About Cold Creek Ranch

Baby Scimitar Horned Oryx at Cold Creek Ranch Texas
Gemsbok Antelope at Cold Creek Ranch Texas
Axis Deer at Cold Creek Ranch Texas
Buffalo with calves at Cold Creek Ranch Texas
Red Stags at Cold Creek Ranch Texas

Established in 2005, Cold Creek Ranch originated to create whitetail deer stockers, breeders, and exotic animals with superior genetics that are the best in Texas. Bruce Smith founded the ranch with a goal of creating a ranching institution that is abundant with superior animals and wildlife in an arena that truly is an outdoor escape with plentiful harvests and picturesque wildlife and nature.

This whitetail deer ranch convenient to Houston consists of a team of professionals that are fully trained in every aspect concerning the animals; staff is trained in veterinary work and performs vaccinations, chemical immobilizations, and darting. Every task related to taking care of the whitetail deer and exotic animals is performed at the ranch.

Cold Creek Ranch adheres to quality ranch management in association with State Biologists and ranch guidelines. Each member of the Cold Creek Ranch team has an extensive background in ranching and animals. The staff cares for each animal as if they were the only animal on the ranch; around-the-clock care is given to the animals and the 400+ acre property.

At Cold Creek Ranch, we pride ourselves on the breeding process of our whitetail deer and exotic animals and ensure the highest quality animals are bred and cared for at the ranch. No matter what you’re looking for in whitetail deer and exotic animals, we have it for you—the most superior genetics in Texas are right at your fingertips.

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The ranch owner had a situation where i "unbeknownst to him" got a load of sick Axis that all died within a week. They may not ever have come from his place but because I bought them from his ranch, he was a stand up guy and completely reimbursed me! Quality people!
Three Gun Targets
Three Gun Targets
15:29 07 Aug 17
Absolutely beautiful ranch and lodge!! David, the ranch manager, is wonderful! He is very knowledgeable about all the different animals on the ranch. He's a deer expert! My friends and I have created memories here that will last a lifetime. Thank you Smith family!
Lindsey Whorrall
Lindsey Whorrall
16:12 27 Apr 17
Top notch ranch not far from the big city. Fantastic land layout stocked with incredible exotics and plenty of hogs! David (Ranch Manager) and the Smith family always provide that southern hospitality!!!
Phillip King
Phillip King
22:30 27 Apr 17
Beautiful ranch house and acreage!! Made great memories here, can't wait to go again!
Mary Gallant
Mary Gallant
18:06 28 Apr 17
Wonderful ranch close to Houston. The new ranch manager really has the place dialed in.
Dustin Michalek
Dustin Michalek
18:21 27 Apr 17
We booked a hunt for the Anheuser-Busch Hunting Club based out of the Houston Brewery and we had an absolute blast. Beautiful ranch, amazing house, and a great set up. The ranch manager (David) was very knowledgeable and super helpful. The property is great for family trips, company events or just a weekend getaway. We will definitely be back!!!
Blake Mccarver
Blake Mccarver
20:46 27 Nov 17
Absolutely amazing ranch with world class animals. I was fortunate enough to take a nice fallow on my trip. I would highly recommend CCR to anyone looking to take a trophy animal!
Randy Wise
Randy Wise
18:17 05 Dec 17
CCR is a fantastic experience! Whether your goal is hunting, fishing, or simply getting to see animals you normally wouldn't, CCR has it all. I highly recommend the experience! It's family friendly too!
Lucius McCelvey
Lucius McCelvey
20:40 05 Dec 17
Cold Creek Ranch boasts healthy trophy selections including South Texas White Tailed Deer and many exotic African species too numerous to detail. The ranch provides very memorable trophy hunts in a beautiful setting. Whether you are harvesting Grade A trophy animals at the ranch conveniently located in Colorado County or transporting them to your own property for breeding or hunting; ranch owner, Bruce Smith and ranch manager, David Humes can help you get your game. I have enjoyed hunts at “CCR” for approximately 10 years, and have harvested some beautiful animals that look as good on the wall as the meat tastes on the grill. Both taxidermy and butchering services are conveniently handled nearby the ranch by the best in the business. Natural forage abounds on the ranch along with a clear running creek of spring fed water that likely makes the meat so good. The cleaning station is equipped with several electric hoists, professional grade stainless steel work counters, large sinks, and every conceivable convenience, including a large walk-in cold storage refrigerator that safety and properly can hang and chill the meat rather than having hunters resort to coolers and wet ice that is not the proper way to chill fresh harvested game…keep it cold and dry for best results, and the most hygienic results. Keep it simple, look into hunting CCR or purchasing from their wide variety of trophy animals for restocking elsewhere…save the hunting for when you have gun in hand, and skip the hunting for an exclusive trophy breeding program and ranch to fulfill your hunting fantasies now that you know about CCR or Cold Creek Ranch. Keep up the great work, Bruce & David! Your Friend in Rextra-Large Camo, Rex Colorado
Rex Colorado
Rex Colorado
02:41 14 Dec 17
Simply Amazing! In 40+ years of hunting I've never seen or experienced a ranch that is so meticulously managed. From the minute you enter the front gate, through the facilities, breeder pens, every fence line, pastures, lakes, creeks / marsh areas and through the densely wooded forestry one can see that the owners and management of CCR take tremendous pride and great care in their operations. There is an unending assortment of wildlife including: Bison, Axis, Bluckbuck, Fallow, Red Deer, Oryx, Addax, Ostrich, Amazing White Tails and even a Wildebeest. All of the animals are beautiful and incredibly healthy, which is another testament to CCR's unending commitment to breeding and purveying the finest stock to anyone interested in purchasing and stocking their own ranch. You simply have to see to believe and once you encounter the owners and their staff you'll "get it".
David Guthrie
David Guthrie
06:57 10 Jan 18
We had the opportunity to spend a few days over the holidays at Cold Creek Ranch, and I have to say, I have not seen its equal in terms of the number and quality of exotic animals on a ranch. The bison; axis, blackbuck, fallow and red deer; ostrich; wildebeast; orynx; and addax we saw were all in superior shape, which says a lot about their operation.Right up there with the quality of their animals is the Lodge, which is something to see/experience. Impeccably maintained, and complete with top notch gym and recreational room (billiard & shuffle board table), you not only get to enjoy your hunt/purchasing experience, but the entire stay as well. Top Notch across the board!
John Velasquez
John Velasquez
20:06 10 Jan 18

