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.
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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 and internet access is available, so you can e-mail your trophy pictures to your envious friends before you leave.
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For the hunt, we have 10 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 wench, 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 recreational and entertainment facilities include; darts, horse shoes, 1/2 court basketball, and electronic basketball. For those hot days we have a 45,000 gallon swimming hole, fully equipped with pool equipment and filters. For those cool, brisk nights, you can gather around the fire pit, where the hunters and liars gather to tell stories and warm themselves.