What To Bring


  • Rifle
  • Minimum 243 cal. With same ammo used to sight rifle in with
  • Bows
  • Pulling 50 lbs minimum with broadhead with 1 inch cutting surface minimum
  • Shotguns
  • 20 ga. Minimum for turkey hunts, any gauge for dove hunts.
  • Full camo clothing including facemask
    (spot and stalking, rattling, or turkey hunting)
  • Comfortable waterproof boots
  • Quality binoculars
  • Archery range finder if bow hunting
    (guides have range finder for rifle hunting)
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Hearing protection & protective eye wear
  • Hunting License
  • Day pack for personal supplies to and from blind
  • Cool neutral or camo colored clothing for dove hunts


  • Comfortable clothing for relaxing in the evenings
  • Robe and footwear for bath area
  • Robe and footwear for bath area
    (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc..)

How Do I Get There From Here?

From San Antonio

Take I37 South to Exit #40 FM 888

Turn left under the overpass and go approx. 1 mile then take first left (there’s a small white “Church of Christ” called “Argenta Church of Christ” on the left corner where you turn.) Then go approx. 2 ½ miles staying straight on paved road until you come to a large black mailbox on the right side of the road with 311 on side and front, Entry gate will be on your left. (If you run out of paved road you have gone too far) Call (361-249-1157) and a manager will let you in and escort you to the lodge where you can get settled in.

From Houston

Take Hwy 59 South to intersection with I37 South (at George West). Take I37 South then follow directions provided for travel from San Antonio.

From Corpus Christi

Take I37 North (towards San Antonio) to exit #40 FM 888. Turn right at intersection then follow directions provided for travel from San Antonio.

Ranch Manager, Jonathan Erickson

Located on I37 Mathis, Texas 100 miles of San Antonio and 40 miles North of Corpus Christi, Live Oak County Mathis was formed in the late 1800’s when Land Baron Thomas Mathis saw a need for town and donated 300 acres. The San Antonio/Aransas Pass railroad would pass through Mathis and gave ranches and farmers in the area an avenue to market their goods. Just as that railroad was important in the settling of South Texas, the modern interstate system is a convenience for automobile travel and DEA Ranch is conveniently located off of I37.

Transportation To and From Airport
$100 per person

Ask Me About Our Current Specials

Jonathan Erikson – Ranch Manager
(361) 249-1157