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Thermal night vision bucket list #8998818 02/02/24 08:23 PM
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Hi
I’m from northern Alberta Canada and hunted, fished and trapped most of my life. I’m really wanting to fly to Texas and do a thermal night vision hunt. This is a bucket list thing for me as it’s not allowed up here in Canada with it’s ridiculous gun laws… I own a Flir hand held monocular and would really love to try out a thermal scope for hunting.
Flights to Houston from here are the most common- I’ve looked at some of the online options (mostly pigs) and don’t have an issue with the prices but don’t really want the pigs or whatever afterwards. Especially if flying this isn’t an option. I just want to try out the thermal night vision and shoot some stuff…
Figured this forum might be the best option to get recommendations on which company or folks you would recommend. My plan was to fly to Houston (most likely), rent a car and spend a couple days (evenings) out with the thermals….
Any recommendations are appreciated.
Thanks

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Pull up a stool and welcome to THF. I cannot answer your question, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some recommendations about ranches to check out.


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Re: Thermal night vision bucket list [Re: Darcy Handy] #8998872 02/02/24 09:48 PM
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I was just checking flight information… looks like flights to Dallas might be a better option if this helps with recommendations. Thanks again

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Call 3 Curl Outfitters, you don’t have to take the pigs with you, but they will put you on them. Also ask them about predator hunting.

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Re: Thermal night vision bucket list [Re: Darcy Handy] #9008379 02/20/24 01:49 PM
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I’ve hunted a couple times with Dry Creek Outfitters in Wichita Falls.www.huntdrycreek.com
They hunt open wheat fields for sounders where the guide spots and walks hunters within range. The wheat is still low but growing fast so you may not be able to get a hunt booked before it gets to tall in March. Once the wheat is up they hunt over feeders and bait.

Best way to get there is to fly into DFW and rent a car for a 2 1/2 hr drive to Wichita Falls.


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Check reviews. We have crackheads down here as well. I’ve hunted with both 3 Curl and Dry Creek and they are both legitimate outfitters. However, be warned this is called hunting and not killing. I’ve been and shot 10 pigs and then the next time not fire a shot. Ask if they are hunting over feeders or spot and stalking sounders. Ask if they hunt wheat fields and if so how tall it is. Once it gets knee high it’s hard to hunt. However, I like the spot and stalk type of hunt best as there nothing like it out there.

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