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Outfitter Review - West-Tex NM Hunting Serv.

Submit Date: Jun 24, 1999

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: West-Tex NM Hunting Serv.

Outfitter / Contact: Jess Rankin

Location: New Mexico, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Pronghorn; Coues Deer; Desert Mule Deer

Game Quality: Poor; Poor; Poor

Game Quantity: Poor; Poor; Poor

Accomodations: Poor

Camp Condition: Poor

Food Quality: bad

Guide Experience: Poor

Other Personal Experience: Poor

Review Information

Hunter: Brooks Carmichael

Phone: 360-697-0853


Would Recommend: no

Overall Impression: I won't be going back

Hunt for desert mule deer and coues deer. Only a small coues deer buck was sighted as going through the cactus. The only deer amongst four hunters was killed by the outfitter Jess Rankin. Who stated he thought we would be happy to see someone bring in a deer. We froze the first night out hunting and had hot dogs and a loaf of bread to eat. The second hunt, which was a replacement hunt, he was to supply food and lodging, which he did not. He stated this ranch had big antelope and hadn't been hunted in 6 years. Which was not true, it had not been hunted in the last two years because the New Mexico game department wouldn't give out landowner permits because there was not enought antelope to warrant the permits. The biggest antelope we saw on the place was a 14 incher, not the trophy quality he said was there. He told us this was his best ranch and we would have a chance a B&C antelope. We saw maybe 60 antelope on the 50 sections of land. The landowner showed us around the ranch. The guide for the other couple said there just wasn't any big antelope on the ranch and don't expect any. All three of us killed antelope. The guide I was supposed to have did not show up, so I was relegated to a mexican ranch hand, who could hardly speak a word of English. I killed a small 13 inch buck because the ranch hand stated in broken English he sure could use the meat. So, I killed the biggest buck I saw in one day of scouting and two days of hunting. The other couple was real upset, because they went on this hunt expecting better since the husband had already killed two antelope on previous hunts elsewhere that measured 16 inches. Call me or e-mail if you need more etails. I have other horror stories about this man and can give you names to call.

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