Dead Man's Pass Ranch

A Historical Landmark with over 2,200 acres & legendary hunting grounds!

The Lodge

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Our Facilities

Our facilities are fully equipped to process your trophy. We have a skinning rack with hydraulic wrench, fully lighted for late night returns and warmed by a pot belly stove. We also have a large walk-in cooler and meat prep room.

Our Amenities

Our recreational and entertainment facilities include: pool, darts, horse shoes, ladder toss, 1/2 court basketball, and electronic basketball. Amenities also consist of Satellite TV with the most movie channels and wireless internet connectivity.

History of the Pass

There are two legends behind the naming of the pass. We are uncertain as to which is actual legend.

The Dead Man's Creek Legend

The creek was named for a traveling peddler who was robbed and killed by outlaws in a pass on the stream in the 1880s. Reportedly, the outlaws openly sold the stolen cloth and kitchenware to workers building the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway.

The Legend of the Dead Man's Canyon

The canyon was named for several skeletons, the remains of apparent victims of Indian attacks that were found there by early settlers about 1870. Either way, this pass has become a part of Texas history and is in the process of becoming a historical site.

Exotic Hunts

Aoudad Hunts All of our Aoudad hunts are completely Free-Range and 100% Free Chase! It's actually called an Aoudad Sheep or referred to as a Barbery Sheep.   But, it's not…

Wing Shoot

Come Experience Bird Hunting unlike anywhere else in Texas.  We provide several bird hunting packages from Wild Turkey, Dove and Quail. If you enjoy turkey, we have available hunts in…


We want out hunters to harvest the very best whitetail they possibly can.  We spare no expense supplementing with the highest quality proteins and minerals to maintain body weight and…

Our Hunting Pro Staff

Our Guides are the Secret Weapon behind our Success.

Amazing support for all!

Dead Man’s Pass Ranch is in south central Val Verde County, Texas. The Pass consists of a massive limestone base that underlies flat to rolling terrain, forming a deep and winding canyon. The soils in this area are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams that support oak, juniper, grasses and mesquite.A perfect terrain for hunting whitetail, wild turkey and more.

To further improve the habitat, the staff of Dead Man’s Pass Ranch has undertaken a project of constantly grooming the terrain, such as trimming and clearing the underbrush of the Cedar trees to provide shade for the game.

Dead Man’s Pass Ranch includes over 2,200 acres of high fenced prime managed country. It consists of 5 runs of hills and is 3 miles x 2.5 miles, with a differential in elevation of roughly 400 feet.

Big Game Hunt
Small Game Hunt
Wing Shoot Hunt
Big Horn Hunt
A Hunting Experience of a Lifetime.