Whitetails, Longhorns, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets — true icons of historic South Texas hunting and ranching culture and you can experience it all during your trip to the DEA Ranch located between Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Remote yet easily accessible, DEA Ranch allows you to get away from the pressure and commotion of everyday life and enjoy unique ranching hospitality under the Texas stars.

Whether you are looking for whitetail buck meat for the freezer or just a great ranching experience our professional guides are focused on ensuring each client has a memorable and exciting hunt. For the discriminating bird hunter, quail and dove abound for guided well planned hunts or informal hunting to make your hunting experience complete. A diversified habitat coupled with a working ranch results in an abundance of wildlife and managed exotics. Skeet shooting, bird watching or just relaxing under the 100 + year old oak trees will make your trip a complete Texas retreat.

big-Leo Martinez - ranch manager

Leo was born and raised in Freer, Tx. Naturally, growing up in South Texas led to Leo’s passion for hunting and ranching. Leo earned a degree from TSTC in Livestock and Ranch Management. Now, with over 25+ years of Ranch Management experience, Leo brings his talent and passion to the DEA Ranch. You can trust that when your hunting experience is in Leo’s hands, it will be one hunt of a lifetime.

Just as Thomas Mathis, who donated 300 acres in 1890 to the town of Mathis, Texas had a vision for ranching, commerce and railroads in South Texas so you will find with DEA Ranch in helping complete your vision for your next hunting experience.

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