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bushwacker
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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95% of the private land hunters are sitting in a box stand watching a corn pile. That aint hunting any more than a high fence is hunting


Not exactly. We cant feed corn due to black bear overpopulation. We bowhunt trails and also have box stands on foodplots. Feeding is with soybeans for now. Bears havent touched the beans.


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MillerMan
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
It's not for everyone. No experience with guided high fence hunts, but can confirm managing a high fence place is awesome.


Capt ST
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Taking a trip from one farm to the next and watching them herd the does in by colored ear tags to be AI’d and then let lose, you realize quickly you’re shooting live stock. Yeah they may make you wait until low light to come to the feed, but it’s like fishing pond fed catfish.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I hope all people who hunt high fence places fall out of their treestands.


GhostofLesticleMiles
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I have done both. The first time I went to an outfit in Texas. I refused to shoot my deer with a rifle and hunted exclusively with my bow. I see both sides of the coin and its not for everyone. I will say if you have only one opportunity to hunt a year and want the best bang for your buck go to a ranch. Figure up the cost in travel, fuel, putting up stands, food plots etc. You would be surprised how relatively cost effective it can be to go hunt at a ranch for a weekend and put a few deer in the freezer. As I always like to say, to each his own. Spend your money how every you want.


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mrcoon
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I used to guide on one. We had to shoot the deer born in the breeder pens with rocksalt to try and make them afraid of people.

Although fun, it is not hunting. You are shooting conditioned livestock.


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The Torch
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Not me but a friend of mine worked for a Oil/Gas company is sales and always took his clients different places.

He took one client to a high fence deer hunt with instructions to kill a cull buck and a doe.

Big Daddy walks out and the client smoked him, costs my friend's company $37,000.00

That was the end of the deer hunting on the company dime


jsmoke222000
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
My boss and I are going to a fair chase ranch (no fence) in Texas next month. Parent / child doe hunts. He is bringing his son and I'm bringing my son. Its a nice place, Tons of deer, easy for the kids. They will likely see over a hundred deer and probably kill atleast 1 doe every sit. For a fun weekend with the kids where they are almost guaranteed some action, it's well worth the $925 I'm spending.

I personally have no desire to pay to hunt a high fence place, but I don't think I would pass on an opportunity to shoot a giant if someone else was paying for it.


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EF Hutton
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Oops, wrong thread
This post was edited on 9/13 at 10:37 am


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TigerDeacon
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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That defies all logic



Perhaps for you.


Perhaps to everyone. Is your position that some people spend money on high fences to make the hunting harder?

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three decades of filming hunts. As I mentioned, I've hunted numerous places in Kansas, Ohio, Iowa and Illinois that the first morning out, we killed our target buck.

At the same time, I've worked in high fence operations, 600 acres and larger that we never saw our target buck.



Perhaps your viewpoint on hunting is a little skewed because of your experience which is different that 99.99999% of all hunters.

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I wouldn't spend money to hunt deer high fence or free range, but to each his own.


I hunt my own land and let me tell you, you spend money to hunt deer no matter where you do it. You either spend it directly (gas, equipment, land, etc) or you pay someone else.


Would I love to fence my land to keep bucks from walking on neighboring land? Sure, but I wouldn't do it operating under the illusion that I am somehow making the hunt harder for myself.


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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
My Dad got back from a high fence guided hunt yesterday in Wisconsin. He retires from his job this month and was able to make this trip through a client he has done business with for years. He and I have hunted numerous different states over my adult years, but this was his first time to do a high fence trip.

The client paid for each of their customers to kill up to 190" on a 3 day hunt. Dad killed Friday afternoon and took a gorgeous 172" buck. Each of the other members of the party had all killed and he was ready to shoot something after passing several other times.

When I asked how it was, his reply was simple. "It was a fricking zoo, Son. You wouldn't believe the operation they have going up there."

I am glad he was able to make the trip. It is definitely not something I would pay for out of my pocket, but would make a similar trip on someone else's dime.


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Slickback
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Never done it and probably won’t, but I have 0 issues with anyone that does. I think I’d really enjoy owning one or working on one being around the different exotics and managing them.


I hunt in West Texas around a bunch of those type places, and have benefited from their poor quality fences. Have got a couple axis, a blackbuck, and missed a chance at some type of impala/gazelle deal. I know there’s Audouds around too. Will blast on site if seen.


White Bear
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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Friend has a 2000 acre high fenced ranch in Deep South Texas. Every year there is a hit list put out of management bucks we can take. Every year we hunt those bucks and a good # are not killled. Some we never see and others we get a look at, but never a shot. It’s not like a shooting a cow in a field

Sounds like you and you crew should study the meat eater podcasts and learn how to hunt.


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texag7
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
It should be outlawed. Restricts movement of a native Texas game species


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nolaks
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
curious, do ya'll fish in man made ponds?


deltaland
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
Shooting deer in a high fence is like buying a hooker.

You might think it sounds good and you might can brag to your friends about how hot she is/how big the deer is, but deep down you feel ashamed of yourself and know the truth


MaxDraft
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I do it every year. Killed whitetail, fallow, black buck, axis, and aoudad all at the same 3000 acre ranch.

Personally, I love it. I don't have the time or desire to plant plots, clear shooting lines, and other necessary tasks required for my own lease. I can go to this ranch for 3 days and this owner is going to work his tail off to put me on something that I WANT to shoot. If he doesn't, I don't shoot and he doesn't get paid. I also go with a group of about 12 guys each year. We've got a nice lodge to hang out at and great food from the chef. We get to chill, drink, and take booze cruises at night. Literally zero stress. The owner is very wealthy and super laid back. It's great.


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MWP
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
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I know there’s Audouds around too. Will blast on site if seen.


I would pass if I was you. They stink, can be hard to clean, and the meat to me tastes like shite.


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Afish85
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
The question is does he use a 243? Then I’d be impressed
This post was edited on 9/13 at 8:06 pm


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Just Curious How Many OB Guys Hunt High Fence Guides
I dont think its necessarily a bad thing, just don't try to one-up a public land buck with anything from inside a fence


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