Recently, I've had a couple of lengthy conversations with a broker/guide for an outfitter called Thunder Cloud Marketing here in Texas who informed me that at least one of the property owners belonging to this outfit will welcome long range hunters on his ranch(es). Two of the ranches in question are in areas of Texas where the terrain is characteristically 'canyonie', rendering them well suited to the kind of hunting for which everyone here has a big hard-on. Of course, hunting opportunities are not limited to indigenous species (e.g. whitetail & feral swine), but depending on the ranch where one hunts, include various exotic types as well. The nice thing about this outfit is that the trophy fees are as competitive as I've seen anywhere in the Southwest (e.g. Silver to Gold Medal Blackbuck specimens for only $1,000). And obviously, if you don't kill, you don't pay.
Check 'em out at www.thundercloudmarketing.com
. . . and be sure to study the pic under the San Angelo Game Ranch of the young man with the Aoudad ram. You'll notice that it's a hellava long, clear way to the hill in the background!!! And then call Steve Thornell in Abilene . . . a really swell and very interesting personality!
[ 07-24-2003: Message edited by: Houston Boy ]