Texas Luxury Hunting Lodge – Brownwood
Minutes from Brownwood, this Texas luxury hunting lodge is truly nestled Deep in the Heart of Texas in McCulloch County. With over 8,000 acres, this whitetail and exotic game ranch is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece unlike any other in the Lone Star State.
The gently rolling pasture lands and majestic oaks make this one of the premier exotic game ranches in the country. Simply put, this is “as good as it gets”. Easy to get to yet private and quiet, this ranch is a hunter´s paradise. A private landing strip is nearby for those that do not wish to fly commercial.
We offer “African Style” hunts year round and can accommodate small and large groups comfortably. The 8,000 acres of rugged Texas landscape compares to the terrain of Southern Africa and provides an unforgettable hunting experience. Stalking one of their exotic animals in this terrain proves plenty challenging — even for seasoned hunters. First-class hunting combined with good ol´ Texas hospitality will have you coming back to hunt this ranch year after year. Your Texas hunting safari trophy list includes numerous African species such as Sable, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Impala, Ostrich, Sitatunga, Bongo and many more! Then add to that list numerous other species from around the globe such as Red Stag, Tahr, various sheep, Pere David’s Deer and many more.
Texas luxury hunting for fantastic trophy whitetail sure to satisfy the most discerning hunters from around the world. Each outing is filled with opportunities for not only great whitetail trophies but also the entertainment of seeing numerous species of game animals.
The wild quail population has been revitalized over the last few years! Combine this hunt with a Pheasant and Chukar hunt for a great combination hunt.
The entire family will love this hunting/game viewing destination! You will feel like you are on safari in Texas but without the long international flights! For those that do not wish to hunt, there are numerous activities to keep you busy or just relax around the pool.
Lodging: Kids 10 & under FREE LODGING!
Accommodations & Meals
Trophy Room Lodge Suites:
This newly built luxury lodge boasts 9 uniquely styled suites. The decor in the suites varies from classic longhorn style to Mayan to vintage hunting style. Each offers big screen TV’s and private bathrooms. Staircases, kitchens and common rooms add to some of the suites designed for families or groups that want to share private areas. We would venture to say that this is the most luxurious lodge in all of Texas! Look at the photos below and you will see how amazing these suites are!
Private Residence Lodging:
You just have to see this lodge to believe it! It is absolutely spectacular and one of the finest in the country! The beautiful Main Lodge has a gorgeous trophy room with a large fireplace, multiple comfortable sitting areas with beautiful views, a pool table and three giant flat screen TVs. Adjoining the trophy room is a small cozy room with a poker table and another large flat screen TV. They also have a nice workout room to help offset the delicious meals! The private residence offers 4 bedrooms with private baths. The residence is booked as a unit with it’s own chef and bartender.
Step out the back door to a huge stone patio with a spectacular view over the large swimming pool, the bass pond and beautiful Hill country. There is a wonderful fire pit on the patio so you can enjoy warm fires in the evening as you tell the stories of the day.
There are six beautifully decorated private Casitas that surround the lodge and one is handy cap ready. All have a private bath and 2 beds. One room has 2 twin beds, another 2 queen beds and two of the rooms have 2 double beds each.
Lodging: Kids 10 & under FREE LODGING!
Add to the amazing sleeping accommodations above, a common great room filled with trophies from around the world, a themed bar, an intimate bar area, arcade, gym, theatre and pool area.
Delicious chef prepared meals that everyone will enjoy just the way you want it! Each evening choose between hearty breakfast burritos that you can take with you in the truck the next morning followed up by a big brunch after the hunt around 11:00 am or a full spread country breakfast before the hunt followed by lunch around 12:00 with burgers, pizza and more.
In the evening enjoy a wide variety of appetizers followed by delicious entrées such as beef tenderloin, fried catfish, BBQ ribs, brisket and game meats along with tasty side dishes, breads and wonderful desserts. You are welcome to provide a specific menu for your trip if you wish.
The chef is adept at preparation and presentation of all genres of cuisine, from down home comfort dishes to elegant and elaborate fine dining. Your wish is his command!
Add to the amazing lodging and meals a board room to beat all others!
18 acre stocked bass pond is on the property for a fun activity.
They offer rifle, crossbow, compound bow, muzzle loader, and hand gun hunts.
With well over 30+ different exotic species combined with great Whitetail this is a fantastic hunting experience! Each evening you and your guide will visit about the next day’s plan. Whether safari style, spot & stalk, rattling, glassing or sitting patiently in a spacious tower blind over lush food plots, you’ll experience the ultimate in Texas hunting. Choose between rifle, crossbow, compound bow, muzzle loader or a hand gun for your hunt.
