The Connolly family purchased approximately 671.5 acres of land in Buffalo Gap/Tuscola, Texas in 2004 with intentions to make it a sanctuary for family, friends, and wildlife. Connolly Game Ranch is a conservation operation and home to thousands of animals of over 50 species from four continents, but it is much more than that. What began as an oasis for family and friends soon grew to include outdoor recreation and retreats. We have enjoyed countless memories at our ranch and began to donate these blessings to disabled veterans, young adults with special needs, and religious clergy.
The Connolly family, guests, and friends, are passionate about the therapeutic qualities of outdoor recreation, and are vitally interested and actively involved in the preservation of wildlife and its habitat. Outdoor adventures, the preservation of wildlife, habitat and traditions are real and personal interests of ours, who have made a significant contribution and sacrifice. We promote outdoor recreation as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity, to preserve traditional customs, and practice wildlife conservation to protect endangered species from extinction.
Connolly Game Ranch is dedicated to supporting and empowering United States wounded and disabled combat military service members, veterans, and first responders with FREE opportunities for outdoor recreation through hiking, archery, target shooting, fishing, and camping. These activities help to maintain an active lifestyle, bond through teamwork, and healing. Many of our wounded combat veterans and first responders are amputees suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), asthma, sleep apnea, cancer, respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, and anxiety disorder. The camaraderie once shared while serving brings our guests together, who have been isolated due to their struggles and wounds. The United States of America continues to lose veterans and first responders at an unacceptable alarming rate to suicide. Through cooperative efforts and missions such as those at Connolly Game Ranch and our partner charities, we can save those we can through therapeutic recovery. Connolly Game Ranch is committed to providing these once in a lifetime experiences to our guests as a form of therapy through outdoor adventures, camaraderie, and retreat.
Connolly Game Ranch is dedicated to provide young adults with special needs the opportunity to experience the outdoors through archery, target shooting, hiking, camping, and recreation. Our goal is to provide each young guest with life long memories, inspiration, education, and the tools to adopt a lifestyle that includes a love for nature and being outdoors. With volunteers and parents, who are experienced outdoorsmen and women, we assist each young adult to provide a fun outdoor experience.
We seek to provide many young adults, who would otherwise never have an opportunity, the joy of the tradition of outdoor activities. Some of the things that are taken for granted by able-bodied sportsman are life changing events for young adults with special needs. This may include shooting events, hiking, archery, being in the wilderness, or just witnessing animals in the wild. Connolly Game Ranch recognizes the importance of outdoor recreation and how it can have a significant positive impact on the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
Saint Hubertus at Connolly Game Ranch is dedicated to providing a camp, land, and facilities to religious clergy to host a combination spiritual retreat, fraternal support, and prayer time. “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes” – Honoring God by honoring His creatures.
Meet the family!
John M. Connolly, Maria Connolly Moore, Janet Connolly and John T. Connolly