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  • Mon, May 21, 2018 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On our CTO-Texas Outing this weekend at the RRR Ranch near Goldwaithe, two young men were able to make their first animal harvest, along with a first bass catch! Kids come from all different backgrounds, from all over, showing up as complete strangers, and leaving as brothers -  family.

    There's something about doing what you love, what God has designed you for, and called you to do. Sharing these experiences and memories with these kids, along with their excitement, is something I cherish and don't take for granted.

    With kids across America at risk, I don't believe there's a better way to reach them-

    • Sharing Our Faith in Jesus
    • Sharing our love for the Outdoors and our Heritage
    • Building Godly Men

    This weekends hunt was no different and as special as any. Thank you Warren Blesh and Doris Goodwin Blesh for opening your gates to our ministry!

    Thank you to our loyal volunteers for your time, support and understanding of the importance of our efforts.

    Thank you God for your Love and Grace--Amazing


  • Sun, April 29, 2018 2:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the winners in our CROSS TRAIL OUTFITTERS TEXAS 25 BIG GUN RAFFLE. Thank you to everyone who helped support CTO by purchasing raffle tickets!

    1.Weatherby Vanguard Back Country .308 - Bruce Culver

    2. Remington R15 VTR Predator .223 Camo - Eric James

    3. Henry “Silver Eagle” Lever Action .22 - B. Morgan (Buddy)

    4. CZ-USA Scorpion .9 mm - Jennifer Holland

    5. Weatherby Accuguard SS .257 - Mag Benny Hill

    6. Remington 1911 R-1 Carry Comm. .45 - Brad Moore

    7. Henry .30/30 Golden Boy - B. Morgan 

    8. CZ-USA Upland Ultralight 12 ga O/U - Nathan Alberete

    9. Weatherby Vanguard/Leupold .270 - Spencer Feasel

    10. Weatherby Wilderness .25-06 - Scott Henneke

    11. CZ 557 Varmint .308 - Jose Salinas

    12. Henry Golden Boy .22 Lever Action - John Polasek

    13. Remington 7600 Pump Action .308 Ricky Anderson

    14. CZ-USA 12 ga Semi Auto Camo - Robert McCumber

    15. CVA APEX SS .50 cal Muzzleloader - Chris Carr

    16. Henry Frontier “Evil Roy” .22 Lever Action - Paul Tadlock

    17. Vanguard Volt 7mm-08 - D. Hill

    18. CZ-USA 512 American .22 mag Semi Auto - Art Mowdy

    19. Remington R51 .9 mm - Kody Kubala

    20. CVA Scout SS .35 Whelen - Carson Mask

    21. Weatherby Vanguard/Leupold .243 - Kelly Compton

    22. CZ-USA 517 20 ga Semi Auto - Phyllis Unterbrink

    23. Remington 597.22 Semi Auto w/Scope - Paul Tadlock

    24. Henry Classic RC Lever Action.22 - Michael Arena

    25. CVA Optima V2 SS .50 cal Muzzleloader - Jimmy Holmes

  • Tue, November 14, 2017 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jesus Christ's death and resurrection supply us with everything our Soul needs in this life...and the life to come.

    Cross Trail Outfitters of Texas was blessed to have spent its 6th straight year hunting and sharing the Gospel on Carl and Bobbie Jones' Almosta Nexta Ranch in Mountain Home, Texas. The Jones', along with their son, Matt, were more than hospitable hosts...they made available every opportunity for the boys to not only have a most memorable time, but also give them the green light on deer that they would not otherwise be able to hunt.

    The weather was cool and foggy and we had our guides, Jason Carl-Robert Dickens, fresh out of the mountains of Colorado, as well as CTO Nueces County Outfitter Dave Kahil and Apprentice Guide candidate - Wyatt Buckman.

    Six boys from cities such as Boerne, San Antonio, Spring Branch and New Braunfels came together to have a great time with each other, their guides, the landowners and our God! Two first time deer hunters learned gun safety, our TicTacToe shot placement strategy and overall execution of a clean, quick dispatch. We ate good, left the place better than we found it and overall had a blast in the process. 

    Our questions for the weekend centered around Jesus Christ's death and resurrection...and what each of those events mean to us. The young men participated well and their responses showed depth as well as a personal connection to Christ and these miraculous events in history as well as now and the age to come.

    We read from Isaiah 53, where some 700 years before Christ's birth, He was prophesied as being pierced and crushed in our place...the righteous in place of the unrighteous, the living shepherd in place of the lost sheep, the exalted king in the place of the rebel subjects.

