Tarbone Ranch 2009
This is my home place where I have lived for 14 years. I bought the land in 1987 and put it under high fence in 2005. I have managed the property with food plots and protein feeders to help the animals reach their genetic potential. They have been growing to trophy proportions with little or no hunting pressure since then. I have introduced new genetics from northern strain whitetails to enhance the natural potential of deer from the area. The main part of growing bigger bucks is allowing them to reach an older age. Because of all these reasons, the bucks are really getting big and are very wild and ready for your hunt. I will have lots of bucks that are 5 plus years old by 2009 and they are already growing some awesome racks.
I am building a hunting cabin to accommodate my guests for the hunt packages. The stay on the property with opportunity to see the many animals will be worth the trip to Meers. Check it out!
I’ll be booking hunts for trophy whitetail deer, elk and bison for the fall and winter of 2009. Check out the Tarbone Ranch page or send me an inquiry if you are interested in being one of the first hunters to share this paradise with me.
Tarbone Ranch Hunts
Announcing the availability of Hunts for Trophy Bison for the fall 2007.
I recommend this hunt for anyone who wants a really big, old gnarly bull buffalo for their taxidermist. These bulls are 8-10 years old and weigh around 1800 to 2000 pounds on the hoof. They have the great capes and make a great mount. In winter, their coats are heavy as you can see in the pictures on the gallery. They are not your ordinary bison, but the best of the biggest bulls. You can find bison bulls for less money, but you will absolutely not find a better bull for a trophy mount.
Hunts are booked for two days and it can take that long to find the right bull in the heavy cover on Tarbone Ranch.
The harvested bull will be field dressed and delivered to your vehicle, or I can arrange for the animal to be transported to a nearby meat processor who can skin and butcher it to your specifications. One caution, it will be tuff. Most of the meat will be best used as ground burger due to the age of the animals.
I recommend a gun of a least .30 caliber with some knock down power because of the size and disposition of these animals. Also, archery hunts are available, but you need at least 70 pounds Kinetic Energy from your rig. It would make an exciting hunt for sure.
Elk Hunts for 2008
Elk Hunts for 2009
Whitetail Deer for 2008
Whitetail Deer for 2009
Tarbone Ranch Price List: 2009/2010
Prices listed include Lodging and Guide fee ($1000) and the remainder of the total is your trophy fee. Therefore, if you fail to connect you pay only $1000.
Deer, elk and turkey hunts are 2.5 days with lodging on the Ranch. Arrive in the afternoon, sight in your weapon, then hunt 3 mornings and 2 evenings.
Turkey hunts include opportunity at two gobblers.
Bison Hunts are one day/night.
Hunts are fully guided and No One hunts alone. Included is field dressing of game taken.
Wounded animals are considered in the bag.
Hunting is from blinds and/or stands or spot and stalk.
This is wild game hunted under sometimes difficult conditions. Therefore there is no guarantee, only opportunity
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