter season as an excellent time to spot sparrows. Over 14 species of sparrows have been recorded in the Lake Brownwood area. For a complete list of Texas birds click here

OTHER UNIQUE ADVENTURES

Additional opportunities to experience nature await within easy driving distance of The Hideout. Check out these other popular activities among club members and guests:

Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve – This preserve is inhabited by roughly 4 million female bats who hideout through the months of May to October. This preserve is one of the largest bat nurseries in the country… read reviews and find more information here.

Lake Brownwood State Park – Explore some of the most loved hiking trails in Brownwood, Texas. Our club members and guests enjoy easy access to this well-ranked state park where there’s fun for the whole family. Over 3 miles are reserved for a plethora of activities, read more about the trails here.

Come and discover a colorful array of animals, birds and aquatic life in one of the most seclusive settings in Texas. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Brownwood, The Hideout Golf Club & Resort features overnight lodging and RV campsites with member access to resort amenities, farm-to-table dining and limitless opportunities for water sports and outdoor recreation. And if you fall in love with Texas Hill Country (which we’re sure you will), you can own your own piece of land and enjoy a lake vacation whenever you like. For information about RV camping, recreation and land ownership at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort schedule a future visit or contact us today.

 

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