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Lincoln Ranch Bowhunting

       

Bowhunting Only Ranch

         
Bowhunting whitetail deer in South Texas is a hunt you don't want to miss. Bowhunting hogs and javelina offers an exciting experience that not every ranch can offer, combined with very comfortable accommodations. Archery hunting has been around the 'Brush Country' for 1000s of years so come carry on the tradition of hunting deer, feral hogs and javelina on the 'Lincoln'. Bowhunting hogs and whitetail in south Texas is quite the rush when experiencing the thorny brush, cactus and abundance of wildlife. We have been strictly an archery ranch for 37 years.

Come enjoy an affordable bow hunt at the Lincoln ranch in fabulous south Texas!   


Deer News:

 I'm dropping the trophy score from 140 to 130 this year. Must be at least 4-1/2 or older. You may shoot a doe in October or November but still not in December-January because of recovering from the drought.  I also simplified the hunting requirements.  See Info/Rates
If this past year's hunters want to re-book their same dates call me between February 1 and April 5. If you want to change dates call starting Saturday, April 6 at 8AM.  New hunters call after April 6.

 

Hog and Javelina News:

This year you may use a compound for javelina

 

 

2340 acres

Available dates for deer 2023-2024

Available dates for hogs and javelina 2024

 

RAIN NEWS:

  • 3-1/2" rain Aug 22, 2023 thanks to Tropical storm Harold
  • 2" on Oct 5
     

 

Thank you for hunting with me over the last 36 years.

 

 

 

Hog/Javelina Javelina 2024
Harvest

Christopher Walker, Greenville, TX
boar javelina
1-23-24
1st bow kill



Mark DeGidio, Eden Prairie, MN
50# Javelina
1-27-24

Mark Diekmann, Chanhassen, MN
Javelina

 

Mark Degidio.  Eden Prairie, MN
Boar hog

Jerry Beck, Steve Reedy
Terre Haute, IN
2-7-24



Jerry Beck


Dan Baker, Sumpter, OR
2-6-24


Kent Kaufman, Bismarck, ND
2-13-24


Dan Baker, Sumpter, OR
2-14-24
javelina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deer 2023-2024 Harvest:

Ben Ryder Mgmt '9'  4-1/2 yr
10-4-23


Danny Stark
4-1/2 year old mgmt. 8
11-3-23


Rudy Gonzalez
4-1/2 year old Management '8' buck
11-10-23


Jason Stone, Doe
11-17-23


Trophy Buck!!
Derrick Smith
4-1/2 year old 10pt
score 139-5/8"
11-28-23



Greg Neilson, Utah
4-1/2 y.o. management 8  buck
12-7-23

 



Bill Martin, Caldwell, TX
5-1/2 y.o  management 8 buck
12-8-23
 



Walker Dixon, Blackshear, Georgia
9-pt
12-9-23



David Sheffield, Magnolia, TX
5-1/2 y.o. management 10pt
scored 117"
12-9-23


Trophy Buck!!
Josh Kirby, Kaufman, TX
5-1/2 y.o. 12 pt
scored 130-2/8"
12-10-23
 

 


 

Joe Garcia, Kingwood, TX
5-1/2 y.o.  11-point
175#
12-15-23
no. 823217


Trophy Buck
Don Scherdin, Sweeny TX
5-1/2 y.o. 12-point
175#
12-17-23
scored 133-1/8"


Jake Hall, La Vernia, TX
7-1/2 y.o. 10 pt.
management buck
12-20-23


Trophy Buck
Derrick Smith Dec 18 hunt
4-1/2 y.o. scored 134-2/8"
18" inside spread
10-pt


Trophy Buck
Jan 6, 2024
Ben Ryder, West Columbia, TX
5-1/2 y.o. 12-pt
170#
Scored 140-6/8

Trophy Buck
Coy Roberts, Burnet, TX
1st S. Texas bow kill buck
1-10-24
4.5 y.o. 10 pt
scored 138-7/8

 


Trophy Buck
Andrew Tyler, Burnet, TX
1st bow kill buck
1-13-24
5.5 y.o. 11-pt.
Scored 137-0/8"
also pictured is proud dad, Norm

 

 

 

2022-2023 Harvest:

<----more photos at "Harvest Photos"


11-30-2022  Derrick Smith, New Braunfels, TX
5-1/2, 11-pt split main beam
official score 155-5/8" trophy buck
190# live wt.

