"Bright Star Ranch & Resort is truly one of the finest places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting and hunting. The venue, accommodations, atmosphere and its entirety are simply a class act. The staff are genuine, courteous and just downright simple grassroots people, who not only enjoy the outdoors but enjoy the accompaniment of others as well. It's definitely one of those places that feels like a second home and the hunting is phenomenal to say the least. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!"
“I’ve been on several high fence hunts all over Texas. This place is flat out amazing. Bright Star has the highest quality white tail, anywhere, hands down. Lee and his staff are courteous, accommodating and will put you on the buck of your life. This place is above and beyond and will exceed every hunters’ expectations. I’ll be back.”
“It's hard to put into words how truly amazing Bright Star Ranch is. Lee, Timmy, and Charlie and team truly make a memory that will last a lifetime. The quality of amenities to the lodge to the wildlife is UNBEATABLE. I was fortunate enough to harvest a monster whitetail that I will cherish forever. Thank you again for the amazing memory and friendship.”
“Lee thanks for taking care of me and putting me on a great deer. I didn’t know what to expect when I came to Bright Star and all I can say is I was thoroughly impressed. Lee and the guys cater to your every need. You want to hunt, go hunt. You want to fish, go fish! Lots of things to keep you busy, or just sit back and relax. I’m looking forward to coming back!”
“WOW….What a beautiful place….. The lodge, people and the hunts are all first class. Lee and his family truly make this a once in a lifetime experience. I know that I personally will not forget this experience….Well done on setting up such a fine place! Can’t say thank you enough…..”
“This was my second year being able to hunt at Bright Star Ranch and after shooting what was my biggest buck to date the first year I ended up shooting a 192 Boone and Crockett Buck this year. Bright Star Ranch is spectacular place with a first class lodge that is doing a great job building a destination spot for both hunting, fishing, and weddings. Can't wait to hunt with Lee and his staff next year.”
“I would like to say I have known Lee and “the family” for 5 years. What a great group of wonderful people willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have the best possible experience.
Bright Star Ranch is just a beautiful place and the conservation efforts Lee has incorporated for wildlife and fishing insure it will just get better and better for years to come.
What a truly blessed experience I had harvesting a buck of a lifetime surrounded by fellow outdoorsmen. I’m looking forward to many more years of friendship and great outdoor events on Bright Star Ranch.
Thanks to all. God Bless”
“Lee Kusak, Timmy and Ben do an amazing job of making sure that all of the hunters feel welcome and are not left wanting anything. Everything is first class including the lodge, the deer blinds and even the fishing lakes. Not only did I shoot the deer of a lifetime but after I tagged out I got to go bass fishing on a beautiful lake and caught several nice fish. Thank you for everything!”
“There is not enough room on here to say all the great things about Brightstar. Lee and his crew go out of their way to make you have a great experience and make you feel welcome. This place is first class from the Lodge to the amazing Whitetail Deer. I was able to shoot a buck of a lifetime here at Brightstar. What an awesome experience! Can’t wait to come back!”
“Bright Star Ranch is truly one of the best hunting operations in the state of Texas. The hospitality you will receive from Charlie, Lee and his crew is top notch. They have a passion for whitetail hunting and it shows with the quality of deer you will see here. Thank you guys for a hunting experience I will never forget and a trophy of a lifetime.”
“I wanted to take a moment and share with you and the future bright star customers and friends about my stay at Bright Star ranch and Resort. Words that come to my mind are "amazing" & “peaceful" & “relaxing”. Bright star is a vacation from the real world of stress.The accommodations were like a five star hotel that are in most big cities, but rested in God's country in the woods. The scenery is breath taking from sun up to sun down.The animals are like out of a book of world class whitetails. I watch the outdoor channel when I watch tv and the places that they show on tv about hunts look a little made up to me, but Bright Star ranch is the real deal! Lee, you and your family are blessed in so many ways, telling people about all the hard work you and your family have done to have such a beautiful place is easy for me and others to do. Thank you for the time that you allowed me to stay and I will be back.”
