Ranch Manager’s Corner
Escondido Ranch Staff would like to thank all of our patrons who assisted with making our 2012 – 2013 deer hunting season a success. We are looking forward to 2013-2014 deer season. We also offer Hog, Javelina, Bobcat, Coyote, and Rabbit hunting year round. We put out hog pipes at a few hog blinds to keep the hogs coming around. Just a reminder we have a gun range with 25 yard, 50 yard, and 100 yard targets. The ranch is a great get away from the city and enjoy nature. We look forward to having you out at the ranch. To make reservations you can call my cell 361-296-4525 or Ranch 830-373-4419.
Our Ranch operates solely from patronage revenue, and we were able to make multiple improvements with this years funding. We continue to try and make your stay at the lodge a pleasant one. Recently we replaced lodge rooms flooring, remodeling female head, and installed oven in main lodge . We offer free WIFI through out the lodge and satelite TV in the living room. There is also a display cabinet of different animals on the ranch for example; bobcat mount, rattlesnake mount, javelina skull, turkey beard, deer sheds, and coyote mount coming soon. So to all of our regular or future patrons I look forward to meeting you or seeing you again at the ranch! V/R-R, GSMC(SW) Jonny Gross.
Escondido Ranch continues to truck in water from Freer. We have a 3,000 Gallon water tank, and a 10,000 gallon storage tank. We do ask if your planning on visiting bring your own drinking water. Our water is for shower usage, filling water troughs and our animal cleaning station.
Our Staff continues to work over 35 miles of interior roads, including the large wash out areas located on our river perimeter road from Stand 29 to Stand 33. This effort will greatly benefit our patrons and Staff when in transit to stands during the upcoming season.
Water & Feeding Efforts:
Due to the dry weather conditions in the past at the Ranch (all of Escondido’s tanks are dry with the exception of two tanks located at stands three and Split Tank); we are currently feeding and watering throughout the property. We have six 400-gallon quail guzzlers, four 300-gallon water troughs, eight 85-gallon water troughs, and six corn/six protein feeders constantly filled. Fortunately we have received some rain lately and everything is starting to turn green again, but the tanks remain dried up except two.