Welcome to Rancho Encantado

Home to Jack Brittingham’s South Texas guided hunts

Rancho Encantado offers outstanding south Texas whitetail deer hunts and is located in the center of the famous “Golden Triangle” situated in the Southeast corner of Dimmit County, Texas. No location in Texas has produced more or bigger trophy whitetail. Originally the headquarters of the famous “Light Ranch”, Rancho Encantado was purchased in 1992 from George Light III. The new owner, Jack Brittingham, changed the name to Rancho Encantado or “Enchanted Ranch” because of the sensation one gets while peering into the prime south Texas brush country.

“You never know what might step out of the brush,” says Jack. “Anything from a 200 inch plus whitetail to a mountain lion. There’s just no place on Earth like it.”

We welcome you to our site, and invite you to have a look around. Please feel free to contact us for more information through our catalog page, and while you are here, don’t forget to visit our video and trophy galleries!


Another Fine South Texas Trophy

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of hunting with Jack on numerous occasions in a variety of settings around the world. Jack has drawn from all those experiences to ensure that Rancho Encantado lives up to a hunter’s expectations. From the private landing strip (something we pilots really appreciate) to the lodge several […]

2016 Hunting Season

      With the 2017 hunting season right around the corner, we are excited about what Encantado has in store.  This past year was a great success with some exceptional trophy bucks harvested, 3 exceeding the 200″ mark!  One beauty in particular was a huge framed typical with perfectly matched drop tines.  This is […]