“Bright Star is Five Star!! From Lee and his great group of guys to the terrific accommodations, everything is first rate!! And it’s only going to get better and better with what Lee has planned!! Thanks for a great hunt and the help after with processing the deer!!”
"Just wanted to thank you, and the staff at Bright Star Ranch for the hunt of a lifetime. Truly a great experience and memory I will never forget!!!"
“It was a great hunt and the lodge was out of this world and guides were right there with it.Thanks for your hands on type of hunt!”
“Thanks again. The accommodations, staff, and deer herd are all first class. Definitely a hunt I’ll remember.”
“Thanks so much to you and your staff for a hunt of a lifetime. I had never seen this many fantastic deer on one ranch.Thanks.”
“First of all, I would like to thank y'all for the warm hospitality. I believe you and your staff are great people and are actually doing everything thing that you can possibly do in the early stages of this new place. Boise has now included me on three of these once in a lifetime experiences and I am grateful for that. I really like the new place and it is going to get better in years to come. The lodge is outstanding, really like the setup.
Bright Star Ranch is a fine place just Northeast of Bryan, TX. The staff are just Great People, they make friends in minutes. The Lodge is amazing. All the hunting blinds are nice and quiet. Thanks to Lee and Timmy, I got my Buck of a lifetime on my first hunt. Great experience and hope to do it again.”
“Bright Star is a beautiful ranch and the incredible wild game really creates an exciting hunt.The accommodations are first class, catering to the hunter, and the open concept allows your whole group to spend time discussing the hunt or watching a ball game in comfort.The hospitality shown by you and your ranch hands, Tim and Jared, is a real difference maker. You guys make the guest feel like an old friend.Your hunting knowledge and shared advice made each hunter in our group hit the field comfortable and confident. Thanks for a great hunting experience.”
"I was convinced that my hunt at Bright Star would be a disappointment. Cold dreary weather was on the forecast for that weekend a month after the rut had started—great for ducks and geese but poor for deer. I think over the 3 days we hunted there were only 3 or 4 breaks in the rain, and those were 30 or 45 minutes at best. But regardless of the rain, the place was busting out with great bucks. Everyone in the group of hunters passed on many a decent buck, waiting for the best buck. We waited in the most comfortable stands, dry and warm enough. We had a variety of terrain to hunt, whether long shots or short, hills or flat, lake views or not. When we weren’t hunting, we had great accommodations, with all the cooking, grilling, and fire pit amenities. Great TVs for watching the game, and comfortable rooms. We took a tour of the whole place and saw their wedding facilities: very nice! Expect to be entertained by the stories the guides tell! A great place I want to revisit!"
"My experience on the Bright Star Ranch was everything I expected and then some. The lodge is first class with lots of room and amenities. The ranch provides lots of thick cover for the wildlife. The weekend I went there, I harvested a very nice 10 pt buck. Lee and his staff are there at every moment to ensure your experience is a total success."
"Bright Star Ranch is an exceptional place. The facilities and Trophy Deer Hunting are outstanding! Hats off to Lee and his staff!"
“I had the distinct pleasure of hunting at the Bright Star Ranch opening weekend of 2016. These guys provide a first class experience from beginning to end. The accommodations are excellent, the staff is top notch and I think the photo above speaks to the type of animals you can expect to see on the property. If you are looking for a trophy white tail hunt contact my friends Lee and Allison Kusak. Their goal is to ensure that you have a once in a lifetime hunting experience. Trust me you will not be disappointed.”
"Looking for a day of action filled fishing? Your destination is Bright Star Ranch. My son Kyle and I spent an hour fishing from the bank on a beautiful 25 acre lake, in 1 hour we pulled in 20+ bass ranging from 3-7 pounds. We never went more than a few casts before the next one was on the line. This ranch is filled with outdoor activity for the fishing and hunting enthusiast. Charlie, Cindy, and family are the best people and hosts you will ever meet!"