Cibolo Creek Ranch is especially rich in the diversity of its wildlife species, several of which provide exciting sport for hunters. All hunting activities are conducted in remote areas of the property, well separated from other guest activities.
A secure arms room, ammunition, and an array of rifles, pistols, and shotguns, including fine-quality Spanish side-by-sides, are at the disposition of our hunters. Spouses and non-hunting companions may accompany the hunters or enjoy the many other ranch activities while field activities are in progress.
We offer, both on the ranch and in the immediate area, wild blue quail and white-winged dove shoots. Blue quail and related quail species are a particularly difficult quarry that requires a good level of marksmanship and athletic ability. Notwithstanding our serious efforts to support our bird population, the quail and dove census is limited and we do not overhunt. Early reservations are recommended.
A most remarkable hunting experience on the ranch is our pheasant and chukar shoots for at least 8 hunters. The shoots occur at the base of a bluff from which the birds fly in a style similar to a European driven bird hunt. Hunters who participate are always thrilled by the shoot—and so are the spectators who watch. An open-air breakfast and full beverage service accompany the drive.
Put and take bobwhite hunts are conducted on our native pastures and mountain terrain. We take pride in selecting birds from superior breeders and handling them in a fashion that assures a fulfilling hunting experience. Our experienced guides and modified Humvees, together with the scenic mountains, enhance the pleasure of the hunt. For those who prefer a stationary shooting experience, we offer our boxed bird range.
Rifle hunts may also be arranged for mule deer, white-tailed deer, Carmen mountain white-tailed deer, aoudad, elk, buffalo, javelinas, mountain lions, foxes, and coyotes. Some of these species, especially mountain lions and foxes, require considerable notice so as to make arrangements for trained hounds and to inspect the property for indications of the presence of the quarry. Given our rugged environment, hunters with some experience are preferred, and mountain lion hunting requires some degree of horsemanship.