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Would you take a free hunt at King Ranch?

Old 10-21-2005, 03:05 PM
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Anyone who wants to go "hunt" at a place with fences and feeders, isn't a real bowhunter to me. Shame on you.
The king ranch is not high fenced. Out there a single pasture might be 15,000 acres or larger so you are not likely to see any fences anyway. My cousin used to work out there and they have some huge bucks out there on the ranch. He said if you get out there in the middle of the ranch you can get lost in a hurry. You just have miles and miles of brush. You normally have to get in a big tower blind to be able to see anything because the brush is too thick to see through on the ground level. So you get up high to see over it. I've never got to hunt the King ranch but I've hunted other ranches in South Texas and it is not as easy as everybody thinks to hunt down there.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:10 PM
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Im certainly not paying 20 grand for a friggin deer.. Thats bullsmack.

id rather go to Alberta for a bighorn sheep for that kind of money or even treat my buddy to an elk hunt someplace and still have money left over. I have whitetails here. Im not picky. I dont care if i ever get a P&Y buck. I just enjoy being in the woods hunting. I feel grateful to harvest the deer i do.

but like i said earlier.. if its free its for me!
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:14 PM
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825,000 acres ALL LOW FENCED!!!!! Not real bowhunter HUH!!!! Did you fall and bump your head.....
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:21 PM
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Default RE: Would you take a free hunt at King Ranch?

Anyone who wants to go "hunt" at a place with fences and feeders, isn't a real bowhunter to me. Shame on you.
I'm sure you, being the hunting god that you are, has never hunted near a picked cornfield, a bean field, an oak ridge, or even over any green grass.

Better beleive I'd go if it was free. But why pay for it when I can hunt my own ranch - yep, over feeders.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:33 PM
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Can I have Illinois instead.[&:]
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:36 PM
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ORIGINAL: Tuffbroadhead

Doctor D, your numbers ARE WAY OFF BRO!!!!! I have been hunting there once with my daughter on a youth hunt, and I plan on returning next year with my wife...

Heres the price breakdown

White - tailed deer Hunt #1 up to a 150 Boone & Crockett Gross Score (3 day hunt,) $5,500.00 flat fee,

151 - 170 B & C, $5,500 plus $200.00 per point above the 150 B & C gross score

171 - 180 B & C, $5,500 plus $250.00 per point above the 150 B & C gross score

181 - 199 B & C, $15,000

200+ B & C, $20,000

Hunt #2 $3,250.00 Management Buck - 8 points or less (2 day hunt) Hunt #3 $1,000.00 Cull Buck (1 day hunt) Nilgai $500.00 per gun per day plus harvest fee. (1 day hunt) Bull $1000.00 harvest fee per bull Cow $300.00 harvest fee per cow Hog and Javelina $500.00 per gun per day plus harvest fee. (1 day hunt) $150.00 harvest fee per hog and javelina Turkey $500.00 per gun per day plus harvest fee. (1 day hunt) $275.00 harvest fee per turkey Quail $450.00 per gun per day for access. Must hire a King Ranch approved guide. (Names and telephone numbers will be furnished upon request.)

And here is the buck my daughter harvested...

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THOSE WERE NOT MY NUMBERS BUT NORTH AMERICAN WHITETAILS "BRO" .... BUT IF YOU HAVE GONE I WILL ASSUME YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT ... WHEN YOU HAVE 150 B&C + $200.00 PER "POINT" ABOVE ...DOES "POINT" MEAN INCH ...AND IS THAT B&C NET OR GROSS? THE DEER YOUR DAUGHTER TOOK IS A GREAT BUCK FOR HER ..TELL HER OLD DD SAID WELL DONE!

ROLL TIDE
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:38 PM
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For FREE?? - ABSOLUTELY

For those prices?? NOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!!!

$20,000 for a 200 class deer?? OH MAN - that would be one safe deer in front of me!!! I could buy my own hunting land for that much money! WOW! I think I just shivered.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:43 PM
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The numbers I posted are straight from there website, and the hunt my daughter got to go on WAS FREE!!!!!!!! Hell I would not pay those prices either! But FREE Now were talking!LOL
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:14 PM
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I would certainly take the trip ,But there is no way I would ever shoot any animal in a pen or over bait ,neither are moral or necessary.

This would be a great chance for some photos and some time outdoors.

When in Rome you do not have to do as the Romans!
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:23 PM
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825,000 low fence acres??? Bet your a$$ I would be there!
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