Guest Ranches

There are many guest ranches around Albany that provide varying levels of accommodations, hunting, fishing, wildlife tours and other services.

Collins Creek Ranch – Paul Ivy, Wildlife Manager – PO Box 2200, Albany, TX 76430 Phone: 325-762-3940
Come hunt the historic Collins Creek Ranch located 15 miles North of Albany, Texas on U. S. Highway 283 in Northern Shackelford County. Consisting of 5,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat, the combination of rolling hills and thick mesquite and the fact that the Clear Fork of the Brazos runs through the ranch makes it a hunters paradise. This area of Texas has for the past 10 years produced some of the finest hunting opportunities anywhere. The whitetail deer were reintroduced to this area in the early 1940’s. With the big ranches and limited hunting pressure the herds have multiplied and make for a great hunt. The miles of river and lumbering Pecan trees make even the most seasoned turkey hunter shiver. With a little help from mother nature this area can wear out the best pair of hunting boots and most seasoned bird dog with numerous coveys per day.
Game: deer, turkey, hog, quail, dove

Nail Ranch Adventures – PO Box 2619, Albany, TX 76320; Phone/Fax: 325-762-2974
The Nail Ranch has been a working cattle ranch for well over one hundred years. The traditions of the old west are still alive and well, and very apparent as you make your way through the back country of this vast land.

The Nail has a wide diversity of terrain which encompasses everything from the gentle rolling grasslands to rugged and rocky out-cropping. Its 30,000 acres of prime habitat are home to many native species of wildlife. A typical three day hunt will allow you to see three hundred deer (one third of which are bucks), several hundred wild hogs, as well as turkeys, quail, ducks, coyotes, bobcats, and many other non-game animals. All wildlife are native to the area and are hunted under fair chase conditions. The ranch has no high fences or released game..

Our goal is to provide a quality hunt for a quality animal. We believe that a hunting trip should be more than the simple harvesting of an animal; it should be a quality hunting experience. Our guides are professionals in their field, giving 110 percent to ensure that you have the hunt of your dreams. To quote one of our long time customers: “It’s never boring.”

Stasney’s Cook Ranch – PO Box 3190, Albany, TX 76430; Phone: 325-762-2999; Toll Free: 888-762-9999
Stasney’s Cook Ranch is the leading hunting and nature retreat in north central Texas. Deer, turkey, wild boar. Guided hunt package, bird watching & fishing. Family and corporate retreats.

Located five miles north of Albany, Texas in Shackelford County, Stasney’s Cook Ranch is a 25,000 acre historic working cattle ranch that offers a one-of-a-kind, authentic Texas experience. Founded in the late 1800’s by W. I. and Matilda “Dude” Nail Cook, its history as a great cattle and oil ranch is as big and colorful as Texas.

There are many ways to enjoy the Ranch, including hunting, fishing, birding, biking, hiking, wildlife tour, wind turbine tour, retreats and special events. Plan a meeting or event in our large dining and activity center overlooking a picturesque valley and lake. Bring your family or a group to stay in our historic Texas accommodations and recreated officer’s quarters from the forts in 1860’s frontier Texas.

With a warm and friendly staff, hearty meals, excellent accommodations for up to 40 guests and big beautiful Texas skies, we are well equipped to provide you and your group with a relaxing and memorable stay.

Texas Dove – Tooker Lisle and Brad Mullen – PO Box 110, Concan, TX 78838; Phone: Tooker: 214-886-5651; Brad: 214-454-4499
Tooker Lisle began Clear Fork Guide Service about 47 years ago after seeing that he had a natural gift for finding the birds and guiding. The service has grown into the largest dove hunt operation in the Albany, Texas area and covers over 1,200 square miles. A few years ago, Tooker took on a partner, Brad Mullen, to help plan and coordinate these fantastic hunts, at that time we changed the name of our operation to Texas Dove. It is our pledge to give you the best hunts available. Since these are migratory birds, they will be here one day and go south the next depending on many factors of which weather is one.

If you have a hunt booked, we will try to communicate to you whether we have birds or not and to what degree of hunt you might expect. We have access to about 15 fields in all directions of Albany, so if there are birds in the area we will find them. We will always be honest and forthright with you. One thing you can be sure of, we will make your time with us as pleasurable as is in our control.
We look forward to serving you!

Texas LTD Trophy Whitetail Hunts – P.O. Box 2406, Albany, Texas, 76430; Phone: 682-229-3199
Trophy whitetails, bobcat, quail, dove, spring turkey & hogs.

Thank you for your interest in TEXAS LTD. hunting. We hunt the finest Big Buck region of Texas, Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties. This area is famous for all of it’s hunting. Year in and Year out, this area consistently produces top trophy animals including the O’Carroll Buck scoring 195 B&C and recently the Merrick-Davis Buck scoring 203 B&C. In addition, we take pride in having been in the hunting business for over 30-years. Prime ranches, intense game management, and personal close attention to our hunters is the key to our success and yours. We don’t do a lot of hunts, we just do them right.

You will be hunting with Professional Hunter Hugh Starr, who has hunted the world taking many record book animals. However, his number one passion remains guiding Texas LTD hunters to big Whitetail Bucks. He will personally be guiding you on your hunt. All Hunts Are Free Ranging & Fair Chase. Hope you are able to join us.

Vinson Ranches102D CR 146, Ovalo, Texas 79541 – Phone: 325-668-7297; Nights: 325-793-2245
Hunting for deer, quail, spring turkey, hog and dove.
Since 1999 Vinson Ranches has provided guided hunting operations on premier ranches in Shackelford County of North Central Texas.

You will be hunting on 12,500 acres that consist of seven differing terrains – rugged canyons, rolling hills, sand post oak thickets, upland flats, live-oak thickets, cultivated fields and river bottoms. These diverse ecosystems offer the sportsman numerous options while providing excellent habitat for the abundant game that roam the ranches. No high fences or any released game, all animals are native to the area and are hunted under fair-chase conditions.

Your hunting trip should be more than harvesting an animal, it should be a quality hunting experience. Our professional guides give 110% to ensure the hunt of a lifetime! Our customers are our best advertisers. We want you to return to Vinson Ranches with your friends.