Ranch Hand / Assistant Wrangler needed at Private Recreational Ranch in Leakey, Texas ~ Housing included


Leakey, TX
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
Salary (D.O.E)
Date Posted
May 30, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

This position requires a motivated self-starter who can complete tasks with minimal prompting and maximum efficiency. Under the direction of the ranch manager, skills and responsibilities include:

General Ranch Work

  • Operation and maintenance of heavy equipment (skid steer, backhoe, roller, tractor, dozer, feed blower trailer, and maintainer) for land clearing, road maintenance, hunting site preparations/maintenance, and various other projects as needed
  • Basic construction knowledge for maintaining hunting blinds, ranch facilities, horse trails, fencing, and shooting range projects
  • General groundskeeping
  • Basic mechanical and vehicle maintenance knowledge
  • Hiking and horse trails maintenance
  • Assisting with prescribed burns
  • Assisting other ranch staff with routine preparations as needed
  • Taking care of the ranch’s chickens (located at the house)

Hunting & Trapping

  • Proficiency in firearms and firearms safety to run feral hog traps during the hunting off-season
  • Maintaining hunting sites throughout the year (blinds, feeders, cameras, etc.)
  • Assisting with driving hunters to and from blinds, and processing game as needed


  • Assisting the lead wrangler in a variety of tasks that include (but not limited to) maintaining horse areas and facilities, grooming, feeding, and saddling
  • Accompanying the guest trail rides during the riding season

This salaried position comes with a 3/2 house (applicants with a family are welcomed), paid utilities, vehicle, and health benefits.

For most of the year, days off are Sundays and Mondays, and can change during the hunting season. All staff have 3 established weeks of paid vacation (always in May, September, and Christmas).

Years of experience preferred: 2-5 years


Please forward resumé (with at least 3 professional references) to our email address listed.

[email protected]

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