Hunting Opportunities in South Texas

Spending time with family and friends during hunting season is a tradition in Texas that many people enjoy. One of the services that we like to provide to our members at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch is helping to set up that special hunt for members, their family and guest.

We have put together a list of recommended hunting destinations. One thing you will find in common with all of the suggested venues is they put a priority into customer service, they all have strict wildlife management programs and they subscribe to the philosophy of “fair chase” hunting. None of these ranches or outfitters provide “canned hunts.” Texas has a long history of hunting and it can be argued that Texas is the birthplace of modern wildlife management and conservation. Texans can be proud in the fact that our state has long been a visionary with farming and ranching techniques and throughout the past 100 years Texans have managed the land to be productive while conserving and nurturing vital habitat for wild game. Abundant wild game is almost taken for granted in modern-day Texas, but there was a time when the bounty of Texas wildlife was at serious risk. Throughout the 19th century, wild game was abundant in South Texas, but by 1910, deer and wild turkey populations were almost completely eliminated. Thanks to pioneers of game management like Caesar and Alice King Kleberg, who were instrumental in developing the first policies of wildlife management in Texas, future generations of hunters will benefit from ample quarry throughout the state. All of the hunting destinations we suggest offer pristine wildlife habitat. These ranches offer unprecedented opportunities for the discriminating sportsman who wish to harvest game in a wild, low-fenced, free-ranging and natural environment. Preservation of natural habitat and fair chase are the linchpins of these venues.

Herradura Ranch is owned and operated by Cordillera Ranch member Josh Beckett. Herradura Ranch is located in the golden triangle of Texas; the heart of big trophy whitetail hunting country and some of the finest whitetail deer hunting in the country.

Joshua Creek Ranch is a short drive from Cordillera Ranch in Waring. Joshua Creek Ranch occupies a uniquely diverse terrain including miles of Joshua Creek and Guadalupe River bottomland planted in fields of grain crops for prime pheasant hunting habitat; bordered by limestone bluffs that rise to oak and elm studded pastures lush with prairie grasses providing perfect quail hunting cover; and densely wooded areas conducive to Texas deer hunting, both Whitetail and Axis. Joshua Creek Ranch offers some outstanding cuisine and up-scale lodging accommodations.

For assistance in planning a hunt at any of these destinations, please contact Shane Reynolds at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch at 210.616.6051

Joshua Creek Ranch
Waring, Texas (upland birds, axis deer, whitetail deer and turkey)

Herradura Ranch
Cotulla, Texas (whitetail deer, axis deer, turkey, upland birds, quail, dove, javelin, coyote and bobcat)

King Ranch
Kingsville, Texas (whitetail deer, turkey, javelina, wild hog and nilgai)

Double Dime Ranch
Carrizo Springs, Texas (whitetail deer, turkey, dove, quail, hogs and varmints)

Nooner Ranch
Hondo, Texas (whitetail deer and dove)

Coastal Waterfowl
Seadrift, Texas (duck, teal, geese and fishing)

Palomo Pachanga
Hondo, Texas (dove and quail)

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