Where Our Meat Comes From


We believe Purity is an even higher standard than just quality. Pure is honest, natural, and genuine. When chefs and gourmets seek the purest foods in the world they are often foraged from the wild.

Broken Arrow Ranch, located in Ingram, Texas just West of Luckenbach and Fredericksburg, focus’ on quality that is built around purity.


Every process is meant to protect the purity. Their premium meat is field-harvested from the wild. It’s shipped efficiently right to your door. Every rancher is fairly paid for every pound of meat we harvest and every employee is cared for like family. A pure customer experience means keeping you satisfied through the last bite. We strive to serve every person and every animal well in all we do.

“My dad used to carry venison around in a cooler, walking the streets of NYC and Chicago, to get chefs to taste his meat. In some places, they still talk about it. Many of these chefs have been buying meat from us for over 30 years now.” – Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes, second generation owner of Broken Arrow Ranch tells this story with a mixture of humor and pride. The concept of field harvesting and processing truly wild venison was pioneered by Chris’s father, Mike Hughes, back in 1983. After developing the technology and helping to improve the legislation that made it feasible, Broken Arrow Ranch is still the industry-leader in pure wild meat to your table.


The operation has grown over the years, with mobile meat processing units being sent to harvest on nearly 40 unique ranches every year. The team works with wildlife ecologists, ranch owners and managers to identify over-populated herds on private land all across the state of Texas, seeking opportunities to use selective harvesting to improve the health of the herd and land.

They ship thousands of orders all over the United States. Originally, we worked only as a wholesaler for Chefs and restaurants, but in 2007 we began shipping much smaller orders to individuals. With the growing number of food sensitivities and extreme allergies, we realized that we became a resource for many people who could only eat wild game because of allergies to synthetic hormones, bulk livestock feed and other human additives. Our work sustains the lives of many people whose dietary or ethical eating decisions need a pure, wholesome meat option.

Now, Broken Arrow Ranch’s work has expanded beyond just the requirements of taste, but has deepened to a focus on purity. Pure food, is the best food. It tastes the best, makes our bodies feel the best, and ultimately, results in healthier natural ecosystems.

Broken Arrow field-harvests animals with a mobile unit from overpopulated ranches, process them onsite under government inspection, pay the rancher for every pound and bring the meat back to our butchers.
The meat rests during a special double-aging process that helps tenderize it and enhance flavors.

After I get receive it, just 90 Miles from Austin is when the fun really begins 🙂