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  • 777 Main Lodge from across the lake
  • Looking across the lake from the main lodge

African Game Hunting, Texas style. Welcome to 777 Ranch, celebrating 50 years of hunting excellence.

CJ McElroy Award, Brian Lewis sings the "Ballad of Jeff Rann" -
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777 Ranch Jeff Rann, OwnerThe 777 Ranch has been the premier hunting ranch in the United States for 50 years. Since Jeff Rann, African Dangerous Game Professional Hunter, acquired the 777 Ranch, he has made it his goal to bring a bit of Africa to Texas. The dedication and experience of over 50 years as a hunter and wildlife conservationist that he brings to the 777 Ranch has elevated its legendary reputation; that cannot be equaled anywhere. 777 Ranch sits on the edge of the Texas Hill Country in South Texas, the home of the famed South Texas Whitetail. This region has one of the highest natural protein habitats in the United States. This Wahia bush of South Texas can be compared to the Acacia bush of Southern Africa and is the secret of the natural horn growth for the 777 Ranch's browsers.

777 Ranch main lodgeOur Exotic animals, and of course, Whitetail are examples of the old saying that to grow big horns and big antlers; you start with the best genetics; have healthy animals through good nutrition; and allow your animals to mature through age. This is the secret of the 777 Ranch's success.

The 777 Ranch has brought together over 60 species of native and exotic breeding herds from 80 countries and 5 continents. Now we can boast one of the most diverse and populous wildlife herds in the world. This is due to our management program, which was established in the 1960's, and fine tuning over the last decade has. It resulted in more 777 Ranch record book animals of more species being taken than any other outfitter. Included in this management program are the multiple lakes for some of the best Florida Large Mouth Bass fishing in Texas.

Whether you are hunting, fishing or game viewing the 777 Ranch offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family. We are one of the world's most unique holiday destinations. 777 Ranch offers hunting, fishing, and photo safaris all year round and can accommodate small to large groups for a day or a week. The average stay of 3 to 4 nights is required to experience the 777 Ranch's vast Texas countryside.

Trophy hunting is done "Africa Safari Style" from specially equipped 4 wheel drive 2 door and the new 4 door Jeeps. Also using specially designed "Texas Blinds" for Trophy Whitetail or a "Spot and Stalk" method of hunting exotics.

All Exotic Animals can be hunted all year long, with certain species better hunted out of the traditional Texas winter hunting months.

The 777 Ranch works closely with "Conservation Force" and the US Fish and Wildlife (permit# MAO 13008-0) for all the necessary scientific breeding and culling permits, for all endangered I threatened exotics and whitetail deer. 777 Ranch was one of the first ranches to receive the US Fish and Wildlife permits for the 3 Amigos ( Addax , Dama Gazelle and Scimitar Horned Oryx ) as well as having the permits for Arabian Oryx , Barasingha, Eld's Deer, and Red Lechwe. These permits require 10% of the income received from these species to be return to conservation projects in the indigenous country of that animal. This is for the purpose of improving the native population of that species.

Nothing gets the heart racing like the sight of a "Big Trophy Whitetail Deer" and at the 777 Ranch through our proven management program, we have ensured that such sighting are not left up to chance. The animal~ of the 777 Ranch are bred on the ranch through selective scientific breeding methods, young males are removed from the breeding herds and allowed to mature and grow into trophy quality animals in large bachelor herds. This allows these bulls & bucks to adapt to their habitat and revert to their natural instincts of avoiding hunters, making a hunt on the 777 Ranch a true hunting experience. -

The 777 Ranch strongly supports the SCI decision on high fence hunting, that all animals MUST be resident on a high fence ranch for 6 months before they can be hunted, and entered into the SCI Record Book.

For over a decade, the 777 Ranch has labored intensively to enhance and improve its whitetail deer through the selective culling of inferior animals as well as the introduction of genetically superior South Texas buck and does. The result has been an extraordinary combination of both quality and quantity of, its whitetail. This allows the hunter to see numerous trophy bucks in their search of that "Buck of a Lifetime".

A fishing expedition to the 777 Ranch is like no other fishing experience, view exotic wildlife while hooking a ten pound fish, and especially in the spring with top water lures and plugs for the most sought after sport fish in North America, the Large Mouth Bass. Professional guides will accompany you at all times and take you to your choice of numerous well managed lakes and ponds where the bass are waiting for you with open mouths.

We have the following Species available for hunts: , Addax, American Bison, Aoudad Sheep, Arabian Oryx, Axis Deer, Barasingha, Blackbuck, Bongo, Catalina Goat, Common Lechwe, Corsican Sheep, Dove, Dama Gazelle, Eland, Elds Deer, Fallow Deer, Gemsbok Oryx, Grants Gazelle, Hawaiian Black, Hog Deer, Iranian Red Sheep, Kudu, Largemouth Bass, Mouflon Sheep, Nyala, Pere David Deer, Pygmy Goat, Red Sheep, Red Stag Deer, Rusa Deer, Sable, Scimitar Oryx, Springbok, Texas Dall Sheep, Thomson Gazelle, Urial Sheep, Waterbuck, Water Buffalo, Watusi, Texas Whitetail Deer, Wildebeest, Yak, and Zebra,

Ted Nugent and J. Alain Smith hunting Whitetail at 777 Ranch!

"Quality of life pivots upon quality people, places and adventures. My American Dream has always been the pursuit of ultimate quality in everything I do and my hunting experiences at 777 Ranch in Hondo Texas with Jeff Rann and crew is worldclass hunting every time. Everything about Jeff's operation is the best of the best. Professional, knowledgeable, experienced and attentive guides and staff, great food and accommodations and just an overall real McCoy hunting camp atmosphere. Breathtaking trophy big game seems to be everywhere! 777 Ranch is a prime Nugent family annual destination and Jeff Rann is my Spirit BloodBrother." Ted Nugent

777 Ranch animal photos

777 Ranch animal photos

777 Ranch animal photos

777 Ranch contains an abundance of native and exotic wildlife with hunting packages catered to fit any need.

777 Ranch main lodge hunting photos

Our hunters have had great success in their safaris at 777 Ranch, as their photos and testimonials demonstrate.

777 Ranch team

Our team is ready to help you make your hunt at 777 Ranch the most memorable and successful ever.

777 Ranch main lodge view of lake

777 Ranch has world class lodging and hunting facilities, as well as experienced and knowledgeable guides.