Welcome to the Tarbone Ranch.
Tarbone Ranch was founded by Ken Cook and his family in 2006. In January of 2016 Ken Cook passed away of a heart attack. Since his death, we have continued to run the ranch and hunts as he would have wanted. We plan share the outdoors with people just as he did. That is the legacy he would have wanted.
After retirement from a 30 year career as a professional bass angler, Ken devoted his life efforts to making Tarbone Ranch a destination for others who shared his passion for the outdoors and hunting. We offer a limited number of hunting and photographic safari opportunities for the trophy game animals that live here. We strive to produce top end trophies from our herds of deer, elk and bison by allowing them to reach their potential mature size.
To enhance these possibilities, we maintain food plots of several varieties as well as native grasses. We supplement the native food availability with high protein deer and elk feed to assure the animals have a continuous supply of nutrition to maximize their opportunity to reach maximum size and health.
We have built a hunting cabin on the property to house our guests in a place that is surrounded by the beauty of the Wichita Mountains and animals. It is not a five star lodge, but rather a rustic cabin in the woods with all the necessary amenities to assure our visitors an excellent opportunity to enjoy their stay.
If you have interest visiting Tarbone Ranch as a hunter or photographer, please contact us for a visit.
This was our first hunting season without Ken, the founder of Tarbone Ranch. When he passed away suddenly in January of 2016 we knew that Tarbone must continue operations in his honor. We are proud to bring his legacy and love of the outdoors to all of our visiting hunters.
In the Fall we had Dave Fulson come hunt this beautiful buck for his television show, “Trijicon’s World of Sports Afield”. We were very glad to be able to host him and his crew, and are excited to bring Ken’s story to more outdoorsmen.
This fall, Brian and Justin Stamps came for a dream-fulfilling four day hunt with us. These two brothers were able to harvest two bull elk and a trophy buck.
This Winter we had a wonderful snowfall as we hosted returning hunters Ed and Wyatt Mountain. This season they were able to harvest a cow bison. It was a very special hunt as we were able to track these bison through the snow and terrain of Tarbone Ranch. Once we had them in range, Wyatt made a fantastic shot and some even more amazing memories.