About Us


Joe Brown Family

Our History

140 years of Unflagging Family Tradition

Nestled along the banks of the famous Red River on the Texas-Oklahoma border - where the rolling plains meet the cross timber region - the 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 very day.

Originally homesteaded by civil war veteran and rancher Joe Brown back in 1867, the property has evolved into a true hunter's paradise, and today stands as a living tribute to the original beauty, charm and pride of the authentic, traditional Texas wingshooting experience.

"A true hunter's paradise ..."

We believe that the ranch offers you an unequalled environment of both adventure and relaxation… a rare meld that lets you stride back into a time, when the West was still young and cowboys were king.



The Hunter's Home Away From Home

Our lodge - built on the Brown family's original 1867 homestead site - offers you all the warmth, comfort and down-home amenities you'd expect from a genuine Texas wingshooting ranch.

The main lodge houses 3 bedrooms (with accommodations for up to seven), each decorated with traditional cowboy accents. Our Great Room features a roaring fireplace, TV and library - the perfect place to sip cocktails, swap stories and enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal prepared from scratch by our friendly and courteous staff.

In the evenings, you'll relax on our outdoor patio, replete with fireplaces, comfortable seating and breathtaking views of our scenic horse pasture - an ideal setting for unwinding after a long, successful day in the field.

In short, we've done our homework to make you feel right at home.