La Perla Viejo Ranch – Zapata, Texas 78076 – Zapata County
Description: La Perla Viejo Ranch (the ancient pearl), is the 500+/- acre jewel of the original La Perla Ranch, which once encompassed over 20,000 acres. The uniqueness of this ranch starts with its rolling topography, elevation changes, and, seeing views. The variety of native vegetation and its concentration of wildlife are what sets La Perla apart from other ranches of its kind.
From 2010 to present, ten top ranked Outdoor Channel TV shows have been filmed here. Shows and superstars such as Dave Watson of Matthews TV, Hank Parker of Hank Parker Outdoors and Hank Parker 3D, and Jimmy Sites of Spiritual Adventures Outdoors. As a top sporting destination, outdoorsmen from all over the U.S. have come to La Perla Viejo Ranch to enjoy its unique opportunities to hunt deer, quail, waterfowl, varmints, and to fish in its incredible 30 acre lake.
The ranch has been intensely managed since 2005, with a major focus on archery hunting. It was the first ranch in Texas to use the boulder blind, a unique in-ground blind that puts trophy whitetail deer consistently closer for archery hunting. There are five of these blinds on the ranch, along with four rifle tower blinds, and a series of five hog proof feed stations. Each feed station is equipped with both corn and protein feeders. An extensive system of roads and wide “senderos” makes every corner of this ranch accessible.
Water: The ranch has no shortage of water as the largest tank stays full year around. Along with the tanks, there are also a series of water lines and troughs throughout the ranch.
Size & Location: 500+/- acres +/- located in Zapata, TX. Zapata County.
Wildlife: The ranch offers an unparalleled combination of big game and waterfowl hunting. The deer herd has been intensely managed and under high fence for ten years. These management practices have produced multiple Pope and Young quality whitetail over the past several years. Recent surveys have shown a 1 to 1.5 buck to doe ratio, which is a representation of the handwork that has been put into managing this herd. There is a flourishing population of both Bobwhite and Blue quail on the ranch. This population is roughly 75% Blues and 25% Bobwhites. The multitude of tanks on this property serve as a wintering destination for numerous species of ducks and geese.