LeGrand Headwaters Ranch

LeGrand Headwaters Ranch since opening it's commercial hunting program in 2008 is proud of it's 100% shot opportunity for all types of deer.  The success rate is 95% with a 5% failure due to "buck fever". What a problem to have!


Mailing Address:
7669 South Hwy 277
San Angelo, Texas 76904
Contact by phone
(325) 234-4155 Ernie
(432) 296-0166 Jamon
Contact by e-mail



Welcome Hunters  

How do I get to San Angelo?

By car: 
San Angelo is located near the "Heart of Texas" and the Texas hill country. If traveling by car, you can access the ranch from I-10 or Highway 277 which runs through San Angelo and Eldorado. A map is located on the website in the Location and Map-Quest page. If you have Google Earth, type in LeGrand Headwaters Ranch North and Google Earth will spot you right at the gate to the Headwaters Lodge. 

By air: 
Traveling to San Angelo (SJT) by air is accomplished by booking with American Eagle from Dallas-Fort-Worth (DFW). At this time that is the only air service to San Angelo. I would suggest making reservations early as this is a regional jet and seats do sell out. Also make sure you have a confirmed seat with an assigned seat. These airlines occasionally over-book and if you do not have a boarding pass with an assigned seat, you may get bumped to the next flight.  Be sure and check with the airlines about flying with a gun or other weapons. Some airlines require double locks on your gun case.

What do I need to bring? 

GUN:  Typically these white-tailed deer do not require a .30 caliber gun or any larger caliber.  A .234 or .270 is very adequate.
PERSONAL ITEMS: All your medicines. The Headwaters Lodge is fully furnished and supplies all linens, towels, shampoo and soap.
WATER BOTTLE:  The drinking water at the ranch is wonderful.  Just refill your bottle if you want a sip in the blind. 
BYOB:   Alcohol is not furnished. If you would like to purchase a supply, let us know and we will drive you to a local store before heading to the ranch.  
HUNTING SUPPLIES: All your hunting supplies.  Insect repellant. Yes, there are ticks. Small applications of repellant around the cuff of your pants will help especially in the warmer weather.  
SHOES: Crocs or other similar shoes for indoor wear.  Snake boots are not necessary, but some clients choose to wear them. There are rattle snakes in the area.   Ordinary caution will keep you safe.  A good sturdy hunting boot will do. 
TEXAS HUNTING LICENSE:  This may be purchased online.  

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age.
If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:
•    under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*.
•    age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied*.
•    age 17 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course; or purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral” and you must be accompanied*.
Please note that some federally controlled areas require all hunters using that site to have hunter education certification. In Texas, this includes Corps of Engineers property and most military reservations. Be sure to check with the specific area prior to going hunting.
* Accompanied means:  By a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

PROPER CLOTHING:   The weather in Texas can change in five minutes. Be prepared for all types of weather. During the early fall months generally temperatures in the 70's to 80's during the day and 50's to 60's at night. If a weather system drives through, the temperatures will drop and winds will blow. Rain is not much of an issue. (Wish it would be) For a better weather forecast check the weather channel before your departure (Zip code for Eldorado, Texas is 76936). It can get cold in November and December. Spring weather is a little more gentle. The winds will blow at times and it can be quite chilly in the mornings. Generally spring is a beautiful time of year. Layering is the best way to dress for this changing weather.  

What is a typical hunting schedule for a 5 days/4 night hunt? 

Hunting Schedule:
Day 1: Arrival at noon, gun/bow target practice and sight in scope, afternoon hunt
Day 2: Morning and afternoon hunt
Day 3: Morning and afternoon hunt
Day 4: Morning and afternoon hunt
Day 5: Morning hunt, meat packing in your ice chests, with departure at noon
Extra days may be purchased for hunting as well as an extra over-night stay if travel prevents arrival and hunting on the same day.  The hunting schedule for 4 days/3 nights follows the same schedule except one less hunting day (morning/afternoon) and the schedule continues in the same sequence for 3 days/2 nights

May I bring a guest or my family?

We try to arrange each session to have paying clients only. Multiple clients may be in the same session. If a spouse attends, a non-hunter fee is charged for that person which includes lodging and food. A child may attend if that child has a booked hunt. We have special sessions for families with children. When you bring your family we will arrangement to make it an adventure for everyone. 

What if I bring my own guide?

Included in our fee for hunting is one guide furnished by LHR Adventures per two hunters .  Each hunter will get 1/2 day with our guide to hunt as he so chooses. 

If you want to bring your own guide for one on one guiding, then you will pay his guide fee directly to that guide and an additional $75 non-hunter for food and his lodging. 
If you want to hire a personal guide through LHR it will be an additional $200 per day.  This guide will be yours alone for the duration you choose.
If you have two hunters in your group, LHR will supply the guides for the one-on-two guide service.  A guide is required on management hunts.  Additional guides available for $150 per guide.

What do you mean limited hunting?

We conduct three spotlight surveys in the late summer/early fall.  We aim to keep a healthy buck to doe ratio and mature bucks for harvesting and breeding.  We calculate with the Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist how many bucks we need to harvest each year.  This count would include cull bucks and trophies.  When we sell the number of bucks on our quota, we consider that year to be SOLD OUT.  We do not sell just to have a continuous supply of hunters.  Could we make more money, you bet.  Do we want repeat and great clients that are satisfied in the numbers and quality of deer.  Yes, more than anything.  

Do you give discounts?   

We have tried to price our hunts in accordance with the surrounding area ranches. Our costs to provide the best hunting available have drastically increased with the increase in the cost of feed. Corn and protein prices have skyrocketed in the past three years. We are always willing to listen to your situation and consider the number of clients. Group and corporate bookings are the best way to receive discounts. We also appreciate clients that have been with us for multiple years. When you see the Headwaters Lodge and the ranch, you will appreciate the value of your hunt.

What if I don't want the meat?

LeGrand Headwaters Ranch participates in the MLDP. Meat is preserved on all kills. If you do not want your meat, we will transport it to Sonora, Texas and it will be donated to local charities at no cost to you.

Is there WiFi or Cell Service at the Headwaters Lodge?

We do offer free WiFi internet service.  The  internet service available to the ranch is very limited.  The only service to us is via satellite.  Even with satellite service we are not in the "high-speed zone" as would be San Angelo. Therefore, we offer the best that is available to us.  It does work, but at slower speeds than you are accustomed.

Phone cell service is by line-of-sight.  If you are on a hill or in a blind there is a high probability you will receive a phone signal.  On other areas of the ranch, including at the Headwaters Lodge the service is intermittent.  We do offer free long distance to all our clients.

Have more questions

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