Texas Hunting Outfitter and Guide Reviews

Submit Date: Jan 4, 2008

Outfitter Review: Oran Hill Outfitter - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Oran Hill

Hunter: Sammy Davis

Animals Hunted: Whitetail deer

I hunted this outfitter in 2007. There were 5 in camp and no one saw a deer. The house you stay is about 100 years old. The slop you have to eat on Friday night, you have again on Saturday with a little extra spice. Breakfast was good though, your normal breakfast food. Steven the guide and Oran's grandson is a pretty nice guy but Oran grouchy old man. This place is extremely over hunted. It's 900 acres with 20 stands and feeders. They have up to 10 hunters per weekend, way too much for this property. Stay away from this place, it's a rip off!

Submit Date: Jan 3, 2008

Outfitter Review: Sweerwater Creek Bow Hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim Bob Little

Hunter: Lynn Spring

Animals Hunted: Exotics, hogs

Great bow hunt. Lots of stands and can spot and stalk. Would recomend to anyone. Totally worth the 1100 mile drive. Great quality of game. Lots of axis, fallow deer, hogs. Great people and would recommend to anyone. Going back again next year.

Submit Date: Dec 28, 2007

Outfitter Review: Flying A Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: n/a

Hunter: Jimmy Michael James Jr.

Animals Hunted: Texas Dall, painted dessert sheep, axis, blackbuck

We had an awesome time; as always hunting at the Flying A Ranch. The guides went way out of their way to make sure that we were successful with our hunts and made sure we had everything we needed too relax and enjoy our down time after the hunts.The staff at the ranch is very professional and they strive for making your hunt on the ranch a memory that will never be forgotten.

Submit Date: Dec 28, 2007

Outfitter Review: Cougar Run Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Hal Newsome

Hunter: Jimmy Michael James Jr.

Animals Hunted: Black Hawaiin ram, corsican ram

Mr. Newsome has a terrible temper and we will leave it at that. His customer service skills have lots of room for improvement.

Submit Date: Dec 27, 2007

Outfitter Review: Mesquite Bowhunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Gerald Garrett

Hunter: Don Leslie

Animals Hunted: Exotics, Hogs, WT Deer

I have hunted several times with Gerald and have allways had a great time. Gerald works very hard to put you in the right spot. He will move stands and make ground blinds to give you the best chance to take the game your after. During my last hunt on 22-23 Dec 07, I took a nice 8 pt wt and saw alot of other hogs and exotics. I would highly recommend this hunt to any bow hunter.

Submit Date: Dec 20, 2007

Outfitter Review: B & B Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Bucky Bonner

Hunter: Joe Foreman

Animals Hunted: whitetial deer , javelina , rio grand turkey

My wife & I booked this hunt because we have always wanted to hunt Texas but we were not interested in a high-fence operation.The hunt was primarily for her because I thought it would be relatively easy.I am also a licensed hunting guide for the state of Montana so I know what is important in this business and what questions to ask. This turned out to be one of the most enjoyable hunts I have ever been on.Everything about the hunt was way more then we expected.On a 4 day hunt we saw 78 different bucks, several flocks of rio grande turkeys , many javelina , elk , and predators.Everyone in camp had the same results and all harvested great animals. Bucks averaged from the upper teens to upper 130s.(Bucky also has a trophy ranch but this hunt is such an incredible bargain and we saw bucks in the 140 class.) There are tower blinds , pop-up blinds , tri-pod blinds , ground blinds. You can spot and stalk , you can rattle , you can hunt safari style from a jeep.It is just positively incredible. We had the time of our lives but more important , we met 2 of the most fun-loving , caring , and honest people ever. Bucky and Leesa Bonner. Check it out. You won't be sorry.Joe Foreman

Submit Date: Dec 19, 2007

Outfitter Review: Adobe Lodge - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Skipper Duncan

Hunter: Carroll Lineberger Jr

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

We have hunted with other outfitters and the staff and the game at Adobe Lodge are the best I have been with. Our group killed a 129 B&C 8 point a 125 B&C 8 Point and a 136 B&C 10 point. I saw 30-40 8 point bucks that were 15-18 inches wide and 2 1/2 olds. Look out next year it should be a good one. I can not say enough about the people you feel like you have known them all your life from the minute you meet them. Greg, our guide for my father and me had a great attitude and was very hard working for us and other hunters in camp. Hunt with Skipper and Kyle at the Adobe Lodge and you will not be disappointed. Check out his web site and you will see ALL of the deer they have killed this year not the top 10. www.adobelodge.com Call or Email me if you want to talk more about it.

Submit Date: Dec 19, 2007

Outfitter Review: Oran Hill Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Oran Hill

Hunter: Rodger Gant

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

I hunted 2 weekends during the 2007 season. Both times there were 5 of us in camp including Oran and the guide. No one saw any animals either time. Except the guide, on the second weekend. He killed a pig on Friday night and on Saturday afternoon a pickup pulled up and it was 2 of the guides friends who wanted to hog hunt only that night. One of them killed a pig that night. This tells you what type of people Oran and the guide are!!!! Hook their friends up but the out of towner!!! The house was a dump and the food wasn't good either. Your Friday night leftovers are your Saturday night side dishes. Oran promised a dutch oven cooked cobbler when I made my reservations but we didn't have enough people in camp either time. I paid $700 for the 2 weekends but that wasn't enough for the ingredients I guess? This was a Hill Country hunt but this must be the only place in the Hill Country without whitetail deer. Stay away...very far away from Oran Hill Outfitters.

Submit Date: Dec 18, 2007

Outfitter Review: Los Grandotes - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Jack Wardlaw

Hunter: Ed Lee

Animals Hunted: whitetail deer

This is the same family that has owned and operated the Rafter W Ranch for 25 years. I am partially disabled and all the personel did everything they could to make sure that this was a successful hunt. But more important than that, they made sure it was a fun hunt. I really enjoy hunting with these folks! And the hunting? Well, my huge 10 pointer was just shy of 27 inches wide.

Submit Date: Dec 18, 2007

Outfitter Review: Record Buck Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Charles Herndon

Hunter: Ed Lee

Animals Hunted: whitetail deer, hogs

Wow, awesome! There was game everywhere, including some GREAT elk and exotics. Great accomodations, food, and personel. I'm partially disabled and the personel went the extra mile to make sure I had a fun and successful hunt. I could have ended my hunt the first night with really nice animals, but held out because I wanted to hunt more. I saw many bigger animals but chose to harvest a very unique 130 class half typical and half non-typical buck and a huge boar.

Submit Date: Dec 10, 2007

Outfitter Review: Tom Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom

Hunter: Bill Alderman

Animals Hunted: Deer , Hog , Varmits

This will be my 10th year going to the Tom ranch and I must say that I look forward to it every year. It has changed every year for the good some years the hunting is better than others but that is not the fault of Edmund or J Pat thats old mother nature. I have hunted all over the world and can say with out a dobt that this is the most enjoyable hunt you will ever go on you will see plenty of game and be served fine food and the lodging is comfortable. They have good deer for the price and the hogs are as good as the come.

Submit Date: Dec 6, 2007

Outfitter Review: Brush Country Bowhunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Glenn Smith (Smitty)

Hunter: Randy

Animals Hunted: Whitetail, hogs & jave

Great place to hunt, Smitty is a great person and runs a great camp, bunkhouse is spotless, plenty of practice targets, all stands top notch and well kept, year round feeders both corn and protein, plenty of game, large hunting area, top notch animals.

Submit Date: Dec 6, 2007

Outfitter Review: 2 Bayou - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Mathew Hall

Hunter: Randy

Animals Hunted: Gators

Matt is a great hunter and outfitter, safety is number one with him. Great place, all kinds of gators all over the place, its a can't miss hunt. all sizes of gators from big to small. It is a hair raising hunt, be ready for lots of action.

Submit Date: Nov 29, 2007

Outfitter Review: Circle H Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Charlie Harris

Hunter: Bobby Forchello

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

I came from North Carolina to hunt with Charlie. He welcomed me and showed me all his beautiful ranches. Unfortunately, I went home without a deer but I passed on several shooters. The last day I passed on a 130" 10 pt. Mr. Harris tried to get me to stay an extra day in hopes the 10 pt I seen the first day would come back out but I had to get back to work.

