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Texas Whitetail Hunt?

Just wondering if any of you gentlemen can recommend a good outfitter for whitetails in Texas? I have a buddy that wants to go down and is looking for a quality hunt.

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Re: Texas Whitetail Hunt?

cha-ching---------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I cant believe the prices for a Texas hunt.
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cha-ching---------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I cant believe the prices for a Texas hunt.
How's that? If you stay away from high fences and the more famous south Texas ranches there are lots of hunts for under $3500, most include hogs and the bucks are very nice.
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Re: Texas Whitetail Hunt?

Here's one I found in a few minutes surfing:

LOW FENCE WHITETAIL DEER HUNTING


-This hunt will be done on our rifle hunting ranches. These ranches are open to bow hunters as well. The hunt is 3 days and 2 nights. Transportation on the ranch will be provided for you while you are hunting. This is a semi- guided hunt.



-1 Mature Buck

-Unlimited Hogs

-1 Turkey

-1 Bobcat

-Unlimited Predators

-1 Javelina

-Lodging (4 Days/3 Nights)

-Meals

-$2,200 Per Person - **(If There Is No Kill You Will Be Refunded $1,000.)**

This outfitter also offers other hunts including combo high/low fence (2 management bucks) for $3500, and high fence for up to 140" bucks for $2500 and of course the price goes up as the score goes up.
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Another hunt for $1249!

3 DAY TROPHY HUNT WITH LODGING AND A GUIDE TO TAKE YOU TO AND FROM THE STAND,, YOU CAN TAKE A TROPHY BUCK AND PLEASE SHOT AS MANY OF THE WILD HOGS THAT YOU SEE AFTER YOU GET YOUR BUCK DOWN ,,NO DOE KILLS ON A 3 DAY TROPHY HUNT FOR $1249.00 WE HAVE NO OTHER ADDED FEE'S TO YOUR HUNT !!
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Four county outfitters , great hunting good outfitter
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cha-ching---------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I cant believe the prices for a Texas hunt.
How's that? If you stay away from high fences and the more famous south Texas ranches there are lots of hunts for under $3500, most include hogs and the bucks are very nice.
Can't think of anywhere else I would rather deer hunt than Texas. Shop around, there are a lot of low-fence operations around, and a lot of outfitters have dropped prices in the last few years. You should be able to get in under $2,000.

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Re: Texas Whitetail Hunt?

wow, some pretty reasonable prices, flights for $400.00 out of avoca, what do you do with the meat? the cape and head? how do you get that stuff back to PA?
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wow, some pretty reasonable prices, flights for $400.00 out of avoca, what do you do with the meat? the cape and head? how do you get that stuff back to PA?
Maybe Kudu or Big will chime in as they have a lot more experience flying to hunts than me, but when I do fly I pack antlers in my big duffel along with my hunting clothes; If I want a mount I use the taxidermist that the outfitter uses and have them ship it when finished. I usually donate the meat to the local food bank through the outfitter but you can fly a small cooler back on most airlines for an extra baggage fee, I even flew a cooler of caribou meat back from Alaska one time.
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Re: Texas Whitetail Hunt?

Maybe I will chime in....There are a number of ways to get that meat home. If you have a butcher process it in TX, I'm sure they can ship it to you when they are done. I like to hang my deer for a few days anyhow, so if you're on a tight schedule flying home that can be good. Also depends on whether the butcher WILL hang it for you. Many of them are get them in, get them out, to maximize their space and money. May cost a bit more this way.
A good way that I've employed in the past. And I prefer to process my own game, but I've taken a vacuum sealer on trips with me. If you have time, and want to, you can cut the deer how you want it and vacuum seal all of it. Just leave it in a walk-in cooler until you're ready to go home.
Most, if not all, airlines will stipulate a waxed cardboard box or a styrofoam one, like used for fish and seafood, that will not leak. If you have the meat vacuum sealed then refrigeration, or leakage, is not a big issue if you were just flying home from TX. Wrap all seams of the box with the heavy wide cello tape and then go over it again with duct tape to make extra sure.
The most hunter friendly airline I've ever flown on is Alaska Airlines. I flew a caribou home with me and had blood leaking out of it all over. (I didn't vacuum seal that one.) Surprisingly, nothing was said or done when I got home, but boy did I get some strange looks loading blood leaking boxes into my truck at the Pittsburgh Airport. Likely, you would not get as lucky as I did.
Pack the meat into less than 50 pound boxes and take them as extra checked baggage. Alaska Airlines charged me $50 for the first box and $25 apiece after that one. If they are more than 50 pounds, you will pay an oversized fee.
For the antlers, I do like Lo said and put them in my big Cabelas bag. Take some 1/2 inch pipe insulation with you and fit them over the points to protect them. Stuff them in the middle of the bag and put a bunch of clothes around them also and you will be fine.

All depends on what you want.
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