Lincoln Ranch is a 2340 acre ranch located 25 miles NE of
Texas. Established in 1987 for bowhunting only, it caters
to groups of up to 10 hunters.
include a large lodge-style building with a central living room
and four bedrooms (4 beds in each room), each air conditioned
with its own bathroom. Adjacent to the lodge is a kitchen and
dining facility where you prepare your own meals. A lighted
target range and walk-in cooler are also located on the grounds.
assign you a pasture and you hunt that area any way you prefer.
We have no preset stands or feeders. Pop-up blinds work
very well as long as they are brushed in well. (click>see
examples. Go to 'Other Photos'>Brushed in blind examples) We rent them.
You may also set up multiple areas and set a game cameras
up as long as there is room in the pasture.
WIFI is available at lodge.
1. Use of tripod stands
2. Use of lodge
3. Use of practice range with targets
4. Use of walk-in cooler and skinning facility
5. We have a computer set up in the lodge to view memory cards
What to Bring:
2. Bed linens, pillows and towels
3. Transportation to and from pasture. 4WD, sealer and tire
4. Bring corn or buy at ranch. See
5. Vehicle gas (no station within 32 miles) If coming from
IH35, fill up in Encinal. If coming from Hwy 59, fill up
6. Use of washer/dryer $10/load
7. Ice: $5 per 20# bag
Reminder: Gerry cans of gas if you’re
staying a while
- Machete, gloves, drag rope, clothing to
hack your way through thorns to find your animal
- good flashlight for blood tracking
- Rubber boots in case of mud
- Garbage bags to put your meat in
- Chair for sitting and stalking
- Thermocell, mesh face net
- shovel for burying your business
1. Limit: one trophy buck
(two, unless you are staying 10 days or more), one cull
buck, and one mature doe (ask ranch manager regarding quota), and unlimited hogs per scheduled visit (lease
period.) No javelina are to be killed
during the deer season.
2019-2020: You must shoot a doe before taking your second
2. Penalty Bucks not making 140" P&Y: Bucks
10 pts or more, 4-1/2 years or younger: $1000. If your
buck is 5-1/2 yrs. or older and DOES scores over 140, then that
is your trophy buck. Less than 4-1/2 years, 8s and 9s:
3. Little does. Any
does brought in under 50# is a $150 penalty
- Four-wheelers are acceptable as long as they are kept on
the roads. Please be sure there is a quiet muffler in place.
Polaris Rangers, Mules and the like are allowed anytime.
- Release of Liability on file needs to be signed upon arrival.
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- No draw-locks allowed
- Cross bows allowed only for upper-limb physically disabled
individuals. This is a ranch rule.
2019-2020 Deer herd
management requirements by biologist:
- Must score 140
unless he is 5-1/2 or older (5-1/2 or older bucks are
considered a mgmt)
- All 8s and 9s
need to be 4-1/2 or older
- No brow tines or
one brow tine need to be 3-1/2 or older
- Freak horned
deer need to be 3-1/2 or older
- 5,6 or 7 point
need to be 3-1/2
- no spikes killed
- nothing killed
2-1/2 or younger
Assignment of pastures:
We have had some complaints from hunters that
"favoritism" is going on and we are saving pastures for certain
hunters. This is not the case.
If a hunter get the same pasture as the previous year it is
coincidental. All of the pastures are assigned
before check-in and in most cases hunters are given the choice
of open pastures. All of the areas have excellent hunting
and when we are booked (10 hunters) each hunter has an abundance
of acreage to themselves. We place hunters in a pasture
according to group size and the placement is controlled by the
hunting manager. We have several pastures and they range in size from
250-700 acres. Once you are assigned a location you cannot jump
to a different location without permission from the hunting
MLDP (Managed Land Deer Permits)
We are involved in the MLD program.
Our biologist visited the ranch this summer and we qualified
for Level 3 buck and Level 2 and 3 anterless. A hunter
who brings in game MUST use a MLD permit issued by Lincoln
Ranch AND sign and record their license number on the
permit. If a hunter tags their deer with THEIR license
tag, it is in violation with the state hunting laws and will
result in a fine. Hunters are not required to
retain the head of any deer to prove sex in transportation.
The permit is placed in a plastic Ziploc bag in the cooler is
sufficient. If a head is to be separated for mounting a
Wildlife Resource Document (WRD) must accompany it to the
taxidermist. The MLD permit is to remain with the meat.