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Author Topic: I won a Texas hunt  (Read 621 times)

Offline Flintlock1776

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I won a Texas hunt
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »
I think I found out about the contest here.

Three day $800 hunt  with these additional fees:

non-resident license ($48) Purchase at any Texas Walmart. Residents pay less. If you were born after Sept 2, 1971, you will need a hunter safety class from your State, or you can buy a hunter safety deferment for $10 with your license.
hog cleaning per hog is $50 for hogs up to 50 lbs; Service also included field retrieval, cutting the bigger hogs into 10 pieces, freezer/cooler space. Cleaning for hogs bigger than a piglet is $1/lb. Ranch staff does all animal cleaning only.
Guide/Staff fee $100, collected in cash upon arrival
gratuity for your staff
booking fee ($99) No booking fee for addit'l. hunters.


Hunt at www.independentranch.com

Anyone know anything about them?

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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 09:13:01 PM »
I checked on another forum. Found out best to pass on this “deal”
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Offline yari

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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 09:15:32 PM »
didn't sundowner win a similar hunt?
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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 11:23:02 PM »
Yup I did , going down their in April .  ##$%#1118  Don't know whats up with your link , but checkout their YouTube videos .
https://www.independenceranch.com
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 11:37:29 PM by sundowner »
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 06:44:59 PM »
That is where I got the link. Folks just pointed out the extra fees once you got one or more pigs. I opted to pass as getting R/T to San Antonio has to be figured in.

Longest i drive to hunt is 2,056 R/T. I would stay at a hotel ½ down and ½ way back. Not a fan of straight run.
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
Yep, sounds like it can get kind of pricey if you want to shoot a bunch of piggies.  I'm sure it's good business for those guys on the ranch, probably a lot of people willing to come in & shoot one or two.  Whenever I go on Youtube these days I magically get sucked into the videos of the helicopter hog hunts - looks like a lot of fun but way out of my price range.   ()*$%RT     @--0--0108

Flint - your link has a typo in it, see Sundowner's (should be Independence rather than Independent)
« Last Edit: October 02, 2018, 08:28:44 PM by Madgomer »
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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 09:09:58 PM »
My hunt is two hogs any size and as many piglets you want and the food and lodging is included on sight .  ##$%#1118
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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2018, 11:10:21 AM »
My hunt is two hogs any size and as many piglets you want and the food and lodging is included on sight .  ##$%#1118

sounds like a fun trip for a WI guy in winter. piglets would just be target practice. if you have a buddy or have a silencer, you'd be in hog heaven --099-780
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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 01:38:33 PM »
I won that also. I am a little skeptical!
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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2018, 10:33:23 PM »
https://m.yelp.com/biz/independence-ranch-waelder-3

May want to check into this place a little more before you go.
I seen on fb where someone got killed at the ranch too today.
After they posted the story I bet there’s 50 comments about how this outfit is run and needless to say the majority was not positive.

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Offline Foss1lHunter

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Re: I won a Texas hunt
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 08:13:44 PM »
I won that hunt back in June 2014. It was fun and I killed 4 hogs. Lodging, food was good. Tips and meat processing was quite high. Drove 8.5 hours each way. Had elk coming in to my blind within 10 yards. I have since won at least 4 more times, but opted not to go. I would prefer to make friends and help Property owners with hog issues for free and not have the long drive.


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