Hunting in South Texas
South Texas, or the "wild horse desert" has been described by experts as one of the most diverse and rich wildlife ecosystems in the world. That's no surprise as South Texas ranks high in the Boone & Crockett Record Books for whitetail deer, is the #1 destination in the lower 48 for high volume dove hunting, and is the last place on Earth where wild quail still thrive in large numbers.
The "Golden Triangle" of Texas as it has been coined was made up of original Spanish land grants in the early 1800's primarily for cattle production. Mexican cowboys or "Vaqueros" drove cattle from south Texas north to Fort Worth and the Kansas railhead to be shipped to markets in the northeast. Later it became famous for it's riches in oil and gas production. Today, it is famous for hunting.
Much of south Texas has been broken up into smaller, high fenced ranches and of late, deer breeding operations and introduced whitetail genetics. However, millions of acres of south Texas remain a wild, untamed wilderness built up of a very large, private, open low fenced, free range ranchland.
Here at Riata Hunting Ranches, we specialize in open free range, fair chase hunting. We offer hunts in south Texas on over 50,000 private acres.
Our operation has over 50 years of combined experience in south Texas hunting, cattle and horses. We were raised here in the brush. It's in our blood. We offer high quality wildlife, excellent meals, clean comfortable lodging, experienced staff.
Get back to basics. Get back to pure, free range, fair chase hunting and wild bird wingshooting at affordable prices. We offer knowledge, experience and results.
We believe there are 5 factors in a good quality south Texas hunting experience.
- Quality, abundant trophy class wildlife
- Good people
- Nice, comfortable and clean accommodations
- Good food and drink
- Knowledgeable guides who love the outdoors
If you are looking for a high quality experience in hunting at affordable prices, look no further than Riata Hunting Ranches.