The S Ranch is owned by the Cargile Family, a ranching family that has deep roots to the San Angelo region. The Cargile’s also own Producer’s Livestock Auction, located in San Angelo, and is one of the state’s largest livestock auctions. The S Ranch is operated as a working cattle ranch with a progressive grazing program. The ranch has also been committed to a brush management program, integration of cross-fencing for grazing management, and extensive water development.
Located just 10 miles northwest of San Angelo, this 8500-acre property is characterized by rolling hills, mesquite flats, large live oaks in certain areas of the hilly portions, and some large native pecan trees along one of the major drainages. The property has a diverse and abundant native wildlife population including free-ranging white-tailed deer, Rio Grande wild turkeys, bobwhite quail, feral hogs, as well as a variety on non-game wildlife. Wildlife Systems, Inc. has been operating the commercial deer hunts on this property since 2003.
Our whitetail deer hunting program offers 4 day, all-inclusive hunts with meals, lodging, guide (2x1), and game care. Deer hunting strategies focus on a combination of stand hunting, glassing/stalking, and antler rattling. Hunters often see 15-25 whitetail bucks per day. We also offer 3-day spring turkey hunts on the S Ranch. The accommodations here are very comfortable with a 4 bedroom, 4 bath lodge, kitchen with large living/dining room, outdoor fire pit area, and nice amenities in the lodge. From this camp, we also conduct hunts on the Thieman Scrub Oak Ranch, comprising an additional 12,000 acres, just a short distance from the S Ranch. Both hunting ranches are often hunted concurrently, creating a total hunting area more than 20,000 acres; this provides one of the finer low-fenced deer hunting packages in this area. Hunters should schedule flights into San Angelo, which is only 25 minutes from airport to ranch.