Submit Date: Nov 27, 2007

Outfitter Review: Raggedy Creek Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Rusty Moore

Hunter: Shawn Rogers

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

This was for the archery hunt. They have 5 archery blinds, only 2 have produced deer, so the other 3 you are just waisting your time. I understand this is a fair chase hunt, but why put me somewhere that you know I will not see anything. You have to pay with credit card, so you also get a 3% surcharge for using the card! Hunted for 3 days and never seen a deer. Did see some turkeys, 2 of the guys that I went with shot button bucks, Rusty acted like he was mad about it. Trust me if we had seen other deer the buttons would still be walking, one of the guys, well it was his first deer. After paying to hunt and not seeing anything you start to shoot any deer. Lodge sleeps 5 but has hot water for 1. Advertised lodge states 3 bedroom, 2 bath, wrong again, it had 2 bedrooms and one bath, we also shared camp with rifle hunters, they got the good truck, we got the one with an exhaust leak, real piece of crap. BLinds were all metal, like hunting out of a 55 gallon drum, very loud. NEVER AGAIN....

Submit Date: Nov 27, 2007

Outfitter Review: Raggedy Creek Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Rusty Moore

Hunter: James

Animals Hunted: whitetail, hogs, turkey

I did well, 8pt and large hog on my hunt but I would not expect the same. Our group were bow hunters and apparently before us no one had been doing well at all. I think the cold snap was the only reason we saw anything at all. Coming from a state where public land is plentiful and game is fair I feel like I could have gotten the same thing for free from the National Forest. The meals in my opinion were the best thing about the place. I would save up a little more money for a place that manages game and doesnt just put out a metal box "blind" and a corn feeder. The cattle are plentiful on this place too and come and go all while you are hunting. Our guide Wendell was the best part of the trip.

Submit Date: Nov 2, 2007

Outfitter Review: BigWoods - TX

Outfitter / Owner: MacFarlane


Animals Hunted: WHITE TAIL/ HOGS


Submit Date: Oct 31, 2007

Outfitter Review: Kothmann Creek Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Billy Kothmann

Hunter: Daniel Navo

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

We hunted hot 90 degrees with a full moon and the oaks dropping acorns in the thickets but the three in our group still managed to kill 9 deer, two nice management bucks that will be mounted.We were treated like they've known us forever, and the ranch is loaded with deer but you may have to hunt hard if the conditions aren,t just right. Looking forward to going back next year in hopes of taking one of the big ones that got away.

Submit Date: Oct 24, 2007

Outfitter Review: Texas Ltd - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Hugh Starr

Hunter: T. M. Grey

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

This is the most unprofessional run outfit I have ever hunted with. Hugh is a jerk from the first time you meet him until you leave. I do not know how he can call his hunting land managed because does no managing. You shoot what you want if you are lucky enough to see a 2-3 year old deer. I have hunted in alot of different places and states and this was the worst hunt I have been on. I know they kill a few decent deer each year but I know the success rate on a 120 B&C class deer has to be under 40%. 5 People in camp and only 2 deer killed. neither would score over 130. (115-120) If some on kills a deer he makes fun of them shooting it behind there back. (the guy ask for someone to sit with him and was denied) If you want to have a miserable time and spend alot of money for a over priced hunt with a first class Jerk and Liar call HUGH STARR. All I can say check this guy out real good if you think you are going to hunt with him. Look for another outfitter would be the best choice.

Submit Date: Oct 22, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: David Wilson

Animals Hunted: Fallow deer, mouflon sheep, corsican rams, painted

This hunt was very special to me. It was the first time my son and I have been able to get away together in 13 years and it meant allot to me how Don and Paul treated us. We felt like family and could not have asked for a more relaxing, exciting and enjoyable experience. If you want to hunt exotics you will not find a better place than North Texas Outfitters.

Submit Date: Oct 3, 2007

Outfitter Review: Texas Ltd - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Hugh Starr

Hunter: C. Sigmon

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

This was the rudest most obnoxious human being in Texas. The other outfitters in that area do not even like him. His ads say "close personal attention" we did not get hardly any attention just excuses. When you get in from a hunt he goes to bed and you do not see him again until time to leave and get dropped at a stand/blind. Stands are falling apart and he is so lazy he will not fix them you have to if you are going to have a seat to sit in. To make a long story short if you do not want to see alot of deer, not see any decent deer, be lied to and avoided for 5 days this is the place for you. If you want to be treated like a human and have a good time go somewhere else this guy is a jerk!!!!!!!! For more info send me a email.

Submit Date: Oct 2, 2007

Outfitter Review: JD Cox Country - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: J. D. Cox

Hunter: Derek

Animals Hunted: Deer

All I can say is WOW.JD wanted us to get there early to brush our stands up, we should have known then. Money was the very first thing we had to take care of. Stands were 6ft above the ground, no cover. Feeders worked about half of the time and when they did go off, it might dispense about a cup if you are lucky. JD advertises 550 acres.....about 200 acres is for his personal hunting, about 100 acres is for his pet deer,(yes I said PET DEER!), another 100 acres is his "trophey pasture" which he charges extra for, and 11 of us were hunting about 150 acres. If one person sneezed, all could hear. Only half of the 150 acres we were hunting would he allow you to shoot a doe becouse he did not want to risk shooting his pet deer. 11 HUNTERS, 3 DAYS, KILLED 1 DOE!!!!!!! Never got an " I'm sorry" or nothing. He was late every morning picking us up. He told one of the guests that once he gets his money, his part is done. 3 hunters paid for 6 days and left in 3. I could go on for days and days. JD is a crook and a joke.

Submit Date: Oct 2, 2007

Outfitter Review: JD Cox Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: J.D. Cox

Hunter: james

Animals Hunted: deer

This place is a money racket. We had 11 hunters hunt for 3 days and killed one doe! You only get to hunt about 100 acres and can see the other hunters from your stand. The stands have a boat seat and are so small you can't even put your feet down. The feeders only work half the time and only throw about 6 oz of corn.You can only kill doees on the B side and not the A side because he has pet deer on the A side! That is not a joke, he calls them Reba, and Gertrude.

Submit Date: Sep 12, 2007

Outfitter Review: Thompson Temple - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Thompson Temple

Hunter: Mason

Animals Hunted: Rams

This is my second hunt with Thompson in 3 months. He is very knowledgeable of the rams and he designed the Record of Exotics book. The first hunt I took a silver medal rambo and this last hunt I took a high bronze mouflon type ram. His prices are very reasonable as this is a "discount" ram hunt.The trailer or A frame where you stay is not the best but that doesn't bother me and there are hotels within 20 minutes. I saw numerous rams everytime I went out and he has them tagged so you know how much they are you dont have to guess. This is TX hill country and the terrian is very mountainous which makes this more of a hunt than most.

Submit Date: Sep 4, 2007

Outfitter Review: Sweetwater Creek Bowhunt - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim Bob Little

Hunter: Larry C. Burton

Animals Hunted: buffalo, elk, hogs, exotics

This is the fifth year that we have hunted with Jim Bob and his son Michael and without question this is a place where our group loves to hunt without exception. Each year we book the entire lodge...this year we have 20 hunters from our church coming to spend the week at Sweetwater. WE love this place.

Submit Date: Aug 21, 2007

Outfitter Review: Bar E Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Larry/Tina Zimmerman

Hunter: Jerry Sakowski

Animals Hunted: Exotics/Hogs

Hunted August 07. Hunters included myself and two sons (14 and 12), both of which are very experienced archers for their young ages. I killed a decent Axis Buck (~26 inches) but slipped up on two very large Axis Bucks fighting while blood trailing the one I arrowed. Both of those Axis were over 30 inches. Almost wish I had held off a little longer, but on the other hand, that was the only shot at a shooter exotic that I had. My fourteen year old killed a nice Corsican Ram and my twelve year old didnt get a shot. My twelve year old was hunting a sheep package and actually had a good opportunity to take a Fallow buck, but couldnt on the sheep package. I upgraded his hunt to exotic during the middle of the hunt so he could have the choice of either sheep or exotic, but he never got another shot at either. I was surprised that the hunting for exotics and sheep was actually quite challenging, especially when you only have two days. On the other hand, each and every sit, each one of us had several shooter whitetails visit our stand locations. The whitetails seemed to have very little fear of humans. They were probably a little less cautious in August when they arent getting shot at, but I must say, I have never seen whitetails seemingly as tame as these. My overall impression was very good. The Zimmermans run a very nice operation and I found no discrepancies in their advertising material verse what the hunt is actually like. Accomodations were actually much better than I expected. If you like a challenge, I would recommend hunting exotics or the Super Exotics (like Red Stag). If you would like to shoot your first Whitetail, or take a youngster to shoot their first whitetail, this would be the place. As for hogs, our expectations were quite a bit higher than reality. Im sure there are plenty of hogs as we did see several after dark while riding back to camp (mostly in the NO HUNTING ZONE). However, to give Bar E the benefit of the doubt, Im sure that August is probably the worst time to hunt hogs during daylight hours. I will be going back. I am planning on taking my wife and daughter to hunt whitetails, and the boys and I will hunt exotics again.

