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Welcome to Barnes Keith Ranch

Barnes Keith ranch runs one of the most respected hunting operations in Texas. We give you the opportunity to hunt trophy whitetail deer, outstanding exotics, Rio Grande Turkey’s and native game.
Bow hunters travel long distances every year to participate in our hunting program. Bow hunters have a good chance of taking a deer that qualifies for Pope and Young status without trophy fees. Family members are committed to making Barnes Keith ranch one of the best hunting facilities in the state of Texas.

Tom Nelson, host of the American Archer, films a bow hunting video for The Outdoor Channel at the ranch each year. A quote from a recent TV show, “there is no place like Barnes Keith Ranch in America!
Barnes Keith Ranch is located 75 miles northwest of Austin along the Colorado river in San Saba country. Wildlife biologist have been involved in the whitetail deer herd management since 1983. This includes over 10,000 acres of prime hunting territory with 11 miles of Colorado river frontage.

The combination of water, feeding areas and cover make an ideal habitat for hunting Rio Grand Turkeys, trophy whitetail deer, huge wild feral hogs, exotic and native game. In addition, we supplement the native diet with nutrients and minerals, resulting in heavy antlers and body weight.

Barnes Keith ranch has some of the most knowledgeable hunting guides in the business. All of our guides live on the ranch or in the area. They are passionate about hunting, experienced and a lot of fun.

Barnes Keith Ranch is a family owned business, providing hunting adventures for over 75 years. We are constantly striving to improve our services and amenities. We recently updated our hunting lodge, replacing everything but the exterior walls. After a hearty home cooked meal, kick back and enjoy your favorite hunting program on Satellite TV or share the days experiences around the open fire pit. We want you to have a good time and take home memories of a lifetime.

Exotics have become a large part of the Texas Hill Country due to its warm climate. There is a healthy number of Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck and Catalina goats roaming the ranch. We also offer hunts for Black Hawaiin, Texas Dall, Corsican Sheep, Scimitar Horned Oryx and Red Stag. Exotics may be hunted with a bow or rifle. Additionally, all hunts are professionally guided and cover a 2 day period. The price for a trophy exotic hunt is $200 a day per person guide fee, plus a trophy fee when you harvest your animal. The daily fee does not apply if your participating in another hunting package. We offer home cooked meals for an extra $100 per person per day.

Axis Buck $2,950
Blackbuck $2,950
Fallow $2,950
Red Stag $2,000
Scimitar Oryx $3,950
Catalina Goat $1,250
Black Hawaiin $1,750
Coriscan $1,750
Texas Dall $1,750
Four Horn Sheep $1,750

Barnes Keith Ranch Adventures Adventures

Trophy Whitetail Deer Bow Hunting Package
Axis Buck Exotic Game Package
$2,950.00 to $3,350.00
Trophy Whitetail Deer Rifle Hunting Package
Rio Grande Turkey Package
$800.00 to $1,400.00

Barnes Keith Ranch Reviews Reviews (1)

We hunted with the Barnes Keith Ranch recently, and it was an extremely pleasant experience! All of the guides were very respectful and knowledgable, and it might be one of the most beautiful pieces of property we've ever seen. The hunting was great, but the overall feel of the trip was even better. We were very pleased when we left the hunt because we had already made plans to go back again.

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Barnes Keith Ranch Location Weather San Saba, Texas Weather


Hunting Guide, Land & Water Access, Outfitter
Big Game, Small Game, Upland Birds
Turkey, Pronghorn Antelope, Wild Hogs, Javelina, Axis Deer, Whitetail Deer
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