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justinmichael 05-05-2019 10:20 PM

Bowhunting ranch
 
I wasjust wondering what everyones opinions was on the best placeto go harvest some exotics and pigs. Best bang for the money but also not breaking the bank

sierracharlie338 05-06-2019 12:13 AM

I have not been on a day lease in many years. In for opinions as well.


Sierracharlie outÖ

hunter1979 05-06-2019 05:11 PM

Diamond C

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kd350 05-08-2019 11:47 AM

Diamond c, t4, Timberlake

ghostgoblin22 05-08-2019 11:50 AM

the two places ive only been to which are Big Oak Bowhunting and Stretch a String Outfitters have been a pleasant experience, Big Oak has more variety and bad *** lodging and the dinner they serve at nights is always great...Big oak has exotics and hog hunting
stretch a string outfitters is only hog hunting, but very affordable and pretty cool experience, their is lodging there but its not as nice as Big Oaks place...both are excellent for bowhunting, I had super fun at both...im sure their are other great bowhunting ranches around but these are the two I was recommended and had a wonderful time

PYBUCK 05-09-2019 02:22 PM

Check out my sponsor link or go to T4Exotics.com. Depending on what you are looking for, I think you will have a good time hunting with me. Axis, Blackbucks, Fallow, Aoudad sheep and of course hogs.

Dean

JudoLeyba 05-09-2019 02:30 PM

My time at Bar J was time well spent. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Buff 05-09-2019 03:04 PM

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Check out my sponsor link or go to T4Exotics.com. Depending on what you are looking for, I think you will have a good time hunting with me. Axis, Blackbucks, Fallow, Aoudad sheep and of course hogs.

Dean

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Great ranch and mighty fine accommodations ;)b
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CastAndBlast 05-09-2019 03:05 PM

T4 Exotics! You won't find a nicer host/owner/guide and the hunting set-ups are as nice as they get.

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TexasBowtech 05-12-2019 03:22 PM

Im heading to t4 this coming up weekend to hunt axis and blackbuck.

meangreen 05-12-2019 03:33 PM

Diamond c

Rangefinder 05-12-2019 03:36 PM

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BOBSTER 05-18-2019 09:11 AM

T4 Exotics, Dean has a great place and is a great host.

TexasBowtech 05-18-2019 02:08 PM

Here at t4 now you won’t find a better place r host. Me and my wife r having a blast one axis down so far and I’ve never seen this many animals in one place.

charrell71 05-24-2019 09:52 PM

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Diamond C. Great ranch, great lodging and a great host!

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Drycreek3189 05-28-2019 09:07 PM

I've only ever been to one such place, and that's T4 Exotics, but I'm going for the third time in June and I highly recommend it.

Stephenc 05-28-2019 09:43 PM

I’m surprised Bexar County Bow Hunts hasn’t been listed. It’s def gotta be one of the best Bang for your buck bow hunts... if you can be successful.

dusty arrow 06-03-2019 01:18 PM

i thought the question was not to "break the bank"?
t4 and diamond c charge kill fees correct?

i'd have to agree about bexar and don't forget about extreme bowhunting!
last i checked with extreme they are usually full with repeat hunters, but worth a call for sure.

rladner 06-13-2019 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by dusty arrow (Post 14178956)
i thought the question was not to "break the bank"?
t4 and diamond c charge kill fees correct?

i'd have to agree about bexar and don't forget about extreme bowhunting!
last i checked with extreme they are usually full with repeat hunters, but worth a call for sure.

Do the math. I don't know about T4, never been, but Diamond C has a daily fee, that applies toward your kill fee. So, basically you will never pay more than the kill fee.


works like this:

So if you hunt for two days ($300.00/day x 2 days = $600.00) and shoot a doe (kill fee $600.00) the day fees that you paid of $600.00 would apply to the kill fee of $600.00. You would owe no additional money. Your total hunt for two-days would be $600.00.

afishinman14 07-18-2019 11:27 AM

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Do the math. I don't know about T4, never been, but Diamond C has a daily fee, that applies toward your kill fee. So, basically you will never pay more than the kill fee.





works like this:



So if you hunt for two days ($300.00/day x 2 days = $600.00) and shoot a doe (kill fee $600.00) the day fees that you paid of $600.00 would apply to the kill fee of $600.00. You would owe no additional money. Your total hunt for two-days would be $600.00.



$600 for an axis doe is higher than the average going rate. I think thatís what he is getting at. May be wrong. Nice place regardless.




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BDKeeling 07-19-2019 09:56 AM

When ever the guys trapping can sell an axis doe for $400 each the ranches canít sell them for that or they would never make any money.
Iíve sold them for up to $600 each.


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Buff 07-19-2019 04:29 PM

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When ever the guys trapping can sell an axis doe for $400 each the ranches canít sell them for that or they would never make any money.
Iíve sold them for up to $600 each.


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Yes they have to hope that half the people donít kill anything. Then they are making $1,200.00 per doe killed

afishinman14 07-20-2019 03:07 AM

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When ever the guys trapping can sell an axis doe for $400 each the ranches canít sell them for that or they would never make any money.
Iíve sold them for up to $600 each.


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Yes I think most of us get how a business works. Profit margins. Etc. so I get your numbers. But thereís another half to a capitalist market. And thatís ďdemandĒ and the free market usually sets/corrects its prices accordingly.

That being said.. Iíve looked at exotic hunting price lists for years. All the way up to and including today. At the tip of my fingers and on my phone and I can examine probably 40 such lists in less than 30 minutes. I am educated on where the market sits. And I can easily find axis does for $400/ea (no lodging/frills simply the price to harvest the animal)

I would say $400-$450 is an average price on the market. If I search hard enough and am patient I can find them for $350 or even $300. This is probably due to the fact the many operations donít rely on trappers. They have self-sustaining herds or are low-fence operations. They perhaps also own the ranch through inheritance in some cases, and therefore have even lower overhead (no mortgage or lease fees).

So to say the least, I understand how businesses work.

I stand by my statement. $600 for an axis doe is currently on the higher end of the market.

I also will reiterate that these operations look like fine establishments and deserve business. I have no objection to how they determine their prices. I love a free capitalist market.

Simply commenting on what the OP, perhaps, was saying in that $600 is not saving him any money. Even if thatís simply the day rate without an additional harvest fee.


If you took the time to read this. Kudos. Itís long, I know. Haha




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