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Outfitter Review - Dos Plumas

Submit Date: Apr 9, 2009

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Dos Plumas

Outfitter / Contact: Allen Williams

Location: Texas, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Hogs

Game Quality: Good

Game Quantity: Plentiful

Accomodations: Just shy as Described But not

Camp Condition: N/A

Food Quality: N/A

Guide Experience: N/A

Other Personal Experience: N/A

Review Information

Hunter: J. Anderson



Would Recommend: No

Overall Impression: below expected

Just spent two days at Dos Plumas with two friends. Having been a hunter since my youth I was not impressed by what is considered as "hunting" at this location. The actual spot/stalk hunting of the hogs at this location is very fun and I had a great time doing so, having never hunted the species before. I did take both hogs allowed by my hunt in this trip and the game was plentiful. The Lodge is what you expect, however personally I would prefer camping in a tent. If you sip your whiskey with your pinky out it is not for you. We did spend a lot of time waiting on the guide/owner to take us hunting as well as running errands for him. This included after leaving myself and another hunter in my party at the lodge in the morning to take other hunters out to spot game they were hunting. Then when we were eventually picked up (2hrs later, which could have spent hunting) we wasted yet another hour helping him load a trapped boar onto a trailer from a neighboring property to be released on his, just to be hunted hours later. The owner is not very accomodating to the hunters on his ranch and it appears very, very under staffed and our hunt covered a partial weekend, ao one would think there would be more employees. Requests of ours to hunt included WALKING ourselves to the hunting pastures when other hunters were at camp, were denied. We had been previously denied because he "did not want to drive us" but we found walking ourselves was out of the questioning. Requests to hunt areas we had hunted the day before were denied, due to higher paying "hunters" wanting to hunt those areas. The night hunts for hogs were not hunts. The feeder areas are saturated with day old bread and donuts. Hunter who were there before us complained about how close the hogs came to their tripod/ground blinds at night, and was proven during my hunt. However it showed how attracted and fed the animals get at night having been placed in a blind myself (absent the donuts) I only saw one hog I would shoot in the distance and never presented an ethical shot for any hunter. During my limited time I was allowed to hunt the property, which was severely diminished by the owner, I saw every type of horned animal on the property. If you are looking for a place to hunt such a horned species this in not your place. I would have been able to take lethal shots on any of such animals at less that 30 yards (at times less than 10 feet). I believe the turkeys and hogs are the only worthy game to hunt, and I mean hunt. The night "hunts" are not worth it. My party decided to leave before the evening hunt without filling all our tags. If your don't care about the hunting and prefer the shooting, this is your place. For me and the majority of the people I spoke to there, this is not a place I will go to again. There were no trophy fees as a lot of places advertise, however on the Dos Plumas website the owners reasoning for no trophy fees is he does not want you to think about "how much it will cost" before you drop the trigger. Yes there are no trophy fees for hogs, but you will think twice before you drop the hammer on a hog. Just book a hog hunt and you will find out. I am not done hunting hogs but will not return to Dos Plumas nor recommend it to friends.

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