Hunting and Wildlife Viewing Packages

White-tailed Deer Hunt

2 White tailed bucks in the clearing.

$550 per hunter

Available during Texas General and Special Late WT Deer seasons. Includes up to:  2 days, 2 nights lodging, 1 white-tailed doe, and 2 pigs/hogs.  Additional game and time may be added; fees apply.


See the Add-on list for animals that may be added. If there is availability on the calendar, hunters may stay up to a total of 4 nights. Extra time at the ranch is added at $160/day/hunter; lodging is included. The fee for an extra half day is $100/hunter, lodging included. 

Exotic Game Hunt

Feral pigs looking for food.

$450 per hunter

Available February, early March, May, June, September and October.  Includes up to:  2 days, 2 nights lodging, and 2 pigs/hogs. Additional game and time may be added; fees apply.


See the Add-on list for animals that may be added. If there is availability on the calendar, hunters may stay up to a total of 4 nights. Extra time at the ranch is added at $160/day/hunter; lodging is included. The fee for an extra half day is $100/hunter, lodging included.

Spring Turkey Hunt

Gobblers strutting and eating.

$600 per hunter

Available during state established Spring Turkey season. Includes up to:  2 days, 2 nights lodging, 1 bearded turkey, and 2 pigs/hogs at no additional charge. Additional game and time may be added; fees apply.


See the Add-on list for animals that may be added. If there is availability on the calendar, hunters may stay up to a total of 4 nights. Extra time at the ranch is added at $160/day/hunter; lodging is included. The fee for an extra half day is $100/hunter, lodging included.

Wildlife Observation

Sika Buck

$240 per guest

Limited availability in September and October.  Includes up to: 2 days, 2 nights lodging, and 1 pig/hog.  


No additional time at the ranch or additional game may be added.  Includes taking notes about wildlife in viewing areas. 

Wildlife Retreat

Visitors sitting on hilltop at picnic table.

$400 minimum

Available February, May and October. Includes up to:  2 days and 2 nights lodging.  Guests will be charged $120/person/day.  Includes lodging and transportation to picnic and wildlife viewing areas.  Limited tours and guided events at the ranch are available upon request.  Side arms may be carried for safety, however, hunting is not included.


For an additional fee, if there is availability on the calendar, guests may stay up to a total of 4 nights. Extra time at the ranch is added at $120/day/guest. Lodging is included. The fee for an extra half day is $80/guest, lodging included.

Ready to pick a date?

If you are interested in visiting GBL Ranch, you need to get on the Ranch Manager's calendar.   Call or email to start the discussion!

Applies to all visits

Semi-guided

All packages are semi-guided.  The guides will coordinate with guests to determine  locations.  Guests will be dropped off and picked up; requests for a guide to stay with guests in the viewing areas will be accommodated when possible. 

Lodging

Each package includes at least 2 nights of lodging in the ranch house guest rooms.  Each guest room has 2 twin beds, a set of twin XL bunk beds, and a bathroom.  Bedding (pillows, sheets, blankets), towels, toilet paper, and soap are provided.

Transportation

All transportation within the ranch is provided by the Ranch.  Most hunting and wildlife viewing sites require some walking over uneven, rocky ground and climbing up stairs or ladders. 

Release of Liability

GBL is in the country; access to emergency response services is limited.  There are natural and manmade dangers in this area as well as associated with the activities of living, ranching, and outdoor recreation including shooting, hunting and hiking.  Each guest needs to be mindful of the risks and sign the ranch "Release of Liability and Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Risk" form.

Guests

GBL hosts only one group at a time.  A group may not exceed a total of 6 guests, including hunters and non-hunters.  We have a policy of only 1 guest 17 years old or under per group, but will consider exceptions.


Guests bring in food and beverages.  The closest towns are 30 miles away and the hour trip, one-way, makes "eating out" not practical for most meals. The ranch managers will assist with meal preparation as needed and usually eat family-style with the ranch guests.

Wildlife

Success at GBL reflects the unpredictability of the Texas Hill Country and the individual objectives of our guests. Game and non-game animals are present all year.  Many of the song birds are migratory. 


All game taken must be consistent with State regulations and be on GBL's "Add-on” list. GBL Ranch is in Edwards County. See Texas Parks and Wildlife for more information. 

Planning Overview

Packages consist of 2 half days and one full day with arrival after Noon on the first day and departure before Noon on the third day.  Package prices are a per person charge.  The cost is a minimum charge, applicable whether or not all included items and services (nights of lodging, hunting/wildlife viewing, and game) are used.


Separate arrangements can be made with us to provide meals.  If interested, please discuss with the Ranch Manager.


Allow an hour to drive to the ranch from Junction, Texas. If you are not familiar with the area, plan to call us before you leave Junction so we can meet you on County Road 161 at Highway 377.