 

 


12-4-22 Norm Tyler, Burnet, TX
5-1/2 yo, 9-pt, management buck
210 lbs live wt.

 


12-11-22 Josh Kirby, Kaufman, TX
4-1/2 yo mgmt buck 155#


12-15-22 Joe Garcia, Kingwood, TX
6-1/2 yo mgmt buck 170#

 


12-21-22  Blake Ryder, Santa Fe, TX
Mgmt buck, 5-1/2 yr



Norm Tyler 4-1/2 year mgmt. buck  #135
1-8-23

 



Alex Twyman 4-1/2 year mgmt buck. #155
1-8-23

 

 

<----more photos at "Harvest Photos"

 

 

 

2021-2022 Harvest:


Alfred strikes again!
11-6-21, Front P.
137-2/8" 12-Point
6-1/2 years by tooth replacement and wear method
F

 


Eli Rogers 12 years old
First deer kill with a bow!


Alex Twyman, Pearland, TX,      Dec 4
4-1/2 year management buck
F

 


Rudy Gonzalez, Alice, TX,       Dec 8
6-1/2 year management buck
LH

 

Rolando Espinoza, El Paso, TX,     Dec 14
5-1/2 year old management deer
F


Ray Works, Hutto TX,     Dec 16
4-1/2 to 5-1/2 year 9 pt
management buck
T


Morris Ryder      Dec 18
6-1/2 year management buck
9-pt.    20-7/8" inside spread
scored 132-4/8"
F


Blake Ryder, Texas City, TX   Dec 19
6.5 year   9-pt
management buck
Found by Gizzmoe. Frank Villarreal, Wounded Deer Recovery, Laredo
F

 


Donald Scherdin, Sweeny, TX    Dec 20
4.5 year 8pt management also found by Frank Villarreal
F

Donald, Morris and Blake.  They've been coming for 11years. First time
more than one person has harvested a buck during their stay let alone all three.

 


Orlando Gonzalez, Bruni, TX 1-13-22
8-1/2 year management buck



Ben Ryder West Columbia, TX
5-1/2 yr 11 pt    126-2/8
recovered by Frank Villarreal Recovery Services

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Harvest:


11-7-20
Alfredo Maldonado  Alice, TX Trophy
LH past.


11-9-20|
 Rudy Gonzalez, Alice, Texas. Mgmt 8
Front P.


11-24-20
 Orlando Gonzalez 4-1/2 MGMT buck
Trap P.

 


11-30-20
 Ben Ryder Management deer. Scored 137-5/8, 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 y.o.
Same genetics as the one above harvested in the same pasture.
Trap P.

12-1-20
 Derrick Smith Mgmt buck 4 to 5-1/2 years.  First buck
'On-the-Lincoln'
It was found 2 days later after the coyotes ate it.
House P.

12-16-20
  Hunter Clark 6-1/2 yo management 8, Longhorn

 

12-18-20
Keith Wagner, Lampasas TX  6-1/2 yo management buck taken with self-crafted long bow.
125-1/8. trap

12-6-20
Zach Brauher 3.5 yo management


1-4-21
 Aaron Ramirez, Mirando City TX  5-1/2 to 6-1/2 yo scored 140-2/8". trap


1-3-21
 Orlando Gonzalez, 12-pt scores 131-2/8'.trap-p

 

 

 

from other years: VARIOUS BUCKS

 

Kristina Ryder
123-3/8 (Mgmt buck bec of age)

 

 
 Joel Lopez
150-3/8


Karen Ingram 145-7/8

Jay Richardson 141-4/8


AJ Longron  161-4/8


Robert A Johnson  145-7/8


Robert Cobb 136-7/8


Frank Hunter 143-1/8


Robert B Johnson  score 152


Cliff Ingram   163-2/8


Daryl P.   160-5/8



CJ Ingram  133-3/8


Brian Dungan  145-4/8

From one of my hunters:
All of these were taken from the Lincoln Ranch since 2010