Whether you are looking for Whitetail 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.
You’re Going To Love This!
DEA Ranch is known for the best Whitetail and exotic game hunts in South Texas. We offer year round, guided, well planned hunts to make your hunting experience the best ever.
Are you Ready for the Hunt of a Lifetime?
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.
“DEA Ranch was an experience of a life time! John and his crew were also so helpful, friendly and courteous! The hunt and being able see the amazing white tail and elk and exotic animals was absolutely AMAZING!!!! I definitely recommend John at DEA Ranch!!!”Eric Clark
“Had a fantastic time at DEA Ranch this last weekend, we harvested what we came for, saw a wide variety of truly beautiful animals, stayed in a extremely nice lodge and had some of the best food I've come across by their chef.”Brandon McLarty
“Great place to hunt. Nice animals, fair prices, and friendly people. The staff works hard ,and Jonathan goes out of his way to insure you have a fun trip. Be sure to bring a big gun and plenty of ammo.. you will need it.!!! And FYI, Jonathan hates .308's for exotics .”Julie Dykes McNeil
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ranch hours?
Open 7 Days a Week – 5am -10pm
What does the ranch cost include?
Home cooked meals by our Chef. Access and stay in one of our three lodges. A professional hunting guide for each hunter. Field Dressing and Walk-in Cooler storage for your trophy, quartering and capping $100 per animal. Transportation of your trophy to the ranch’s primary taxidermist and transportation of the meat to the ranch’s primary meat processor.
Do you offer food and lodging?
Yes! Dancing Elk Alexander Ranch provides 24/7 lodging and your meals are prepared by our Chef. Camping sites are available. We have 3 housing options for you to choose from, to best meet your needs.
15 camping spots.
Will a hunting guide accompany me?
Yes! Our professional guides are focused on ensuring each client has a memorable and exciting hunt.
****Gratuity for your guide is recommended. Our guides spend countless hours during the summer helping prepare the ranch for the hunting season and scouting our animals to ensure you a great opportunity for a successful hunt.
***We get asked what a tip should be and the best way we can describe it is just like a restaurant. Folks usually give 10% – 15% for great service for a couple hours at dinner, our guides will be taking care of you during the hunt for 2 or 3 days to show you a great time. They are very thankful for anything put their way.
Is transportation available from the airport to the ranch?
Yes! Transportation to and from airport is $100 per person.
How long do I have to put my deposit down?
ALL DEPOSITS MUST BE PAID WITHIN 120 DAYS OF THE HUNT.
Can I get a refund on my deposit?
NO. All deposits must be paid within 120 days of the hunt. NO DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED.
How long do I have to cancel a hunt?
TO CANCEL A HUNT IT HAS TO BE DONE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO HUNT FOR A REFUND. IF NOT CANCELLED 90 DAYS PRIOR YOU CAN RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE.
Can you hold my date for a hunt?
NO. DEA RANCH CAN’T HOLD ANY DATE UNLESS 50 PERCENT DEPOSIT HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL. AT TIME OF BOOKING A HUNT IS A FIRST COME BASIS.
Can I participate in additional hunts when I get there?
Yes! Additional animals and additional hunt days must be paid in full before exiting ranch.
What are your pricing packages?
If you’re looking for the ultimate hunting experience you have found it here at DEA Ranch. The diverse selection of wildlife will create a lasting impression and make you the envy of your family and friends. View our packages and pricing here.
What do I need to bring for my hunt? (Hunters)
- Minimum 243 cal. With same ammo used to sight rifle in with.
- Pulling 50 lbs minimum with broadhead with 1 inch cutting surface minimum.
- 20 ga. Minimum for turkey hunts, any gauge for dove hunts.
- Full camo clothing including face mask.
- (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.
What can I expect?
We’ll get you settled in, get your rifle sighted, take you out on a tour and have a lot of fun!
Do you offer Field Dressing and Cooler Storage?
Yes! Field Dressing and Walk-in Cooler storage is available for your trophy, quartering and capping $100 per animal.
Do you offer Taxidermist and Processing services?
Yes! Transportation of your trophy to the Ranch’s primary Taxidermist and transportation of the meat to the Ranch’s Primary Meat Processor is available.
What if I don’t harvest my animal during the hunt?
If you do not harvest the trophy you are after during your hunt you will be refunded the trophy fee minus the Ranch Fee.