Our management activities encourage a variety of wildlife to call GBL home. We hunt native and exotic game. Natives in this area include Whitetail deer and Rio Grande turkey. The free-ranging exotics include Aoudads, Axis deer, Sika deer, Blackbuck Antelope, feral hogs, Russian Boars, Catalina goats, and a variety of Corsican/Barbado sheep.
GBL is roughly 4 square miles of rocky land with oaks, mesquite, cedar, cactus, limestone bluffs, and dry creek beds. Pioneer cattleman MM Bradford moved to Edwards County in 1879 and lived in a cave on the ranch while building his home on Contrary Creek. His son, Wheat Bradford, started ranching the land as a teenager. GBL is named after Wheat’s youngest daughter, Gail.
A variety of free-ranging exotic animals is a Texas Hill Country bonus. Many exotics have established a permanent home on GBL Ranch and others pass through unexpectedly.
Texas hunting is primarily conducted on private land. Feeders are used to bring game into sight and hunters sit in stands. This relatively safe, low-profile approach to hunting is the most common method of hunting used at GBL.
In 2005 GBL Ranch adopted a goal to sustain the diverse population of native wildlife and to control the population of exotic, non-native, game.
Hunting at GBL offers flexibility for both meat and trophy hunters. This is classic hunting with no guarantees. Expect the unexpected!
Our seasonal pricing offers good value. Hunters pay a low base price and have the option to add game for a fee.