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"Year after year we return to Mellon Creek Outfitters in Refugio, Texas for quality hunting and relaxation.  We're a large party coming from Florida and Upstate New York. We all look forward to the mouth watering food just as much as the hunting. The kids have shot their biggest deer here and beg to go back every November. The stunningly decorated lodge and accommodations are perfect for families of all ages and sizes. We're so thankful we were able to bring my 90 year old Grampie with us on one of his last hunts. The guides are ALL so wonderful and great with our family which has ranged in age from 1 1/2 years to 90 years old. The owners and staff make everyone feel so welcome and comfortable. There's a campfire, corn hole, a pool table and tvs to relax in whatever way you like. After a day of hunting and eating you can retreat to your private room with tv and beautiful rustic decor. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this very unique and special place. The memories we've made here will be cherished forever."

The Christie Family | Florida, USA

"For more than a decade Mellon Creek Outfitters (MCO) is a annual stop.  It is a highlight trip every year.  On behalf of Support U.S. Armed Forces I have had the honor of hosting combat wounded veterans at MCO. Here is what they say;
“I felt at home the guides made this an awesome trip” “Harvesting a deer was a bonus, I can’t remember when I smiled so much” “My grandmother could tell I was relaxed and happy” “At home I lock my doors . When you sleep you are venerable. I never locked my door here.” “This trip was a reset for me words can’t describe how I feel. I so appreciate Dan and his staff and all they have done for us and so many more.”

Bill Carlson | North Carolina, USA


Many of our clientele tell us that even after hunting other spots around the world, they continue returning to Mellon Creek for what they say is their passion- giant Whitetail Deer hunting.

The same family has owned the Mellon Creek Ranch for nearly two hundred years. Minimal hunting pressure, combined with good management, allows for large bucks year after year and it’s common to see more than 150 deer a day with half or more being bucks-so get ready to hunt!

When deer hunting, a variety of methods are used to ensure success while catering to your personal desires and needs. Whether it is by 4×4 vehicles, spot and stalk, rattling, or blind hunting, our professional staff will work to put you on the “Big One.”


  • 3 - Cull Bucks

    • Spikes

    • 4 & 6 points, etc. at your guide’s discretion.

  • 3 - Does

  • 3 - Days meals and lodging


  • 1 - Buck

    • 110 - 125", at your guide’s discretion.

  • 1 - Doe

  • 3 - Days meals and lodging



  • 1 - Buck

    • 130 - 145"

  • 1 - Doe

  • 3 - Days meals and lodging


  • 1 - Buck

    • 150"+

  • 1 - Doe

  • 5 - Days meals and lodging

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