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Old 05-07-2021, 07:52 AM   #1
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Curious if anybody has done a whitetail hunt with Thompson in the last few years?
How was the experience?
I don't mind hunting high fence but I don't want the deer to be led out on a leash.

I've been chatting with him and I'm thinking of taking my 2 sons this coming season.

He saying the ranch is 1 1/2 hrs east of his ranch and there is free lodging available.
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:55 AM   #2
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Free lodging tells me enough
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:41 AM   #3
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Free lodging tells me enough
No knowledge of the outfit, but "free" lodging just means it's in the price of the hunt.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:42 AM   #4
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if its anything like his ram hunts, you can make it as easy or hard as you want. no personal experience on the whitetail.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:33 AM   #5
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No knowledge of the outfit, but "free" lodging just means it's in the price of the hunt.
Amen!
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:40 AM   #6
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In my experience on a mule deer hunt through him, hes just the middle man on anything besides the sheep hunts. It really was not what it was said to be, but was a fun time.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:47 AM   #7
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:49 AM   #8
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His Ram Hunts are what you make it. His Lodging is part of the uniqueness.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:50 AM   #9
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Looks like Chew posted a new lodge for Thompson
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:50 AM   #10
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In my experience on a mule deer hunt through him, hes just the middle man on anything besides the sheep hunts. It really was not what it was said to be, but was a fun time.
This is kind of what it sounds like. The prices are cheap but I just wish I could talk to somebody who has done it.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:58 AM   #11
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I don't know anything about his whitetail hunts, but we went on a sheep slaughter about 24 years ago. The "free" lodging we stayed in was a bunk house in town back then.

I'm not sure what kind of prices you're looking at, but Tim has a great place that borders Colorado Bend SP called the 587 ranch, I feel like his prices are extremely reasonable and the lodging is great. You might reach out to him if interested. http://www.587ranch.com/hunting I don't see deer hunts listed anymore, but that may be because he is taking limited numbers.

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Old 05-07-2021, 11:07 AM   #12
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Basically you drive around in the back of his truck till he spots a deer for you to shoot at from the truck. If he has the $150 per day guide fee I guarantee you wonít see the deer until at least the second day!
I wonít hunt with him but Iíve seen how he does his whitetail hunts firsthand.

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Old 05-07-2021, 12:23 PM   #13
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Basically you drive around in the back of his truck till he spots a deer for you to shoot at from the truck. If he has the $150 per day guide fee I guarantee you wonít see the deer until at least the second day!
I wonít hunt with him but Iíve seen how he does his whitetail hunts firsthand.

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Man! This tells me all you need to know about the guy and his HF operation
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Old 05-07-2021, 12:46 PM   #14
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Basically you drive around in the back of his truck till he spots a deer for you to shoot at from the truck. If he has the $150 per day guide fee I guarantee you wonít see the deer until at least the second day!
I wonít hunt with him but Iíve seen how he does his whitetail hunts firsthand.

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I appreciate the info. That's what I was afraid.

So here's my next question.
Does anybody know a reasonably priced place to take a couple young men to shoot a couple cull bucks?
Not looking for fancy accomodations, we would actually prefer to tent camp.
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:48 PM   #15
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I appreciate the info. That's what I was afraid.

So here's my next question.
Does anybody know a reasonably priced place to take a couple young men to shoot a couple cull bucks?
Not looking for fancy accomodations, we would actually prefer to tent camp.

Not being facetious or snarky, but you can make this happen in most of the National Forests in TX pretty consistently. 50 bucks roughly for the APH and youíre set. A climber or lock on helps, but plenty of ground opportunities. Numerous unimproved hunters camp grounds as well. About as cost effective as you can get.

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Old 05-07-2021, 07:49 PM   #16
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I appreciate the info. That's what I was afraid.

So here's my next question.
Does anybody know a reasonably priced place to take a couple young men to shoot a couple cull bucks?
Not looking for fancy accomodations, we would actually prefer to tent camp.

I donít think you are going to find anything that is reputable better than what Chad recommended. His place seems to be perfect for what you are seeking.


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Old 05-08-2021, 08:44 PM   #17
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I don't know anything about his whitetail hunts, but we went on a sheep slaughter about 24 years ago. The "free" lodging we stayed in was a bunk house in town back then.

I'm not sure what kind of prices you're looking at, but Tim has a great place that borders Colorado Bend SP called the 587 ranch, I feel like his prices are extremely reasonable and the lodging is great. You might reach out to him if interested. http://www.587ranch.com/hunting I don't see deer hunts listed anymore, but that may be because he is taking limited numbers.
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I'm going to call them next week.
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Old 05-09-2021, 02:48 PM   #18
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His Whitetail Buck hunts are no different than other places... He sometimes allows them on his Ram Ranch in the Back .. now that's a good hunt.
I've been a guest on a few Ranches to Cull ..Feeder goes off or hunt a food plot .. 20 deer show and the guide tells you which one .. I totally understand because part of my Bachelor's degree is wildlife mgt.
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Old 05-09-2021, 03:03 PM   #19
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Yeah I wonder how that's (Trmple's hunt) any different than being on a south Texas ranch, corning a sendero then sitting in the high rack picking out which deer to shoot?

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Old 05-09-2021, 08:51 PM   #20
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Have you looked into the Texas Youth Hunting Program?

https://tyhp.org/
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:59 PM   #21
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Yes. Went on a hunt with my daughter.

I just feel like those hunts are more for new hunters and/or kids who can't afford a paid hunt or lease.

We have a lease and I'm just wanting to take my boys on a low budget hunt for the experience and to fill the freezer.
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Old 05-10-2021, 04:05 PM   #22
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His Whitetail Buck hunts are no different than other places... He sometimes allows them on his Ram Ranch in the Back .. now that's a good hunt.
I've been a guest on a few Ranches to Cull ..Feeder goes off or hunt a food plot .. 20 deer show and the guide tells you which one .. I totally understand because part of my Bachelor's degree is wildlife mgt.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic in saying that's a good hunt, or you're serious. Sound's like it's a trophy to be proud of. Feeder goes off, 20 deer show up, and the guide tells you which one to shoot
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