Big 8 Hunt
Big 8 Hunt
Big 8 Hunt

Big 8 Hunt

from $2,995.00

Hunting Season: October/2019 – February/2020

Antler Size: Up to 8 points

B&C Score: Up to 130 B&C and 1 doe, spike or cull buck.

We want our hunters to take the very best whitetail they possibly can. We spare no expense supplementing with proteins and minerals to maintain body weight and promote antler growth throughout the year. As most people know it gets rather warm in south Texas during the summer months. For that reason, we have 25 water troughs and 7 dirt tanks to ensure our animals remain healthy through the summer.
Dead Man’s Pass Ranch is under the authority of a Level 3 Managed Lands Deer Permit. The MLDP allows us to have the state’s most flexible seasons and bag limits. Hunting license is required but use of your hunting license tag(s) are not required on deer harvested under the authority of this permit; therefore, county and statewide bag limits do not apply to individual hunters.



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All about the Big 8 Hunt.

Thank you for considering us for a big game hunt. As licensed professionals, we are committed to giving you an exciting and pleasurable experience in taking a quality trophy whitetail. Our hunting includes over 2,200 acres of high fenced prime, managed country. We provide transportation to all two man stands with heaters and guides for every hunter. Your game will be field dressed, quartered and packed in ice for travel. We will provide you with a digital photograph of you and your trophy as a lasting memory of your time at Dead Man’s Pass Ranch. We would be honored to post your photo on our website, in our Trophy Gallery.

Please contact us for rates on our big game hunts. Reduced rates are available for multiple animal hunts or large groups.

Family Packages
** Inquire for Father/Son, Father/Daughter or Grandparent/Grandchild special pricing. Non-hunters welcome for $395 for weekend.  One QUALIFIED re-hunt may be allowed for an additional $395.  Re-hunts are at the sole discretion of the owner and ADDITIONAL FEES APPLY.
***Be sure to view our cancellation and no-show policy on the pricing page.

Deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless canceling client finds a replacement hunter. If Dead Man’s Pass Ranch, L.L.C. has to find a replacement, there will be a $1,000.00 rebooking fee plus any discounts given to the replacement hunter. The rebooking fee, plus any discounts will be deducted from client’s original deposit. All balances, if any, shall then be transferred to another hunt date.

No Shows
Client will be charged in full for the total number of persons in Client’s group/party and for the number of days booked. If Client is booking multiple people as part of the Client’s group/party, then Client should have stand-by hunters ready to fill any guest cancellation that Client may incur.

Ranch Location:
Our ranch is location Val Verde County approximately 30 miles NNW of Del Rio, Texas, and approximately 7 miles North of Comstock, Texas.

The hunt package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this hunt?Items that are included in the cost of hunt price.

This Hunt package includes very comfortable, extremely clean quarters with all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.   An experience hunting guide will be provided. Transportation to and from deer blinds is provided.  Harvested animals are cleaned and quartered and prepared for you to transport home.  Please bing your own coolers.  (we have an ice machine)

  • Professional hunting guide
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners & snacks
  • All accommodation including Lodging
  • All transportation to and from hunting area/blind to camp
  • Cleaning of animal
What is not included in this hunt?Items that are not included in the cost of hunt price.

Items and services that are not included:

  • Valid Texas hunting License
  • Tips for Guides
  • Tips for Cook
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gun and ammo or Bow
  • Personal Articles of clothing (Ex: Jackets, boots, pants, shirt, gloves, etc.)
  • Rangefinder (if you would like one)
  • Personal Toiletries
  1. Day1 Friday
    • Arrive at Ranch around noon on Friday
    • Check into the Lodge and assigned rooms
    • Meet the Guide – go over hunting guidelines and required docs
    • Snacks and drinks provided
    • Sight in rifles
    • Head to the hunting stands
  2. Day2 Saturday
    • Head to stand for early morning hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Breakfast served at lodge
    • Lunch provided at lodge
    • Afternoon activities:  Pool, fire pit, cards, darts, horse shoes, etc.
    • Head to stands for late afternoon hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Dinner served at lodge
  3. Day3 Sunday
    • Head to stand for early morning hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Breakfast served at lodge
    • Check out time is at 12:00pm
Dead Man's Pass Ranch

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.

The Lodge

The lodge sleeps up to 10 comfortably. It has two bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi tub, full kitchen and a large great room. To enjoy some of the milder evenings, you can grill outside and eat in our screened-in eating area.

The lodge is equipped with satellite TV, with almost all the movie channels.  Internet access is available, so you can e-mail your trophy pictures to your envious friends before you leave.
If you enjoy sunsets, the US Business Report, confirms that Del Rio is the best place in Texas to experience the grandeur of a Texas sunrise or sunset. Not to mention the brightest star gazing.
Our Facilities

For the hunt, we have ten 3-man hunting blinds. Each blind has two padded chairs to ensure a comfortable hunt. For your security, our property is completely surrounded by an 8-1/2 foot game fence.

To guarantee a great trophy, we have 16 breeding pens, all with water troughs, shaded areas and feeders.
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.
The hunt package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.


Welcome to Dead Man’s Pass Ranch
Ranch Compound
Come Enjoy our Living Room
Rustic Galley Kitchen
Big Table for Big Meals
Master to call your own
Deer Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom #1 Sleeps 4
Guest Bedroom #2 Sleeps 4
Ranch Style Outdoor Kitchen

Yes.  In order to hunt at our location, you will need a valid Texas Hunting License.

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete hunter education. Minimum age for certification is 9 years and cost is $15.

If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:

● under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*. ● age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete hunter education, OR you must be accompanied.

● age 17 and over, you must successfully complete hunter education; OR purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied.

Yes, we are more than ready to handle your corporate event or outing.

Yes, 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.

Yes, our ranch offers a shooting range to site in your gun.

Dead Man’s Pass Ranch is over 2,200 acres.

Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Proof of certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

Any person 17 years of age or older who has not completed hunter education may defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. You must be accompanied while hunting if you have a deferral. Note: The one-time Hunter Education Deferral is available at license vendors (ACADEMY OR YOUR LOCAL SPORTING GOODS STORE AND MOST WAL MARTS) and costs $10. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral.

You may now print a copy of your certification

Failure to carry proof of certification or deferral while hunting is a Class C, Parks and Wildlife Code Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine not less than $25 nor more than $500.

A typical tip for a hunting guide & cook is between 10-20% of your hunt.  Tipping your guide is not required but is very much appreciated.

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 21/12/2018

Great people, love the views from in the stands and great food!

Reviewed On 26/11/2018

I just wanted to thank you for a life time experience hunting trip with my dad. Your ranch and staff was awesome!! I have Hunted Ranches all over Texas talking customers and your Ranch is one of a kind. Your guide is hard working and knows his deer. He gave Dad and I a tour or the Ranch and explained the history behind the name. Oh and the cook, talk about good food and people. Thanks again for the hunt and I am looking forward to the next one in November. Chris

Ron Pyle
Reviewed On 21/12/2013

Great time, lots of game and guide was very good as all the staff was.