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Outfitter Review - Bar E Ranch

Submit Date: Aug 21, 2007

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Bar E Ranch

Outfitter / Contact: Larry/Tina Zimmerman

Location: TX, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Exotics/Hogs

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Good

Accomodations: Excellent

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: NA

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: NA

Review Information

Hunter: Jerry Sakowski

Phone: 252 317 3822 (daytim


Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Very Good

Hunted August 07. Hunters included myself and two sons (14 and 12), both of which are very experienced archers for their young ages. I killed a decent Axis Buck (~26 inches) but slipped up on two very large Axis Bucks fighting while blood trailing the one I arrowed. Both of those Axis were over 30 inches. Almost wish I had held off a little longer, but on the other hand, that was the only shot at a shooter exotic that I had. My fourteen year old killed a nice Corsican Ram and my twelve year old didnt get a shot. My twelve year old was hunting a sheep package and actually had a good opportunity to take a Fallow buck, but couldnt on the sheep package. I upgraded his hunt to exotic during the middle of the hunt so he could have the choice of either sheep or exotic, but he never got another shot at either. I was surprised that the hunting for exotics and sheep was actually quite challenging, especially when you only have two days. On the other hand, each and every sit, each one of us had several shooter whitetails visit our stand locations. The whitetails seemed to have very little fear of humans. They were probably a little less cautious in August when they arent getting shot at, but I must say, I have never seen whitetails seemingly as tame as these. My overall impression was very good. The Zimmermans run a very nice operation and I found no discrepancies in their advertising material verse what the hunt is actually like. Accomodations were actually much better than I expected. If you like a challenge, I would recommend hunting exotics or the Super Exotics (like Red Stag). If you would like to shoot your first Whitetail, or take a youngster to shoot their first whitetail, this would be the place. As for hogs, our expectations were quite a bit higher than reality. Im sure there are plenty of hogs as we did see several after dark while riding back to camp (mostly in the NO HUNTING ZONE). However, to give Bar E the benefit of the doubt, Im sure that August is probably the worst time to hunt hogs during daylight hours. I will be going back. I am planning on taking my wife and daughter to hunt whitetails, and the boys and I will hunt exotics again.

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