    In 1 Corinthians 15:13,14 we read where if Christ is not risen, then our preaching and our faith is in vain. Everything we believe is based upon these facts and without these our hope for redemption and resurrection is false...since it all would be useless and could save no one.

  • Mon, November 06, 2017 9:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When you ask a question related to "What gives you peace", you are liable to get all types of answers. This weekend we tapped into that very question as our campfire theme. We took 5 young men on a youth deer hunt this weekend to a ranch in Pearsall, TX.

    With the South Texas heat and a full moon stacked against us, 2 of the boys were still able to connect with a deer, and take some venison home to their families. There's something truly magical about getting outdoors, and watching the sun set and rise, anticipating what is going to happen, and what you might see.

    It maybe a bobcat crossing a field, or a Coyote eating his breakfast down a foggy sendaro, or a bird chattering in a tree. But being outdoors and witnessing creation is magical!

    There is a "Peace" that only the Lord gives us when we are obedient, by getting quiet, being still, surrendering our thoughts, and allowing the Lord to speak to us. So the question is, have you ever experienced true peace? Are you at peace with the Lord?

    Bible Scriptures:

    Philippians 4:4-7

    "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

    Psalm 46:10- "Be still, and know that I am God"

  • Tue, October 31, 2017 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Kerr County Outfitter David Bonam had the privilege of leading a Cross Trail Outfitters youth hunt this weekend at the beautiful 9,800 acre Plomero Ranch in South Texas.

    We had 8 young men on the Outing, with 4 first-time CTO participants and 3 first-time Adult leaders. The event was a true God-ordained success. The deer weren't very cooperative, but the ranch hosts were outstanding, the weather was perfect, the fishing was great, the fellowship was awesome and God got the glory!Thank you to the landowners and volunteers for all that you did in serving these youth the entire weekend. 

    We asked the boys the question, "How many birthdays have you had?" Then we looked at John 3 where Jesus told Nicodemus, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you are born of water AND the Spirit you will not enter the Kingdom of God." 2 births...one from our earthly parents and the second by the Father, through the Son and from the Holy Spirit. 6, count em, 6 young men responded to the Holy Spirit's call for salvation! How about that? Ain't God good?!

  • Tue, October 31, 2017 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cross Trail Outfitters  has an AMAZING tool that was developed by our founder called TIC-TAC-TOE Shot Placement Exercise. This hunting tool is such a great design, that it has been trade marked and copyrighted so no one can use it to financially gain. It's been shared with thousands of kids and people throughout many states. However, there's much more to this than just teaching someone the skill of shooting a deer or a big game animal.

    'Missing the Mark' is defined as the Greek word for SIN. While hitting the mark is the bullseye, and what most of us aim for throughout life. However, and humans, we all miss the mark, everyday, and continue to struggle with striving to do it on our own.

    But when you hit "The Target of Life", when you start reaching for Jesus and allowing His Spirit to guide you, there is nothing you and Him together can't accomplish! And ALL SIN is Forgiven.

    Thank you to the landowners, and all of the volunteers who participate in these adventures along side of us, and help orchestrate in these outings!Thirteen deer, a Giant Hog, and 1 beautiful bobcat harvested at the T9E Ranch this weekend~ Get your kids signed up today at www.teamcto.org/texas

  • Tue, October 24, 2017 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2017 - CTO Texas outing season has begun! We kicked off our youth deer hunting at the MG Ranch this weekend, with 6 young men all harvesting management doe's. We even shifted gears, noticing a lot of doves, and were able to put together one of the best dove shoots ever experienced by our Texas kids!

    Our campfire theme and focus for the weekend was about youth leadership in our Apprentice Guide program, and what the expectations and requirements are from our youth leaders. Expectations at camps, on our outings, in their communities, at home and school, with their parents and their Church. From stewardship to Spiritual Leadership, we covered it all and had an amazing time doing so!

    For kids that have participated in CTO for a year or more and are interested in the Apprentice Guide program, reach out to your local outfitter to learn more.

  • Sat, July 01, 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What an amazing God we serve, to allow the relationships that only HE can design, to come together where kids can hunt and fish, get outdoors, and harvest a piece of God's creation!

    We had 14 girls the first week of camp and 16 boys the second week at the JHA Ranch in George West, Texas. Thirty kids that were able to hunt hogs, exotics animals, freshwater fish, bowfish, learn archery and shooting skills, all while learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ! While some awesome animal and fish harvests were made, 8 of these kids gave their lives to Christ, making the Spiritual harvest more important.