Submit Date: Jul 24, 2007

Outfitter Review: MPI outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Mickey Pophin

Hunter: Tracy Schuermann

Animals Hunted: Exotic,,Hogs

went for 2 days and never seen a exotic saw two hogs, but I was after an exotic... beware of this guy !!!!

Submit Date: Jun 18, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Don Lynch

Animals Hunted: Aoudad

This was my third trip to NTO - that alone should tell you something about what I think of them. The hunt was for a specific animal that I had seen on a hunt earlier this year - not the biggest but a phenominal specimen with swept back horns, a very deep chest and an amazing beard and chaps. We hunted hard for several days before we got a shot. It was a challenging hunt and Don Wade our guide worked his butt off to get us the shot. I am having the mount done by Don and his wife - the other mounts they have done for me have been exceptional and reasonably priced. Every day, we saw large numbers of spectacular trophies in a variety of species. It is always a great experience - they have great animals and know how to treat their guests and hunters.

Submit Date: Jun 11, 2007

Outfitter Review: Montoya Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Sonny Montoya

Hunter: Rick Dagner

Animals Hunted: Javelina

I am getting this posted a bit late from last winter. While down there I wanted to do a wild hog Juvenilia hunt and was able to locate this ranch in doing so. It took a few try’s to get arranged but was able to meet Sonny out there. Before getting set on first stand had several javelina at feeder. Will say any type hunt there he will work with you, he has several other types of game that a possible could be arranged. It may be a few years before down there but will do again.Contact infoSonny Montoya956-369-hogs

Submit Date: May 28, 2007

Outfitter Review: Rafter W Ranches - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jack/Jessie Wardlaw

Hunter: Ed Lee

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

I'm partially disabled and the staff did everything possible to make sure I (and everyone else in camp) had a quality experience. I had such a good time that I booked again for this year. A great experience for me and I look forward to seeing my new friends at the Rafter W Ranch again this season.

Submit Date: Apr 26, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ted Stewart

Animals Hunted: Pere David's Deer

April 19-20, 2007My wife (Cindy) has been tempted by the Pere David's Deer since our first visit to NTO 6 years ago. Everything finally fell into place and she got the opportunity to hunt him. She made a excellent shot at 55 yards with a crossbow thanks to careful postioning by our awesome guide, Don Wade. This was our 5th trip in the past year and Paul & Don have been fantastic in taking care of us and getting us the opportunities at the animals we were interested in. Can't possibly say enough good things about NTO!

Submit Date: Apr 14, 2007

Outfitter Review: Wild Hog Hunts /North American Outfitters - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Candelaria

Hunter: jeff Kamps

Animals Hunted: Hogs and exotic rams

Hunted with 6 other hunters on 3 day /2 night hunt and only took 1 piglet and a 100 pound boar by whole group. E-mailed owner after first unsuccessful day and never saw a hog til late in the second day, he never replied or offered any alternative place to hunt.

Submit Date: Apr 9, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ted Stewart

Animals Hunted: Red Deer/Fallow Deer/Blackbuck

My daughter was hunting for a Chocolate Fallow doe to make a purse out of and ended up taking a large (~ 300 pound) Red Hind instead - because it was bigger! She made an a great shot with a 7mm-08 and was ecstatic with getting it. I then tried for a Blackbuck with my bow and kept getting teased by a monster Sika. I didn't get a shot, but planned to come back again for the Blackbuck. The guides were awesome as always! A great hunt & a great place to just visit!

Submit Date: Apr 9, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ted Stewart

Animals Hunted: Blackbuck/Sika

Two weeks earlier I had tried(unsuccessfully) to take a Blackbuck with a bow and also video a huge Sika buck. After watching the video for two weeks, it was going to be hard to choose between the Sika & the Blackbuck. I planned to set up for the Blackbuck initially, but if the Sika came through I'd take him. As luck would have it they both came through at the same time. The Blackbuck laid down at 28 yards and the Sika was walkin between us. My wife told me to picK! SO I took the Sika - he scored 154 2/8 ROE and is a potential #1. He should also plave in the top few of TGR. This was a Monster Sika and I was very fortunate to get him. Thanks to Paul/Don/Brian for another awesome hunt

Submit Date: Apr 9, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ted Stewart

Animals Hunted: Armenian Mouflon

April 7th, 2007 - North Texas and the Bluebonnets are blooming, trees are budding out and the weather changes! Nothing like 37 degrees and snow to get you in the mood to go hunting, we just didn't expect it here in April. These Armenian Mouflon are one of the wariest animals I've seen. I think they had eyes in the back of their head and were talikng to the other animals about where we were hiding. Spent a hard day & 1/2 of hunting and with some outstanding planning by our guide (Don Wade), we finally got a shot at huge Armenian Mouflon. He scored 318.1 and is a potential new record for archery in the TGR record book. He's a beautifull Ram and will get a Lifesize mount. Don worked extremely hard to get me a chance at this RAM and his expertise is greatly appreciated. Great guides, great food, and awesome people to hunt with.

Submit Date: Mar 29, 2007

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Allan Williams

Hunter: Eric Austin

Animals Hunted: corsican ram

this was the best ranch hunt i have ever been on, Allen did a wonderful job as a host as well as a guide, he went out of his way to make sure every hunter had a great time as well as do his best for the hunter to get a harvest. great bunk house and guest area. highly recommend going, i know i will be back.

Submit Date: Mar 27, 2007

Outfitter Review: Bowhunters Paradise - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Jim Titchenell

Hunter: James Bamburg

Animals Hunted: Exotics and hogs

This was my first trip to Bowhunter's Paradise and I was blown away. I shot a nice mature blackbuck. Saw some monstrous axis both hard horned and in velvet. Lots of nice goats and rams but none within bow range. Also saw a lot of nice young whitetail bucks that will be huge next year.The animals are WILD and loads of fun to hunt. Jim is a truly great guy. I will definitely be back

Submit Date: Mar 26, 2007

Outfitter Review: T Bar EnCino Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Jason Glass

Hunter: Nathanael Greene

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

I hunted Jason's ranch in early October of 2006, looking for a management whitetail buck (plus a cull buck). I had been on a doe hunt at T Bar EnCino in January of 2006 and was impressed enough to invest in a buck hunt for the following season.My experience was terrific. I am not an experienced whitetail hunter, and Jason was not only an excellent guide but an excellent teacher. We spent many hours in stands together, and I enjoyed his company as much as I enjoyed watching for deer (and there were many).Jason's ranch is high-fenced, which I know isn't to every taste, but at 1,000 acres, it's plenty big. Jason, who has a master's degree in wildlife management, really knows his stuff, and the work he has put into managing his deer herd has paid off. His deer are gorgeous--not the freakish super-huge monsters of some ranches, but nicely proportioned and just great to look at. If that weren't enough, the accommodations (in a cabin called "The Barn" because it's a rebuilt barn) is very comfortable, with plenty of room, a full kitchen, and full bathroom. "The Barn" has lots of rustic charm--so much so that my wife (a non-hunter) enjoys tagging along with me just to spend some quiet time in a peaceful place. And if *that* weren't enough, Jason's wife, Tammy, is an excellent cook; we enjoyed every single meal. Jason makes a point of eating with his hunters, which I appreciate. As for the hunting, we saw numerous management bucks, any of which I'd be proud to take. I bagged a 10-pointer, scoring 119 gross and a 5-point cull buck that scored 72. Jason has a modern processing shed, and cleaning/caping is included in the hunt price--a nice touch.My wife and I both had a wonderful trip. I'd recommend this hunt to anyone looking for a quality high-fenced whitetail hunt at a very competitive price. Email me for photos of my deer and some other photos of the ranch (accommodations, other wildlife, etc.) or if you have any specific questions.

