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Old 02-22-2019, 02:19 PM   #1
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Gentleman, looking to book my adventure hunt for 2019. Looking for recommendations on hunts around the 5k range excluding travel/taxidermy. Must be able to bow hunt it. Really open to any animals besides white tails and black bears. (Been there, got the T-Shirt) whose been where, what did you kill, and what does it cost. Also outfitter info is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:22 PM   #2
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Have you hunted nilgai?
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:23 PM   #3
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Have you hunted nilgai?
I have not, but thatís on the list. And well below the budget.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:30 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:33 PM   #5
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Where can you do that for 5k? That was my original thought, but couldnít find anything in that ballpark money wise.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:36 PM   #6
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Where can you do that for 5k? That was my original thought, but couldnít find anything in that ballpark money wise.
I haven't looked into it recently but thought it was typically around $4500-6500. Maybe someone will chime in.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:41 PM   #7
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Why not help everyone out looking at this thread for future ideas of their own?
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:43 PM   #8
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I haven't looked into it recently but thought it was typically around $4500-6500. Maybe someone will chime in.
Lowest I have found is around the 6500 range.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:43 PM   #9
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Have you been elk hunting? I did a hunt with these guys in 2016. You would have to draw a tag to get this hunt. I got lucky and drew one first try. I think it close to your price range.

https://topnotchoutfitters.com/elk-draw-hunting/
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:53 PM   #10
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Another avenue to explore, I booked a mule deer hunt through these guys last year. They may have something to fit your budget.

http://bowhuntingsafari.com

jay@bowhuntingsafari.com

Another booking agent to think about, I have never used them but spent a week with two guys at a bear camp from this company. Scott and Jim Duberowski were the guys I met, I can send you their phone number if interested.

https://hosted-hunts.com/
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:54 PM   #11
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You could try to get in the outfitter draw for NM elk for around that price.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:56 PM   #12
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Have you been elk hunting? I did a hunt with these guys in 2016. You would have to draw a tag to get this hunt. I got lucky and drew one first try. I think it close to your price range.

https://topnotchoutfitters.com/elk-draw-hunting/
Looks interesting. Will look into it further forsure.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:09 PM   #13
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:11 PM   #14
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:24 PM   #15
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Go shoot a trophy gator gar before TPWD takes away your right to do so!
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:36 PM   #16
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Go shoot a trophy gator gar before TPWD takes away your right to do so!
I would be in for this if I could get a couple guys to tag along. Canít do the trophy trips solo. I bowfish frequently and there is no way you could drag one of those monsters in the boat with one or two arrows.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:37 PM   #17
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How about the new sponsor for elk in CO?

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Old 02-22-2019, 03:53 PM   #18
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Have you thought about Spain? Ibex and/or red stag. I'm planning a trip for 2021 (I know that's a long way out but I'm on a budget).
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:03 PM   #19
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If It was me I would be bowhunting nilgai on the king
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:13 PM   #20
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:26 PM   #21
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:48 PM   #22
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NM Draw deadline is coming up. Find an outfitter and put in with them. You draw, great you get to hunt, you don't draw you didn't loose out other than your $65 nm license.

Example of an outfitter to look into:
https://kiowahunting.com/lets-go-hun...ded-elk-hunts/

Kiowa has a great reputation and is $5000 for 7 day 1x1.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:54 PM   #23
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I am thinking i would be looking at Texas bison, nilgai, elk or red stag.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:12 PM   #24
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I am thinking i would be looking at Texas bison, nilgai, elk or red stag.
He said adventure.

Free range elk in west Texas is $8K. Bison, red stag are good meat shoots behind high fence but not adventures.

Nilgai in south Texas is fun and very tough with a bow.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:14 PM   #25
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Have you thought about Spain? Ibex and/or red stag. I'm planning a trip for 2021 (I know that's a long way out but I'm on a budget).
Red stag is a bucket list forsure. Whatís something like that cost? Iíve only researched it in NZ
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:16 PM   #26
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Here's a budget mt lion hunt..........

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:19 PM   #27
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NM Draw deadline is coming up. Find an outfitter and put in with them. You draw, great you get to hunt, you don't draw you didn't loose out other than your $65 nm license.

