4R Ranch Trip Planner

4R Ranch Trip Planner

Driving Directions to 4R Ranch

If you are coming to the 4R from San Antonio, there are two ways you can get here; by way of Bandera or Hondo.

Through Bandera:

  • Take Hwy 16 until you reach downtown Bandera.
  • At the major intersection in Bandera, Hwy 16 turns to your right. Turn right and stay on Hwy 16.
  • Go through town and approximately 2 miles outside of Bandera turn left on FM 470 to Tarpley. The drive to Tarpley is approximately 12 miles.
  • When you reach Tarpley you will turn left or south on FM 462 South towards Hondo.
  • Go approximately 5 miles to County Road 211.
  • Turn right on CR 211 and Camp Mary Louise Lodge will be ½ mile on the left hand side of the road.

Through Hondo:

  • Take Hwy 90 West to Hondo.
  • When you reach Hondo you will turn right on FM 462 North or Avenue M.
  • You will drive approximately 21 miles on FM 462 North until you reach County Road 211.
  • Turn left on CR 211 and Camp Mary Louise Lodge will be ½ mile on the left hand side of the road.

Packing For Your Texas Quail Hunt

  • Current TPW hunting license. You do not need an upland gamebird stamp for preserve birds. If you are traveling from out of state, you will need a "Banded Gamebird License". If you want to buy a license on line click here
  • Adult beverages. We will have coffee and tea, but you will need to bring any soft drinks and adult beverages you wish to enjoy.
  • Ice chests with plenty of ice
  • Shotgun and shells. (We do have guns to rent and shells to purchase)
  • Blaze orange cap or vest. If you do not have either of these, we do sell hats in the lodge.
  • Comfortable walking or hiking boots. We will walk an average of 3-4 miles each hunt, so bring comfortable boots.
  • Here is a link to get our local weather
  • Camera
  • There is a house phone in the lodge; 830.426.3668. However, the house phone only takes incoming calls. If you have ATT cell service, you will be ok. Sprint and Verizon do not work at the ranch.

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Packing For Your Texas Dove Hunt

  • Current TPW Hunting License with Migratory Game Bird Stamp. If you want to buy a license on line click here
  • Ice chests and plenty of ice
  • Shotguns and plenty of shells
  • Adult beverages. We will have coffee and tea, but you will need to bring any soft drinks and adult beverages you wish to enjoy.
  • For the field: chair, sunscreen, mojos, plenty of water, camera
  • Here is a link to get our local weather
  • There is a house phone in the lodge; 830.426.3668. However, the house phone only takes incoming calls. If you have ATT cell service, you will be ok. Sprint and Verizon do not work at the ranch.

Packing For Your Texas Deer Hunt

  • Current TPW hunting license. If you are traveling from out of state, you will need the "General Hunting License" to hunt whitetail. If you want to buy a license on line click here
  • Adult beverages. We will have coffee and tea, but you will need to bring any soft drinks and adult beverages you wish to enjoy.
  • Ice chests with plenty of ice
  • Rifle and shells. We do require everyone to shoot their guns at our range before we go out to shoot deer.
  • Deer hunting attire. Even though most of our hunts are out of blinds, we still need to wear camo shirts and caps.
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Here is a link to get our local weather
  • There is a house phone in the lodge; 830.426.3668. However, the house phone only takes incoming calls. If you have ATT cell service, you will be ok. Sprint and Verizon do not work at the ranch.

4R Ranch Booking Policy

We appreciate each and every booking made at the 4R, and are honored that you chose us to host your hunt. With that being said, we run a seasonal business and have a limited window of time to make hay. Cancellations and “No-Shows” put us in a precarious situation because of the preparations made for each and every hunt.  We will do our level headed best to fill any cancelled slots, but can make no guarantees we can do so. This is especially true if the cancellation is made 30 days prior to your hunt date. 
Our booking and cancellation policy is simple: 

  • Once your hunt date(s) are booked, you are responsible for 50% of the hunt cost. If you cancel within 30 days of your hunt, you will be responsible for 100% of the hunt cost.
  • Applying the cancellation fee is the least favorite thing we do at the 4R. However, we know that we provide the best hunting experience there is to be found anywhere and we do it at prices that are affordable. Deviating from our cancellation policy would force us to raise all of our prices, and that is something we refuse to do.
  • Payment: You can use cash, check or credit card for payment.
  • The 4R does reserve the right to cancel or reschedule hunts based on unfavorable weather conditions. This rarely happens and applies primarily to dove and game-bird hunting.

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