Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of questions about our hunts, here are the most common questions we get and our answers. If you have any other questions please contact us!

Please arrive with rifles sighted in for your hunt.

What hunting licenses do I need?

What choke is the best for dove hunting?

  • Some experts recommend the modified choke for hunting doves, but it depends on many factors. Those can include wind, surroundings and the stubbornness of the dove!

What is the best ammunition to use for turkey hunting?

  • Best ammo for turkey hunting is TSS turkey ammunition # 7,8,9 blend is great but 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 shot alone works fine too.

What cell services are available?

  • Verizon does not work well in our area but most of the other cell service carriers work just fine.

What kind of meat processing is available?

  • Meat processing is not included but we do have a local processor that does a great job and we will be happy to help you get your game to the processor. Processing fees are the hunters responsibility and terms are between the hunter and the processor.

What kind of taxidermy is available?

  • Taxidermy is not included but we will be happy to share our favorite taxidermist's number and help you get your trophy to the taxidermist if a local one is chosen. All taxidermy fees are the hunters responsibility and between the hunter and the taxidermist.

Do you offer transportation from the airport?

  • We can pick you up from the Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) for an additional fee of $200 per vehicle and per trip and $400 per vehicle and per round trip. Each vehicle can carry from 3 to 4 hunters.

What time is check-in?

  • We ask that you arrive after 5pm. This allows us the time to restock the kitchen and change the lodge over before your arrival. We will serve you dinner the night of arrival between 7pm and 8pm.

Are alcoholic beverages included?

  • We do not provide alcohol but please feel free to bring your own.

Is transportation from the lodge to the hunting areas included?

  • Yes, on a fully guided hunt, you will ride with your guide to the hunting area.

What do you suggest for gratuities after the hunt?

20%+ of the total bill split between the guide and  cook is customary. 

We do not accept credit cards. The final balance will need to be paid with either a check or cash. 

Do I need blaze orange for hunts on private land in Texas?

Orange clothing is not needed to hunt any animals except quail. All of our land is private and Texas is one of those states that doesn't require hunters to wear hunter or "blaze" orange when hunting on private land. We do require our quail hunters to wear orange caps or head gear and suggest that they wear additional orange on shirts for extra safety measures.

What clothing do your recommend for hunts?

  • We recommend snake guards for most all of our hunts.
    Here are a few recommendations that we enjoy wearing:
    SHARPTAIL SNAKE BOOT Men's Sizing. 17"
  • Camo washed in scent free laundry detergent is recommended for hunting deer and hogs.
  • Turkey hunters camo and hunting gear recommendations are camo from head to toe (including gloves and face mask)
  • Weather during our Turkey season can be cool in the morning and warm in the afternoons so multiple layers are good.
  • Kickstand turkey vest or a turkey lounger chair is very helpful as we move a lot and there isn’t always a tree to lean against.

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