Example of an outfitter to look into:
https://kiowahunting.com/lets-go-hun...ded-elk-hunts/

Kiowa has a great reputation and is $5000 for 7 day 1x1.
The elk deal is difficult for me as they are the easiest to DIY. If Iím paying I would want to be hunting private land. Idk maybe thatís the wrong way to think about it, but thats the thought I have on it.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:23 PM   #28
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Well within your budget. I have a price list somewhere. I'll have to dig it out of my e-mail.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:32 PM   #29
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Granted travel costs might be significantly more.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:34 PM   #30
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Text me your e-mail and I'll forward it to you. (432) 967-5002
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:56 PM   #31
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Dare to Bowhunt in South Africa. Can get there and back for right around that budget (travel included), have the time of your life and kill and handful of critters in South Africa! Shoot me a PM if your interested and I can get you all the contact info.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:07 PM   #32
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How about the new sponsor for elk in CO?

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...hlight=sponsor
I'd obviously encourage you to take a look at our outfitter sponsors first and support those that support the site. Bearcat Outfitters in Colorado and Adasonia Safaris or FFF Safaris in Africa are possible options for out of state adventures.
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:12 PM   #33
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He said adventure.

Free range elk in west Texas is $8K. Bison, red stag are good meat shoots behind high fence but not adventures.

Nilgai in south Texas is fun and very tough with a bow.
Adventure is subjective haha. I like my adventures to be a little less grueling, but yeah, I get the point
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:26 PM   #34
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Dare to Bowhunt in South Africa. Can get there and back for right around that budget (travel included), have the time of your life and kill and handful of critters in South Africa! Shoot me a PM if your interested and I can get you all the contact info.
Can I get some info on this? Thanks in advance. 512-269-9008 for text
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:30 AM   #35
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For that price point, you could get a cool bison. I want to do this wearing period western clothing but using a sharps replica 45-70. You could do it with a bow and could make a cool shoulder mount and then tan the hide to make stuff. You could also do a aoudad hunt with a bonus Javelina. I went to a cool place in west Texas to get both and it was like being in Africa.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:46 AM   #36
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For that price you could do yourself and a buddy diy caribou in alaska. Travel included.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:02 AM   #37
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My three bucket list hunts, in ascending order:
Rocky Mountain multi-species hunt (elk and mulies)
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I know you said other than deer, but a Sitka hunt on Kodiak Island would be pretty cool.
That said, I would recommend a bison hunt
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:33 AM   #39
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If mountain lions are on the list, Cattrack outfitters here in Colorado is close to that budget. They are a great outfit
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:24 AM   #40
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Guys I think I’ve decided on an African hunt with Dare To Bowhunt. They come highly recommended by anyone who has hunted with them. Let’s keep this thread going for myself and others to use in the future.
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Bow Safari Consultants have a Pronghorn, Mule deer combo hunt in Wyoming that has like 80% success rate for like $5500 or something like that.. Its a really good deal
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:28 PM   #43
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:54 PM   #44
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Guys, bringing this back to the top. Did Africa last year and wanting to book my hunt for next year.... suggestions back up please. I’m really leaning towards a mt. Lion hunt. Anyone have outfitter suggestions? Remember, I try and keep it around 5K. Travel Excluded.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:01 PM   #45
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Did you look into cat track outfitters as posted?
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:02 PM   #46
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I bet you could get a good cash price on this...

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Old 01-14-2020, 10:36 PM   #47
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Did you look into cat track outfitters as posted?
I just looked them up, close to what your wanting to spend excluding airfare and Otc tag. But 98% success rate is huge. I'd definitely talk to them. Maybe my 2021 destination hunt.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:41 PM   #48
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You can come to my hunting lease and shoot 1,000 hogs. That’s only $5 per hog. Can’t beat that deal.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:55 PM   #49
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I reached out to them. Talking to a guy in BC that is as little over my budget, but may be who I choose. This hunt is usually right at 10k and they had a cancellation so it’s pretty heavily discounted.... decisions, decisions, decisions.
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I know of several archery Muley hunts for $4500. 170”-180” deer
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