Hunting

Waterfowl, deer, dove, alligator & more


AN INCREDIBLE HUNTING EXPERIENCE

Create incomparable hunting memories

Spread Oaks Ranch exquisitely tailors its bespoke hunting experiences to you and your guests, so you are assured of creating indelible memories when you select Spread Oaks Ranch as your hunting destination.

The perfect wildlife environments

Drawing from our deep understanding of wildlife management, we carefully manage the ranch’s flooded fields, ponds, lakes, sloughs to work in harmony with the best conventional and organic agricultural practices to create superlative waterfowl habitat. Dove, deer, and such “bucket list” species as sandhill crane and alligator also thrive in our multifaceted 5,500-acre outdoor playground—abundant in rich river bottomlands, ancient oak mottes, coastal prairie, brush, and native plants and augmented by planted food crops for dove and deer.

Guides focused on your wildlife experience and premium service

The Ranch’s attentive guides will attend to your every need from the moment you depart the lodge for your hunt until your return—including field-dressing and arrangements for processing or taxidermy. Our mission at Spread Oaks Ranch is your total satisfaction in experiencing world-class hunting paired with our luxurious lodge and exemplary cuisine.

Click to explore the hunting experience for each species

Teal Hunting

Teal Hunting


Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting


Alligator Hunting

Alligator Hunting


Sandhill Crane and Snipe Hunting

Sandhill Crane and Snipe Hunting


Dove Hunting

Dove Hunting


Whitetail Hunting

Whitetail Deer Hunting


Preserve Bird Hunting
Click to see the “How To” of Our Preserve Bird Hunting

Preserve Bird Hunting


Hog Hunting

Hog Hunting


Hunting & Fishing Licenses

To learn about Texas hunting regulations and purchase licenses, go to: tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual

To purchase your hunting licenses online, visit: tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/licenses

To purchase your hunting license by telephone, please call: 1-800-895-4248 (Monday through Friday).

Questions about any license requirements? Call one of our favorite state game wardens, Alden Mann at 956-500-6273.

Out-of-State License Requirements

Non-Resident Special Hunting License: $48. The best option for DUCK HUNTERS. Required additions/endorsements: Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, State Migratory Bird Stamp, Sandhill crane permit, HIP certification, proof of Hunter Education.

Non-Resident General Hunting License: $300. The best option for DUCK & DEER HUNTERS. Required additions/endorsements: proof of Hunter Education if you hunt only deer. If you intend to hunt waterfowl, then add Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, State Migratory Bird Stamp, Sandhill crane permit, and HIP certification.

Non-Resident Youth License: $7. For under 17 years of age, and both federal and state Migratory Bird stamps (endorsements) are exempt to 16 years of age. After the age of 16, however, federal and state Migratory Bird stamps (endorsements) are required as well as HIP certification and Hunter Education certification.

If you choose to saltwater fish, every non-resident guest must purchase a Non-Resident All Water Fishing package for $68.

Neither ranch hog hunting or ranch freshwater fishing requires licenses.

Texas Resident License Requirements

Resident Super-Combo: $68. While there are several options, the safest option is a Super-Combo. This provides you with all water fishing, all game animals and birds, and includes all game tags.

Required additions/endorsements: Federal Migratory Bird Stamp, State Migratory Bird Stamp, Sandhill crane permit, HIP certification, proof of Hunter Education.

Resident Youth License: $7. For under 17 years of age, both federal and state Migratory Bird stamps (endorsements) are exempt to 16 years of age. After the age of 16, however, federal and state Migratory Bird stamps (endorsements) are required as well as HIP certification and Hunter Education certification.

Neither ranch hog hunting or ranch freshwater fishing requires licenses.

Hunter Education

Texas law required all hunters born after September 2, 1971, to show proof of completing a Hunter Education course. Out of state hunters need only carry proof of same from their resident state.

Hunters between the ages of 9 to 16 without Hunters Education may hunt only if they are be accompanied by a person who is certified.

Hunters 17 or older must have completed a course either online or in person.

There is an option to purchase a one-time Hunter Education deferral ($10) online, but you must be accompanied on your hunt by someone with the certification

Other

Remember that while it is legal to have your license on your phone when waterfowl hunting, by law you need to have migratory bird stamps physically on you. Best practice is to carry your license and ID while engaging in any regulated hunting or fishing activity.

If you intend to hunt game animals during the archery-only season, both non-residents and residents must purchase an Archery Hunting Endorsement.

Disclaimer: Spread Oaks Ranch is providing this information as a courtesy to our guests. It is as accurate as possible. Ultimately, however, the guest is responsible for understanding the regulations and purchase of the required documents for their intended outdoor experience. We have provided links and phone numbers to facilitate this effort.


How can we help you?

Give us a call at (281) 615-9562 … or complete the short form on the Contact Us page.

Our Accommodations

Move your mouse and click on the buildings and the water to learn more about the Main House, the layout of the ranch, and all of our accommodations. We offer 12 ensuite rooms, 6 with king beds, 6 with double queen beds and a 6 bed bunk room. Mobile users: We suggest you view the map in landscape mode (turn your phone sideways).

Old Three Hundred
Main House Suite
Casita No. 1
Casita No. 2
Casita No. 3
Bunk House
Main House
Fire Pit
Tree House
Smoke House
Green House
Shade House
Trophy Bass Pond
Stocked Bass Lake
Skeet Shooting Field
Pool
Accommodations Include