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#5707719 - 04/19/15 07:03 PM Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors
the lab Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 525
Just returned home from a hunt with Ryan Longer of Longer Outdoors. We booked for axis bucks, but the 2 of us showed up willing and wanting to look at as many different species as we could see. Ryan did not disappoint, he took us to the fantastic Piour Ranch in Mt Home Tx. We seen some awesome animals, but most were not wanting to stay and be looked at. It was a tough hunt in thick cover. we would catch a glimpse of an animal but they were GONE in a blink. On that 1st day we seen ZERO axis, but we were still VERY excited after seeing so many great animals (urials, both Afghan and Transcaspian, some great bull Scimitars, and some incredible Red Lechwe, plus some great rams). The 1st night Ryan took us out for a few hours of spotlighting and I even missed on a fox (kind of a big deal for a guy from Washington). That night we spotted a great buck, but again he had zero intent on hanging around to present a shot.
Between hunts we were treated to a fantastic steak dinner and reminisced over a few cold beers.

The next day we started bright and early covering a ton of ground both in a rig and in our boots. In the early afternoon a great buck finally made a mistake. I was able to take a shot at just over 100yards through a bit of cover and took a great 33x32 inch buck with a ton of width. After some celebration and getting my buck dressed out, we went back to the hunt.

I think it is how someone deals with adversity that really says what to expect and we had some adversity. Ryan received a call that his little girl was not feeling well at all and it was becoming apparent he was going to need to leave early. He could have said sorry about the luck, and we (both parents) would have understood. Instead he hunted on while making arrangements for another guide to come in. We got back at dark and he still managed to get supper ready before he headed out. Sometime around midnight Mike (his assistant guide) showed up. Grabbed a few hours of sleep and we started hunting again. We covered a great deal of ground on foot (I even found a fantastic stag shed).

After several more hours and 3 great stalks, a nice buck slipped up and my partner made a fantastic shot taking him with 1 shot in the neck.

Ryan and his crew worked their collective tails off to get us on our animals, plus allowing for a little predator hunting was a blast.

I would (and will) gladly hunt with Ryan and his crew again and would highly recommend him to someone looking for a great hunt

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#5707726 - 04/19/15 07:07 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
the lab Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
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#5707739 - 04/19/15 07:20 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 3262
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Congrats on a great hunt, sounds like your outfitter did everything needed to ensure you had a great hunt. Well done sir and congrats to you and your buddy on two fine Axis bucks!
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#5707782 - 04/19/15 07:56 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
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Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 1631
Congrats. Good review. That is a very nice wide Buck!!

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#5708276 - 04/20/15 07:27 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
coach20 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 288
cheers

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#5708304 - 04/20/15 07:54 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
G ranch Offline
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Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 1778
Loc: Texas
cheers great axis congrats to all
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#5708336 - 04/20/15 08:14 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1175
Loc: Tyler, TX
Congratulations. Sounds like a great time and a lot of fun.

I shot my Mouflon on the Priour Ranch a quite awhile ago and I remember seeing axis all over the place just standing there watching us. I already had my axis from another ranch, so it wasn't on my list of animals I wanted, but I kept thinking that they where sure tame there. Of course if I was hunting Axis, that probably wouldn't have been the case at all, cause the Mouflon never stopped running!!!

Eddie

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#5708451 - 04/20/15 09:46 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1200
Great Axis, nice pics with the blue bonnets

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#5708518 - 04/20/15 10:27 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats!! cheers

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#5709057 - 04/20/15 05:38 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
DustyWyoming Offline
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 538
Congrats, sounds like a fun trip!

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#5709141 - 04/20/15 06:48 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: DustyWyoming]
therancher Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 5350
Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Congrats! The Priour is just down the road and is a premier ranch.

This area sure had it's Sunday clothes on for your trip.
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#5711004 - 04/21/15 11:30 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
mulie_mike Online   happy
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 6478
Loc: El Paso Texas
Very nice Axis, congrats on some fine eating.
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#5711679 - 04/22/15 12:56 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
Just Nate Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4625
Loc: Austin, TX
Congratulations!!!

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#5712501 - 04/22/15 09:44 PM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
Redneck78 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 825
Loc: Southeast Texas
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#5713039 - 04/23/15 10:43 AM Re: Review of my hunt with Longer Outdoors [Re: the lab]
Pope&Young Offline
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 4365
Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Congrats to both you guys cheers
Those are two fine bucks up
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