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
A 2 1/2 day semi- guided, 2 javelina hunt, 3 nights lodging including meals is $ 975 per person or $ 900 without meals.
Ranger Creek Ranch
Javelina are members of the peccary family and are a very sporting game animal to hunt especially with a bow. There are only 4 states in the United States that have javelina’s and Ranger Creek Ranch holds a good population of them on the Western portion of the ranch.
Javelina travel in small herds and seem to have a somewhat limited home range. They feed primarily on prickly pear which provides up to half of their diet along with mesquite beans, fruits, and insects.
They have poor eyesight and will often remain around humans longer than other wildlife when startled which makes bow hunting so attractive. When cornered, they can defend themselves very effectively with sharp canine teeth. They cannot stand the cold winters, but we have many crooks and crannies on our ranch where they can find warmth to withstand.
In Knox County, javelina are classified as a game animal and may be legally harvested with a hunting license from the first of October – last weekend in February and are limited to 2 per hunter per season.
Javelina’s have a musk glad on their rump which gives them their characteristic smell and keeps them in contact with their herd. They usually weigh from 30-55 pounds and make great European, shoulder, and full body mounts.