Bow hunters have a very high shot opportunity rate due to the abundance of game. The ranch has several tall bow platforms set up in oak trees that provide great cover overlooking food plots or feeders. Each platform has 2 swivel chairs for you and your guide.
This is a native deer herd that has been managed for years by culling out inferior genetics and by providing high quality protein food sources. There is no “put & take” at this ranch. These deer are born and raised on this ranch so this is a real hunt!
The Whitetail rut is normally the month of November. Rattling is best the end of October thru the first week or so of November. There is about a 2:1 buck/doe ratio so when the rut kicks in things are crazy!
Your hunt will be tailored to your abilities. Each night you and your guide will meet to discuss and determine the game plan for the following day. Your professional guide has intimate knowledge of the ranch, vast experience with tracking and judging all species, and most importantly the passion for helping you bag your trophy.
The ranch has tracking dogs for your convenience if needed.
Excellent hunting, excellent trophies, excellent people and excellent lodging sets this ranch a part from all the rest
Whitetail / Exotic Seasons:
Because the ranch is on the MLD land program they are allowed a longer hunting season. Both bow and rifle hunts begin about October 15 thru January 15.
MOST exotics are hunted from Sept 1 to the end of May.
Cast and Blast: Fishing + Spring Turkey: April 1 – Mid-May
Included in the package are one Rio Grande Gobbler and trophy Florida Bass Fishing for two nights and three days. Other exotics such as Axis may be added onto this package.
Wingshooting and Wild Quail!
The wild quail population has returned to Texas and this ranch is a great place to experience the revitalization of the population! Combine this hunt with a Pheasant and Chukar hunt for a great combination hunt.
Black and Blue Wildebeest
Pere David’s Deer
- Photo Safari – Giraffes roam the ranch! Waldo is a favorite of guests as he prefers peanut butter crackers and when he is hungry, he will eat right out of your hand! See all the amazing exotic animals roaming freely on the ranch.
- Swimming – Spend the day swimming, relaxing around our beautiful resort pool or soaking in the hot tub.
- Florida Bass fishing – 18+ acre lake
- Archery range featuring life size targets
- Shooting range
- Pistol range
- Skeet, 5 stand, trap
- Jeep shooting course
- Tee Box & Putting Green
- Take a morning or afternoon and go shopping in the quaint town of Fredericksburg
Kids and adults alike will be sure to find something remarkable at the Ranch – where experiences turn into lifelong memories.
With no crowds or schedule to follow, each family member can be as active as they desire or can simply unwind.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Travel/Hunt Schedule: Typical itinerary below but customized dates are available for as many days as you like.
There are 2 hunt packages options.
#1: 4 days/ 3 nights arrives 1:00-3:00PM Thursday and departs after brunch on Sunday.
#2: 3 days/ 2 nights arrives 1:00-3:00PM Monday and departs after brunch Wednesday.
Travel Details & Location
San Angelo, TX is the closest commercial airport about 1:15 minutes from the ranch bit has limited flights. San Antonio and Austin, TX will have the most flight options and both are a pretty 2:30 drive to the ranch. The lodge can pick you up for a fee (about $250pp round trip) from San Angelo or you can rent a vehicle. You will need to rent a vehicle from both San Antonio and Austin.
Private planes can fly into the Curtis Field Airport (4,600’) in Brady, TX about 10 minutes away. The lodge can provide roundtrip pickup service to that airport for about $50pp. This airport has fuel lights and security.
Internet & Communications
Wifi is available at the lodge and cell service works well
2021 Lodge rates: Children under 10 are FREE!
How the pricing works: Lodging + guide + trophy fees + activity fees = total price
1. Select the lodging option you prefer
2. Every group has to have at least one guide (whether hunting or not) so there is a fee of $150 per day per guide
3. If you are hunting then you will pay a trophy fee for any animals that you harvest
4. If you would like to participate in other activities on property besides those in or next to the lodge there are some nominal activities fees.
5. Add up all these items and that is your cost of the trip.
Casita Lodging Package:
4 Day/ 3 Night: $1,800 + Trophy Fees: Single occupancy
3 Day/ 2 Night: $1,200 + Trophy Fees: Single occupancy
4 Day/ 3 Night: $2,700 + Trophy Fees: Double occupancy
3 Day/ 2 Night: $1,800 + Trophy Fees: Double occupancy
Additional $300 per person/ per night (11 years old & up) if more than 2 in rooms or casitas.
Guide Fees Extra: $150 per day
Call for trophy fee pricing
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!