Halff Brothers Ranch is an ideal ranch for bowhunters. The Frio
river bottom is lushly forested land breaking into the stark beauty
of thick brush and rock hills. The ranch also encampasses range
land offering lengthy vistas and gorgeous terrain.
The ranch is divided up into large pastures. We try to rotate
which pastures we hunt on to provide less hunting pressure on
the deer and to preserve the unspoiled beauty of the land. We
stalk and rattle and watch the deer to decipher deer movements
and patterns and we hunt from both tree stands and portable ground
Fair Chase Hunting
Fair chase hunting is a challenging and rewarding experience.
By its very nature, as a sporting endeavor, not every hunter will
have the chance to shoot a trophy animal. However
each hunter will have an experience that is unique to South Texas
and worthy of many fine memories. Our promise is to work with
you to provide an excellent quality hunting experience.
Halff Brothers Ranch has a picturesque base camp.The lodge sits
overlooking a small bass fishing tank. We provide complementary
tackle with which to relax after an exhilarating morning in the
The lodge comfortably sleeps fourteen in both private and communal
arrangements. We offer a simple, impeccably clean and comfortable
environment. The food is excellent and all meals are provided
on site. For additional photographs of the Lodge (click
Deer hunting in South Texas is some of the best in the nation. Halff
Brothers Ranch offers free-ranging whitetail deer hunting using
simple and time-honored methods. Our guides delight in rattling
up deer for the hunter, stalking and trailing and providing the
chance for an authentic hunt.
Rio Grande Turkey
Turkey hunting offers an adventure unique to game hunting. Due
to their keen senses, turkeys are wary and difficult to hunt.
The spring hunt is a particularly rare treat, however. With skill
and experience turkeys can be brought in with a hand or mouth
call and hunters can witness the elaborate mating dances and strutting
presentations of the gobblers.
The lush Frio River bottom with abundant water and hardwood trees,
with tremendous amounts of nesting cover and strutting parks in
the upland range contribute to maintaining a large turkey population.
South Texas Hog
The wild hog is an exciting animal to hunt year round. Feral hogs
are crossbreeds between wild and domesticated hogs. There are
also strains of Russian boar. Characterized by a longer, leaner
body and more ferocious
looking face, the Russian hogs have straight tails and keen senses.
The various crossed strains provide a wide variety of colors and
body styles, which make great mounts. Hogs are legal to hunt year
round and provide an exciting off-season hunting adventure.
For Bowhunters (and rifle hunters) hogs are a
difficult game to harvest because their internal organs are lower
than many hunters realize. Additionally, they are incredibly strong
and can absorb shot after shot if it is not placed properly.
We have a page
dedicated to photographs some of our hogs as well as some
photographic illustrations of internal hog anatomy. Our guides
are not only expert in guiding hunters but also in making sure
that they understand optimum shot placement.
Halff Brothers Ranch has a small population of
South Texas Javelina. Known as the collared Peccary, javelinas
are fearless and frequently intimidating.