PRICE DROPS ON OUR NUMBER 1
IT A BARGAIN PRICE
This had been our top trophy pronghorn hunt for
several years. The ranch is 25,000 private acres in southeastern
New Mexico and they only take 4 goats off it per
year. It had produced at least one or two Boone and Crockett
record book bucks every year! Then in 2011 came the devastating
drought when it didn’t rain for nearly 500 days. HCU’s Cliff
Graham and Bob Wodzisz were on the hunt. Bob did take a buck
grossing 82 inches, but the others were not the caliber of bucks
normally taken on this hunt. The 2012 season was going to be
postponed due to the lack of animals and trophy quality, but just a
couple months before the season the pronghorns started moving back on
the ranch and they decided to run the hunt.
2012 did produce 4 bucks for 4 hunters, but the
quality was not as expected. For example in 2010 when 3 of the 4
bucks taken had 16-inch horns and grossed 80 inches or better. In
2009, 3 of the 4 bucks taken gross scored over the Boone and Crockett
minimum of 82 points and the best grossed 87 with 2 more at 85. In
2008 all 4 bucks grossed over 82 with the best coming in at 87 and 86
The outfitter is expecting the ranch to improve with
positive weather conditions and the genetics are definitely superb, but
until then the price will drop from $4,000 to $3,000 guided 1x1 for this
2-day hunt that includes nice ranch house accommodations, home cooked
meals and airport pickup in Midland or fly into Lubbock, Texas and rent
a car. Season is the second or third weekend in September. 2013 is
HCU Cliff and Bob with their great goats.
Jim Egger and his nice goat.
Steve Egger and his nice goat.
Brady Sullivan with a great goat.