Welcome to Lonesome Bull Ranch
We are located on 2600 acres in the beautiful South Texas brushland overlooking Lake Corpus Christi. There are 18 ponds and over 40 species of exotics and wildlife throughout the ranch.
You will see hundreds of animals on your guided hunt! We hunt year round and our Texas MLD3 permit allows for an extended Whitetail hunting season. There are 26 feeding stations set up with rifle and bow blinds throughout the ranch to accommodate any hunting style. See what our customers are saying
A South Texas Hunting Safari
South Texas Whitetail Hunts
We grow some large whitetails, and every year we harvest 50-60 bucks scoring from 170-240 B&C, thanks to our unbelievable genetics and year-round protein feeding program.
We also guarantee you a shot at the class of whitetail hunt you book!
Group hunting packages include hunting guides, an entire lodge reserved for your group, free bobcat and coyote hunting, and catch and release fishing in our stocked ponds. We will also let you take a free hog, javelina, or turkey (in season) if time permits.
See our current group hunt package specials on our price list, or we can custom build a group hunt package to fit all of your hunters' needs.
Bring all of your ice chests and fill your freezers! We have plenty of meat hunts to choose from.
Some of our popular meat hunts are Axis Doe, Blackbuck Doe, Cow Elk, Fallow Doe, Sika Doe, Watusi, Bison, or a Red Deer Hind.
Exotic Hunts can be done year round, and we have USFW cull permits available for Scimitar Horned Oryx, Addax, and Barasingha.
We also have over 40 species of big game and exotics available such as Gemsbok, Blackbuck, Waterbuck, Bison, Elk, Wildebeest, and many more.
The Hunting Lodges feature Direct TV, full kitchens, BBQ pits, outdoor seating areas, a fire pit, and amazing views of wildlife just steps away.
Accommodations are available for any size group.
The "Critter Gitter" Monster Truck Hunting Vehicle
Our Critter Gitter is available for daily rental with a driver. It features a wet bar, built in ice chests, an automatic game feeder, a state of the art stereo and lighting system, and seating for up to 20 people.
It can be used for hunting, bachelor parties, or other hunting events. We can even stock it with snacks and beverages for your party. Onboard video cameras can record your event.
Ranch Main Number 361-683-9744
if no answer call 361-547-3840
South Texas has the best dove hunting in the country, that can easily be compared to going bird hunting in Mexico.
Opening weekend fills up fast, so book your hunts early!
Map/Directions to the Ranch
Lake Corpus Christi, Texas
Mail Deposits/Payments to:
Lonesome Bull Ranch
203 Lang Road
Portland, Texas 78374
The above address is our corporate headquarters. The Ranch is located at
101 Lard Creek Road in Sandia, TX
(click on map for directions to the ranch)
Please read our Statement regarding recent incident with TPWD on the Ranch
My name is Laney Sloan and I am the owner of Lonesome Bull Ranch. I would like to make a statement regarding a recent incident at the ranch involving Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Deer Breeder that was leasing the deer pens located on the ranch property.
The deer pens were being leased to a licensed Deer Breeder that was not associated with the ranch in any way, nor with any of our ranch personnel. They had their own employees and took care of their own day to day operations at the breeder facility without our involvement (much like a mall that merely leases a space to a retail store).
On December 23, 2013, TPWD came to the ranch and began an investigation into some violations pertaining to the deer breeding facility. They claim the Deer Breeder was not up to code on certain regulations and was therefore shut down.
TPWD has very strict regulations regarding CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) testing and deer identification, among other things . TPWD often uses the Chronic Wasting Disease scare-tactic as a means to shut down deer breeder facilities, when in fact there has never been one whitetail deer test positive for CWD in the entire State of Texas.
On May 7, dozens of TPWD Game Wardens showed up at the ranch like a swat team, and shot and killed hundreds of breeder deer inside the leased deer pens, and on my ranch land, due to some deer escaping from the pens. They used a helicopter to chase deer out of the thick brush and into the open to shoot them. This also caused many deaths and injuries to our exotic animals that ran from the helicopters into fences and cattle guards. The Game Wardens were also shooting tame bottle-fed deer very near to the Ranch House, where my cousin, Fred Rich lives with his children.
As expected, not one deer of the hundreds killed tested positive for CWD.
Fred Rich is also my Ranch Manager, and we are in no way connected to the Deer Breeder that was leasing the pens at the ranch. However, on the same day, Mr. Rich was charged with a completely unrelated TPWD violation that we expect to be cleared up very soon.
Because of the damage caused by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Deer Breeder, we will not be having whitetail hunts in the 2014-2015 season, in order to replenish the herd and improve our stock.
Our beautiful 2600 acre ranch overlooking Lake Corpus Christi still has many quality large trophy exotics, amazing South Texas dove hunting, fantastic meat hunting options, and over 40 species of exotics and wildlife, with hunting lodges available that can accommodate any size group.
I appreciate your taking the time to read this statement. Please give us a call anytime with any questions about our hunts.
For legal reasons, I cannot give further details or reply to questions about this situation.