South Texas Trophy Whitetails

El Papalote Lodge is a one-of-a-kind sporting destination that will have you eagerly awaiting the start of deer hunting season. Located in the South Texas Golden Triangle, this formerly private ranch has recently opened its doors to serious sportsmen and women. El Papalote offers 5,200 square feet of pure luxury for your private group and 3,250 acres of world-class South Texas trophy deer hunting.

South Texas Trophy Whitetails in Ultimate Luxury

This Maverick County, Texas estate is home to classic bucks scoring up to 170 and trophy deer up to 190 with 10 Ranch King Executive Blinds available for your use. Just two hours from San Antonio, El Papalote not only features exceptional trophy hunting, it also has skeet shooting, a pool and hot tub, a 10-acre lake for trophy bass and catfish fishing.

If you are looking for a stunning property, packed with amenities and some of the best deer hunting around, El Papalote delivers. We are now booking hunting adventures of a lifetime for private groups of up to four hunters, including exclusive use of the lodge for the duration of your stay.  There’s plenty of space inside and out, making it an ideal location to get away from it all — surrounded by good friends, good food and memories in the making.

Whitetail Hunting Schedule

Morning and afternoon hunts are done from box blinds over wagon wheel senderos.

A typical schedule would look like:

  • Day 1 – Arrive at lunch, pm Hunt, stay overnight.
  • Day 2 – Full day of hunting, stay overnight.
  • Day 3 – Full day of hunting, stay overnight.
  • Day 4 – AM hunt depart after the morning hunt

Texas Whitetail Habitat

The wild brush country is home to an unbelievable trophy deer herd as well as a healthy population of bobwhite and blue quail. Fall and winter months usher in a variety of ducks and cranes.

Thanks to an abundance and variety of high protein plant species. scattered food plots, brush manipulation, and supplemental feeding, this property sports a near perfect habitat for whitetail and other wildlife. Years of intensive management and introduced genetics have produced one of the finest hunting ranches in south Texas.


The El Papalote Lodge is 5,200 square feet of pure luxury and highly recommended by John Burrell’s High Adventure Company. Featuring six bedrooms and five baths in addition to a bunkroom and upstairs loft, this property can accommodate up to 24 guests.  It’s also perfect for entertaining with its chef’s kitchen and abundance of outdoor living space, including a pool and hot tub.

Texas Whitetail Habitat

Whitetail hunting is available in November and December.

Weather & Travel

The mild Texas climate has average temperatures in the 70s in November and the 60s in December. El Papalote is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the San Antonio Airport.


TROPHY HUNT – Prices May Vary – Includes one trophy whitetail, 3 full hunting days, 3 nights of meals and lodging including top shelf bar, guides, field transportation, and trophy preparation. Cost of the trophy whitetail is calculated $5,500 plus each inch above 160″ will incur an additional charge of $200 per inch, to be capped at $15,500. 

CLASSIC HUNT – $5500- Includes one classic whitetail scoring less than 160 inches, 3 full hunting days, 3 nights of meals and lodging including top shelf bar, guides, field transportation, and trophy preparation

Hunting License – purchased directly from the Texas Parks and Wildlife at 800/792-1112, or online.

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