The History of Tarbone Ranch

Tarbone Ranch was founded by Ken and Tammy Cook. The property has been specifically managed for big game beginning when they built their home on it in 1995. The property was then high fenced in 2006, and has been a hunting ranch ever since. Ken had a passion for wildlife management as well as his career in fishing. The Cooks have lived on this land since 1996 and continue to do so even after Ken’s passing in early 2016. The Cook family now continues Ken’s legacy of love for wildlife and the outdoors by managing the property the way he taught them. They look forward to guiding hunters for years to come.

Ken Cook’s Biography:

After graduating Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Zoology he worked for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation as a Fisheries Biologist. A change of career occurred in 1983 after Ken won the first Super BASS tournament. The $100,000 prize money allowed him to pursue professional angling as his next dream.

Since that time, Ken enjoyed a career of fishing tournaments and marketing products for his sponsors while at the same time helping thousands of others understand and enjoy the sport of bass fishing. 


Honors and Awards

Bassmaster Story on the life of Ken Cook

News Oklahoma Story on Ken Cook