Big Oak Bowhunting

Company Information

Marty (Buff) Thomas
997 Big Oaks Road
Avinger Tx 75630

Cell: (903) 665-4880
E-Mail: [email protected]


Whitney Messier

Manager of Operations

With over ten years of outdoor experience, Whitney started out as the head guide here at Big Oak. Now as Manager of Operations, she handles all the details of your hunt from booking the hunts to tending to all the details to assure you have a great weekend. Nobody knows the ranch and how to get you on a critter better than Whitney.

Bagley Thomas

Head Tracker

If you make it bleed Bagley will find it. While only three years old she has already established a record of success at finding game after the shot.

Lisa Thomas


Lisa has chased critters for the last 20 years with gun and bow. She brings the female prospective to the team.

Marty “Buff” Thomas


Over 40 years Bowhunting experience for big game all over the world. This well known Texas archer will do his dead level best to put you on quality animals with a great chance at a shot for a trophy of a life time

About Us

Welcome to Buff’s Big Oak Bow hunting.

We offer both low and high fence hunts for Native and Exotic wildlife in the beautiful rolling hills of Marion county Texas. Our ranch borders Lake of the Pines just west of Avinger. Our hunts range from a simple one day hog hunt to package hunts including meals and lodging.

Groups of four or more can reserve the entire ranch for a spot and stalk adventure of a life time.

While we specialize in bow hunts for trophy Red deer, we also have Axis, Black Buck, Fallow, Sika and Texas Dahl sheep and like most of east Texas we have our share of hogs but we hunt them like we are mad at them.

Unlike many of the exotic ranches, this ranch is a challenging place to hunt. With the broken terrain and our heavy timber taking a trophy is a very rewarding experience.
Location: Big Oak Rd Avinger, TX 75630

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