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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!
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!
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!!!
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!!!
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!
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
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".
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!
As a farm and ranch broker and ranch owner over the last 20 years, I have had the privilege of visiting many of Texas finest ranches. The Cold Creek Ranch in Bellville, TX. is at the top of the list. There is something unique and special about this ranch, mainly the people who are involved in running a tier one wildlife management program for both native and exotic animals and their commitment to excellence in the health and genetics of these species makes the Cold Creek Ranch a dependable go to source for trophy tier one exotics to several other ranches throughout Texas. It is simply the best kept secret in the state. Frank Blackwood, President, Blackwood Properties.
I have not been to CCR in several years. It is just as I remember it. Well stocked with whitetail deer and 25 species of exotic game and a wide free flowing creek. I felt I was on a high fence game reserve and on a safari. The lodge is first class and spacious. The guide/ranch manager very knowledgeable and accommodating. We shoot a Ibex ram on our first outing followed up with skeet shooting the next day. There is no better place than CCR to hunt or stock your ranch with exotics!!!
The three days I spent at Cold Creek Ranch were an education on how an Exotic game ranch operation should be run. The accommodations and hospitality were exceptional. It was obvious that David, the resident zoologist is an experienced exotic ranch manager. Bruce, the owner gave us a personal tour of the entire operation. I was amazed at the wide variety of species. The blackbuck, ostrich, wildebeest, fallow deer and addax appeared to be healthy and stress free. The bison, zebra and elk were the largest that I've seen. It is obvious that genetics are important at Cold Creek. The breeding facilities are second to none. I would be totally comfortable doing business with Bruce.
"What an incredible find here in Texas, Cold Creek Ranch is a ranch lovers paradise. For those looking for a wide variety of exotics to stock your ranch, this is a well managed and amply supplied ranch. It was seeing then believing experienced for myself, so many exotic animals, bison, fallow, red deer, axis, blackbuck, ostrich, wildebeest to name a few, all extremely healthy as in their native environment. For other ranches seeking premium exotics, Cold Creek is the place to procure animals to add to your herd or ranch. This was a rare find and I would recommend all exotic lovers to seek out this ranch."
I had an amazing opportunity to stay and tour the entirety of Cold Creek Ranch. Cold Creek Ranch helps stock many ranches throughout Texas with trophy exotic animals, and this is where I have purchased many over the last several years. I would highly recommend Cold Creek to anyone who is looking for high-end exotics for your ranch. Cold Creek maintains an extremely high level of superior genetics. The trophy animals that they raise are truly one of a kind. If you are looking for Axis, Blackbuck, Fallow, Red Deer, Bison, Ostrich, Wildebeest, Oryx or Addax this is the place to purchase. Truly a superior high-end operation!
I had an amazing opportunity to stay and tour the entirety of Cold Creek Ranch. Cold Creek Ranch helps stock many ranches throughout Texas with trophy exotic animals, and this is where I have purchased many over the last several years. I would highly recommend Cold Creek to anyone who is looking for high-end exotics for your ranch.
Great setting and beautifully maintained property stocked with a wide variety of exotic animals. Ranch manager does a great job of maintaining all facilities. Cold Creek Ranch is done right and is a fantastic example of what an exotic game ranch can look like. They have an assortment of animals for purchase and can help stock any ranch looking to add some game to their property.
I have been to many exotic game ranches across the state for both hunting and prospective buyer for stocking other ranches. Cold Creek Ranch is one of the most beautiful and well maintained ranches I’ve been to with a variety of quality exotic animals, which is evident of their breeding program. Not only is the breeding facilities top notch, but also the lodge itself. I definitely recommend anyone looking for quality health exotics or properly bred white-tail to their ranch to utilize Cold Creek Ranch for your needs.
I had the privilege of visiting Cold Creek recently and have nothing but great things to say about the whole package. From the grounds to the many exotic animals, it doesn’t disappoint! The ranch manager, David, knows what he’s doing and it shows in the quality of stock on this beautifully maintained ranch! If you are looking to purchase quality exotics, then look no further.
I would highly recommend Cold Creek Ranch to anyone looking for high-end exotics for your ranch. I have been to other great ranches in Texas with a large selection of exotics. I put Cold Creek a the top of the list: Quality animals and great people to work with.
Cold Creek Ranch has a strong grasp of what it means to be a complete, high-end exotic game ranch. Mr. Smith and his team truly understood my needs and exceeded all expectations. From the lengthy discussion with David, the ranch manager, to my first step onto the property, I knew Cold Creek Ranch was exactly what I was looking for!
Every experience I've had at Cold Creek Ranch is amazing! Most beautiful ranch and lodge, and the facility is clearly very well-managed. They are professional and a joy to work with every time!!! From bison, fallow, incredible red deer and massive elk to ostrich and zebra: Cold Creek has a HUGE variety of exotic animals and I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat.
My kids and I visited Cold Creek Ranch this past May, and it was amazing to see so many exotic animals. My 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son had an amazing time seeing animals they’d never seen before. Bison, axis, blackbuck, fallow, trophy caliber red deer, massive elk, and ostrich were all seen, and they were beautiful animals. The property and animals are extremely well managed, and the manager was knowledgeable and made us feel welcome and informed. I would highly recommend Cold Creek Ranch for anyone looking for high-end exotics for their ranch.
I would highly recommend Cold Creek Ranch to anyone looking for high-end exotics for your ranch. This place is amazing! One of the best maintained ranches I have seen. The exotic animals are well taken care of!
I've never seen such a wide variety of healthy exotic animals such as Bison, Axis, Blackbuck, Fallow, Red Deer (Red Stag), Ostrich, Wildebeest, Oryx, Addax, etc. they have a great amount of green space and water to keep the animals healthy and well fed. The owner takes great care to constantly improve their environment.
Beautiful ranch, beautiful Lodge and extremely well-managed facility. They obviously understand that integrity and reputation is of the utmost importance when investing in the procurement of high-end exotic animals. We can’t wait to go back!
Amazing animals and an incredible breeding program. They are doing it very professionally and caring for the animals health. This is not only humane, but makes for amazing trophy animals. The ranch facilities were also exceptional and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for trophy animals to visit Cold Creek Ranch.Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable & courteous. Myles
Amazing Ranch with a fantastic lodge that can be used for all types of occasions including weddings,corporate retreats and birthdays.The Ranch makes you feel like you are on Safari in Africa. They have an excellent breeding program and all types of animals are available for purchase especially exotics. An excellent experience overall.
I have been to Cold Creek Ranch a couple of times now and each time I find it more intriguing and fascinating. The ranch as a large variety of animals and they are very well managed. David does a great job in caring for the animals and ensuring you have the best experience while on the ranch. By far the best ranch experience I have had and plan to book another trip to this little piece of paradise. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves animals and outdoor experiences!
Astonishing beauty...That's how my brother and I would describe Cold Creek Ranch and their animals. We were so impressed by how well the animals and the grounds were taken care of. The massive bison, trophy deer, antelope, elk and other unique exotics all looked so healthy. They even have kangaroos! The ranch manager is so well studied and great to work with. Cold Creek Ranch is a Tier 1 supplier with superior genetics. This is the only place we would go to stock our ranch.Diana and Joey Davies
A hidden gem so close to Houston. The trophy exotics are an incredible experience to hunt or just watch and take pictures. The facilities are 5 star, and the ranch manager is a pleasure to work with to make a great experience for all. Can't wait to get back there!