Larry and Nancy started Salt Fork Hunts in November 1999 on the family owned Henard Ranch near Wellington, Texas, in the southeastern Texas panhandle. One benefit of hunting with Salt Fork Hunts is the quality of the Whitetail Deer and Rio Grande Turkeys which live on the ranch. All hunters have a 100% opportunity to harvest a deer or turkey on the property. Salt Fork Hunts is proud to have two of the best guides in the business. Mike and Linda Slifer who joined us in 2006. They are experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of the hunting business. They love hunting in the great outdoors of Texas as much as our clients.
The facilities of Salt Fork Hunts are outstanding. We have 17,000 acres of hunting land with plentiful food and water for wildlife including 6 miles of river bottom property. The ranch includes over 1000 acres of wheat pasture where deer and turkey feed. We provide tripods for hunting in nice weather and enclosed stands for inclement weather. The ranch also has a shooting range that allows hunters to sight in their rifles before each hunt.
Salt Fork Hunts enjoys sharing the ranch with our hunting clients and takes pride in giving them the best hunting adventure possible.
We provide quality hunts at fair prices for our clients.
We strive to always be good stewards of the land and the wildlife which has been entrusted to us by God.
We work to show hospitality to our clients and develop relationships with them.
Larry and Nancy Henard - Owners
Nancy is the daughter of dairy farmers whose ancestors homesteaded in southwest Oklahoma in 1901 when it was Indian Territory. She grew up near Cache, Oklahoma, where she attended public school. After high school, she attended Oklahoma State University where she received a degree in Vocational Home Economics Education. Her first job took her to Wellington, Texas, to teach high school.
Larry was born into a pioneer ranching family who had settled into the Wellington area in the late 1800's. He attended school in Wellington and after graduation, he attended Texas A&M University. He obtained a degree in Agriculture Education and Animal Husbandry and returned to the family ranch in Collingsworth County.
Nancy met Larry while attending the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. They soon fell in love and married. Larry worked the ranch and Nancy taught school until the births of their three daughters, Amy (Farmer), Jill (Varner), and Tessa.
The Ranch was hard work and many times involved all the family members, but it was a wonderful place to raise a family. In 1999, the family decided to take advantage of the growing wildlife population in Collingsworth County by starting Salt Fork Hunts. It is very gratifying to see Salt Fork Hunts grow throughout the years. We love meeting new clients and watching them enjoy the special beauty of the Texas panhandle, the friendliness of its people, and the abundance of wildlife. Our family is blessed by the addition of two sons-in-law, Nick Varner and Pat Farmer, and one very special young grandson, Harrison Varner.
Mike and Linda Slifer - Guides