Established in 1883 by Frank L. Henry, the Y Bar ranch continues to this day to be a working ranch. The Henry family has carried on a long history of ranching and wildlife management in South Texas. James Frank Henry was my grandfather. My name is Steven James Mafrige. I am the manager and part owner of the Y Bar Ranch. I am the fourth generation to manage the ranch.
Since 1994, the Y Bar Ranch has been under intense wildlife management. The past years have proven how intense wildlife management can change the quantity and quality of habitat in an area. We hunt on over 20,000 acres.
The main thing that sets our hunting operation apart from many others is that I am not only the ranch manager, I am also part owner. When you come to our ranch you deal with one of the owners. The Y Bar Ranch is a working ranch that is set up to let you experience South Texas hunting the way that it was meant to be… with modern conveniences. None of our pastures are enclosed by game fence. All of our hunting is fair chase.
I have hunted and fished all over the world which has given me exposure to all types of lodging and hospitality. I have taken the best of my experiences, combined them with our strict game management program to offer you one of the best hunting experiences the south has to offer. I assure you that until you visit the Y Bar… you have not experienced South Texas Hunting the way it was meant to be.
Our guides have hunted and or worked on the ranch for no less than ten years. Their skills and knowledge of South Texas wildlife habitat and hunting techniques are unmatched.
I have used my education, experience, the ranch’s unbelievable wildlife habitat, and our excellent guides to assure you that this will be the best hunting experience you can have… “South Texas hunting the way it was meant to be!”