Welcome to San Pedro Ranch

The San Pedro Ranch is located in Dimmit and Maverick Counties, 30 miles southwest of Carrizo Springs, Texas. Twenty-six different soil types, spanning over 23,000 acres, support a very diverse plant and animal community. The ranch is low fenced, and offers some of the best fair chase hunting opportunities for native white-tailed deer. Over the years, state of the art wildlife management practices have produced some of the highest quality trophy white-tailed deer in Texas, as measured by the Boone & Crockett Club.

Visit the San Pedro Ranch, and you will see approximately 325 head of hardy, gentle, registered Beefmaster cattle. We have genetically selected our cattle to thrive in an arid, oftentimes, harsh environment. Our San Pedro Beefmaster bulls reflect such distinguished lineage as LBar 5502, Ranger’s Pride, Casey, Tres Hijos, Frenzel, and Nolan Ryan bloodlines. Our heifers descend from cows who have consistently weaned a calf every year, even in difficult drought conditions.

At the San Pedro, we try to make the most of nature’s bounty by practicing holistic management; weighing each decision against the over-arching goal of improved native habitat and a healthier ecosystem. The San Pedro Ranch converts sun, soil, water, plant, and livestock resources into a valuable food source. We like to say that we help nature do what she does best. Please enjoy exploring our website for additional inforamtion.

Hard to believe we are just over 90 days until hunting season kicks off here in Texas. It seems like it was just last week we were wrapping up deer season. If you are new to hunting but want to get started this season, dove hunting is a great avenue. Even for those who have hunted all their life, there is something special about a warm, early fall afternoon sitting around an earthen tank with man’s best friend anticipating the evening flight.
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If you love Texas, wildlife, the outdoors, conservation, and believe in preserving open spaces for future generations, please take 5 minutes to watch this video. Texas is losing its rural lands faster than any other state, a race we don’t want to win. Furthermore, since Texas is nearly 97% privately owned, it’s up to private landowners to take action, not the government. The San Pedro Ranch and Calvert Brothers Ranch were put under a conservation easement through Texas Agricultural Land Trust in December 2009 and December 2021, respectively. What does this mean? Well, these ranches can never be developed. These two ranches will remain intact and wild forever, thanks to @txaglandtrust and all those who share the same vision. This is what matters. 🎥 @johnrobinsonirwin
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We have some exciting research in front of us here at the ranch! We have teamed up with @ckwri_official to better understand the population dynamics of Chestnut Bellied Scaled Quail (aka Blue Quail) across Texas. There are a few remaining strongholds across the state, but for the most part their population at the state level has been declining. Researchers currently have 27 GPS transmitters deployed on blue quail across the ranch. Stay tuned for research updates! 📸 Ashley Tanner
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We wanted to take a moment to thank @txaglandtrust and all those who support open spaces, for a wonderful event Thursday night at the @sabotgarden to celebrate TALT’s 15th anniversary. It was refreshing being surrounded by individuals who share the same passion for working lands as we do. Thank you TALT and the individuals who have helped shape TALT, for working so hard to keep working lands…working. Texas is losing open spaces faster than any other state, so their work is more important now than ever. Lastly, thanks @patgreenmusic for the entertainment!
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the women out there who keep this world together. There is an instinctual drive “to care” in every Mother that is unparalleled. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are today without the unconditional love of a Mother.
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The Texas Horned Lizard (aka Horned Frog) was once found across the entire state of Texas, but became increasingly rare in east, central, and north Texas during the latter part of the twentieth century. Collection for pet trade, spread of the imported red fire ant, urban sprawl, environmental contamination, and loss of habitat have lead to this species decline. In 1977, Texas Parks and Wildlife listed the Texas Horned Lizard as threatened. Today, stable populations still exist in south and west Texas. As wildlife managers, we tend to focus our conservation efforts on game species and often times forget about managing the system as a “whole”. Remember, single species management can lead to unintended consequences across an ecosystem. This is arguably the best picture we have captured of these cool critters.
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May is National Beef Month, but thank goodness we don’t have to wait for one month out of the year to celebrate a good steak! When you sink your teeth into a delicious ribeye or filet, do you ever wonder what went in to producing that cut of meat and getting it to your table? Far more than what you think as it took anywhere from 12-22 months to “grow” and develop that beef. The underlying problem with consumers is the fact that there is this idea that food magically appears on the grocery store shelves. In reality, the work that goes into producing a cut of meat or growing a vegetable is more than what most understand. Take the time to think about a farmer or rancher at your next meal, chances are they played a big role in it.
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When you see your first water puddle in 270 days…you do what anything would…dance in it! The storm last night averaged 0.46” across 14 rain gauges. This is the largest rainfall event we have had here on the ranch since 8/5/21. It’s not much, but it’s a start! How has everyone else faired over the past 10 days? Send us your rainfall reports!
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Not every creature is created equal, but every creature has its place in an ecosystem. The Collared Peccary, or Javelina, is a neat critter and is a great game species to pursue for young or first time hunters. We would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this game species…remember no one species is good past a certain density. Also, any guesses on the woody plant that is blooming in this trail camera picture (yellow flowers)? This picture was captured in November 2017.
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It was crowded at breakfast this morning!
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