Premier East Texas Hunting Lodge

Texas waterfowl, dove, and whitetail deer hunting destination with almost two miles of river frontage.

Total Hunting, Shooting and Outdoor Experience.

  • During your stay you can hunt ducks, whitetail deer hunt, and/or hunt pigs with thermal and night vision.
  • Enjoy recreational and instructional shooting on tactical and long distance ranges, as well as the “Fowl Stand” – a unique experience shooting clays out of an actual duck blind to best prepare you for your hunt .
  • The guides are highly trained and experienced hunters and firearms instructors. Many of them are special operations veterans.

Field-to-Fork Fine Dining.

Their world-class guides and chef can help you field dress, clean, break-down and prepare your game for some of the best table-fare you’ve ever had. Take advantage of some or all of these experiences for the same price. You’ll find no add-ons at this premier East Texas hunting lodge.

Offering Corporate Hunts or Bring Your Friends.

What better way to renew old friendships than by having a bird shoot? Announce the shoot and tell everyone to make plans to be here. We are here to meet the needs of any and all of our guests. If you have a special request for an entertainment package that better suits your needs, please let us know. Our goal is to provide an experience second to none.

If you are interested in booking a hunt for the upcoming waterfowl season please get with us soon, as we do book up fast.

Outdoors International

At Outdoors International, we understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful and stress-free hunt. Our fully vetted outfitters will do their best to help take care of every detail, allowing you to focus on your adventure.

The Experience

Though each one of our guests have specific needs and requests, below is an example of a typical experience.


Arrive around noon to a freshly prepared brunch by our world-class chef. Later arrivals will include snacks /cocktail hour. Get settled in, unpack and relax a bit. Perhaps a short nap after your travels?

That afternoon, after a brief waterfowl review, choose from our many options including: hunting for ducks or deer, trying out our ranges and shooting opportunities, hanging out by the fire, enjoying a cocktail, scouting for birds for the morning hunt right from our deck or simply enjoying the surrounding beauty.

If you haven’t participated in cocktail hour, you can experience sensational night hunting for pigs with thermal optics or night vision.


Morning duck hunt followed by gourmet brunch.

Relax or enjoy helping or watching your guide clean your harvest and prepare it for a sampling that evening, or choose any of our firearm range activities.

Afternoon hunt for waterfowl or deer (early season).

Enjoy cocktail hour before a world-class dinner. Follow it up with an enjoyable evening of drinks, stories and camaraderie, or try your hand at those pesky pigs.


Morning duck hunt followed by gourmet brunch.

Clean up and pack for your journey home. Late departures can enjoy some more range time or a quick dive into habitat management with our team to learn more about how we make it all happen and how we do our part to contribute to conservation.

Catch your flight home.

Please Note: We are here to ensure you enjoy your time at the lodge. We tailor your experience specifically to your desires. Just let us know how we can ensure all your expectations are met.

You won’t find any hidden or added costs.

  • All you need is to get to the lodge with your personal items and a hunting license. It’s one price for everything else. This includes duck, deer and pig hunting, use of guns, waders, other appropriate equipment, ammunition, meals, open bar, lodging, game care, and guides.
  • Mix and match your days to enjoy all of our non-hunting options that include full use of our tactical and long distance ranges (including instruction), the Fowl Stand, and field-to-fork game care including prepping, recipes and cooking.
  • The lodge comfortably handles 6-8 hunters with six single-occupancy rooms and one double-occupancy.

Travel Information

The property is nestled in a prime location within the heart of East Texas, located under an hour from Dallas and Tyler, and 15 miles from Athens. The property is also ideally situated just over one mile from Cedar Creek Reservoir, and less than 10 miles from the renowned Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area, which hosts some of the largest waterfowl populations in all of Texas.

Upon arriving at the main entrance, you will be greeted with a stunning upland landscape.

The lodge sits in rolling topography with beautiful stands of Post Oaks and Black Walnut, alongside an idyllic agrarian setting. The remaining 400 acres is a picturesque bottomland hardwood landscape, which includes strategically developed flooded timber, moist soil management units, extensive road systems, and food plots with blinds, stands, and feeders. This ideal location, beautiful and unique natural features, and premium developments make it an extraordinary outdoor retreat.

What to Bring

  • Shotgun – 12 or 20 gauge recommended.
  • Ammunition – 3” or 3 1/2” non-toxic shot in size(s) 5, 4, 3, 2 or BB (can be purchased from Pro-Shop pending availability)
  • Outerwear – marsh pattern camo outer layers and warm under layers recommended
  • Hunting Boots – warm waterproof recommended
  • Eye Protection – sunglasses or shooters glasses recommended
  • Ear Protection – disposable ear plugs are complimentary or quality hearing protection can be purchased in the Pro-shop
  • Gloves – warm waterproof recommended
  • Camera – for capturing those special moments
  • Slippers/Lodge Shoes – we ask that hunting boots not be worn in the lodge outside of the mudrooms.
  • Toiletries & Personal Medications

Required Licenses to Hunt

  • Federal Waterfowl Stamp

  • Resident or Non-Resident Small Game Hunting License

  • Texas State Waterfowl Permit

  • Texas State HIP Certification

  • Hunters Education Certification unless born before 9/2/71

  • If you DO NOT have hunters education certification, click here: , then click on your respective state’s wildlife department website and search ‘hunter education’.

Serious about booking?

If you are interested in booking a hunt for the upcoming waterfowl season please get with us soon, as we do book up fast.

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