Submit Date: Mar 24, 2007

Outfitter Review: Nolton Creek Bowhunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Les Zimmerman

Hunter: Warren Hatfield

Animals Hunted: Exotics, Wild Boar

After driving 15/28 hours to get to Nolton Creek, we were advised that Les had no Fallow deer,Sika deer,Black Hawaiian Sheep, Corsican Sheep or Texas Dall Sheep. We decided after driving all that distance to hunt for one small Fallow [Les finally said he had one small one], Wild Boar, Black Buck and Axis Deer. He had three or four very small[21-23"] Aoudads available. He said that the previous hunters had shot all of the animals and he wasn't able to find replacements. A friend of the Zimmermans said that they were not renewing the lease was the reason they were not replacing the animals. Needless to say the hunt was very bad. I was given a partial refund. The kitchen area was not sanitary and there was no leisure area [it was Les's living area]. A simple telephone call could have save a lot of lost memories and hard feelings!!!!!!

Submit Date: Mar 16, 2007

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom

Hunter: Chris Cooper

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

December 2006 was my first hunt at the Tom ranch, and I am planning a returm trip. Mr. Tom , his family and staff are all very friendly, knowledgable, and made my trip very enjoyable. The hunting was excellent. Even though 2006 was a dry year, the deer appeared to be in good shape, and I saw several nice bucks, managing to take a really good 12 point.

Submit Date: Mar 13, 2007

Outfitter Review: Hog Hunting Texas - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Pete Ray

Hunter: Brooks Bolyard

Animals Hunted: hogs and javelina

Our group of five hunted three days for hogs and javelina in the second week of March, 2007. In total, we took home two hogs and three javelina, all with rifle. We had hoped to bowhunt for bacon, but we saw few pigs, none of which were in bow range during daylight hours. Three out of five guys had no shot opportunities at hogs, even with rifles. Three out of five guys saw no javelina. The cabin we stayed in was basic, but comfortable, and the food provided was very good. Our guide named Bill was a fine gentleman. He was friendly and very knowledgable, and I believe he tried hard to put us on hogs. This was my first experience with this outfit, but my fourth year in a row to hog hunt south Texas. While I did see some pigs at a distance, I saw less game on this trip than any other previous Texas hunt, and all of the places have been low-fence. This outfit does have access to many ranches, but my impression is that they have many hunters, leaving too few hogs and javelina. If you have any questions, feel free to email me for more details.

Submit Date: Mar 4, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Mike Kelly

Animals Hunted: Hog

Let me say, this was my first guided trip. Paul, along with guides Don and Brian, have got the operation running like a well oiled machine. From the pickup at the airport, to our departure, there were no hitches. I hesitate to include the 60 mph winds on Saturday. You can't do anything about the weather, it made for a memorable hunt and I still saw plenty of animals. The accommodations comfortably held our 12 person group. Paul is an excellent cook. If you go away hungry it's your own fault. Don and Brian will take care of your hunting desires and show you a good time doing it.My goal was to shoot a hog. On the third day I got a nice boar with the pistol, my first. Had a great time hunting. Great bunch of folks will make you feel at home. NTO is a first class operation.

Submit Date: Mar 3, 2007

Outfitter Review: Flying A Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: N/A

Hunter: Jimmy James

Animals Hunted: Red Deer,Fallow,Sheep,Blackbuck,etc...

Flying A Ranch has always been a treat. The game on the ranch is managed better than I have seen in a long time. The facilities are outstanding and the staff is great! Keith and Chad have worked very hard with their staffs help to portray all the amneties of a great hunt, great food, magnificent lodging and an over all good hunt! My hat is off to these guys for the stresses that they and the guides have endured to make myself, family and friends so many memories in the field!

Submit Date: Mar 3, 2007

Outfitter Review: Lazy R Hunts - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Christopher Roswell

Hunter: Mike Cochran

Animals Hunted: hog/javelina

Chris and Maria are first rate hosts. Saw lots of game. Buddy and I took 6 hogs and 2 javelinas in 2 1/2 days. We will definately go back. If you want a javelina it is definately the place to go. Be picky, you will see a lot of them. The hog hunts are good too. More set up for rifles than bows, but stalking javies would be a hoot with a bow. Hunted with them Feb. 2006.

Submit Date: Feb 20, 2007

Outfitter Review: Bar E Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Larry and Tina Zimmerman (mgrs)

Hunter: Harold Weimer

Animals Hunted: Rams-Hogs-Exotics

This is a great bowhuning ranch. I got a nice Black Hawaiian and Aoudad. Numerous animals fair to great quality. You will see all sizes. Larry and Tina are super people make you feel at home. This would be a great ranch for hunters just starting out, taking my two 12 years old boys in 2008 for a great expeirence.

Submit Date: Jan 31, 2007

Outfitter Review: Nolton Creek Bow Hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Tina & Larry Zimmerman

Hunter: Warren Hatfield

Animals Hunted: Axis,Fallow,Blackbuck, Sika

After driving 26 hours, our Outfitter Les Zimmerman advised us that he had no Fallow deer, Sika deer, Black Hawaiian Sheep, Texas Dall Sheep or Corsican Sheep, that previous hunters had shot them out and he could not find decent replacements. A simple telephone call could of saved us a long, long trip!! We could of rescheduled when Les had restocked the ranch or could of requested a refund. A friend of the Zimmerman's emailed me that he was not surprised as the Zimmerman's were not going to renew their lease, due to Nolton Creek being up for sale. He said that he knew that they were not replacing the shot animals. It cost me a lot of money, but more important was the "lost" good hunt memories, with my brothers. I hope that this does not happen to any other fellow bowhunters!!!!Warren Hatfield

Submit Date: Jan 30, 2007

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: EdmundTom/J. Pat Tom

Hunter: Omari Bunn

Animals Hunted: Hogs, Javelina

This was my first trip to the ranch and there were four of us in our group. I took a nice sow, and everyone in our group had opportunities at hogs. We also saw javelina, bobcat and too many deer to count. The Tom family are warm, genuine people and work hard to find you game. This is a great place to go for your first Texas hunt and we are looking forward to returning for another visit!

Submit Date: Jan 23, 2007

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Jeff Paull

Animals Hunted: Corsican

I forgot to post this information from my previous hunt with NTO. I shot a mammoth corsican at 11 yards with my bow. Spot and stalked in the outback. It was an awesome experience. Don was on his game as usual and I must say that he truly makes our hunts as enjoyable as they are. I recommend NTO to anyone who is interested in a fantastic hunt. If anyone would like more details give me a holler.

Submit Date: Jan 22, 2007

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Hunting Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: Cody Burggraff

Animals Hunted: Texas Dall Ram,Hogs

I and My fiance went to Dos plumas on a Two Day Hunt. We were suppose to meet owner Allen Williams at the Abilene airport.Instead he arranged a flight on the same plane we were on and flew with us from Dallas to Abilene, So as you can see he made a very good impression and kept it up the whole time. Any questions i had he was happy to answer and suggested many ways to get me on the animal i was looking for. Allen and his wife were very good to us and made our hunting trip very comfortable and fun, the Food was Great as well as the hunting and hospitality. On the morning we left Allen took us out for breakfeast and then to the airport in a timely manner and off I was with my new Texas Trophy! I'm looking forward to hunting Dos Plumas ranch again and also eating some of the great meals prepaired by lori! Thanks again Allen and Lori For makeing our Texas Hunt A memorable one! Cody and Amy

Submit Date: Jan 21, 2007

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting Service - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim/Crystal Hood

Hunter: Steve Gilcrease

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Doe (meat hunt)

Bought this meat hunt on E-bay pretty cheap. Never dreamed that we would not kill a doe in Edwards county. Had to share the lodge (old store) with a guide called catfish and a baby goat. Guide slept on the couch in the living room. Bunkbeds worst I have ever seen. Food was bad except for one meal that Crystal fixed. Corn feeders were empty and had been empty for qhite a while. Had to drive my own truck 100 mile round trip from lodge to hunting area. Did this twice and saw no deer except on the road. Was mislead about the hunt. They gave a raincheck for November 2007. Probably wont be in business by then.

