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Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle

Posted By: scooter79

Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/25/14 07:26 PM

Has anyone ever hunted there before?

Thanks,
Scooter
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/25/14 10:24 PM

No, but I have a friend that works there. Nice place. Some MONSTER deer out there.
Posted By: Sneaky

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 01:10 AM

You talking about the place in Thurber? Big deer, for sure.
Posted By: bp3

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 02:45 AM

Some big deer on ranches around the HF.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 04:42 AM

It's near the Strawn-Mingus exit off of I-20, at New York hill. Close to 'Marys'in Strawn. It used to be called 'Elk castle'.
Posted By: Tye

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 04:54 AM

Posted By: Sneaky

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Erathkid
It's near the Strawn-Mingus exit off of I-20, at New York hill. Close to 'Marys'in Strawn. It used to be called 'Elk castle'.


Yeah, that's the place. I've got a picture of a buck that was in there that would go 170 or so that might not meet antler restrictions. Crazy looking deer.
Posted By: phantom

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 03:24 PM

The place is nice upscale dining etc. From what I have understood they are primarily a wing shooting place but they also do deer and exotic hunts. as for the price vs the quality of the deer I believe they are high.
Posted By: Jimbo1

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 03:39 PM

Cool looking place from the hiway.
Posted By: scooter79

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 04:12 PM

Who is your buddy that works out there?
Posted By: KCH

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 04:20 PM

I thought it was primarily a bird hunting place for like chuckar, pen quail, etc etc...It does look cool from I-20!
Originally Posted By: brianl
The place is nice upscale dining etc. From what I have understood they are primarily a wing shooting place but they also do deer and exotic hunts. as for the price vs the quality of the deer I believe they are high.
Posted By: charrisonLSON

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 04:27 PM

They are primarily known for upland bird hunting, but the manager, Bill Honza, used to work at the Sanctuary up in Michigan and is doing a lot of work to improve the deer herd. From what I saw, it is working. I was there three or four times last year to photograph deer and was lucky enough to take a "management" buck (A dream buck by my standards). The lodge and amenities are world class. Here is a writeup on the hunt:

http://www.lsonews.com/well-worth-wait/
Posted By: scooter79

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 05:11 PM

Oh, hey Charrison... I was there the day you were hunting last year. I was with my buddy Craig the first day you were there. I was there to shoot a managment buck as well...LOL. We never saw one that was small enough eek2. I ended up helping thin out some of the last few hogs that had gotten in the place. Did you get a picture of the breeder that hangs out in the bird pasture? The one that looks like he has tree trunks growing from his head. We were actually hunting for the 8 you shot.
Posted By: KCH

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 05:36 PM

Pretty sweet deal...just have to win the lottery to afford the hunts, lol! Glad they are working on the white tail herd...
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: scooter79
Who is your buddy that works out there?
My 'buddy' is named Debbie. You'll know her when you see her eeks333
Posted By: scooter79

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 05:38 PM

she work in the office nuts
Posted By: phantom

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 07:05 PM

I have hunted near them for years. I enjoy the occasional pheasant I find on while on our property.
Posted By: JRayD2

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 08:19 PM

I hunted at Greystone for the first time earlier this year. Shot a 174" WT, a 19" Blackbuck and a mixed bag of birds. The facilities and amenities are first-class. Prices were pretty high, but it was a very nice few days.
Posted By: Erathkid

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/26/14 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By: scooter79
she work in the office nuts
Yep. Single too. She's a neat lady. Stronger than battery acid.
Posted By: gollygee

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/27/14 01:49 AM

I hunted there several times when Porter Dunaway and Doug Cannon were managers. Great hunts and great deer. Truly fine by any standard!
Posted By: JonMcC

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/29/14 04:37 AM

My family and I bird hunt there every year. Amazing upland bird hunting, lodging and service. Never hunted big game there but have seen other hunters take some nice trophies.

Chef Trey prepares three great meals a day for guests.

If you are going get lunch on your way in at the cafe in Thurber right off I-20.
Posted By: White Falcon

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 08/29/14 01:57 PM

Hunted there when it was American Sportsman's property!
Posted By: Daddybigbuck

Re: Greystone Ranch... used to be Elk Castle - 09/01/14 03:42 AM

Hunted upland game when it was Elk Castle and it was awesome! Have also shot the sporting clays course and 5 stand here several times and always had a good time!
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