They were sold out but 3 guys backed out. He called us to let us know a week ago to see if we had anyone who wanted to book and go with us. Too short notice for my Potter County friends, $1800 might as well be $10,000 it seems.
He just got that feeder last year. Think he only has the 1 and moves it from property to property to get pics. Baiting is legal in Ohio but nobody hunts over bait during the rut. His foodplots bring more deer but the feeders get the good pics. Fairly certain I would rather shoot a Midwest 200+lb deer than a 7 year old ranch raised texas 10 pt that weights 107lbs soaking wet.
He moved them back up to the normal cost. This year only was $1,000 off and he added 2 extra people to camp per week. Its the only reason I am going, wouldn't pay that extra grand unless it was Kansas or Iowa.
Beer - I am a hunter not the outfitter. His prices are normally $2800 for a rut hunt and 6 guys in camp. This year was $1800 and 8 guys in camp for 1 year only. Back down to 6 next year and possibly 4 in the future.
There is so many deer there it can't really be explained, something you'd have to see for yourself. I'd go back.
Well, embarrassing as it is I shot a 2.5 year old 11pt on my 1st day there. Heck, my 1st morning there. Played the moment back in my head a million times and cannot figure out what the heck I was thinking. He's a heck of a deer for PA, but a baby in Ohio. Lesson learned I guess. Hopefully I can save up money, go back again and redeem myself. If I dont get black listed for shooting 2.5 year olds.