Ranger Creek Ranch
The historic ranch is a place where people come to get away from their fast paced lives and settle down for a few days of relaxation, incredible meals and thrilling activities. Here at Ranger Creek Ranch, we offer all of the modern day lodging amenities while keeping the rustic and nostalgic feel of ranch life.
In order to extend the farming and ranching operation and as a means to introduce the public to this exquisite region of the state of Texas, Ranger Creek Ranch was founded in 1990 by Joyce and Gaylon Scott and their daughter Ranell Scott. Ranger Creek Ranch’s roots are as deep as the mesquite trees that grow upon it. Parts of the ranch have been in the family since 1900.
In the beginning, the ranch was made available for private and corporate hunting leases and day Hunts, as well as private parties and corporate retreats. The operation ran from the office and often the kitchen table in the old ranch house.
In 1998, as a result of increasing demand, the family decided to renovate and rebuild a rustic old barn in grand Texas style. The resulting structure is now a fine example of grand Texas hunting style and purpose. Ranger Creek Ranch is happy to share this fine lodge and the surrounding land with discriminating guests from all parts of the world.
Ranger Creek Ranch is one of the most diversified ranches in Texas for Texas Hunts & Adventures. Almost any outdoor activity is possible within the borders of the ranch. Today and going forward, Ranger Creek Ranch offers some of the best Waterfowl Hunting and Dove Hunting in the United States. Further, the canyons, cedar breaks, and mesquite flats offer Wild Hog Hunting, Whitetail Deer Hunting and free range Aoudad Sheep.
Even Further, Ranger Creek Ranch offers some of the best outdoor adventures in the nation. Ranger Creek Ranchoffers walking and riding trails through endless miles of scenic canyons, beautiful spring fed creeks, and acres of grass land. On these trails, our guests have the opportunity to see exquisite and elusive wildlife, incredible landscapes, beautiful foliage, and breath taking star filled nights.
This combination affords Ranger Creek Ranch guests unparalleled Big Game Hunting and Big Adventures in Texas.Ranger Creek Ranch is truly a photographers dream.
Our family invites you to join us. Come out, hunt, break a sweat and cool off in a spring fed pond, relax on the balcony watch the sun go down, breathe the fresh air and settle in to a slower paced life.
About this trip
“First Timer” Hog Hunts: An all inclusive 2 1/2 day unlimited hog hunt, 3 nights lodging and meals. This package is recommended for those that have not hunted hogs. The guide will give you the Basic ” Hog 101″ Class and the necessary information to make sure you have the best opportunity to make a successful harvest. The guide will also teach you how to clean and quarter your first hog. $850 per person w/meals a minimum of 4 and w/o meals is $775 per person 2 person minimum.
On the Ranch’s hog hunting areas we set up strategically placed elevated 4 x 6 blinds, tripods, pop up blinds, corn spinners and bait holes containing sour grain (hog candy) or corn topped off with our famous and success proven hog attractant. Once you arrive at 2:00 pm you will get settled into your accommodations, take care of the necessary paperwork, and go through “Hog Orientation 101” with one of the Ranger Creek Ranch Staff. A guide will have baited selected areas the day prior to your arrival and will take you to these pre baited areas to determine the best places to set up for the evening hunt. Once this site has been determined you will make the final preparations for your exciting hog adventure. At this point, you are basically “on your own” to get back to that area and start your hunt. The next 2 days one of the guide staff will meet with you around 11 am to rebait the sites to see first hand on the hog activity at the hunting sites. A determination will be made at that point on where to set up for the evening hunt. Hogs are naturally nocturnal, so we strategically set up for night hunts with the bait holes set up 35-85 yards for rifle hunters. Although during warm sunny days the hogs take a “siesta”, and most of the time after some late night hunting you will want to do the same. We recommend staying on the “hogs schedule” but if you want to stay active you need to arrange for a spot and stalk in another hunting area prior to your arrival.
One of the biggest misconceptions first time Hog Hunters have about hogs is that by their appearance and unclean habitat that they are “dumb”. This is far from the truth. A hog’s intelligence level is higher than a dog. Their keen sense of smell is greater than a deer along with their keen hearing. The only advantage hunters have is that a hogs eyesight is poor. A hog is a very nomadic type of animal–here today–10 miles away tomorrow not committed to a set daily habit. With all of these traits it makes for one of the most difficult animals to pattern to hunt. Hogs move very fast and can go from 0 to 30-35 mph in matter of seconds. For hunters up to the challenge, who can handle “boar fever”, the satisfaction of accomplishment is greatly rewarding. Along with other game animals the females are the best eating, the boars are the best trophies and biggest challenge.
Light options for night hunting:
1) Thermal Night vision scope or binoculars prove to be the most successful but most expensive
2) Night Vision scope or binoculars are the next best choice
3) Green LED Scope or side rail mounted light….you can rent these from us for $20 during your hunt. The green lens seem to offer more clarity.
Please let us know prior to your arrival on the light rental so we may have them fully charged.
4) Handheld spotlight….offers light but eliminates one person up holding the light
Ice is available at the Main Lodge for $2.50 per bag
There is a cleaning station with buckets to dispose the unsalvagable parts and running water
Optional Services for Additional Fees:
Non-hunter $125 per day
Cleaning fee: small hogs may be cleaned and quartered for an additional $75 per hog, Large hogs (150+) are cleaned and quartered for $150 each
Daytime “On your Own Spot n Stalk” is an additional $200 per group up to 4 hunters.
Not Included: Hunting license, ammunition, hunting gear/apparel.
Accommodations: Private Ranch Houses are available and The Main Lodge is only available upon request and for those booking with meals. We usually will book hog hunters at a Ranch House during our regular hunting season due to the difference in the hunting schedules with other hunters. This makes everyone more compatible during meal time!
Note: We are a free ranging ranch and do not have animals inside a fenced area so no guarantees are offered.
Hogs may be hunted throughout the year….There is no season for them!