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If you could pick a ranch to hunt... #7842911 05/18/20 01:33 AM
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Which one of these Texas ranches would you take if offered to have unlimited access to hunt for free?

King Ranch, 825,000 acres
Briscoe Ranches, 650,000 acres
Waggoner Ranch, 535,000 acres
O’Connor Family Ranches, 500,000 acres
Hughes Ranch, 390,000 acres
Longfellow Ranch, 350,000 acres
Nunley Brothers, 301,500 acres
Kokernot 06 Ranch, 278,000 acres
6666 Ranch (Burnett Ranches), 275,000 acres
Jones Family Ranch, 255,000 acres

Re: If you could pick a ranch to hunt... [Re: rolyat.nosaj] #7842913 05/18/20 01:36 AM
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I would have to say the King Ranch for the wildlife and the history.


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That's a tough question to answer given the list to choose from. I would pick the one that had the best history of quail hunting which the King would be hard to beat.

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Re: If you could pick a ranch to hunt... [Re: rolyat.nosaj] #7842926 05/18/20 01:45 AM
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I’d pick the one that he’d the most quail on it that year.

Re: If you could pick a ranch to hunt... [Re: rolyat.nosaj] #7842931 05/18/20 01:53 AM
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I'd pick the 06. They have some huge elk on that place, plus the scenery is awesome.


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The King Ranch has some amazing animals. I'm on it almost 5 days a week. Mostly the northern divisions, but make it to the southern end fairly often.

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Brewster Ranches, O6 and Longfellow in that order. Mule deer, elk,
auadad, and Big Horns . Fourth would be King


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King Ranch. I have only killed turkey and pigs there, but that ranch grows the biggest LF deer I've ever seen, and some great Nilgai. Have seen some brutes on the O'Conner too, but no permission to hunt.

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Lambshead near Albany.


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Originally Posted by erathar
The King Ranch has some amazing animals. I'm on it almost 5 days a week. Mostly the northern divisions, but make it to the southern end fairly often.


We may have been on it in the same truck before.

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Kind of a broad question as only some of those ranches are contiguous

King ranch is broken up into several different pastures and some are quite a distance apart. The Santa Gertudis has to be 40 miles from the Norias.

Same goes for Briscoe, Hughes and Nunley. I know both Briscoe and Hughes have ranches all over the state, I think the same holds true for the O’Connor.


If I could only pick one, it would be the 06’ ranch followed by the Longfellow.

Should have put Brad Kelly’s West Texas ranch up there as well, it’s 420,000 acres with the vast majority all in one piece.

That would be my pick to hunt


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Probably the King, but the Longfellow would make that a tough choice.

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Originally Posted by Grizz
I would have to say the King Ranch for the wildlife and the history.


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Originally Posted by rolyat.nosaj
Originally Posted by erathar
The King Ranch has some amazing animals. I'm on it almost 5 days a week. Mostly the northern divisions, but make it to the southern end fairly often.


We may have been on it in the same truck before.



Probably not. Your name isnt ringing any bells either.

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Quail, special deer, nilgai, other exotics, hogs, turkeys, excellent bay fishing & more - hard to beat the King and its four divisions - Laureles, Santa Gertrudis, Encino and Norias.

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Originally Posted by rolyat.nosaj
Which one of these Texas ranches would you take if offered to have unlimited access to hunt for free?

King Ranch, 825,000 acres
Briscoe Ranches, 650,000 acres
Waggoner Ranch, 535,000 acres
O’Connor Family Ranches, 500,000 acres
Hughes Ranch, 390,000 acres
Longfellow Ranch, 350,000 acres
Nunley Brothers, 301,500 acres
Kokernot 06 Ranch, 278,000 acres
6666 Ranch (Burnett Ranches), 275,000 acres
Jones Family Ranch, 255,000 acres



None of the above.

I'd pick the Chaparrosa or the one of the pastures of the old Chittum in Maverick County! I believe the Chittum is part of the Nunley you have listed above but not completely sure. I just know that this small area of the state there are probably more 170+ deer killed per square mile than any other low fence area of the state.


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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Lambshead near Albany.



I hunted Watt's ranch for 6years had 3 pastures, Mo, MK and the Gober. Very neat place with a ton of history. You can see a bunch of it at the Bee Hive in Albany.

Of those ranches I'd hunt the Waggoner. There are cattle out there that have never seen a human. Foreman shot a 198" in 2004 . It was first place that year in the region nocked me to 4th with a 190". Some really good whitetail shot that year. My 190" was shot on the Buckle L not the Lambshead.

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I've always wanted to hunt the King Ranch for the history of it. Seems that it's changed a bit in recent years

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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Lambshead near Albany.


If nothing else but for the history. up

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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Brewster Ranches, O6 and Longfellow in that order. Mule deer, elk,
auadad, and Big Horns . Fourth would be King


Same here.

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Originally Posted by Jgraider
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Brewster Ranches, O6 and Longfellow in that order. Mule deer, elk,
auadad, and Big Horns . Fourth would be King


Same here.


I could wear two months out and couple sets of boots and swaro’s covering that country.

Sept chasing elk, come back mid dec and stay Mid Jan chasing Mulie’s, bighorn and Aoudad just be target of opportunity. Then, call a houndsman and go run lions.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by rolyat.nosaj
Which one of these Texas ranches would you take if offered to have unlimited access to hunt for free?

King Ranch, 825,000 acres
Briscoe Ranches, 650,000 acres
Waggoner Ranch, 535,000 acres
O’Connor Family Ranches, 500,000 acres
Hughes Ranch, 390,000 acres
Longfellow Ranch, 350,000 acres
Nunley Brothers, 301,500 acres
Kokernot 06 Ranch, 278,000 acres
6666 Ranch (Burnett Ranches), 275,000 acres
Jones Family Ranch, 255,000 acres



None of the above.

I'd pick the Chaparrosa or the one of the pastures of the old Chittum in Maverick County! I believe the Chittum is part of the Nunley you have listed above but not completely sure. I just know that this small area of the state there are probably more 170+ deer killed per square mile than any other low fence area of the state.



The original Chittim ranch was 250,000 acres but has been split up over the years.


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