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Thank-you Muskox . As usual when I ask for advice on this forum it pours in.
As of right now it looks like I will be hunting the Mariposa Ranch in South Texas. 45,000 acres of free range whitetails and Nilgai adjacent to King Ranch . It is my understanding that their bucks will average in the 130's and I will see south Texas deer hunting for four days
The vast majority of the Ranches I called did not answer and multiple calls were not returned. I guess I was looking for a good hunt among operations that could not be bothered by a customer calling .
My desire to best my 160's class deer will be a more local affair. Thinking here in the northwest possibly saskatchewan/ Alberta .
Thanx again everybody


I think they gave you a very fair estimate of the buck quality with that 130 avg. I'd say 130-140 is very doable in that area with the occasional 150+ and the rare 170+. They are 60 miles to the South of me. Unfortunately as I advised you over the phone, we are in a drought in that area for the moment and if rain doesn't begin yesterday, I suspect the antler growth will be down slightly.
 

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Carter's Country is a well known gun store, with four locations, in the Houston area. They also have three hunting ranches, two in Texas and one in Colorado. You can check out the price lists for various size deer, but it looks like a 180 class white tail will set you back $15k or so.

 

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Thank-you Muskox . As usual when I ask for advice on this forum it pours in.
As of right now it looks like I will be hunting the Mariposa Ranch in South Texas. 45,000 acres of free range whitetails and Nilgai adjacent to King Ranch . It is my understanding that their bucks will average in the 130's and I will see south Texas deer hunting for four days
The vast majority of the Ranches I called did not answer and multiple calls were not returned. I guess I was looking for a good hunt among operations that could not be bothered by a customer calling .
My desire to best my 160's class deer will be a more local affair. Thinking here in the northwest possibly saskatchewan/ Alberta .
Thanx again everybody

You might want to forget about the whitetail and go after a Nilgai. Some of the best eating game meat around. Also, the hunt is very similar to an African PG hunt. Most of the operators require a 300 WM or larger, citing the thick, tough hide of the Nilgai. I've hunted Mota Bonita twice (same general area as Mariposa Ranch) , which is part of the KR, and taken Nilgai both time. The terms of our hunts was we could only shoot 150"+ whitetails and never saw one.
 

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Carter's Country is a well known gun store, with four locations, in the Houston area. They also have three hunting ranches, two in Texas and one in Colorado. You can check out the price lists for various size deer, but it looks like a 180 class white tail will set you back $15k or so.

The Carter’s are good people.
 

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