DropTine Ranch was established in 2002 and is the culmination of a
life long dream of its founder Frank L. Fackovec. Frank has spent many
years roaming the globe in Our
dove Hunting season is a few short weeks away and the state of Texas
has issued a very long season. Our deer season is less than 2 short
months away. We will be posting weekly specials for the upcoming season.
Make sure you follow us to keep track of these offers you will not want
to miss. Each offer will be for a limited number of hunts and must be
booked within a specified time. We expect to launch our first special
offer in the next few days. Stay tuned!search of new adventure
and during those travels he formulated a plan and dream for offering
true world-class hunting and vacation ideas for the DropTine Ranch.
Everything gained and learned during the hundreds of trips he made have
gone into making the DropTine Ranch the absolute best travel destination
in South Texas.
DropTine Ranch is located in the gorgeous hill country about 15 minutes
north of the awesome town of Fredericksburg, 1 hour northwest of San
Antonio and 1 hour west of Austin. The town is located in the burgeoning
Texas wine country in addition to the many wineries there are micro
breweries, antique shops, boutiques,spas and great restaurants. It is
also the home of the Nimitz and Pioneer museums. This is the best small
town in Texas a great place for the ladies who can enjoy themselves if
they prefer not to hunt or for everyone to have fun including the kids
after the hunt!
If you prefer you may relax and spend your morning and evening sitting
in one of our blinds at one of the many lakes and ponds enjoying all the
wildlife including hundreds of species of birds that are indigenous to
south Texas. Imagine yourself seeing a mother bobcat coming to water
with her kittens as a trophy whitetail with his impressive head gear
materializes at the water's edge for a drink. The ducks that are
migrating and taking a well deserved breather from their long journey
swim idly and drift around the lake are startled by the splash of a
patrolling 10-pound largemouth bass as you hear the coyotes yelping and
yipping to each other in the distance as a new day breaks or the sun
sets on the horizon. At the DropTine Ranch dreams live and memories are
The ranch does not have any livestock on it and is truly a wildlife
paradise, we work hard year-round with habitat manipulation, farming,
feeding and scouting for game and take a tremendous amount of pride in
our operation. We do everything legally and humanly possible to bring
you a hunt of a lifetime and we guarantee you will not find better
hunting anywhere else.
Hunting at the DropTine Ranch starts September 1 with the opening of the
Dove season which extends into the first week of November. There is a
second Dove season in late December into early January. We start our
Whitetail Deer Hunts in October and since the DropTine Ranch is under a
state sponsored MLDP program we can hunt thru the end of February.
Although we can Hog/Predator Hunt all year long we focus on the best
time to hunt these critters which is from mid January thru March. In mid
March we start our Spring Turkey Hunts which run until the first week
of May. Finally we finish the season with our world class Axis Deer
Hunts on neighboring ranches from the end of May thru June.
The DropTine ranch is strictly a native game ranch we offer exotic hunts
on neighboring ranches which can be done either alone of in conjunction
with other hunts and can be hunted year round.
Our deer hunting season is coming upon us rapidly! Check out this awesome DropTine Ranch monster deer taken by Lesli Potter last year.
We are under MLDP and have openings where you can hunt from October through February with any weapon so give us a call and book your dream whitetail deer hunt today!
Go to our Trail Cam section and check out our trail cam pictures for this coming season. We have been capturing some monsters!!!
Stay tuned for more updates!