Texas Hunting Options

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  1. crs

    crs AH Fanatic

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  2. buck wild

    buck wild SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    You used to only be able to put in for one area per hunt selection. Then several years ago they opened it up so that a person could put in for multiple areas per hunt category as long as you paid the $3 entry. It caused the odds of getting drawn to go really low. It was very unpopular and maybe they have gone back to just one entry per category.
     

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    Gater,
    I have found you a hunting lease opening within 1.5 hour of north Dallas.
    I was talking bird hunting with a DWWC friend and mentioned your plight and he said he has an opening on his deer lease and would be happy to discuss it with you. He said he has lots of good deer, hogs, and hears coyotes every night but does not hunt them. May even have wild turkey there.
    I will PM you his name and phone number and you can check it out.
     
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    PM sent.

    Now back to planning a bird hunt.
     
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    I like this! But, what are you doing with that cow elk? You should immediately skin it and quarter it. Then you and your fellow hunters each haul a quarter on your backs (and/or a quarter or two on a game cart) two to three miles back to camp. And what’s up with the Tractor? And I feel sorry for the guy hauling the hind quarter of that buffalo on their back! Ha! Ha! Ha!
     
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    CEH,
    The last big game I skinned and quartered was when I assisted my guide in 2012 in SW Colorado. A 330 bull of 6 points. Even on that we walked to camp for an ATV and guide drove it to elk- I walked there (only a mile or so across the Huerfano river and up some ridges and let down a few barb wire fences for the ATV). Old poacher trick from Texas Panhandle.

    The cow elk was in a much more civilized place and the retrieval, processing and icing in coolers was part of the package. Nice Lodge too. The home place on that ranch was really impressive.

    Similar at exotic high fenced ranch south of Hondo - the tractor was older and used a chain from the big bucket to lift the buff carcass up for gutting in the field; slit, shake, shake and done, Then back to the cleaning station and cool room for skinning and hanging by the staff. The buzzards and Mexican eagles make short work of any offal. The details of that hunt would make a funny shot story, but might cost me a hunting buddy, so "mums the word".
     
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    That’s awesome on both accounts! A330 bull is great! I’m hoping if I draw my muzzle loader license next year (after 24 years), I’ll have a shot of at least a 330 bull? It’s been so long though, I’ve actually lost interest? That’s kinda of why I’m here on AH. Maybe when I can afford it, I’ll be able to hunt a Cape Buffalo or at least PG and not have to wait many years to do so? Great hunting stories! Thanks!
    CEH
     
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    CEH - remember that you can always come to Texas and shoot elk and exotics with out the long flight to foreign countries and hassle with rifles and not letting you wear a pistol for snakes and other varmints.
    My Colorado elk:
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  9. CoElkHunter

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    Beautiful elk and nice rifle!
     

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    CEH and Gater,
    Five (5) Trophy book red stags for $1000 each !!! On an exotic ranch with too many old breeding bulls. Lodging included in a luxury ranch house and paved roads in pastures.
    The red deer cow that I shot there in May of this year:
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    This is the lowest price I have seen , so I tipped off my son. They will not last long as the list price is usually at least three times this.
    This is an example of deals that you can get when you know some outfitters.
     

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  11. Gater

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    If I wasn’t having surgery 1 week from today I’d jump all over that!
     

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    Understood, Gater.
    My Mohs surgeon removed sutures from my left hand this morning. Looks good to go for weekend Pronghorn hunt and then mowing pasture after that.

    PS best of luck with surgery.
     

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    Where at , inquiring minds want to know. Please PM me the details.
     

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    yes we could make it an AH red stag hunt- I'm in if this deal materializes please let me know @wesheltonj @crs
     

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    There was a miscommunication - the price isn't $1000 per stag, it was $1000 OFF per stag, so the total for the hunt is $4000 per animal.
     
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    crs,
    I get dibs on shooting from the elevated tractor bucket AND one of the front quarters for the two-three mile pack back to camp. The rest of you can argue over shooting positions and the remaining front and hind quarters! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
    CEH
     
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