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#6064871 - 12/03/15 02:24 PM Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail
Stateline Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 3
Has anyone been recently to a low fence ranch and killed a 150" class deer? Would you recommend going back? I'm looking for a low fence ranch, where I can take a 150" deer.

Thanks for your help

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#6064903 - 12/03/15 02:38 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1003
Loc: Houston, TX
I've not hunted either ranch but have heard great things about both. On the Killam hunts you have to stay in one of the Laredo hotels/motels. Charco Marrano has lodging on the ranch.

http://www.killamranch.com/laredo-ortiz-ranch

http://www.charcomarranoranch.com/

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#6064950 - 12/03/15 03:06 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
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Loc: Southlake, TX
In my opinion, most of Texas is the the best place in the United States to have highest opportunity at a 120-135" deer free range. You can go to Kansas and Illinois for lower opportunity at a 120-135", but higher opportunity at a 150"+ than Texas.

Ranches like King Ranch and what fouzman mention are exceptions for opportunity and high quality, but you pay for it.

I believe the best place to get opportunity, high quality, and reasonable cost is Canada.

I have put a bunch of time analyzing it and hunted Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Illinois extensively. Haven't hunted Canada yet, but trust the people I've talked to.
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#6064966 - 12/03/15 03:15 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: fouzman]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
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Loc: Southlake, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
I've not hunted either ranch but have heard great things about both. On the Killam hunts you have to stay in one of the Laredo hotels/motels. Charco Marrano has lodging on the ranch.

http://www.killamranch.com/laredo-ortiz-ranch

http://www.charcomarranoranch.com/


I REALLY appreciate this fouzman. I have been looking around for higher end free range ranches like this for awhile. I've known about King Ranch, but their rates 30-40% higher than these.
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#6065004 - 12/03/15 03:40 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
sloughfoot Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 276
Loc: east texas
Callaghan Ranch has some monsters
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#6065016 - 12/03/15 03:49 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: sloughfoot]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: sloughfoot
Callaghan Ranch has some monsters


I may be wrong, but I think Callaghan runs their package hunts inside their high-fenced pastures. All the low-fence pastures are leased to groups, I think but I could be wrong.

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#6065544 - 12/03/15 08:25 PM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1193
I hunted with brian with frio county hunts on here last year in Pearsall, they have good free range deer.

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#6066155 - 12/04/15 08:20 AM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
Stateline Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/27/15
Posts: 3
Thanks for the replies, I will put these places on the list!


Edited by Stateline (12/04/15 08:21 AM)

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#6066250 - 12/04/15 08:53 AM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
Randallc Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 124
Loc: Sugartree--Throckmorton
You might check with some of the ranches around Albany like: Nail Ranch, Collins Creek Ranch, and Stasney's Cook Ranch.

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#6066281 - 12/04/15 09:05 AM Re: Best Low fence hunt for 150" whitetail [Re: Stateline]
BenBob Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 5816
Loc: Undercover
I wish I saw our place on that list.
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