As with most working ranches, the 4R is rich with history. In years past, mules were used to turn the soil and bring in the harvest of wheat, milo and cotton. Cattle, sheep, goats, and an abundance of wildlife have all foraged in the valleys and hillsides. In the early 1970s, the barn we converted to kennels housed the first Simmental cattle in the state of Texas, and they wore the 4R brand. There are remnants of a cowboy line camp along Bandera Creek, and the dam on the Hondo Creek was part of the New Deal Works Program.
Today our focus is on providing great quail hunting fields, and raising & training quality gun dogs. Each of our hunting fields has its own unique topography, flora and level of impact. As beautiful as the ranch and hunting courses are, we are most proud of our dogs. Not only do they help provide for our livelihoods, but they are our friends.
We cater to small hunting groups at the 4R. The Ranch is our home, and once you have hunted with us, and experienced the 4R brand of hospitality, we are sure you will think of the 4R as your home away from home.
We are located 1 hour northwest of San Antonio in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. If you are looking for a half-day hunt, or multiple day hunt, we can tailor a hunt to fit your needs.