OFFERINGS at JW Ranch Retreat

We proudly work with the top professionals in the industry.  We have worked with these teams extensively and they share our commitment to excellence.


Founder/Executive Director

Dave Scott is the Founder and Lead Adult instructor at the Earth Native Wilderness School in Bastrop Texas and has been teaching wilderness survival and outdoor skills for well over a decade. Dave has spent his life outdoors hunting, fishing, tracking animals, exploring, and studying wilderness survival and preparedness skills. He is a U.S. Army veteran, national field guide author, accomplished wildlife tracker, former Search and Rescue team member, and Wilderness EMT. His greatest passion is sharing wilderness survival skills, wildlife tracking, and his love for the outdoors with others. 

Custom Course Examples:

-  Outdoor Team Building

-  Urban Emergency Preparedness

-  Wilderness Survival 101

-  Escape and Evasion

-  Friction Fire

-  Etc.


The Rankin Twins have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music thanks to their full length debut album, Moonshine and Maybes and their latest EP, Good Vibes. 


They’ve released multiple successful singles to Texas radio, including their Chart Topping hits “Rain”, “Holdin’ Pattern”, and “Jezebel”, and two prior EP releases, “Headaches and Heartbreaks” and “Silver Lining”.

 The identical twins have gained an extensive following in the South by showcasing their impeccably tight harmonies as well as their youthful and energetic stage performances and relatable lyrics. 

JW Ranch Retreats can arrange a very unique shooting experience for you and your guests.  Firearm instruction,  CHL certifications, and target practice are just a few options.  Our local instructor is also a Class 3 firearms dealer and can allow you the rare opportunity to fire a suppressed and full-auto AR platform weapon.  Your experience is fully customizable to fit the needs and experience level of your group.


If you would like to capture the memories of your special event, we highly recommend


If you are looking for the ultimate hunting experience , we offer Trophy Whitetail and Exotic hunts upon request.  We can  accommodate a variety of hunting methods from “safari style” to spot and stalk. 

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