"For the Discriminating Outdoor


Wild BoarAre you looking to take a nice buck this season, teach your kids the appreciation of hunting, or experience the thrill of thousands of ducks and geese coming in to the calls of a experienced guide? Maybe you are just needing some meat in the freezer or a casual afternoon dove hunt. You have found the place, and you cannot imagine the ease, abundance of wildlife, and convenience of the hunting experience that we offer. Imagine yourself eagerly anticipating the joy of a good Texas hunting trip. As morning breaks slowly - cold, crisp and clear, the sun gently rises over the oaks and the early light pierces the fog. Mother Nature awakens; the deer move gently toward the rye grass fields or the feeders and the waterfowl lift off their roost. The skies echo with the honking of ducks, geese and sandhill crane as they fly across, surveying the wetlands below.

RifleKnolle Farm and Ranch is situated in the Nueces River Valley in south TX, hundreds of acres of Nueces river bottom land supply this ranch in San Patricio, Jim Wells and Nueces counties, with abundant wildlife surrounded by dense brush, abundant grain fields and numerous flooded wetlands. This unique location and habitat, coupled with a half-century of feeding dairy cattle, results in a tremendous number of dove, duck, geese, turkey, hogs and deer. We offer to our guests the chance to share in well-planned, guided morning hunts or relaxed informal afternoon dove hunts. To make your hunting trip experience complete, we also offer fully-guided quail hunts, complete with well trained dogs. Waterfowl hunting takes place on over thousands of acres of cropland and flooded reservoirs and deer hunters have access to some of the best hunting habitat in the country.

Waterfowl HuntersOur waterfowl hunting is renowned, not just because of our position in a major flyway between Lake Corpus Christi and the bay, but because of the lack of pressure on the birds and the ease of hunting here. How does a hunt that harvests teal, (green wing, blue wing and maybe a cinnamon teal), widgeons, gadwalls, pintails, mallards, spoonbills, whistling tree ducks, dark and light fronted geese, and a couple of sand hill cranes thrown in the mix for fun sound to you? This would be typical morning hunt here. Droughts do not affect our ability to provide great wetlands, as we continually manage the water in these with irrigation and flooding of such. These wetlands beckon a wide variety of migratory birds as these are ideal spots where the birds can rest before taking off to a new destination. Our experienced field guides put out a decoy spread and do all processing of birds.

Hunter with DeerNon-waterfowl hunting can range from a "meat hunt," for doe, spike, hog and turkey, to a full-blown South Texas trophy hunt. Our packages include 4 guided hunts (2 morning and 2 afternoon hunts), plus accommodations. Meals can be added and prices may vary according to kill. Our quail hunts are a South Texas specialty with non-stop excitement for the experienced or novice hunters alike. Hunts can be half-day or full-day, and all include guide, good dogs, and comfortable rigs. With our location along the Nueces River, we have tremendous habitat for Turkey, roosting in the huge oak trees that surround this River. Whether it's fall turkey hunting, mixed with a deer or hog hunt, or the Spring season, our guides are accomplished in calling up the "Big Ones", and providing guests with an experience they will never forget.

Dove Hunting

DOVE HUNTING IN SOUTH TEXAS IS A TRADITION THAT IS ALMOST SACRED AND ENJOYED BY ALL GENERATIONS! With grain fields in the area surrounding us , and an unlimited supply of water available via irrigation wells on the ranch, we can keep multiple tanks filled, assuring hunters of the best possible hunting possible in South Texas. We do not crowd hunters, and lease none of our land to outside parties; therefore, we are able to position hunters in numerous locations. Bring your guns, shells, a cooler of cold beverages, and prepare for an afternoon of relaxing fast action shooting. WE ARE IN THE SOUTH ZONE FOR MORNING DOVE HUNTING, AND THIS YEAR CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY WHITE WING SEASON….. (35 MINUTES FROM CORPUS CHRISTI) - CALL FOR PRICES!

Sporting Clays

Sporting ClaysIf skeet shooting is your weakness, try our sporting clay course. Situated in the huge oaks on the edge of a waterfowl sanctuary, it is more than your usual skeet range. The trees house remote-controlled throwers that allow year-round practice and the natural environment presents a unique set of challenges for the novice or the advanced shooter. This clay course provides a great day activity for parties and get togethers.


We provide dogs for all of our guided bird hunts. Hunters are welcome to bring their dogs, if they are well-behaved and do not interfere with other hunters. We do have kennels available, but we request that you bring a box for your dog and that they be kept out of guest house. Please check with us prior to your arrival if bringing a dog.


             Hunting Packages

Rifles on Pickup TruckKFR General Hunting Policies

  • Depending on the type of hunt, we offer the following amenities for you: vehicles, dogs, guides, feeders, decoys and processing. You are welcome to bring your own dogs if you would like. We do not provide guns, shells or hunting licenses.
  • A base price deposit (nonrefundable) is required to confirm your stay.
  • Day hunts are limited because our packages are our specialty, but we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • All packages, include lodging, and unlimited use of the sporting clays and facilities. Meals can be added at an additional fee. WATERFOWL packages include all meals.
  • "No-shows", late cancellations (less than 72 hours prior to arrival), or early departures will be responsible for payment of the full amount of the reserved stay.

    Waterfowl Hunts
    Waterfowl hunts focus on ducks and geese. Hunters also have the option of sandhill cranes. We require a minimum of 3 persons to book a waterfowl hunt, but will do our best to "fill in" if needed. Our current packages are as follows.

    Hunting PartyGeneral Waterfowl Hunt. This hunt includes:

    • 2 days of hunting
    • 1 night stay at KFR
    • Meals
    • 1 fully guided morning waterfowl hunt and an afternoon dove hunt (if in season) or skeet shoot.

    DeerWhitetail Deer Hunt

    Deer hunting may vary from corporate hunts for a prize trophy to a meat hunt to a perfect father / son experience. All packages include:

    • 4 hunts (morning and afternoon hunts for 2 days).
    • Accommodations for 2 nights - your choice of traditional "B&B" accommodations, with no meals included, or private B&B cottages with all gourmet meals included.
    • Use of all KFR facilities

    Hunters with AntlersTypical package types - PLEASE CALL FOR PRICES

    Meat Hunt. Killing of 1 doe or spike, plus 1 hog and 1 turkey.

    Father / Son Hunt. Same as Meat Hunt, but allows for 2 persons with accommodations.

    Management Hunt. Allows for 1 buck, 1 doe or spike, plus 1 hog and 1 turkey.

    Trophy Hunts. Additional fees depending on points.

    Hunters with Turkey

    Quail Hunts

    Quail hunts can be either be 1/2 day or full day, with or without meals and accommodations. Please inquire so that we may custom design your package and price accordingly. Quail hunts are fully guided, with dogs and vehicles. Figures based on a 4-person hunt. A tailgate lunch and beverages will be provided. If you have a party of less than or more than 4, we will price accordingly. Please inquire. $350 - $850/person.
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    Dove Hunts. Unguided.