Best kept secret in South Texas

Welcome to Contigo Ranch

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Wildlife at Contigo is native and diverse.

Heavenly created natural habitat combined with intense management are on the cutting edge of providing visitors with what is commonly referred to as “an experience of a lifetime”.

Whether you’re after the elusive Whitetail, a big Nilgai Bull, dove, quail, or other South Texas wildlife species, you will find Contigo’s attention to detail beyond compare.

  • “Rich in heritage, loaded with mystique, inherently wild with native brush that produces one of the most prolific and diverse populations of wildlife in the country.”

    South Texas Brush Country
  • “This was quail hunting at its best, and thats coming from guys with a lot of experience. We found close to 40 coveys in two days and the dogs were incredible.”

    Quail Hunters from Iowa and Nebraska
  • “It amazes me that as I left your ranch all I could think about was my next year's trip.”

    Hunter from Norco, California
  • “This is a five star operation with five star accommodations.”

    Hunter from Trinity Environmental Services
  • “Contigo is the only ranch that is on my list every year. What has been created on this ranch is matched by none.”

    Hunter from Dallas / Ft Worth, Texas
  • “I have hunted many of the nicer ranches across South Texas and have yet to come across one that meets your attention to detail, on every aspect of your ranch.”

    Hunter from Houston, Texas
  • “The accomodations are absolutely stunning and the vast array of wildlife is breathtaking. All I can say is wow.”

    Hunter from Key West, Florida
  • “The variety and quality of wildlife was really quite unbelievable. My entire family is looking forward to coming back very soon.”

    Family from Switzerland
South Texas at it’s best

Hunting & Fishing

Hunting is an intrigal part of the Contigo and significant in controlling populations of various game species throughout the ranch. Large game species such as Whitetail deer, Nilgai Antelope, Feral Hogs, Javelina, and smaller game animals such as Bobcats and Coyotes are among the list of commonly seen and hunted species. Bobwhite Quail, Mourning Dove, and White Wing Dove are numerous throughout the ranch and hunting the Contigo over dogs is an experience any outdoor enthusiast would relish.

South Texas Brush Country

South of San Antonio, east of Laredo, west of Corpus Christi and north of the Rio Grande, this true “working ranch” rests quietly in an area that abounds with native wildlife. As C.L. Douglas points out in his book Cattle Kings of Texas, the area of the state where the Contigo lies “—is certainly one of the last truly natural wildlife frontiers remaining anywhere.” The property was originally acquired through a “land for services” acquisition between land surveyor Felix Blucher and the King Ranch. The ranch has proudly remained in the same family since that acquisition in the 1800s.

Range Management

Many years of intense range management combined with heavenly created natural habitat are on the cutting edge of providing hunters and visitors with what is commonly referred to as “an experience of a lifetime.” The whitetail deer, the most sought after big game animal in the world, runs abundantly on the Contigo. The ranch is literally covered with thick native brush. This God given natural habitat reaps with nutritional value for the deer and contributes immensely to the quality of bucks produced every year.

Native & Diverse Wildlife

The whitetail deer is only one of many native species of wildlife thriving on the Contigo. The elusive Nilgai Antelope is also abundant and one of the most sought after big game animals on the ranch. Considered native to this area of Texas, this huge and colorful antelope produces one of the finest wild game meats in the entire world and has been selected as a prime menu item in many 5-star restaurants. Rio Grande turkey, Javelina, Wild Boar, Bobcats, Coyotes, Mountain Lions, Dove, Bobwhite Quail, and over 500 other species of birds are also among the list of confirmed sightings on the Contigo.

Exquisite Accommodations

The Lodge


  • Fishing & Hunting
  • Ranch Golf
  • On-site Catering
  • Luxury Lodge Accommodations
  • Wilderness Excursions
  • Swimming Pools & Watering Holes
  • Guided Hunts
  • Texas Hospitality
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