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Outfitter Review - PA-KO Plantation

Submit Date: Jan 25, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: PA-KO Plantation

Outfitter / Contact: J. Paul Taylor

Location: Alabama, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail deer

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Very good

Accomodations: Excellent

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Review Information

Hunter: Bill Geib



Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Very good

The operation run by J. Paul fits the definition of "southern hospitality" completely. The cabins are new and clean, the food is great, the staff friendly and very capable, every need is provided for. A great social experience.My hunt was with my son and during the rut (1/12-1/15/06). There were 12 hunters in camp. Lots of deer were seen but only 4 were taken by the hunters and none were "trophy" bucks. Two were non-typical "culls" and 2 were small basket mature bucks.There appears to be a good ratio of bucks because, of the 20-24 deer I saw, 50% of them were bucks. Only 2 or 3 real "trophy" bucks were seen by the hunters but no shots were available. J. Paul stated that they are in the middle of an agressive, multi-year feeding program to enhance the sizeable herd,The only shortcoming of the hunt was that on the last morning's hunt, J. Paul, after putting my son and me on our stands, went "scouting". He then shot a beautiful 9 point about 8 AM in the area between my son and me. I believe the owner should only be shooting "culls" and certainly not shooting trophies while his hunters are on stand in the immediate area. I don't know if this is a normal occurance or if he couldn't resist the temptation this one time.Overall, we had a great time and the hunt is worth the money.

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