Submit Date: Jan 15, 2007

Outfitter Review: Wildlife Systems - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Greg Simons

Hunter: Byron Hapgood

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

I booked a 4-day hunt for a mature 8 point. I had a great hunt. Saw lots of deer 120-135 class. Harvested a chocolate horned 127in buck on first morning. Also took cull deer (7 pt), does, and missed a turkey. Great hunt, great people, and amazing food. You can't go wrong with this outfit. I was told the lack of rainfall made this a poor year for antler growth, I can't wait to see a good year!

Submit Date: Jan 6, 2007

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom

Hunter: Paul Siefke

Animals Hunted: deer,hog,javelina

Just returned from our 4th trip to the Tom ranch. Got a nice boar hog within 10 minutes of being in the blind. Next day got a whitetail buck and the morning of our last day got a doe and javelina. Four animals in three days and we had a blast. They are great people and everything they advertise is true. If your planning a trip to South Texas to hunt you cannot go wrong by choosing the Tom ranch. Call me if you have doubts and we can talk about it.

Submit Date: Jan 4, 2007

Outfitter Review: Elm Creek Bowhunting - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Jacob Faghun

Hunter: Chad Breitenstein

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

This ranch is awesome its 1000 acres of thick brush loaded with a ton of deer and 130 to 150 inch bucks seen daily. Its a bowhunting operation only. Every hunt ive been on ive seen 90 to 100 deer a weekend and 90% bucks. Had a shot at a nice 8 and blew it. Jacob is a great guy and he makes you feel like its your own place. And the prices are reasonable

Submit Date: Jan 2, 2007

Outfitter Review: South Texas Pro Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Larry Joe Moore

Hunter: Todd Passer

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Hunted 12/28-12/30. The weather conditions were less than ideal as we had warm weather and wind. During the 3 day hunt I saw app. 50-60 bucks w/ several being 3.5 year old 8 pointers. The overall number of deer seen was mind boggling!! I had my hopes set on at least a 130" buck, but that never presented itself. I harvested a 9 point buck w/ a 16" outside spread that scored app. 110. It is probably one of the best fair chase hunts available in Texas. Conditions have to be perfect for a mature 130"+ buck. The Moore's run a very nice operation.

Submit Date: Dec 21, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Crystal Hood

Hunter: dave

Animals Hunted: corsica rams

the guides at triple c were vary accommidating with my wife and myself, seen plenty of rams, whitetail deer, wild hogs and turkeys, our plane was over an hour late, but jim was still waiting for us, will was our guide at the ranch, as a younger guide will did a wonderful job, he placed in good locations to see plenty of game, also was a very good cook. my wife and i both shot rams on this hunt. trple c showed us a very good time. thanks again, will, jim, and crystal

Submit Date: Dec 21, 2006

Outfitter Review: Hog Hunting Texas - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Pete Ray

Hunter: David Ivy

Animals Hunted: White Tailed Deer

This hunt was set up to allow my 15 year old son to take his first deer. Pete and his staff did everthing possible to ensure we had fun, success, and good time. The accomadations were very comfortable and private. The ranch is a work in progress and the Ray's attention to detail is evident in the buildings as well as the hunts. The lodge is filled with trophies and artifacts, there are hundreds of stories waiting to be told. This is a great place to stay and hunt and will only get better.

Submit Date: Dec 15, 2006

Outfitter Review: South Texas Trophy hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Charlie Harris

Hunter: Larry Ludlam

Animals Hunted: White Tail Deer

This hunt was a rip-off plain and simple. In my opinion the outfitter and guide make a great scam team. If after reading this you still want to book with Charlie, you had better get his rules in writing and have them notarized, because he changes them.His "guide" takes you to your ground blind (all blinds were ground blinds), spreads a little corn and then comes back to gets you. He was extremely late in doing that for two of the morning hunts.Apparently no one had shot anything at this "ranch" this year because while cleaning a very immature 8 point with a 13" spread that one guy had shot, he had to dump some old toys and junk out of an old cooler to use as a catch tub. There was an argument about this 8 pointer being too small and not mature even though the horns were outside the ears. It was just a whole bunch of little things that weren't right that made this hunt a nightmare. One hunter ask the guide to spread more corn as the deer would come out, eat what was there and leave. What guide in his right mind wouldn't do that, unless he didn't want to spend any more money then absolutely necessary. You hunters out there know that it is all the little things that when done right, make for a great hunt. I honestly believe that Charlie and his guide paid no attention to the little things as their minds were only on one big thing; Our money.

Submit Date: Dec 10, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting & Ranch Services - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Crystal Hood

Hunter: Troy Walker

Animals Hunted: exotics, whitetail

Me and my daughter (9) hunted exotic rams fair chase. We had an excellant hunt. We both took nice rams.

Submit Date: Dec 10, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting & Ranch Services - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim & Crystal Hood

Hunter: Steve Williams

Animals Hunted: Rio Grande Turkey - 2005

When I went to book my hunt, I didn't know my exact work schedule. Jim bent over backwards to work w/ me on changing the booking dates. I first hunted Triple C in Spring 2005. Saw good mature turkeys. Passed on multiple jakes. Harvested a long beard 1st hour of 1st day when 2 gobblers came in. I chose not to take 2nd bird that quick. 2nd day called in numerous jakes but was holding out for mature bird. Other long beards responded on 3rd day but never would come close enough for a shot. Had action on every hunt of a 3 day hunt. Also, over 3-day hunt, I saw approx. 150 Mouflon and Corsican sheep. I was treated excellent while @ the Lodge. Triple C personnel tried in every way to accomodate me while I was there, i.e. my preference in food, how long I wanted to stay in field, did I want a guide or not,etc. Even though I was not on a full-guided hunt, the guides were very helpful and quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. I was really impressed on how Safety was stressed while ensuring that I was having a great experience. There are bunk beds and regular beds, multiple restroom/bathrooms, walk-in cooler. The nightly campfires was enjoyable also. Overall, I felt as if I was part of the family and I booked a hunt for Spring 2006 before I left. They even stay in touch w/ me throughout the non hunting part of the year.

Submit Date: Dec 10, 2006

Outfitter Review: South Texas Trophy Hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Charlie Harris

Hunter: Lou Ludlam

Animals Hunted: deer

Not as avertised-----bait and switch operation

Submit Date: Dec 9, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting Services - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Crystal Hood

Hunter: Walton P Sellers III

Animals Hunted: Free-ranging Whitetail Deer , Exotics, and Varmint

Triple C is a family owned and operated business whose first priority is client satisfaction and safety. It is the type of operation that you want to bring your wife or son/daughter to for their first quality hunting experience. My family and I have known these folks for several years, and are already "chomping at the bit" to get back there. As far as the success rate goes, I need to say that this is definitely not a "canned" hunt. There are no gaurantees that you will make a kill and sometimes you will have to work to get the animal you want, but these factors underscore the true meaning of what hunting is, and the probability that you will get what you come for is very high! God help all hunters everywhere in this country if "canned" rather than "actual" hunts become the order of the day in America! I took a 120-lb whitetail doe and a large raccoon with Triple C in November of 2006. The meat is now almost gone, the raccoon will be made into a "coonskin cap" with Triple C's assistance, and my 11-year old daughter, who has never hunted prior to this experience, was able to come with me each time I went out. She is already bugging me for her first rifle! Need I say more?

Submit Date: Dec 9, 2006

Outfitter Review: CCC Hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Shaddox Family

Hunter: Bob Shell

Animals Hunted: Boar & Sheep

Been there several times & plan on going back. I enjoy hunting with these folks. Took a new hunter with me & he also enjoyed himself.

Submit Date: Dec 4, 2006

Outfitter Review: TX Wild Hog Hunt - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Calendera

Hunter: Ken Cashion

Animals Hunted: Hog

WARNING: This outfit is only interested in seperating you from your money. They do not care about your experience or safty. Advertised as thousands of acres but in reality they put 12 to 15 hunters on a little over 200 acres. Saw NO hogs..their website says you will see 50-100 hogs a day...STAY AWAY!!!

