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#5963690 - 10/06/15 10:11 AM What makes a good management hunt?
TxAgHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 5
What would you guys consider to be a good deal for an inclusive management buck hunt up to 150”? Would you purchase a hunt if you didn’t know who the outfitter was prior but the deal was attractive enough?

I'm looking at going on a management hunt here pretty soon and I am just trying to get someone elses opinion?

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#5963699 - 10/06/15 10:17 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1016
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
High fence or low fence?
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#5963702 - 10/06/15 10:18 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
"Up to" is a red flag to me. And no, I would not hunt a cull buck "up to" anything with an outfitter I didn't know. Instead of "up to" there should be prices for each class of animal. 120-129, 130-139, 140-149, etc. "Up to" is typically a selling point and you will end up with a lower end cull.

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#5963705 - 10/06/15 10:20 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
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Registered: 10/29/14
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Loc: West is the best...
Ask for recommendations or find referrals.
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#5963709 - 10/06/15 10:21 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I agree with "fouzman". Up to: means to me way below that number. Up to 150 may in reality mean a 130, and that could be the biggest one you see. And why would anyone sign up and pay good money to go with an outfitter where you could not checkout any references.
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#5963731 - 10/06/15 10:31 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
TxAgHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 5
It is a High fence ranch. So do y'all think I should ask for a range (130-150")? You are right "fouzman" that did worry me a little bit as well.

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#5963736 - 10/06/15 10:32 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
TxAgHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 5
What else should I ask about? Lodging? Food? Anything else?

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#5963743 - 10/06/15 10:40 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
References. Acreage. Terrain type. Number of hunters on property at one time. Deer density and sex ratio. Hunting methods (stand, spot/stalk, still, safari style). Fully guided? Since it's supposedly all inclusive, yes, I would ask about lodging, meals and adult beverages (if you imbibe). Game preparation. Transportation while on the ranch. Gratuities. What are acceptable calibers (if gun hunting). References, references, references!

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#5963744 - 10/06/15 10:40 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
Mr. T. Online   content
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
Are you going to have a 1x1 guide or as a lot of ranches do a 2 hunters to 1 guide. How many days do you get to hunt. Is it a sit in a stand hunt or stalk hunt. Most important to me is the hunt a "Guides Choice." which many management hunts are. That means he can see several bucks and tell you which one to shoot. If there are 3 bucks standing in the field and they are 130-140-150, he can tell you that you have to shoot the 130.
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#5963749 - 10/06/15 10:46 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
One other thing. Most of these up to cull buck hunts promise a shot at a deer that meets the criteria you agreed to. Elect not to shoot, you still pay. Shoot and miss or worse yet, wound and lose, you still pay. Get very specific details of what the seller is providing, in writing.

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#5963761 - 10/06/15 10:53 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
TxAgHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 5
Okay awesome. I agree references would be nice to see. Thanks for helping me out fouzman and Mr. T. Is there anything else that y'all recommend that I ask about or research a little bit more?

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#5963784 - 10/06/15 11:09 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
Mr. T. Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
As fouzman said, "References, references, references!," but he should have added one more references, But the best place by far to get References about a ranch in Texas, is here on this form. Put the name out and you will get enough information to make an informed decision about booking this ranch.
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#5963814 - 10/06/15 11:19 AM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: Mr. T.]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 756
Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
As fouzman said, "References, references, references!," but he should have added one more references, But the best place by far to get References about a ranch in Texas, is here on this form. Put the name out and you will get enough information to make an informed decision about booking this ranch.


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#5964007 - 10/06/15 01:01 PM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
TxAgHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 5
What would y'all recommend as far as places to look? Outfitter websites? Brokers? Etc.?

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#5964174 - 10/06/15 02:39 PM Re: What makes a good management hunt? [Re: TxAgHunter]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41127
Loc: Metroplex
High or low fence is actually irrelevant IMO

130-150 means... I have 150" management deer but there are more number wise under it.

Aka: "If you hold out for the 150 you just narrowed you success odds by a bunch but it's your world and you may get him... Don't be upset though if you passed a ton of 130-140's holding out for the 150, then last second on the last day you settled for a 130 1/8."

All outfitters you should check references LF or HF

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