We're a family owned and operated deer breeding and trophy buck hunting ranch located in Jacksboro, Texas, two hours northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Best known for our big purebred Texas whitetail bucks, we're using cutting-edge genetics to improve both the size and quality of our state's deer population.

LCW is home to some of the biggest and best-known genetics in the industry: Gladiator, Maxbo, Maxbo Hardcore, Atlas, Gladiator Backstop, Hardcore Habanero, Rookie and “the Wiz.” They, along with many of Starbuck's offspring, form the foundation of our scientific buck breeding operation, which has been consistently producing large mainframe whitetails for years.

But as much as we love big bucks, our main focus is always on you. At LCW, we take just as much care with our relationships as we do with our deer. And whether you're a customer, vendor, hunter or guest, we want to make sure you're nothing but thrilled with your experience.

As believers in Jesus, we acknowledge that all we have belongs to Him, and that we are simply stewards of what He has blessed us with to manage. More than anything else, we want to proclaim His sovereignty, His saving grace and His goodness in all we do. If you're ever dissatisfied with any aspect of our business, please don't hesitate to contact us so we can make it right.

As you browse our website, you'll see the quality of deer that are being produced at LCW for both our breeding and hunting operations. But if you can't believe your eyes, you're welcome to come on out for a visit. We'd love to meet you face-to-face and show you that our deer are almost – but not quite – too good to be true.


Since 2003, the Mitchell family has worked to improve the plant quality and diversity on its Lodge Creek ranch through prescribed burning and brush management. Summer and winter food plots provide supplemental nutrition to a variety of wildlife, while extensive work has been done with pond, lake and fish management through vegetation control and annual stocking of fish.