The "Big Drop Ranch"


Your hosts at Big Drop Ranch are Sheldon and Zanna Grothaus. They have been in the hunting business since 1993. Big Drop Ranch is located in Medina County, just SW of Hondo, Texas. On the ranch you can hunt trophy Whitetail bucks, Axis deer and Blackbuck antelope. We are committed to making your hunt more than expected. Watch your bucks throughout the year as we update our "Game Cam" pictures frequently.

Hunting Whitetail Bucks

Sheldon and Zanna extend their hunting clients an opportunity to hunt some of the largest whitetail deer in South Texas. We will go the extra mile to make your hunt a success. Come join us for three days of gracious Texas hospitality with our western lodging and accommodations.

Deer Hunting Lodge

Big Drop Ranch and its accommodations provide for a relaxing & memorable experience. Our lodges are a museum of past year's clients and their incredible whitetail hunting adventures. Whether you are hunting for the first time with us or have become a cherished friend, the atmosphere speaks volumes for the stories told, and reminisces of many years of awesome trophy whitetail hunting experiences, friendly conversations and excellent food.

Hunting Lodge Sleeping Bunk

Big Drop Ranch lodging facilities are perfect for large groups, families or individuals. We are dedicated to provide the most comfortable lodging complete with excellent Texas home style cooking. We invite you to share your hunting expectations with us while we cater to all your needs. We offer a complete recreational hunting destination likely to please and be memorable for the most discerning individual.

We have several lakes stocked with bass, carpe and catfish which allow for great fishing and relaxation in-between your hunting.


  1. Our whitetail season starts in October and runs through January.
  2. We provide vehicle access to and from the executive hunting blinds.
  3. We have several lakes stocked which allow for great fishing and relaxation in-between your hunting.
  4. Exotics are hunted year around.