Claim: Actor Matthew McConaughey co-owns a cattle ranch in Texas that offers canned deer hunts.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2015]
Does Actor Matthew McConaughey own a ranch that sells canned hunts?
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a former spokesman for the Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner ad campaign, co-owns a ranch that sells canned hunts. According to his company’s website, We at LP Ranch pride ourselves with our whitetail deer hunts.
McConaughey purchased the LP Ranch in 2001. Six years later, the ranch decided it was time to expand by selling canned hunts. For visitors spending the night, the ranch offers Old West accommodations with a modern touch so that after the hunt, our guests can feel assured to eat some great meals and relax in all out comfort (unlike the animals who they killed for fun that day).
The LP Ranch, which is owned by Matthew McConaughey, his wife Camilia Alves, and his brother Mike “Rooster” McConaughey, is primarily used to raise angus beef cattle. However, in 2007 the ranch built a high-fence area in order to bring customers out to participate in captive whitetail
Along with our cattle and Quarter Horse operation, we at
In 2007, we decided it was time to expand. So, we chose to high fence the headquarters in Irion County which allows for better management and maintenance of our deer herd. With a young deer herd, we feel extremely blessed to have had a great gene pool from the beginning.
While it’s true the actor purchased the
I asked Madison what Matthew McConaughey’s role is on the ranch and what Matthew’s thoughts are about producing Angus cattle. Matthew gets very little time to spend at the ranch; he is usually traveling and busy with his career and new family. When he does get time to visit the ranch, he likes to drive around and look at the cattle and assist with the day-to-day operations. Additionally, he likes to view the beautiful scenery of the ranch by jogging the hills.
When I asked Madison why Matthew felt is was important to raise Angus cattle and support the beef industry, he said Matthew feels it is a part of his family’s heritage that he wants to embrace, and it is important to produce high-quality beef.
There are approximately 1,000 high-fence hunting operations in the United States.
Last updated: 4 February 2015