Submit Date: Dec 1, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim & Crystal Hood

Hunter: Dennis Duty

Animals Hunted: All Game

I have a television show called Southern Sportsman Outdoors, I have aired my show nationally and in over 6 million homes on the local market level in fact my photo along with my personal views on the Triple C is still on their web site without my permission . I have filmed a number of hunts from the Triple C, our first trip was not to bad the second however was a complete joke, this is why I have asked that ALL photos and my recomendation be removed. These people will take your money and you will NOT have a good time. If you wish you can call or e-mail me at southernsportsmantv@msn.com and I will explain to you as why you should not go.

Submit Date: Nov 27, 2006

Outfitter Review: J.D. Cox Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: J.D. Cox

Hunter: A. Cassidy

Animals Hunted: whitetail

We hunted for three days and I personally saw over 50 bucks. I took a very nice 8 point and saw several other nice bucks. I read some harsh revies on this site and figured I would post, because I found the hunting to be very good. The camp was not all that great, but the hunting more than made up for it. I plan on going again.

Submit Date: Nov 21, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: Robert Crabb

Animals Hunted: Whitetail and Exotics

November 16-20,2006 A father and son whitetail hunting trip to Dos Plumas Ranch, referred by another satisfied Dos Plumas customer. This was the first time I've ever booked an outfitter or hunted in Texas. From the first moment we were met at the Airport in Abeline by Dos Plumas Ranch Owner,Allen Williams we were treated as though we were part of his family. The personal service and attention afforded to his customers rivals the type of attention you would expect from an up-scale resort hotel.The accommodations are Texas-rustic but very clean and comfortable. Lori Williams is a tremendous cook! Anyone who opt's for the inclusive package(and you want the food package, believe me!)will be very pleased with her Texas home cooking.I came to Texas to take a trophy deer and saw two that fit the bill but I could not close the deal. I saw plenty of other nice whitetails that most would be happy with. I took a nice doe for the freezer, which you can do on almost any hunt from your stand. My son didn't close on a shooter either but he took a very nice Black Hawaiian Ram that he and I spent the better part of an afternoon stalking. He was very pleased with his trophy exotic. I booked our 2007 father and son hunt before we left an also booked a spring turkey hunt for us both to take advantage of our out-of-state Texas license that is still good through August of 2007. I think Allen and Lori Williams set the bar for delivering service and quality their clients at an unusually affordable price point. Now, I hunt Texas!

Submit Date: Nov 16, 2006

Outfitter Review: Pope Brothers Guide Service - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Clay Pope

Hunter: Nick Dalasio

Animals Hunted: Whitetail, hogs, axis deer

Hunted whitetail, hogs, & axis deer with my 13-year-old son in South Texas & Hill Country. Clay & his staff definitely aim to please, took 2 nice whitetail bucks on first 2 days of hunt, could have shot many more if I could have found a way to get the meat back home. My son also shot a trophy size hog & a meat hog, once again, could have taken many more.Tried for axis deer on the last day of hunt; unfortunately none of the many we saw came within shooting range.Nice people, plenty of game, fair rates-can't wait to go back to Texas again. Clay even assisted with shipping my trophies back home to take to the taxidermist.

Submit Date: Nov 9, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: John Everett

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Dos Plumas Ranch is an excellent hunting man's ranch with a lot of quality game and a variety of game. It has been set up very nicely for either bow hunt or rifle. Allen and his family run a great operation and make you feel like you are one of the family. One of the biggest things I got out my time at the ranch was a friendship with his entire family that I knew would not end when I left. At the ranch you have your choice of either to bring your own food or have them prepare it for you. On this hunt, I brought my own food and I enjoyed cooking out on the smoker Allen provides for you. He has set it up very nice for those who want to cook.The bunkhouse is made for hunters and it is very comfortable with all the amenities that you will ever need.As far as the hunt goes, Allen does the guiding and he had me seeing game everytime I went out. I bowhunted and I was able to take a very nice 8 point buck that will score over 120. I am already making plans to come back next year a couple of times. One for hog and one for deer. Allen has made the hunts very affordable and for the quality game you cannot beat it. I know the area very well and I know out there you have a real chance to take a real trophy buck.I am definitely a customer for life but most important, a friend. Thank you very much Allen and Lori.

Submit Date: Nov 9, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Douglas C. Duren

Animals Hunted: Bison

Paul Cantrell is very laid back and friendly person. When he tells you to make yourself at home, you know he means it. You feel like you have known him your whole life. Our guide, Don Wade, was amazing. He knew the game in the area very well. He also did everything he could to make sure you had a great time. He got me within 100 yards of a record book bison, and I made a clean kill with my Sharps 45/70 rifle. It was the best hunt of my life!

Submit Date: Nov 6, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Allen/Lori Williams

Hunter: David Ray Hooten

Animals Hunted: wild hog

A great place to hunt. Plenty of animals to see and take. Down home atmoshpere and very hospitable family run operation. Guide/owner likes to interact with his clients on his ranch. Well work your money spent and not overly priced. Your treated well and all hunters are given personal attention from the guide. All hunters were spaced out and not hunting upon one another...miles apart. Different techniques and approaches utilized in taking game if one is not working. A very good place for youth to have a chance to get to know hunting and see animals. I will definitely be a return hunter to Dos Plumas Ranch in Trent, Texas run by Allen and Lori Williams.

Submit Date: Nov 1, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting & Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Jim/Crystal Hood

Hunter: Robert McManus

Animals Hunted: Aoudad (Ewes)

I was talked into a "special" Fathers Day hunt, so I brought the family. There was 1 guide, also the cook and host. The girls got an ok meal the first night, my son and I had nothing to eat the morning of the hunt, no water, nothing. The host was guiding for us so the girls were left alone with nothing to eat. I was promised a "special meal" for Fathers Day but after the morning hunt was told that I could either heat up left-overs or make a sandwich. So, we left about 2pm and finally ate 2 hours later on the road. No game was taken and although I paid the "kill fee" up front for a "guaranteed" hunt...and...Jim & Crystal agreed to return the fee, I have not received the refund 4 months later and at this point, they have quit returning my calls and emails. These people have poor facilities & service.

Submit Date: Oct 30, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: Ken Caldwell

Animals Hunted: White Tail Deer, hogs

The Dos Plumas Ranch is a well run and managed ranch with abundant game that is well set up for both bow and gun hunters. Allen and his family welcome you and make you feel like old friends. He will go out of his way to get you on the game and make your hunt a success.If you are considering a Texas hunt, I would highly recomend the Dos Plumas Ranch and will most certanly return myself.

Submit Date: Oct 3, 2006

Outfitter Review: Rafter W Ranches - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jack/Jesse/Trey/LaDonna Wardlaw

Hunter: Brian R. Keck

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Rafter W Ranches is more than just a hunt, it is an experience of a lifetime! Miss Jesse and Jack David, LaDonna and Trey, Chase and the entire Rafter family are just that - A family that makes you feel like you are part of their extended family. They genuinely care about you as a new friend and want you to share the same treasure they live every day in the beauty of their Texas land, its spectactular wildlife, the "working cowboy" lifestyle, and the thrill of a true southwestern TX deer hunt. The harvest of a beautiful buck is simply the exclamation point on an experience that you will want to relive time and time again. You cannot go wrong with Rafter W Ranches! Simply the best...

Submit Date: Sep 29, 2006

Outfitter Review: Triple C Hunting & Ranch Services - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Jim & Crystal Hood

Hunter: Jeff Greer

Animals Hunted: ewes (meat hunt)

Bought a "meat hunt" on eBay with these folks. We got the hunt cheap, so maybe I expected too much. Shared the "lodge" with the owners and their young children, in diapers. We had 1 bedroom with cheap bunkbeds for the 6 of us. A/C was provided by window units, and was inadequate in the front room. Pool table was almost unplayable. No soap in the men's room. Shower had very low water pressure. Food was cheap, with lots of rice and beans. We had a casserole topped with tostitos one night that we were told were "enchiladas." The next night, we had wieners with bbq sauce and beans. We did have some good aoudad sausage and biscuits for breakfast one morning... When we hunted, our "guide" dropped 3 of us off under the same cedar tree, providing us only with fold out chairs. We weren't warned of the mosquito/gnat/fly problems we would soon encounter. Only two of our party ever saw any game, and that was from the truck. (One guy did go stalk on his own and saw game the second day.) Truck we were taken out in blew a tire one night and a transmission the next day... We ended up leaving early, thankful that we had brought enough beer to provide our own fun.

