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Outfitter Review - River Ridge Ranch

Submit Date: Mar 3, 2006

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: River Ridge Ranch

Outfitter / Contact: Dan Parrott

Location: Ohio, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Very Good

Accomodations: Very Good

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Very Good

Review Information

Hunter: Paul K.



Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Very Good

I hunted with Dan during the Ohio Muzzleloader seasons of 2004 and 2005. Dan has a High fenced Whitetail Deer Preserve but he also owns/leases a few hundred acres that surround his Fenced operation that is used for Regular Ohio season whitetail hunting; that is the land I hunted on. In 2004 I passed up a solid 130-140+ B&C deer on the first day (passed on a so-so shot as the deer was moving through the brush at a steady pace trailing a doe). It did not bother me though so because of the type of sign I saw, I knew there were bigger bucks in the area and I had no problem holding out as I had three more days of hunting left. In 2004, I ended up seeing a total of 11 deer in 4 days but did not see another big one. I left with an empty tag but another hunter in camp shot a beautiful 9 pointer that'd easily score low 140's B&C. To me is was a fun and successful hunt. ********************************************** In the Dec. 2005 muzzlelaoder season, I saw 14 deer in the 4 days I hunted. On the last day I harvested a nice healthy high 120's+ B&C 8 pointer. Another hunter in camp also shot an 8 pointer that probably scored 115 B&C. ********************************************** The location and land are phenomenal. I've been hunting whitetails for 39 years and believe me when I tell you that the amount of over all deer sign and buck sign I saw (scapes, rubs, tracks etc... etc...) was more than I have seen in any area I have ever hunted in. Dan is very knowledgable about the land and deer on his land... but like all areas you have to listen to the expert who knows the area. If he tells you to stay put in the stand all day, then stay put. Bottom line, he and his people will bust their butts to get you in front of deer. As always though, hunting is hunting and there are no guarantees but if you listen to his suggestions, you will see deer. I was very happy with the two years I hunted there and I have since re-booked for the 2006 November Rut at his place; sure will beat hunting during the cold and windy December Muzzleloading season.!!! All in all I would have no problem recommending Dan and his place to others. *** Contact me if you wish. ***

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