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Old 06-24-2017, 12:33 PM   #1
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It's been a few years since I've been around on the site here. I am moving to San Antonio from Indiana next month and wanted to get out do some hunting. There used to be a large number of ranches that offered exotics hunts for $150-250/day, no trophy fees, low success and I am no longer finding these. I came to the rate the day lease section and its really turned into a rate the outfitter section not just day leases anymore. Does anyone know of any good day leases anymore? Good day lease doesn't necessarily mean high success. I'm looking for places that have decent people working at the ranch and the owners are good people.
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:51 AM   #2
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Hard to find now days. I think there is still a few that have no kill fees, that's because there success rate is real low. All the good ranches have added kill fees because of the high cost of replacing the animals.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:01 AM   #3
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That makes sense. I am good with low success I don't mind putting in hard work for hunting just wanted somewhere I could go for cheap to hunt. I'd be up for public land I just don't know where any is at this point.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:19 PM   #4
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I know chambers bowhunting is still really reasonably priced but have never been
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:59 PM   #5
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Looked up chambers looks like just rams auodad axis and hogs. Still could be fun pricesn't aren't insane.
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:23 AM   #6
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That makes sense. I am good with low success I don't mind putting in hard work for hunting just wanted somewhere I could go for cheap to hunt. I'd be up for public land I just don't know where any is at this point.
I don't know of any other, but I'm sure there is some that I'm not aware of. Maybe someone will chime in on more. The only PL that I know of is Sam Houston National Forest and Davey Crocket NF in East Texas.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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Check out bar j day hunts. Site say $350/day with a two day minimum and $0 kill fee. Most guys i read about that go their say its a pretty good place.
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:33 PM   #8
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Extreme bowhunting is a great place.
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:28 PM   #9
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I looked up Chambers, Bar J, and Extreme Bow hunting. All look like good possibilities. On a side note I ran across Extreme Whitetails and Exotics http://www.extremewhitetails.net/bow.php any one know anything about them?
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:49 PM   #10
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Big Oak is always good.

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Old 06-30-2017, 01:54 PM   #11
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Garza, unless there is another Big Oak I am not aware of, it is not a day lease operation. As my original post stated I was looking specifically for day lease exotics with no trophy fees. Big Oak is the exact opposite of this.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:02 PM   #12
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Land owners realized they could get a lot more mula for animals would be my guess to why they are thinning out
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:07 PM   #13
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That is probably pretty accurate. Animal prices have increased over the years and guaranteed hunt prices have also gone up with them. Some of the day leases have also just appeared to gone out of business.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:12 PM   #14
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Garza, unless there is another Big Oak I am not aware of, it is not a day lease operation. As my original post stated I was looking specifically for day lease exotics with no trophy fees. Big Oak is the exact opposite of this.
my mistake. I totally misread the post. I usually hunt Big Oak for hogs, therefore I just pay the daily hunt fee.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:33 PM   #15
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my mistake. I totally misread the post. I usually hunt Big Oak for hogs, therefore I just pay the daily hunt fee.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:36 PM   #16
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Looked up chambers looks like just rams auodad axis and hogs. Still could be fun pricesn't aren't insane.


Chambers is a great ranch for the price. I hunted there last November and they have plenty of WT as well. You won't see trophy bucks at every sit but they have some very solid bucks in the ranch. Don't be afraid to book a hunt with Chambers. They offer a very affordable hunt and I filled my coolers with hog, Aoudad and WT. No hidden kill fees and they treat you right. If you kill an animal for meat or a trophy for the wall. it's the same cost.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:39 AM   #17
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Bexar county bow hunts still offers hunts with no kill fee.

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Old 08-11-2017, 07:15 PM   #18
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Kill fees are simply because if you own a good ranch with good, big animals you would be dumb to let the first hunter come in and shoot them for super cheap.

The ranches with no kill fee obviously don't have regular big bucks etc. If I went to a cheap place with no kill fee there's no way I'd expect to see a big trophy.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:12 AM   #20
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Looked up chambers looks like just rams auodad axis and hogs. Still could be fun pricesn't aren't insane.


What else are you looking for? Most day lease type places with exotics will only have axis, blackbuck, or auodad. Don't see many places that have the others (fallow, sika, stag, etc) that do straight day rates. Most of those places are kill fee oriented as those wild populations aren't as high. Axis, blackbuck, and auodad are the big 3.



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