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Old 04-16-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question Trad hog bowhunting ranch within 3 hrs of DFW?

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Im originally from TX(currently living in WY) and will be coming back in the next week to two weeks. Im looking for a ranch that caters to us trad guys. Primarily looking for a target rich enviornment with maximum shot opportunities. High fence is great, non high fence with frequent traffic is great too. I use a self-bow that i built and my comfortable range is 15 yards with 20 yards being my max(i know yall get it). I struggle hunting out of blinds with a trad bow so if i could find somewhere with stands/feeders that would be great. If there are opportunites to stalk even better. Im not going for a monster, anything i take with this bow is a trophy to me. I killed 2 deer with this bow first trad hunt ever in 2015 then 2016 kicked my butt, lots of bad luck...so hopefully i can use this experience to make up for it and regain my confidence.

If yall can recommend anywhere it would be greatly appreciated. The closer to DFW the better. Btw, the one place i have already hunted multiple times is Diamond C, had great experiences just not sure it will work out this time. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:47 PM   #2
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Three Fingers Bowhunting ranch in Fairfield.

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Old 04-16-2017, 03:53 PM   #3
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http://155.212.11.42/ Lots of Trad guys go there!
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:59 PM   #4
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We can hook you up. Every bling on our farm is set up for trad bows
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Old 04-16-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Buff has the best set ups for traditional gear I've ever seen.

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Old 04-16-2017, 05:44 PM   #6
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I read your post and all your requirements and in my mind I thought... Big Oak, Big Oak, Big Oak, Big Oak, and... yep, Big Oak.

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Old 04-16-2017, 06:02 PM   #7
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Has anybody mentioned Big Oak yet?
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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If nobody has recommended it yet, I'd look at Big Oak.


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Old 04-16-2017, 06:24 PM   #9
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If you want "set up for trad" Big Oak Bowhunting is your place!!!!

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Old 04-16-2017, 06:34 PM   #10
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Can't speak for Big Oak but have been to Brushy Hill, First Point, and Lincoln Ranch. Have taken pigs at all 3 would go back to any of the 3 at the drop of a hat. I'm more of a spot and stalk guy than sit over a feeder and wait guy though.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:32 PM   #11
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Frankie Fowler's ranch in copperas cove Texas definitely target rich full of pigs..Frankie's charging 100$ a day for pig hunts...and big oak as everyone has mentioned great places both guys who own the ranches are trad bow hunters so they know how to set you up
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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Fowlers ranch, and Big Oak, I have never been to them but I know hunters that have, and I'd take their word on it ANYDAY..
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Big Oak Bowhunting for sure! Great people...even the part-time guide is good when she is awake.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:36 AM   #14
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You guys are great! Looks like ive got some phone calls to make tomorrow-perhaps ill start with Big Oak huh. Thanks again fellas.
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Fowler Ranch is a good place too!

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:47 PM   #16
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Today i booked a hunt at Big Oak for Wed May 3-5. I can hardly wait!

I know its the middle of the week, but if anyone wants to come out and join the fun that would be cool.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:54 PM   #17
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Today i booked a hunt at Big Oak for Wed May 3-5. I can hardly wait!

I know its the middle of the week, but if anyone wants to come out and join the fun that would be cool.
Good choice

I think you will be very happy with your host too
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #18
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Today i booked a hunt at Big Oak for Wed May 3-5. I can hardly wait!

I know its the middle of the week, but if anyone wants to come out and join the fun that would be cool.
You're gonna have a blast!! Awesome place. Are you strictly hog hunting or looking at exotics too? There's lots of targets in there.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:22 AM   #19
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Wow I didn't know they did mid week hunts. I could go broke going there. You'll enjoy it for sure.

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Old 04-22-2017, 08:38 AM   #20
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Wow I didn't know they did mid week hunts. I could go broke going there. You'll enjoy it for sure.

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Old 04-22-2017, 02:19 PM   #21
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Cool. This time of year we are not able to take much mid week time or I might have to join him.

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Old 04-22-2017, 04:37 PM   #22
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another vote for big oak, first class people, first class ranch, great times, great food, awesome stay cabin, the list goes on...
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:29 PM   #23
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another vote for big oak, first class people, first class ranch, great times, great food, awesome stay cabin, the list goes on...


