Located in the Rolling Plains Region of Texas, the Double M is the largest ranch in Nolan County. The property is owned by the McLaughlin Family and was put together by San Angelo community leader, J. Mark McLaughlin, who is a successful attorney and banker, and former President of Texas & Souhtwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Totaling approximately 27,000 acres, the ranch is operated as a working cattle ranch and has been under an intensive range management program for many years, including brush management, water development, cross-fencing, and rotational grazing. The country is rolling hills and one of the more interesting natural features on the ranch is Yellow Wolf Creek which is actively fed by springs, providing a brisk running creek that supplies clear and abundant water on that end of the property.
A large population of over 1,000 white-tailed deer are found on the Double M and some great quality bucks are produced each year. This is a low-fenced property, so these whitetail deer are free-ranging native whitetails. There is also an abundant population of bobwhite quail and much is the property is quintessential quail habitat. There is also a fair population of Rio Grande Wild Turkeys and we offer a limited number of spring turkey hunts here.
Whitetail hunts on the Double M Ranch are structured as a 4 day, 5-night program which include meals, lodging, 2x1 guide, and game care. A partial quail season lease is available beginning on December 1 and running through the end of quail season. Housing for hunters is provided in a modest 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, normally based on double occupancy sleeping arrangements. Hunters can either plan their flights into Abilene or San Angelo, both of which are a little over an hour away.
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