Guided Hunts at Jack Brittingham’s Briar Lakes Ranch

Rules & Regulations

  • All hunts are fully guided 1 on 1.
  • We offer both bow and/or rifle hunts as well as fishing.
  • All hunters are required to check their guns at our range to insure that they are zeroed in prior to hunting.
  • Bookings confirmed with nonrefundable deposit which goes toward the base price. Balance of base price is due upon arrival to the ranch. Dates are confirmed when deposit is received. When the deposit is received, a contract is sent to the hunter which is to be signed by the hunter and returned. We do this so there will be a clear understanding as to exactly what the hunter can expect and to insure that you will have the highest quality hunt possible.
  • Management hunters may take multiple bucks during these hunts with trophy fees being applied to each buck taken.
  • We strongly urge hunters to take bucks that guides indicate as “shooters”.
  • Skinning, caping and quartering is included. We will boil and clean the skull for a European type mount charged per skull.

Suggested Gear

We would like to suggest that you bring any or all of the following gear with you on your hunt.

  • Rifle, Muzzleloader or Bow
  • Hat with Brim
  • Ammunition, Cartridges, Arrows & Accessories
  • Flannel/ Warm Shirts & Sweaters
  • Binoculars
  • Blue Jeans, Canvas/Wool Pants
  • Camera and Film
  • Rain Coat/Pants
  • Hunting Knife
  • Boots (Leather are the best)
  • Small Canteen
  • Camouflage Clothing
  • Long Underwear
  • Igloo Cooler
  • Lightweight Day Pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket, Vest and Heavy Coat

Hunting Tips

  • Trust your guide, he knows the ranch and the deer on it that we are targeting.
  • Be prepared, your chance at a buck of a lifetime could step out at any time.
  • Practice shooting before arriving. We will require you to check your rifle upon arrival at our range. Shots will be held to 200 yards or less.
  • If you are uncomfortable shooting at this distance, let us know, and we will make every effort to put you in position for a closer shot.
  • We recommend scoped rifles of .25 caliber or larger.

Management Philosophy

Briar Lakes Ranch manages its deer herd in a manner consistent with producing the largest east Texas whitetail bucks possible, while sustaining optimum habitat conditions. Great care is taken to keep the deer herd well below the ranch’s maximum carrying capacity. We maintain a 2.5:1 buck to doe ratio. We harvest approximately 15% of the buck herd each year on a very selective basis.


The Briar Lakes Ranch was started in 1989, and has been highly managed by Jack Brittingham since inception. The property was high fenced, allowing superior genetic breeding that continues today.