Live Oak Ranch

Ranch Hand


Part Time Ranch Hand

Live Oak Ranch

 

Full time work from September 5, 2017 – February 28, 2018.

 

Characteristics:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Non smoker
  • Enjoy outdoor work; must be able to tolerate the heat and cold of the Uvalde, Texas area
  • Basic knowledge of wildlife/hunting
  • Punctual
  • Lives with integrity
  • Ability to converse with clients
  • Able to lift 75 lbs
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • No alcohol consumption or smoking on the job.  No consumption of recreational drugs at any time.
  • Basic knowledge of firearms, including how to align the scope and rifle, and a thorough knowledge of firearm safety.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and common farm implements
  • Some writing skills in order to fill out record keeping forms
  • Works safely alone and with others
  • Realize that this ranch sells entertainment, not just an animal.  


A Ranch Hand is expected to perform a variety of tasks ranging from basic ranch work to guiding hunters.

Typical ranch tasks:

  • Fill feeders, as needed
  • Keep water troughs filled and active
  • Field dress animals
  • Guide hunters – most hunts are done from blinds and the hunter is alone.  Occasionally, the Ranch Hand will be asked to “guide” the hunter in selecting a good quality trophy, a.k.a. one-on-one guiding.  Safari style hunts (Spot & Stalk) are also employed.
  • Be able to recognize Gold Medal Exotics and Gold Medal Whitetail on the hoof
  • Be safety conscious at all times for ourselves and others
  • Harvest excess/cull/unproductive/valueless animals as necessary according to owner’s instructions
  • Help hunters check the scope alignment with the rifle and assist them in getting “on target.”
  • Move feeders, paint, load and haul trash/junk
  • Locate carcasses of animals that have run after being shot
  • Repair fences
  • Maintain corn feeders, protein feeders, water lines and troughs, hunting blinds
  • Scouting
  • Census taking
  • Miscellaneous tasks too numerous to mention


The ranch will furnish lodging and the Ranch Hand must furnish his/her own transportation to and from the ranch.  The pay is $8/hour, plus tips. The number of hours per week varies from about 40-60.