John and Karen have 3 grown sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 7 granddaughters. Their greatest accomplishment was to participate in the raising of 3 principle-centered and financially independent sons. John & Karen currently play a major role in the raising of a 12-year-old boy.

Karen and John established the Live Oak Ranch in 2000. It was their desire to buy unimproved ranch land and develop a great hunting ranch to deliver pleasantly memorable hunting experiences with fine lodging, good food, and high scoring animals at reasonable harvest fees.

John is a licensed breeder of whitetail deer (Permit # TX1939) and is a member of the Texas Deer Association (2006-08 President of Region 4), the Texas Wildlife Association, a Lifetime Member of the Exotic Wildlife Association, a Board Member of the Exotic Wildlife Association, and a Founding Lifetime Member of the North American Whitetail Registry. In 2011, he was awarded the Charlie III and Louie Schreiner Memorial Award by the EWA. He served on the board of trustees and was Treasurer of the American Geological Institute Foundation, was a member of Petroleum Producers Executive Committee of the Gas Research Institute, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the American Association of Geologists. John also served on the board of directors of the Houston Zoological Society, on the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Geology Foundation, an advisory council to the Bureau of Economic Geology, and the Advisory Board of Iowa State University?s Physics and Astronomy Council.

John retired from Conoco in January, 2002 as Vice President of Exploration and Production Technology after 28 years of service. In 2001, he was awarded Conoco’s Leadership Award. “Hopkins is known for a leadership style that at once puts colleagues at ease and spurs them to greater achievements. By fully empowering and encouraging his employees to take on technical and leadership roles, John has established one of the industry’s most-cost-effective, value-adding technology organizations.”

John received a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University and a PhD from Iowa State University. He also worked for the Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1972-74 at Oklahoma State University.

He has published papers on surface superconductivity, and mechanical and optical properties of alkali-halides (Star Wars stuff). Also, he authored or co-authored many internal Conoco research reports and several internal Advanced Research Projects Agency reports and has 2 US patents on a shear wave logging device. John has also authored many short stories on hunting adventures that have been published in magazines and newspapers.

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September 1,2014 Welcome to the Xtreme Outdoors .Please take a few moments to browse around our p...
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South
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Dove
P. O. Box 1576 Uvalde Texas 78801 0 mi
Our ranch offers the convenience of being only 5 miles from town but the privacy of being surroun...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Turkey, Dove
3 Tanglewood St. Uvalde Texas 78801 1.81 mi
Welcome fellow sportsmen!! My name is Tony Arce, Jr. and I am the owner of Hunting Etc hunting an...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics
153 Weeping Willow Uvalde Texas 78801 2.22 mi
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Elk, Dove
P. O. Box 1576 Uvalde Texas 78802 14.85 mi
Deer, Dove & Turkey Hunting for Uvalde and Southwest Texas! Located 6 miles east of Uval...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Turkey
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Chaparrosa Ranch entered into the E 6 Program hosted by the Beefmaster Breeders United in 1996. A...
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South
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Quail, Turkey
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We are a family operation offering affordable whitetail deer hunting packages. We welcome all hun...
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South
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Whitetail Deer
21880 W. FM 140 Pearsall Texas 78061 26.93 mi
Welcome Dan Moody offers some of the best in Texas hunting. With 33 years of experience; Dan has...
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South
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Exotics, Feral Hog, Varmint
PO Box 159 Utopia Texas 32.07 mi
ecordBuck is an expansive 20,000 acre ranch located west of San Antonio in Utopia, Texas. The ter...
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Hill Country
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Whitetail Deer, Wild Boar
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South
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Dove, Quail, Turkey, Wild Boar
10026 Farm to Market Road 209 Yancey Texas 78886 37.75 mi
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Feral Hog
PO BOX 1389 Brackettville Texas 78832 38.71 mi
Welcome to Lindsey Creek Ranch Lindsey Creek Ranch offers the best whitetail hunting available to...
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Hill Country
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics
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Hunting in the Texas Hill Country Outfitting hunters in Texas since 1971: Exotic hunting for axis...
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South
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Exotics
1802 Horse Hollow Rd Barksdale Texas 78828 38.72 mi
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics
636 Hwy 337 West Vanderpool Texas 78885 39.31 mi
Bug Scuffle Texas Bow Hunting Ranch is located in the beautiful Texas hill country near Vanderpoo...
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Hill Country
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Whitetail Deer
285 P.R. 1211 Hondo Texas 78861 39.88 mi
Looking for a Texas-sized Outdoor Experience? For the Hunting Enthusiast: ? Texas Whitetail Dee...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics
P.O. Box 428 Hondo Texas 78861 40.01 mi
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics, Feral Hog
P.O. Box 239 Hondo Texas 78861 40.01 mi
Sheep / Goats 2 days $300.00. 1 sheep or goat Bar E Ranch is a 700 acre ranch located 4...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Feral Hog, Big Horn Sheep, Exotics, Buffalo
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The 777 Ranch has been the premier hunting ranch in the United States for SO years. Since Jeff Ra...
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South
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Whitetail Deer, Exotics, Dove
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South
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