Rancho Del Norte - Brooks County, Encino, TX
Located less than 20 miles south of Falfurrias off of Highway 281, near the town of Encino, lies Rancho Del Norte. With a great composition of open quail country and mixed brush canopy, this ranch is designed to be a wonderful combination hunting ranch to suit both the big game and bird enthusiast. The high fence, long-term wildlife management plan, habitat and available water have sustained generations of family recreation and will surely be sustainable for years to come.
Topography, Rangeland & Habitat
The deer hunting on this high-fenced ranch is fantastic with a carefully managed deer herd that allows excellent aging of trophy deer and manages a 1.5 to 1 doe-to-buck ratio. Multiple large bucks were observed by us during visits to the ranch and 170” deer are annually taken from the property. The deer are well managed to create these trophies and prove the native genetics. The ranch is located in the heart of some of the best quail country in the U.S. With a great mix of natural motts and open canopy, this ranch has a wonderful feel for the bobwhite enthusiast that also wants to enjoy the season’s big game opportunities. Turkey are abundant on the ranch. There are many huge live oaks all over the ranch which provide excellent roosting cover necessary for these majestic birds. The dove hunting here is superb with most hunting taking place at the water holes.
There is a housing compound that is anchored by a lodge with a combination dining room/den/kitchen centrally located and six rooms accessed outside of the lodge along a covered porch on the back. Each room has its own bathroom. The lodge has a covered bbq pit behind it overlooking a small lake with fish and a fire pit. Also in the compound are three nice mobile homes that are well done for more sleeping areas and a cooler/storage area.
Closer to the entrance is the manager’s home.