It's worth going just for the food!!


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It's worth going just for the food!!


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I've been low carb for a week. Down 7 lbs. I was doing great on this last year til I visited Big Oak. I lost all control on the home cooked comfort food.

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Old 04-22-2017, 06:50 PM   #25
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I agree, after 10 beers and the dinner they made I literally couldn't move for days


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Old 04-23-2017, 02:25 AM   #26
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You're gonna have a blast!! Awesome place. Are you strictly hog hunting or looking at exotics too? There's lots of targets in there.
Im on a mountian bum budget lol, if they have something other than pigs for cheap i might let that arrow loose. Otherwise its Pork

Now if i can get these wood arrows to group. Picked up my Cascade Goldenhawk with carbon arrows and was nailing it. The problem is once ya get a few kills with a bow ya built the bar is set...i really should get over that
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Old 04-23-2017, 08:56 AM   #27
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Im on a mountian bum budget lol, if they have something other than pigs for cheap i might let that arrow loose. Otherwise its Pork

Now if i can get these wood arrows to group. Picked up my Cascade Goldenhawk with carbon arrows and was nailing it. The problem is once ya get a few kills with a bow ya built the bar is set...i really should get over that
They'll give you a price list when you get there, but most of the exotic does are $500. You're gonna see a ton of critters, so I hope you have more restraint than me. I've been twice and shot the first thing in my price range on the first hunt of the trip both times!!
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Sell one of the kids to find the hunt. It'll be fine.

How many of you going?

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Old 04-26-2017, 01:31 AM   #30
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Ok well see if this spine matched and grain matched crap can actually do a hog in haha! Feathers are Turkey and McCaw...

In C.S. Co now...here i come!
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Yeah, pictures of that white stuff is fine but I prefer the look of Blue Bonnets and Indian Blanket.

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Yeah, pictures of that white stuff is fine but I prefer the look of Blue Bonnets and Indian Blanket.

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Haha i know i know.

Im more a cold weather mountain guy myself, but i will say when i awoke in TX and noticed how green it already is here i was in awe. Thick air aint so bad either. I live at 9200ft and just to get to your truck requires loading whatever you need for the day and snowmobiling down 5 mile of forest service road to the parking lot at the highway. But ill tell you its majestic, like another planet.

Then again now that you mention it im liking Blue Bonnets too, and i can shoot outside here in TX without loosing arrows in the snow, not that i ever miss or anything
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I love the Rockies. But the mountains are no country for ome men.

Short trip for an elk as an exception of course.

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Old 04-27-2017, 06:15 PM   #34
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Old men.

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Old 05-08-2017, 08:13 AM   #35
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Thanks to everyone who recommended Big Oak Bowhunting. Buff and his crew were top notch, and the setups were very good for my primitive bow. Nicer than i expected as far as accomodations to. Ill definitely be going back. My primitive style arrows did their job twice. What a great time!
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Congrats!!

Hard to beat bow hunting at Buff's place!
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Awesome!! Congrats on the pigs.
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Looks like you had a great hunt. Good shooting and congratulations on the kills.

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Old 05-09-2017, 08:20 AM   #39
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Awesome!!! Congrats on the kills.



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Old 05-09-2017, 08:45 AM   #40
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nice job, and with a bow you built at that.

I have been wanting to get into trad but a little nervous to take that first leap.
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nice job, and with a bow you built at that.

I have been wanting to get into trad but a little nervous to take that first leap.
Go ahead, you won't regret it.
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Congrats on the kills -- especially with equipment you made! Got to be satisfying!
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Go ahead, you won't regret it.
Ahhh, well sometimes you will question your sanity.

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Old 05-12-2017, 12:48 AM   #44
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Thanks for the kind words guys. Satisfying indeed!

Im in Oregon now doing a bow class with Carson at Echo Archery. God willing the next big game will fall to the Yew bow Its coming along nicely, not quite used to using sapwood for the bows back.

Wonder if they've had wild hog this far north...got a couple in the back of the truck id be willing to share
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