Deer Hunting · Varmint Hunting
Red River Catfish & Camping!
The S.M. Brown Game Bird Ranch near Nocona, Texas is North Texas’s premier game bird hunting and fishing destination. Nestled along the banks of the famous Red River on the Texas and Oklahoma border, S.M. Brown Game Bird Ranch is one of the few remaining Texas Ranch Heritage sites in the state, and, after four generations, remains an active, working ranch to this day. Since 1999, we've taken great pride in providing hunting enthusiasts with the most exciting, authentic game hunting and fishing experiences anywhere in the country! Our 800-acre ranch is easy to reach, yet impossible to beat when it comes to natural beauty, comfort, and down-home, Texas hospitality.
We offer several upland hunting packages that include hunting for quail, partridge, and pheasant with well-trained birddogs, as well as hunting packages for European Pheasant Shoots, dove hunting, and duck hunting. Our hunting season runs from October 1st through March 31st, with morning hunts running from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and afternoon hunts from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (weather permitting). All half and full-day packages include guide, well trained bird dogs, cold beverages and snacks as well as our bird cleaning and packing service. All-inclusive (overnight/multi-day) packages include comfortable accommodations and delicious, home-cooked meals.
Other special package deals include point system, skeet shooting, camping, fishing, and horseback riding on Texas's Red River. S.M. Game Bird Ranch also specializes in hunting and pointing birddog training and offers off-season dog boarding, bird dog stud services and the selling of highly trained and specialized birddogs. Whether you're a novice wingshooter or an expert wing shooter, the hunting habitat at S.M. Brown Game Bird Ranch is both breathtaking and memorable.
My great grandfather, Joe Brown, said back in 1896: "Our guests may arrive at the ranch as visitors, but leave as members of the family." We are so confident of the quality of our game birds, hunting dogs, guides and lodge staff that we make you this solemn promise:
Your overall experience at the S.M. Brown Game Bird Ranch will be a positive and pleasurable one or your next hunt with us is FREE."
This is not a statement that you'll hear from other Texas hunting websites or wingshooting lodges, nor is it one that we take lightly. Our number one priority is ensuring your 100% satisfaction and enjoyment! We invite you to explore our website and then call us with any additional questions. We welcome the opportunity to serve your hunting, fishing, camping, and horseback riding experience and look forward to meeting (and hunting with) you soon!
Matt & Sherry Brown, Owners