River & Ranch Provisions in Georgetown, Texas

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If you’re a hunter or fisherman and you’re around central Texas, you need to check out River and Ranch Provisions in Georgetown, Texas.

Image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com.

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk in the door is the giant white buffalo mount facing you. That gorgeous animal is worth the price of admission, which entails figuring out how to actually find the place located right off the Georgetown square.

The first time I went to River and Ranch I must have walked around the square three times before I called the proprietor, Cody Hirt. He walked to the sidewalk and showed me in.

Cody’s a damn fine American. I met him years ago, after my last tour in Afghanistan. He was helping to run an awesome veteran’s charity called Veterans Outdoors. When everyone else was asking me to re-live the worst parts of my deployments, Cody asked me what I was most proud of during my service.

He’s still that same genuine, positive dude and now he’s got quite a store.

Image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com.

Other than the bison and the elk, the first thing I noticed was the gun counter featuring a straight-pull Rols rifle made by Chapuis Armes of France. They’ve got all manner of fine firearms, from bolt guns to black-powder buffalo guns, and nothing but quality.

Image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com.

With a nod to their Georgetown neighbors, there’s also a wide selection of Staccato handguns and accessories that can be otherwise challenging to find in stock.

As far as clothing goes, there’s a big selection of Ball and Buck, as well as other brands for all seasons.

Image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com.

I don’t know anything about fly fishing, but they’ve got a whole bunch of stuff for that, too. They’ve got sunglasses and fine knives, wading shoes and waders, and all sorts of other stuff for outdoor types.

Image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com.

Cody’s on the lookout for a particular shotgun for me and I’ll use that and the need for some new waders to head up there again soon.

River and Ranch Provisions isn’t easy to find, but if you’re anywhere around central Texas, you owe it to yourself to hunt for it and stop on in.

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  1. I would say most people would love to have the Chapuis Armes of France straight pull rifle except that it retails for $6,200 in .300 mag.

    • I look forward to 18 months from now when you refer to it as a dangerous sniper rifle designed to kill as many people as possible from a distance, and it should be banned.

    • “What’s the season and bag limits?”

      How many can you sneak past the Texas Rangers? 😉

    • Based on how my offshore guides are bleeding me dry, I’d say there’s no limit at all.
      fixed, and thanks

      • jwt, if you like to off shore fish, that is nothing but a thing. Give me a call. Except for transportation it won’t cost you a dime. We’ll bunk at Mike’s house in Crystal River. You’ll have a private apartment. I’ll crash in the Florida room. Would you like to target bottom, or pelagic fish?

      • That probably means the Middle Grounds in the Gulf. That’s hundred mile run. Each way. Or we trailer to the east coast. Depending on where you launch that can be a couple of hundred miles. Easy. Much shorter run on the water though. You can get into kings, mahi, sails, etc within sight of the beach in SE FL.

    • GF – if ‘someone’ is giving either or of them it would be a hard decision to make. Restaurant, ya gotta go through all of the health and safety codes and sanitation issues. With the gun shop, ya gotta deal with the bats and all of their administrative rigmarole. Since I don’t know anyone who has either it is not likely to become a problem for me 😉

  2. Other than having to go thru Austin it ‘might’ be worth it for a day trip. OTOH it is probably out of my price range ;-(

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