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#6885247 - 09/12/17 02:10 PM Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork?
Smokin'Barrel Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 13
Looking to book a duck hunt for a group of about 10 at Lake Fork
Anyone have any good experiences with guides/lodges there they could share?

Thanks!

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#6885269 - 09/12/17 02:21 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
kdub Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7576
Loc: In the yak
This may not be much help to you but it seems you're more likely to have a successful hunt especially with 10 guys if you can find a guide to take you somewhere private. Public dux can be hard to hunt and you have to compete with other hunters on the lake. I just wouldn't want to pay good money to be guided on public land. cheers

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#6885305 - 09/12/17 02:44 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
Aggiedukmaster Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 166
Loc: In the next blind over....
Lance Vick- He is a Fishing Guide who also Guides Duck Hunts in the Fall/Winter. Had a Great Hunt w/ Him a few yrs. Back. We took care of our own lodging but he can direct you in the right direction. Again, like kdub said, you may want to find some private waters to hunt if you have a Big Group.
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#6885308 - 09/12/17 02:50 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: kdub]
Smokin'Barrel Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/22/16
Posts: 13
Thanks for the input. Makes sense. I have just heard a lot of good things about that area..
Do you guys have any suggestions for privately guided land in the north texas area?


Edited by Smokin'Barrel (09/12/17 02:50 PM)

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#6885366 - 09/12/17 03:45 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
kdub Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 7576
Loc: In the yak
Silver Creek Guide Service is out of Weatherford area.
Jeff will put you on birds.

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#6885388 - 09/12/17 03:59 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
OHanlon87 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 63
Loc: Grapevine, TX
Ed Hanson with Hanson Outdoors 903-521-4595. He does both Lake Fork hunts and private land hunts in that area.

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#6885390 - 09/12/17 04:01 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
Stompy Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4591
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
I 2nd Lance Vick, great guy.
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#6885592 - 09/12/17 07:20 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: kdub]
Guy Offline
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 27268
Loc: Lake X
Originally Posted By: kdub
This may not be much help to you but it seems you're more likely to have a successful hunt especially with 10 guys if you can find a guide to take you somewhere private. Public dux can be hard to hunt and you have to compete with other hunters on the lake. I just wouldn't want to pay good money to be guided on public land. cheers

Agreed. I would hate to be a guide trying to put 10 people on birds on public.

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#6885631 - 09/12/17 07:59 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
topwater_elvis Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/04
Posts: 328
Loc: North Metromess, Dallas area
I have had some GREAT hunts with the Bestwina guys up on Texoma on the Red River from a airboat, I would definitely call him. We had 10 guys on our last hunt and we all did awesome. That was several years ago though. They take you to a VERY remote spot nobody else can or is brave enough to try and get to.

http://www.dbestguide.com

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#6885732 - 09/12/17 09:09 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
Guitars&Guns Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 86
Loc: N. Texas
Agreed...better to pay a guide for access to private land and not compete with public hunters.

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#6886092 - 09/13/17 09:22 AM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
WreakinHavoc Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/06/17
Posts: 53
if you got 10 people, you need to go north to either Arkansas or Oklahoma where there will be enough birds for 10 limits.

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#6886261 - 09/13/17 11:27 AM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
reedaggie10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/24/15
Posts: 10
I have hunted with both Ed Hanson and Lance Vick on Lake Fork. Both are great guides and great people that do their best to put you on the birds.

Lance is more fun loving guy that wants to make sure you're having a good time. The last time I went out with him (probably 6 years ago) Lance set up a small camp stove in the blind and made us breakfast tacos while we hunted. The birds didn't really cooperate in the spot we were in so we picked up, pulled the boat out out the water, trailered to the south end of the lake and went to a new spot where we proceeded to kill a three man limit. We had a group of (6) on this hunt but Lance suggested that we split into two group to better our chances. Both groups had great hunts

Ed is a serious duck hunter who wants you to kill ducks. He tried to convince our party of 6 multiple time to hunt some private land close by because we would shoot more birds and more variety. We told Ed we were keen on shooting Cans so we stayed at Fork. Ed set us up to get on the Cans and we shot a 6 man limit of them. We found Ed by approaching him at a boat ramp after my dad and I had scouted the lake with no success. After talking for a little bit he told us about a place we could try to walk in and hunt. The next day my Dad and I proceeded to shoot our limits of Ring Necks in his spot.

Long story short, I would highly recommend either guide.

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#6886346 - 09/13/17 01:06 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
69FowlFather Offline


Registered: 07/29/09
Posts: 251
Edd Hanson hands down the best in that part of Texas

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#6886372 - 09/13/17 01:38 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
hunting_guy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/09/15
Posts: 196
Loc: Central Texas
I purchased one of my lab pups from Ed. Very nice down to earth person, and I can vouch for the quality of his retriever.

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#6886476 - 09/13/17 03:45 PM Re: Any suggestions for Guide service at Lake Fork? [Re: Smokin'Barrel]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11492
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Lance Vick
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