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I live in the Midwest (ILL./Iowa border) so our only Biggame is Whitetail & Turkey. I started researching Texas Exotic & Hog Bowhunting facilities a little over a year ago to expand my Bowhunting Season. I have been to Texas on 5 hunts now with more planned in the future. I have hunted both High Fence & open range day leases & am in the finale stages of producing a informational video about hunting day lease. I have no desire to take a Texas Whitetail (thou I have seen some dandies) since I have Monster Bucks roaming my back yard timbers close to home. I have taken to your Exotic animals thou & have found it a big change & have managed to take a few on my trips plus a few hogs. You are (Texans) fortunate to be able to hunt hogs & other animals almost always, year round.
How many of you Bowhunt Exotics & hogs & what is in your opinion, the hardest to tag? Your Hogs, to me are by far the Toughest of any animal to take with a Bow & I have plenty of others-Black Bear, Caribou, Elk, Goat, Whitetail, Mule Deer in 45 years of bowhunting.
The hogs have been tough, even with a fatal shot-I have been charged & chased & I guess thats part of the thrill. I just want to let you know that you are fortunate to have the hunting available to you.
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Exotic bowhunt

I was booked with Hill Country (Gunn Ranch) & it was sold & closed to hunting. I am thinking about Carta Valley now-anyone been or know about the Ranch Bowhunting? Any information would greatly appreceiated.
 

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I hunted Carta Valley 3 years ago and it was a great hunt. The terrain and cover makes for challenging bowhunting. Another bowhunting only ranch I hunted in Jan. 2002 was the DOS XX ranch located in the Sabinal, Texas area. I had a good hunt and shot a silver medal Texas Dall and a 125 pound hog. I screwed up a chance at a good chocolate fallow when my cam touched the ladder stand as I drew on him. He was gone in a flash! I haven't seen any reports on the DOS XX so I don't know what's happened there in 2003. It was good hunting when I was there. :grin:
 

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Thanks, I think I will be heading for Carta Valley. Anyone else been there or any other suggesstions?
 

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We have some nice Axis bucks in our high fence area, and almost always have hogs coming and going in our low fence area. If you are interested, please feel free to look over our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
 

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Cowboy ranch.

Here's some pictures I took at Thompson Temple's Cowboy ranch a few weeks ago. There are some axis and fallow and 3 big blackbucks there and some red stags, but mostly whitetails. Its a good bow hunting ranch because it is so thick.

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http://community.webshots.com/user/tominsa/1


What do you want to hunt next, any idea?
 

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Carta Valley starting noon the 16th of Nov.. (5 days)Should I get a Lic. to cover the Whitetail? I have big Whitetails at home & this hunt is taking place during our gun season (I only bow hunt) . I will be allowed 3 hard horn animals BUT since we are not privvy to Exotics in our neck of the woods it is a nice change. Anyone Bowhunted carta Valley in the past or during Deer season? Just curious...
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Hey Tom

does Thompson have prices listed on his web site or somewhere for the Cowboy ranch bow hunts?
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OKLAHOMA EXOTICS

I just met a guy at a hunters expo named Kent Crawford, he owns Cedar Ridge Ranch in Stuart Oklahoma. Super nice guy. He has some of the best prices around on exotics . I will be hunting with him at the end of October, I can tell you more about it then. I will be hunting moose and caribou in canada first two weeks of oct. as soon as I return I will be making a trip down there. Im not trying to get you away from Texas , this just might be a little closer for you.
 

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Exotic bowhunt

I just returned from Oklahoma-Shilo Bowhunting. This was my 2nd trip & I was on the Ram/hog hunt this time. Took a nice (Silver) Corsican Ram & a good eating hog. VERY reasonable & Matt & Cheryl are super hosts with a good clean, well run operation.
What is available at the place in Stuart & prices?
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They have a web site & are a sponsor on Bowsite.com. Just go there & click on sponsors-they will come up. very nice place.
 
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