Submit Date: Aug 24, 2006

Outfitter Review: 888 Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Steve Clarke

Hunter: Randy

Animals Hunted: Whitetail deer

Big texas bucks every where and very reasonable prices, great guides, great food.This is a 100% big buck hunt.165 8 point was harvested while I was there.178 10 point earlier in the season and I observed a lot of young 160 class deer for the future.Give me a call if you want to hunt South Texas.

Submit Date: Aug 24, 2006

Outfitter Review: Kramer Hunting - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Kenny Kramer

Hunter: Mike Hughes

Animals Hunted: Ram

My son and I hunted at Kramers. Purchased my son a ram hunt for his birthday. Kenny went out of his way to make my son's hunt a success. Used Kenny only as the outfitter- did not stay at his place or have meals. Did see his accommodations and they were first rate. Had an excellent talk with him about Texas wildlife. Very knowledgable. Had our ram chilled and processed. Packaged meat was ready when he stated it would be. Would like to go back, but time and money (started new job) too short. Also distance (over 1000 miles one way).

Submit Date: Aug 21, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: Mike

Animals Hunted: Fallow Deer, Blackbuck, Hogs

I just spent 2 days (August 19 & 20, 2006) bowhunting exotics and feral hogs. During my stay I was treated like I owned the place. Alan and his family go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and fun. Dos Plumas is a well thought out and executed ranch set up for both bow and firearms hunters. During my stay I saw animals every time I was out. Although I never managed to harvest an animal, there were several opportunities that for one reason or another didn't provide for a clean shot. Alan did his job and got me on the critters, I just couldn't close the deal. But I do not measure the success of a hunt by what I manage to kill. I measure it by how much I enjoy myself and the people I am with, and let me tell you, I had a heck of a good time on this one. Don't come expecting fancy resort style living and someone walking your animal out on a leash for you to shoot. Alan runs a good working mans ranch that is rustic with a comfortable bunkhouse with full kitchen and bath and satellite TV for after the hunt. He also provides a fun and challenging hunt for free roaming animals that are very weary of humans. All at a very affordable price. If you want more info you can check out Alan's website at www.dosplumasranch.com. Tell him Mike from Michigan sent you.

Submit Date: Jul 27, 2006

Outfitter Review: J.D. Cox - TX

Outfitter / Owner: J.D. Cox

Hunter: Dave Conrad

Animals Hunted: TURKEYS

Turkey hunted there for two days and did not kill anything. All we saw were hens. In the blind I was in someone carved "If you are sitting here, you got ripped off too" The cabin was a rat hole and if you took a crap on the floor it would have been an improvement. The whole place was like trailor park trash. JD Cox is a crook and should be shut down.

Submit Date: Jul 14, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Rick Caceres MCPO USN(RET)

Animals Hunted: Various

I have hunted twice with NTO. I scheduled a red deer hunt for Sept. Don is simply the best guide out there. We hunted Aoudad last time and got a great animal. We laughed, we hunted, I learned and got a superb Trophy. Taxidermy right there. Don has become a friend. I'm so looking forward to September/2006

Submit Date: Jul 5, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ted Stewart

Animals Hunted: Oryx

This hunt started out as an Axis Buck hunt for my wife (Cindy) with crossbow. After we saw the mounted Oryx in the lodge and then a herd of them the next day, she changed her mind. We tried with the crossbow, but just couldn't get close enough, so she switched to a rifle and dropped her Gold Medal Oryx in it's tracks at 216 yards (her farthest shot ever!). We had a great time seeing all the animals and being entertained by Don. Plan to go back for a Blaackbuck later in the year.

Submit Date: Jul 4, 2006

Outfitter Review: Wild Hog Hunt - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Candelaria

Hunter: Stephen Terra

Animals Hunted: hog

The whole idea behind this hunt seemed to be parting you from your money and to bad if you just got screwed. I am partly to blame for not researching this outfitter before purchasing. I strongly advise anyone to stay away from this bunch.

Submit Date: Jun 29, 2006

Outfitter Review: Circle H - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Charlie Harris

Hunter: Noel Evans

Animals Hunted: Whitetail, Hogs, Javelina and Turkey

When I found this site today I was shocked to see some of the comments on the Circle H. I have been hunting with Charlie for several seasons now and have nothing but good things to say. I bow hunt and have always had tons of animals on every hunt. I have arrowed one buck that was in the mid 120's, but I have seen 2 or 3 in the 140's and one monster that I think would have been in the 160's. I have never seen a ranch that was over hunted. Charlie has 8 or 9 ranches to hunt on. Some of them are bow hunt only and on the bow only ranches I have never been on a sit without seeing less than 15 deer. Charlie watches how many does are taken off the ranches so they don't get over harvested. I live in TX and have 3 ranches that I can hunt for free, but I still choose to hunt with Charlie. I have met and became friends with about 15 hunters that have been hunting with Charlie for over 12 seasons and they have always told me good stories about past hunts. I've found the place I'll pay to hunt any time any day.

Submit Date: Jun 23, 2006

Outfitter Review: Dos Plumas Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Allen Williams

Hunter: Nathanael Greene

Animals Hunted: feral hog

In December, 2005, I had the pleasure of a two-day feral hog hunt at the Dos Plumas Ranch. I admit, I'm not a very experienced big-game hunter, but Allen went out of his way to make sure I had an enjoyable experience, and made the extra effort to teach me along the way. I bagged two nice eating hogs in two days, and saw a lot of game, from turkeys to whitetail. The bunkhouse accommodations were more than comfortable, with a full bathroom and even a complete kitchen. In every aspect, this was a perfect hunt--lots of game, comfortable lodging, and a guide who not only knows his stuff but treats guests like family. And all at a very reasonable price. It's been six months since I hunted there, and when I look back on this hunt, I still think, Wow!

Submit Date: Jun 12, 2006

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmond Tom/J. Pat Tom

Hunter: Thomas F. Pruitt

Animals Hunted: Hogs and Javalina

My son and I did a hog hunt with J Pat and we had a great time, We saw Lots of Deer and other game but unfortunately we pick the wrong time of the month for the hogs. I got a Javalina but we did not get hogs. Although my Son passed on a few. We still had a great time and would like to go back and do it again. We left the ranch feeling as we were leaving old friends.

Submit Date: Jun 12, 2006

Outfitter Review: Langley Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Joe Langley

Hunter: Chris R. Schneweis

Animals Hunted: Wild Hog

Joe and Sue Langley have about one of the best set ups going. We arrived in Centerville, TX on Friday and Joe immediately took my father and brother-in-law out to show us his families cattle ranch were we would be hunting. That eventing he showed back up and brought us a homemade cake his wife had made for us. He then proceeded to explain how that evenings hunt would go. We were each put in either stand or ground blind locations. My father and I both saw good size hogs but it was so late in the evening that it was hard to see so we passed. However, my brother-in-law harvested a good sized bore. My father and I both were set in stands the next following morning and both were able to harvest nice sized hogs. This was all capped off by Joe and his families outstanding hospitality. There was free varmint (coyote, bobcat, squirrel, etc) hunting and Joe and his son-in-law (Randy) went out of there way to put who in blinds or drive you all over their ranch to get the shot you needed.In the end, my father and brother-in-law took 4 hogs. We stayed in Joe's camphouse that was old and rustic, but had all the amenities you need on a hunt. There is also a walk-in cooler to store your meat after harvest. The entire trip only cost me $257 and that included Joe and Randy skinning, cleaning and boning out the meat and putting it on ice for our trip home. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to be treated right and enjoys an excellent hunting experience. I know I'm going back next year!

Submit Date: Jun 3, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Jeff Paull

Animals Hunted: Black Hawaiian

2nd time with NTO and I must say that it just keeps getting better and better. The quality of the animals is amazing. When you meet Don and Paul you would think they have known you for years. Two of the most personable guys I have ever met. Another memorable hunt and can't wait to go back. Give NTO a call. I can assure you it will be an experience of a lifetime.

