Welcome to the Mathers Ranch

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Rio Grande in the heart of Brownsville’s breathtaking Border Country, Mathers Ranch offers dove hunters some of best wingshooting to be found anywhere in the United States.

Family-owned and operated since 1990, the Mathers family takes exceptional pride in providing our guests with prime habitat, friendly service and opportunity to harvest full limits of wild birds – all at a truly affordable price.

Whether it’s a spectacular whitewing shoot in early September, or an action-packed mourning dove hunt during the fall season, you’ll experience outstanding wingshooting action on 1,000 acres of meticulously-managed corn, sunflower and sorghum fields.

Hunting Events

Special Whitewing Dove

Sept. 5th–6th and Sept. 12th-13th

Early September brings the annual migration of South America’s famed special whitewings, and we know of nowhere else in the Special Texas Zone that attracts more of these swift & savvy gamebirds than the richly-planted fields on our ranch.

This is a very short, zoned season in Texas, and in order to ensure our guests’ success, space is limited. We urge you to make your reservations early, and join us for a truly memorable hunt.

WEEKEND PACKAGE: $300 per person

All Special Whitewing Packages Include:

Complimentary Mathers Special Whitewing cap
Two days of hunting
Full BBQ lunch and beverages on Both Days
Friday registration at Mather’s Camp (5pm-6pm)
Please see map on map/hotel info page for directions.

Regular Dove

Sept. 14 - Nov. 1

Fall marks the opening of the Texas regular dove season, and one of their favorite feeding, watering & nesting stops is Mathers Ranch. These cagey gamebirds flock to our freshly-planted fields like bees to honey, ensuring fast action and plenty of spent shells.

Regular dove hunts are offered in per-day packages.

DAILY: $100 per person/per day.

Cast & Blast

(Available during both dove seasons)

For guests who’d like to add a little variety to their visit, we offer our popular Cast & Blast combination package. Spend the morning fishing for speckled trout, redfish and flounder off the shores of world-renowned South Padre Island. Then, it’s off for an afternoon of world-class dove hunting on the Mathers Ranch property. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

The fishing charters are offered as half day packages and include boat, guide, bait, and tackle. Please contact U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain William Mathers directly at (956) 266-1767 for more information and fishing charter reservations.

2 people – $500/half day (fishing only)
3 people – $550/half day (fishing only)
4 people – $600/half day (fishing only)