Meet the Team

Bruce Smith
Bruce SmithOwner
Bruce Smith founded Cold Creek Ranch with a vision of creating a beautiful ranching facility that breeds a wide range of trophy whitetail deer and exotic animals with high quality genetics. An international hunter, Bruce is passionate about all things outdoors and has committed time and focus on personally seeing and researching different breeds of animals. A profuse amount of time devoted to research and global hunting adventures has facilitated Bruce to master the art of breeding extraordinary trophy animals. This dedicated ranch owner loves hunting, fishing, and everything that involves wildlife and nature. Bruce’s vision of having a ranch abundant with trophy animals and wildlife has now manifested — Cold Creek Ranch animals are not only superior, they are some of the best in Texas.
David Humes
David HumesRanch Manager
Growing up alongside the Hudson River in Upstate New York surrounded by the Catskill Mountains, David always has had an appreciation and passion for the outdoors and the wildlife it sustained. By attending Oswego State University, David was able to turn that passion for animals and outdoors into a career by graduating with a B.S. in Zoology in May 2012. Since graduating, David had worked abroad in South Africa and managed whitetail deer and exotic wildlife ranches in both Texas and Wisconsin. David has been with Cold Creek Ranch since June of 2016. David’s passion for animal husbandry, wildlife management, genetics and breeding is taking CCR to the next level.

Wildlife Community Affiliations

Cold Creek Ranch is a strong member of the wildlife community. Cold Creek Ranch trained professionals are members of the Texas Deer Association (TDA). Cold Creek Ranch is also involved with Buck Trader and various selling avenues. We procure several products from Nutrena. The whitetail deer ranch staff members are philanthropists and help out with many community events.