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February 10, 2008

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I've said it before. The absolute most beautiful one to these eyes is a clean typical with double matching drops. That is the ONE for me right there.

Hanback, I know you like drops, but how do doubles rate with you? Would you pass one for having two? LOL!!

The King Ranch grows bucks like that during rainy antler growing seasons and nutritious food plots. Awesome buck right there!

It is an awesome buck. Bet it cost the guy a fortune.

Rodger quote:
It is an awesome buck. Bet it cost the guy a fortune.


You got that right Rodger! Pricing for a deer @ the king ranch starts @ $5700.00 for a 150 inch deer and climbs steadily to $10,700 for a 170 inch deer. Want to kill a 180 inch deer? That will cost you $17,500! Is a 190 class deer big enough for you? That's a mere $18,000! Now for the big dollars, drum roll please. If you kill a 200 inch deer @ the king ranch in texas, it'll cost you $25,000!!!!!


Here's a link for pricing:http://www.king-ranch.com/hunt_pricing_2007_2008.htm

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful der but there isn't a deer on the planet that's worth $25,000 to me (unless I could sell the rack to someone for more than it cost).

Jim

By the way, if you kill a 199 inch deer @ the king ranch it's a bargain @ $19,000. That one extra inch pushed the price to $25,000. $6,000 for one extra inch.

I wouldn't pay $6000 for an extra inch on "anything". ;)

Jim

IF YOU CAN AFFORD A LEASE ON THE KING OR ARE HANGING WITH THE CROWD THAT HUNTS IT MONEY IS PROB THE LEAST OF YOUR WORRIES.

SO FOR MOST OF THOSE GUYS IT WOULD BE LIKE LOOKING AT AN S CLASS BENZ AND ASKING HOW MUCH TO FILL IT UP WITH GAS.

All the power to them. It's American, they can spend their hard earned cash however they like.

Dean you are right. It is America and people can spend their money on what they wish. But believe it or not, I'm also entitled to an opinion and I'm of the opinion this is the wrong road for hunting to take.

I personally think that all this overpriced hornography will lead to no hunting for the average guy. When that happens who will support the rights of gun owners and hunting organizations? Who will pay the taxes on guns and ammo to sit in a closet and never be used? Who will write to their elected officials about gun control issues?

And for your personally, who will buy the magazines your little articles appear in?

It won't be me, that's for sure.

Jim

I found the story behind the late Richard King, the Ranch's founder, to be very fascinating and historical. The man came from poverty and ended up as a rich visionary. What an amazing story! Check out the site and go to the overview. Seems he was very into nature and the management of wildlife in particular. A very interesting individual indeed.

The fact that the ranch is still operating essentially as he envisioned it so many years ago is pretty astonishing.

Jim...

do you just hate everyone that doesnt agree with you?

Not at all Trent, I have opinions just like everyone else and I like to debate the points. I don't "hate" anyone on these blogs. I might disagree with them, but hate them? Absolutely not.

Jim

I believe that if we all practice quality deer management , either on private or public land, we can reap the benifits of
both table fare and trophy size deer.
Sure , articles and stories of private deer management for trophy deer are out of "context" in consideration to the average joe , backyard or public land deer hunters. The landscape of trophy deer hunting is changing and the status quo hunters can follow suit if we want to see
our faces along with a big buck on the internet or magazines.

Gentlemen, thats what this blog is about, its to verse your opinions. Its not to bash one another over every issue. Seems like some people take things a little too personnel. Enjoy what this blog has to offer and not turn it in to a bashmaster classic. L.O.L

Talk bout $ to hunt. When I began deer hunting in GA in the early 60's all you had to do was go to the closest acreage owned but hundreds of Paper Co. and you could hunt for free. Some had you sign in so they could judge and use the data for public relations. THEN they discovered some folks would pay $ enough to cover their taxes and guess what- clubs pay HUGE bucks for bucks. It was a little disheartning to travel 60-100 miles to hunt and when you get there see gates and no trespassing signs all over. Remember, back then the deer population was just on the upswing in GA and not all areas had huntable populations. What a rip to see a place you hunted for several years tied up in a lease . I was just a kid and had absolutely nowhere to go. But if youo have the money it'll but ANYTHING. I know a guy who is the top guy in a banking institution, and never had shot a rifle. He's killed a world sheep slam and had to get my buddy to put him on a whitetail. He shot a 2 1/2 yr. Six and you'd have thought he shot the #1. Each to his own, but not my cup o tea. He is a great contributor to SCI, by the way.

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