Hunting

Waterfowl, deer, upland & more

AN INCREDIBLE HUNTING EXPERIENCE

Create incomparable hunting memories

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

The perfect wildlife environments

Drawing from our deep understanding of wildlife management, we carefully manage the ranch’s wetland and rangeland habitat to work in harmony with the our ranching and agricultural practices. The result is superlative waterfowl and deer habitat in our multifaceted 5,500-acre outdoor playground—abundant in rich river bottomlands, ancient oak mottes, coastal prairie, and native wetland and rangeland plants.

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 birds and game and arranging for processing or taxidermy. Our mission at Spread Oaks Ranch is your total satisfaction in the outdoors experience paired with our luxurious lodge and exemplary cuisine.

If you are unable to visit, this is the next best thing

You can never replace the experience of a visit to Spread Oaks Ranch, but this video will help you begin to understand the allure. Step inside the main lodge and the well-appointed casitas. Explore the cuisine prep in the kitchen and visit the chuckwagon and the greenhouse. Get a feel for a horizon composed of the river, wetlands, and pastures as they meet an uncluttered skyline.  And finally, join fishermen and waterfowl hunters in their pursuit of nature’s bounty.

Ducks Unlimited visits Spread Oaks Ranch

Hear representatives from Ducks Unlimited discuss how entities such as Spread Oaks Ranch support their important wildlife conservation efforts.

Click to explore the hunting experience for each species

Teal Hunting

Teal Hunting


Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting


Alligator Hunting

Alligator Hunting


Whitetail Hunting

Whitetail Deer Hunting


Preserve Bird Hunting

Upland 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 (210) 863-1857 … 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
Clay Target Field
Pool
Accommodations Include