Submit Date: May 28, 2006

Outfitter Review: All American Outfitter - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Ken/Roseann Mayer

Hunter: Dave Evans

Animals Hunted: Quail

It was a very dry year and the dogs had trouble getting on the quail. Though we did average 10 - 12 coveys a day, the coveys tended to be small with a few exceptions. They could have used a few more dogs as the warm, dry weather resulted in wearing out the dogs early. The main lodge was undergoing renovation so we stayed in a mobile home, which was comfortable, but not luxurious. Roseann is a gourmet cook! Lunch and dinner were incredible. Given a little more moisture, I believe both the quail population and the ability of the dogs to pick up the scent will improve, though this was not a bad hunt at all. Ken, Roseann, and the rest of the people were good to be around. They work hard for you.

Submit Date: May 18, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Ryan Burt

Animals Hunted: Texas Dall, Aoudad, Pigs

Great experience. Everyone was friendly and easy to get along with. Very professional and went out of their way to make sure you were having a good hunt and having fun.Don is an exceptional guide with many years of experience chasing all species available. As a bonus, he's a heck of a nice guy. Broke his back to put us on game. Very happy with the hunt and will definately go back for more.

Submit Date: May 1, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: Don Lynch

Animals Hunted: Axis, Mouflon, Texas Dall

NTO and Paul Cantrell are first class and dedicated to providing you with the hunting experience that you personally are looking for. Don Wade is a first class guide with tons of experience and a personality that is worth the price of the hunt (which by the way is extremely reasonable!). They go out of their way to make sure you have a great time, a memorable experience and that you harvest an animal that you can be proud of.

Submit Date: Apr 26, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrell

Hunter: David spann

Animals Hunted: Anything/everything

Another great hunt at NTO! Can't say enough good things about this place, saw SO many animals out there. It is just amazing. We got there Friday afternoon and scouted Friday night, the stalk was on saturday morning. We laid some corn out on the tree line and the rams and hogs came to breakfast. I shot me a nice Texas Dahl ram, Great hunt and can't wait to go again!

Submit Date: Apr 25, 2006

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom/J. Pat Tom

Hunter: John Shuttz

Animals Hunted: Hogs/javelina

There were two hunters in our party. I killed a hog and a javelina. My hunting partner killed two hogs. You can't be around a better bunch of guys then J. Pat and Edmund. We had a great time, saw lots of animals and the sleeping quarters were excellent. All I can say is, we killed four animals in two days, enjoyed our stay and left feeling that we made some new friends. I just can't say enough good about them.

Submit Date: Apr 5, 2006

Outfitter Review: North Texas Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Paul Cantrel

Hunter: Rick Caceres

Animals Hunted: Aoudad

My second hunt with NTO. Simply the best hunt for your money. The Aoudad I got was big and it was such a great hunt. Don knows his hunting. He is also qucik to befriend. I'm a disabled Veteran and he was very accomodating to me. I will be back. Best hunt your money can buy! Thanks guys!

Submit Date: Mar 31, 2006

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom Ranch - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom

Hunter: jamal neeley

Animals Hunted: hogs

This has been my 5th or 6th trip to this ranch..game taken this trip: 6 hogs and 1 javilena.I love coming to this ranch everyone works so hard to put you in the situation of at least seeing game the rest is up to you!!the property has increased another pasture full of hogs.....very good accomodations, cleaning area ,walkin cooler ,skinning facility,great patio with barbeque pit... All you can want to make you hunt enjoyable

Submit Date: Mar 11, 2006

Outfitter Review: Lazy R Hunts - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Christopher Roswell

Hunter: Sean Strohm

Animals Hunted: Hogs, Javelina

Took my 9 year old son on his first hunt and had a fantastic overall experience. If you can't shoot a Javelina on this ranch with the weapon of your choice, you need to find another sport. We each killed Javelina and my son killed a hog and missed a large boar. Had several other hog opportunities that didn't pan out due to my son's inexperience. Chrisopher was a great host and really maintains a great ranch.

Submit Date: Mar 10, 2006

Outfitter Review: Edmund Tom ranch - texas

Outfitter / Owner: Edmund Tom

Hunter: Paul Siefke

Animals Hunted: Deer and all

Sorry for the delay, been busy. My son and I returned for the 3rd time to the Tom ranch the day after Christmas in 2005. The first morning I took a nice buck in the free roam area where my son took his 1st buck last year. During the course of our stay we saw lots of deer, hogs and javelina. I took a hog and my son got his 2nd buck and a javelina. I almost got a bobcat but was not quick enough.The Tom ranch is a Great place with friendly, helpful folks who make you feel right at home. Oh, and the hunting action is non-stop.

Submit Date: Mar 6, 2006

Outfitter Review: Lazy R Hunts - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Christopher Roswell

Hunter: Brooks Bolyard

Animals Hunted: Hogs/Javelina

My wife and I hunted for hogs and javelina from March 2nd-5th, 2006. Chris and his wife Maria are honest and straightforward. The blinds are set up for rifle hunting, watching senderos and feeders. We were focusing on bowhunting, so we spotted down the senderos from the stands, and stalked from there. The ranch is LOADED with javelina, and great deer. We hunted mornings and evenings, and each sat in different locations every time. My wife saw hogs on 4 out of 6 hunts, and I saw hogs 2 of 6 hunts. The ranch is also covered with coyotes. I saw 15 yotes in 4 days, and I wasn't even calling them. We would have brought home more ham if we used the rifle more, but it was a great time.

Submit Date: Feb 25, 2006

Outfitter Review: West Kerr Ranch - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Barbara Kana

Hunter: John Pitts

Animals Hunted: Axis, Sika

I had many animals to choose from on this hunt, and came away very pleased with what the ranch had to offer. Most hunts don't quite live up to expectations, but this one exceeded them. I will be back!

Submit Date: Feb 23, 2006

Outfitter Review: All American Outfitter - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Ken Mayer

Hunter: John Afshar

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

I’ve hunted with All American Outfitter for over 7 years. During this period, my wife and I have hunted dove, quail, turkey, hogs, and of course deer (white-tail and mule deer). Although the bird and hog hunts are exceptionally good, the focus of this review is on their deer hunts. I hunt in multiple states (Midwest, and western states for various big game species), but when it comes to deer, I consider my hunts with AA Outfitter the highlight of my season. In a nut shell, this outfitter provides: a variety of quality properties, reliable scouting data, honest & knowledgeable guides, exceptional trophy potential and excellent lodging/meals – not to mention their warm hospitality and the 5 star meals!My experience with this outfitter has been very good - and my hunts have been successful. With the exception of shooting opportunities that we chose to pass up (holding out for larger trophies) my wife and I have harvested deer ranging from around 130 class to 150 (green) for white-tail and 26”+ mule deer with this outfitter. Last season (Nov 2005) I harvested a unique rack with forked brow-tines. In my experience the racks in this area are generally symmetrical with long tines and most have very good mass. I have had the opportunity to hunt from ‘box blinds’, as well as some very exciting ‘spot & stalk’ opportunities.The owners of this operation are themselves avid hunters and committed to conserving their natural resources/environment. All American Outfitter is a ‘class act’ and I highly recommend them.

Submit Date: Feb 22, 2006

Outfitter Review: Butte Creek Outfitters - Texas

Outfitter / Owner: Tom Manske

Hunter: Russ

Animals Hunted: Hogs

Tom and his son Brian run a great operation. You get what you pay for plus quite a bit more. The food was outstanding and plenty of it. The bunkhouse was a little "rustic" but had all of the amenities - bed, bathroom, heat, refrigerator, separate dining area, etc..There were 6 of us on a 2 day hunt and we took 11 hogs! When we arrived, the weather was changing from 75 degree high to 30 degree high and everything changed. But, Brian and the other guides had backup plans and did quite a bit of scouting before we arrived. At first you might think the "guide" is just a delivery driver to your stands but you soon realize he did his guiding before you got there which is why we all shot pigs from the blinds they recommended.The last day we had one guy who had missed a couple of opportunities and Tom offered to take us back out on the departure morning(not part of the included hunt) and drove around several hours until we found hogs and put a couple more down. The guides were at camp and they even helped field dress and quarter(not part of the included hunt since we should've been driving home by then). They just said it'd go faster with all of us doing it - and it did!Great people. Great hunt. We'll be booking for next year.

Submit Date: Feb 20, 2006

Outfitter Review: H & H Hunt'n - TX

Outfitter / Owner: Michael Hendrick

Hunter: Joe Martin

Animals Hunted: Exotics

I hunted with Michael many times and would do it again. He is very honest and sincere person. You get what you pay for plus more.

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