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Outfitter Review - Five-Star Hunting

Submit Date: Jan 22, 2002

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Five-Star Hunting

Outfitter / Contact: Stan Smiley

Location: TX, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: WHITETAIL DEER

Game Quality: FAIR TO BELOW AVERAGE

Game Quantity: FAIR TO BELOW AVERAGE

Accomodations: GOOD

Camp Condition: FAIR

Food Quality: NOT PROVIDED

Guide Experience: SEMI - GUIDED

Other Personal Experience: GOOD

Review Information

Hunter: Karl Wallace

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Email:

Would Recommend: YES, BUT SEE BELOW

Overall Impression: FAIR

I booked this hunt through Wade Derby at CrossHair Consulting. The hunt was listed as a special or closeout at a reduced rate. For the money I paid, the hunt was satisfactory, but it would have been a big disappointment at the normal price of (3-Day @$2250) and (5-day @$2750). I just did not see the deer that one would expect to see in South Texas. I saw @ 15 does and @ 7 young bucks during my two day hunt. I killed a young 8 -pointer and a doe, so my particular hunt was a success. My fee was $250 daily with a $250 kill fee for a buck of my choice. It is my opinion that the outfitter has overhunted his property. His hunter success ratio is probably less than 30% based upon my conversations with him, and of course my hunt with him.

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