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 11 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 (single-sized sheet for cots), pillows and towels,
2.5. Box fan for drowning out snorers, ear plugs
3. Transportation to and from pasture. 4WD, sealer and tire
4. Bring corn or buy at ranch. Corn $15 per 50#
5. Vehicle & buggy 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 and for your buggy.
- Machete, gloves, drag rope, clothing to
hack your way through thorns to find your animal
- good flashlight and
a backup for blood tracking
- GPS so you won't
get lost tracking
- Rubber boots in case of mud
& snake boots
- 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
or one cull
buck, and one mature doe in October, only, this year
(2021-22). Most people that hunt
here are here for the chance to shoot a trophy buck. You may shoot a
hog. No javelina to be killed. If you're staying 10 days or more you may shoot another
buck as long as its a cull. If you're going to hunt
consecutive hunts you must separate your hunt by 2 weeks.
If you already have shot your first buck and want a second, the
price will be $1000 for management bucks as long as it's not a penalty buck. A second buck 140" and
up will be $1000 plus $75/inch. A second buck that ends up
being a penalty buck will be a 2nd buck fee plus the penalty
fee. Not good.
2. Penalty Bucks not making 140" P&Y: Bucks
10 pts or more, 4-1/2 years or younger: $1500. 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:
Aging: We only use the "Tooth Replacement and Wear Method"
3. Little does. Any
does brought in under 50# is a $150 penalty. Please try
and shoot the oldest and largest.
- 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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- Cross bows allowed only for upper-limb physically disabled
individuals. This is a ranch rule.
- no drones.
2021-2022 Deer herd
management requirements by biologist:
Trophies 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 (must not be broken
- 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:
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 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
250-800 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 will not be in the program for 21-22 season.