Aerial view of Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch
About Joshua Creek Ranch

Joshua Creek Ranch Repeats as Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year Finalist

Boerne, TX  For the fifth time in the last six years, Joshua Creek Ranch (JCR) has been recognized as a Finalist for the Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodge of the Year award. JCR was voted one of the top three Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Lodges in 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021, and won top honors in 2018. In addition, three different JCR Guides have been nominated for Orvis Endorsed Wingshooting Guide of the Year, including the 2021 Winner – Mike Goldsmith, 2018 Finalist – JZ Zinsmeyer and 2017 Winner – Eric Harrison.

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“With so many exceptional Orvis Endorsed Lodges and Guides, we are humbled to receive these nominations and to be recognized five out of the last six years. Our team works very hard to consistently deliver an exceptional guest experience and we always keep the Orvis Commitment to Partnership top-of-mind,” offered Kevin Welborn, Joshua Creek Ranch Director. “We have received more than 1,800 five-star guest reviews on which is the best possible compliment and makes it even more rewarding,” Welborn added.

The distinguished accolades earned by Joshua Creek Ranch stem from a relentless pursuit by its Owners and Staff to cultivate a world-class bird hunting habitat and consistently deliver a 5-star, end-to-end guest experience. With at least four types of scenic Texas Hill Country terrain, mild temperatures and lots of sunshine during hunting season complemented by luxury lodging, premier event facilities, fine dining and warm Texas hospitality, Joshua Creek Ranch is the ideal destination for even the most discerning wingshooters.

Finalists and winners were announced at the annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous earlier this month. For more than three decades, the Orvis Guide Rendezvous has provided a forum for the best-of-the best in the wingshooting and fly-fishing business to collaborate, learn and network with their peers. It’s also an opportunity for Orvis to recognize lodges, guides, outfitters, and dog breeders who are literally the best in the world based on customer feedback among other established criteria. Although the event was virtual this year, the top lodges and guides still received these distinguished honors and awards.

Link to Orvis Endorsed Winners Release

Link to JCR Orvis Profile


Joshua Creek Ranch is a family-owned and operated hunting lodge and sporting resort located 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio. The Ranch's diverse terrain is a perfect habitat for the best Upland Bird hunting in Texas, as well as European-style pheasant drives and decoyed Mallard Duck hunting. Guests can also enjoy shooting on two scenic sporting clays courses and fly-fishing for Rainbow Trout. There's trophy Axis Deer hunting year-round and Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunting in season. With luxury lodging, gourmet dining and premier conference & event facilities, this sportsman’s paradise is a one-of-a-kind destination resort that is ideal for corporate events, family getaways, special occasions and milestone celebrations. Joshua Creek Ranch is the only lodge in Texas that is Endorsed by Orvis and recognized by Beretta for Excellence in Wingshooting.



Kevin Welborn
Director, Joshua Creek Ranch
Office: 830.537.5090