Texas Hunting Ranch
Hidden in a secluded valley located in the Texas Hill Country, you will find our Texas Hunting Ranch known as Rancho Madroño. This ranch is mostly known for the amazing views that can only be found in the hill country of Texas. Though our huge South Texas trophy whitetails, exotic hunting, and our three private hunting lodges add to this once in a lifetime experience.
With our exclusive hunting packages, which can be tailored for groups with 2-10 people, you will experience the thrill of the hunt regardless of your skill level. You will also have access to our comfortable and spacious hunting blinds, and after your hunt, come back to the Ranch to enjoy a savory meal and refreshing beverages. At Rancho Madroño, both experienced and novice hunters will enjoy our hunting experience.
The Rancho Madroño Hunting Ranch offers an excellent habitat for our big game animals which consists almost entirely of native South Texas brush, Oak trees throughout and an abundance of water. The hunting ranch property has high protein vegetation, which provides plenty of nutrition for large bucks to grow well over the 200-inch SCI score. The hunting ranch has several miles of river that flow through and filled with fishing and Kayaking opportunities. Our Texas Hunting Ranch also offers year-round private lodging opportunities where you can experience other wildlife activities and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of nature. Wildlife photography trips on the ranch are extremely popular and on any given day you can experience photo encounters with all types of exotic game animals, bobcats, badgers, turkeys, hogs, whitetail, and quail.
A traditional Texas Hunting Ranch experience starts with your arrival and a greeting from a welcoming party of the host and guides. We will help you get your hunting gear unloaded and get you settled in. After a brief safety orientation, you will sign the liability waivers and receive your gifts courtesy of Rancho Madroño. We will then load up in one of the ranch vehicles and travel down to the shooting range where we will have you shoot to make sure your scope is still on. If your rifle is not shooting one of the guides will help you get it back to where it needs to be. We then will go back to lodge and get ready for the first evening hunt. Around 3-4 pm we will start heading out to the blinds with your guides. While in your blinds you should be taking the beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country along with seeing a variety of big Whitetail bucks, the guide will help you with deciding which buck you should take. At around 8pm, the hunt parties will meet up at the lodge to review the results of the first hunt which is always a moment of excitement and anticipation. You will then go inside and make you a drink, relax by the fire and tell stories of the first hunt. Dinner will be ready about the time we come in so you will sit and enjoy a fine Texas gourmet meal. On the second day, we are up around 5-5:30 am where you can help yourself to a pastry and coffee. We will then head out to a new stand location in pursuit of that trophy buck. When you get back to the lodges, breakfast will be ready to be served. Then it is time to kick back and relax, take a hike or fish and then enjoy a lunch spread, at around 1-2 pm. The guides and hunters head back out around 3-4 pm for the evening hunt. Your second morning on the ranch will be a similar schedule in terms of the preparation and hunt. After breakfast you will be begin to organize for your departure around noon which may include taxidermy preparations or arrangements and loading of your harvested meat.
Our South Texas hunting ranch will only host a limited number of hunters and guests each year to provide the best possible and least pressured hunting ranch experience. The ranch was designed to accommodate entire families, from a young hunter’s first hunting trip to the seasoned hunter looking for that special South Texas record book buck. Paying close attention to detail you will be hunting one on one with your guide. During your stay and while hunting at the ranch you will see typical South Texas whitetail which is wide and tall tined. Of all the regions within Texas, South Texas is where most of the biggest whitetail are harvested. At the ranch you will see 10 to 15 deer on every hunt, giving you the chance to see a large variety of deer of all ages and sizes.
Whitetail Hunting Ranch
When you are looking for a genuine South Texas Whitetail Deer Hunting Ranch experience, Rancho Madroño is the place to go. On the ranch you will have the chance to hunt whitetail deer in their natural habitat. Traditionally we hunt whitetail Deer that score around 130 inches SCI to over 250 inches SCI. Whether this is your first time or a seasoned pro our ranch will give you an amazing hunting experience and opportunity.
Exotic Game on our Hunting Ranch
Axis bucks are one of the hardest exotic deer to hunt, particularly at Rancho Madroño with the abundant cover from native forests, cliffs, ravines, and hills. They have a keen sense of smell, and their hearing is good. Most of the time we are exotic hunting out of a blind or out of one of our strategically placed pop-up blinds. Since Axis are some of the most difficult of big game animals to hunt, on occasion we will provide safari style hunting out of one of our vehicles to deliver a successful Axis buck hunt. This type of hunt would entail slowly stalking the game from a ranch vehicle so we can cover more ground and use less energy than walking. Once a trophy Axis is tracked, we may put a spot and stalk from the ground or use the vehicle for an elevated vantage point.
Blackbuck hunting on the ranch offer their own set of difficulties. Their senses are sharp like most game animals but because they are a plains animal by nature wide open spaces are their friend. Blackbucks prefer open fields so they can see a predator or you stalking up on them long before you have a chance at catching them. Combined with the terrain here on the ranch this will translate into long-distance shots. It is best to hunt out of blinds or in a Ranch vehicle for this type of exotic hunting.
Exotic Ram hunting at our Texas Hill Country ranch is as natural as it comes. Rams prefer rocky hillsides, and the ranch has just what giant trophies need to survive. Most of our ranch hunts for rams will be out of box blinds or popup blinds. This provides the mobility to work the rocky hillsides where big rams bed and travel.