    We talked about Faith, Courage and standing with Christ when we are faced with adversity. The promises that God makes to us (his people) as we stand ready to face the World! IN CHRIST, No one can take our Salvation, No one can take our Faith, No one can take our Freedom, God's Love, His Promises, His Grace away from us!

    We would like to thank all of our volunteers and staff that make up our awesome CTO Texas Team. We also want to thank our JHA Ranch hosts, the Anderson family, for opening their gate to allow CTO campers to be blessed. Again, without God ordained relationships, these kids and this ministry would not be a success. Please pray for upcoming camps and the kids that will be attending, as this was just a start... we have 3 more to go!

    Many of the kids participating in our summer camps are able to cover their entire camp cost through the CTO Thomas Krejci Camp Scholarship Raffle, since 100% of what kid's raise goes directly towards their camp balance. Tickets are $10 each or purchasers can buy 10 tickets and get 1 free, so that’s 11 tickets for $100. Purchasers can choose from 3 prizes—a Weatherby Vanguard.257 w/ Leupold Scope, an IPad Air or a $500 Visa gift card. You need not be present at the time of the drawing on August 15, 2017 to win. Purchase tickets online here.


  • Mon, April 03, 2017 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thanks to a grant from the NRA Foundation, Cross Trail Outfitters of Texas received new shotguns  and rifles to teach shooting sports and marksmanship at our CTO Texas Summer Camps. The NRA Foundation recently approved $3,162 for 4 rifles and 2 shotguns for shooting sport instruction and in the field hunting activities. We appreciate the NRA Foundation in providing these funds to help us preserve our hunting heritage and get more kids into shooting sports and hunting.


    The NRA Foundation provides financial support to eligible projects, programs and organizations through its Grant Program. Since its establishment in 1990, the NRA Foundation has provided more than $335 million in funding through more than 42,000 grants in support of the shooting sports. 


  • Sun, March 26, 2017 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Winners in our 25 Gun Raffle. We drew the winners at the CTO Texas 8th Annual Banquet on March 25, 2017. Winners were notified by phone. Thanks for supporting Cross Trail Outfitters.

    1. Weatherby Vanguard H-Bar.308 RC – Wade Rhodes

    2. Remington R15 VTR Predator .223 Camo – Brian Stone

    3. Henry “Silver Eagle” Lever Action .22 – Buddy Jung

    4. CZ-USA Redhead Premier 12 ga O/U – Catherine Carr

    5. Weatherby Accuguard SS .257 Mag – Eddie Morris

    6. Remington 1911 R-1 Carry Comm. .45 – Jeremy Grandazzo

    7. Henry .30/30 Golden Boy – Kevin Mattke

    8. CZ-USA Drake 12 ga O/U – David Lowry

    9. Weatherby Vanguard/Leupold .270 - Chad Clark

    10. Weatherby Wilderness .25-06 – Sharon Garcia

    11. Glock .9mm – Pat Leadford

    12. Henry Golden Boy .22 Lever Action – Landon Wolf

    13. Remington 7600 Pump Action .308 – Don Brammer

    14. CZ-USA 12 ga Semi Auto Camo – Tracy Kensing

    15. CVA APEX SS .50 cal Muzzleloader – Brett Rhodes

    16. Henry Frontier “Evil Roy” .22 Lever Action – Jeff Neeb

    17. Vanguard Volt 7mm-08 – Dennis Copeland

    18. CZ-USA 512 American .22 mag Semi Auto – Dee Tiller

    19. Remington RM .380 Micro – Chuck Hemby

    20. CVA Scout SS .35 Whelen – Alan Calaway

    21. Weatherby Vanguard/Leupold .243 – Chris Maxwell

    22. CZ-USA 517 20 ga Semi Auto – Bill Cotter

    23. Remington 597.22 Semi Auto w/Scope – Colton Krejci

    24. Henry Classic RC Lever Action.22 – Alex McAllister

    25. CVA Optima V2 SS .50 cal Muzzleloader – Irma Gonzales


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Youth

For young men ages  7-20, find a club near you (check out the Texas Chapter listings above). If there's no club in your area, contact Kevin Potts to find out about opportunities for involvement.

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We need access to private land for our outings and other activities. CTO covers the liability of  landowners and works to leave a ranch better than we find it. Contact CTO Texas State Director Kevin Potts to learn more.

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