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.

Per the previous question we posed in our recent post, we let rattlesnakes be...so long as they are not in our yard or around headquarters. Rattlesnakes are part of our ecosystem here, no need to change that. Watch video closely, it’s incredible how fast they can move their rattles; it almost appears as if the rattles are not moving. We hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Not too much longer and these critters will be out on the move again. We typically see most of our rattlesnakes in fall and spring on either side of a weather change. People often associate summer time with rattlesnakes...truth is that it simply gets too hot here in the summer for snakes to be very active. What are your thoughts on rattlesnakes, shoot on site or leave them be?
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Sundays are best spent with family, friends, in the outdoors, and resting up for the week to come. We took this picture out of a helicopter several years ago while flying our annual deer census. Who else loves bobcats....we think they are really cool!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Take the time today to slow down, and enjoy the little things in life.
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February is a busy month for us in regards to cattle. We pull herd bulls off of cows and heifers February 1, work calves (collect DNA, dehorn, and vaccinate) in early February, and carcass ultrasound replacement heifers. We also move the replacement heifers back in with the main cow herd so that we have all females in one herd. Calves are growing well and hopefully will finish strong before weaning in April.
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Blue skies and old windmills....the picturesque working ranch scene.
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Passing it on. The ranch is on its 5th generation, with several members of those generations being raised here on the ranch. How do you continue to build a ranching legacy and keep the next generation interested....exposure. It’s one thing to tell the next generation, but it’s different when you involve them. This ranch isn’t just a piece of dirt....its much more than that. 📸 @katitafitz
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Managing a natural resource or an ecosystem can be a difficult task. First and foremost, Mother Nature always has the upper hand. In other words, as a land/natural resource manager you don’t influence Mother Nature, she influences you and what you are trying to manage. Furthermore, the weather is unpredictable and more often than not, unreliable. Sure there are historical weather patterns, but as of late at least in our area, these historical patterns are not consistent, and no two years are the same. Lastly, there are more variables than one can count in nature, that influence your management efforts. We have learned in this field, that the more we feel like we understand, the less we actually know. So, we tip our hats to all those who are working diligently each day to steward this great land and all the resources we as humans depend on for every day life.
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Another year has passed us just as quickly as it began...one thing is for certain, time marches on. We live in a world where faster is better and tomorrow has become unacceptable. We are expected to be connected at all times, and as a result, often neglect the little things in life that are fundamental for our happiness and existence. We encourage all of you to focus more time this year on the “little things”, because in reality, these little things are “big” things. Happy New Year, thanks to all those who made last year special to us.
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At what point in a hunters career does he/she become a wildlife manager or conservationist? In other words, when does that switch flip, so to speak, when it becomes more about the hunt or the quarry rather than the harvest. For those who have made this transition, creating and managing habitat to maximize the potential of a certain wildlife species, far exceeds the harvest of that species. There is something special about this transition that not everyone understands. It’s magical in the sense that one begins to appreciate all the subtle nuances associated with hunting, wildlife management, and conservation. Remember, hunters have and always will be leaders in wildlife conservation and habitat management...a matter many non-hunters do not understand.
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We wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We hope today your time is spent with family and friends celebrating this special day. Do your best to disconnect from this crazy world and focus on the important things life.
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