Texas Wingshooting & Driven Hunting
You will love this Texas wingshooting sportsman’s paradise that offers great activities for the entire family. You can enjoy guilt free hunting as the rest of the family takes on shopping in nearby Fredericksburg, swimming in the pool, sit by the river, kayaking, fly fishing in the creeks and so much more. The lodge occupies a uniquely diverse terrain including miles of the spring-fed, crystal-clear creek and the famous Guadalupe River.
Texas bobwhite quail are found in great numbers on the ranch as are pheasant and chukar. Traditional walk-up hunting with guides and dogs is the most popular style of hunting.
Drive sites for European-style driven pheasant shoots have been developed all over the ranch. Guides use the rugged areas above the bottom lands to drive pheasants high over the guns…just imagine scores of prime pheasants exploding from bluffs and ridges to challenge your shotgunning skill as they lift high overhead.
The lodge is open year-round for numerous outdoor activities. It is recognized among the top wingshooting lodges in the United States. The prime wingshooting season spans from September through April and is complemented by a variety of experiences throughout the year including free-range trophy axis deer hunting, whitetail deer & turkey hunting, sporting clays and water recreation like fly-fishing and kayaking.
This is the ideal destination resort for corporate events, conferences, Texas Hill Country getaways and special occasions like weddings, reunions and private parties. A customized itinerary is specially designed for each reservation to ensure a memorable guest experience.
Accommodations & Meals
Luxury lodging and gourmet dining are designed to compliment a world-class hunting experience. Comfortable lodging accommodations are situated around the ranch to ensure guests privacy, spectacular Hill Country views, and evenings around those legendary outdoor firepits.
Six unique lodging options are available throughout the property with the ability to accommodate up to 70 guests.
Dining is always a delightful experience at the ranch! Year round, whenever the weather permits, lunch is served on the patio under magnificent old oak trees. The same goes for evening appetizers, like Fried Quail, which are served around the fire pit on chilly nights.
Our four-course gourmet dinners are featured during the hunting season (October through March) and simpler, lighter fare during spring and summer months. To enhance your enjoyment while at the ranch, lunches are served on the limestone patio year-round (weather permitting) and appetizers are served fireside before dinner during the hunting season. All meals are served at Cypress Lodge unless guests have pre-arranged a personal chef at another accommodation. Desserts are always homemade, tempting, plentiful and scrumptious.
Advance requests are welcome for specific menu items, special dietary needs, and bar set ups.
Also, meals are prepared for PROMPT service at the time specified on your reservation and for the number of guests you requested.
Each autumn, usually by mid-November when the water temperature drops below 70 degrees, the creek is stocked with rainbow trout and, from then through May, provides an exciting challenge to fly fishermen. There is always time to relax between bird hunts with some Hill Country fly fishing in the crystal-clear waters of spring-fed creek! Some guests opt to spend their whole day casting a line to the fish, hoping to discover the one fly that will prove irresistible to the trout.
Fly fishing gear is available for rent, and you can purchase flies in the Pro Shop that are particularly suited to these waters. You’re welcome to bring your own fly-fishing gear, as well.
If you’re not yet a fly fisherman, or you’re just beginning to develop the skill, fly casting instructions can be arranged for you. Guides are also available if you want a guided fly-fishing experience.
Upland bird hunting:
From mid-September through April, Upland Bird Hunting is the main attraction. Texas bobwhite quail are found in great numbers on the ranch as are pheasant and chukar. Traditional walk-up hunting with guides and dogs is the most popular style of hunting. Great care has been taken over the 30 years of operation to develop and manage prime cover and food plots for attracting and holding gamebirds. Professional guides use both pointing and flushing dogs to ensure hunters of finding an abundance of birds and getting a hard flush when the birds fly.
Driven Pheasant hunting:
Drive sites for European-style driven pheasant shoots have been developed all over the ranch. Guides use the rugged areas above the bottom lands to drive pheasants high over the guns…just imagine scores of prime pheasants exploding from bluffs and ridges to challenge your shotgunning skill as they lift high overhead. Driven shoots can be organized for as little as a half-day, allowing opportunity for American hunters to experience this exciting style of shooting without having to spend the time and money to go across the Atlantic.
Decoyed Duck hunting:
Decoyed Mallard Duck hunts have become a customer favorite , especially for waterfowl enthusiasts who don’t have the opportunity to frequent the coastal marshes where duck flyways exist. Shallow ponds bordered by tall elm trees create an ideal duck hunting habitat featuring fast and frequent shooting action from eight comfortable blinds that can accommodate up to 16 shooters.
- Visit and shop Fredericksburg located about 20 minutes from the property
- Swimming pool and cabana
- Fishing the creeks with or without a guide
- Outdoor dining
- Kayaking on the Guadalupe
- Creekside patios
- Relax in hammocks by the creeks
- Guadalupe float trips with Kayaks from April to August – You can enjoy the peaceful solitude of the river’s quiet stretches as well as its exhilarating rapids all within trips ranging from two to four hours.
- Hand gun shooting range
- Long range shooting range up to 1,000 years
- Shotgun and hand gun shooting instruction
- Two scenic 10 station sporting clays courses
- Wobble Trap shooting
- Fly fishing and instruction
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Each itinerary is customized to your interest and desired length of stay from one night and up!
Travel Details & Location
The ranch is located near Boerne, TX.
Commercial Flights: The closest commercial airports are San Antonio and Austin. Ranch transfers are available from either airport for an additional fee.
Helicopter: The ranch has a helipad on sight
Internet & Communications
The lodge has wi-fi in all common areas and accommodations on the ranch. Satellite TV is available with a good selection of channels. Cell service is available in the area.
Call for pricing as each itinerary is customized for your interests.
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!