|Tarbone Ranch Hunts 2012|
We have a fair number of management buck hunts available for fall 2012. These bucks will be 4 1⁄2 or older bucks with 9 points or less. These hunts are 2 1⁄2 day hunts including two nights stay in our hunting cabin on the property. The total price includes a non- refundable deposit of $500 and the remainder of the hunt/guide/lodging cost of $500 upon arrival at the Ranch and a trophy kill fee of $2000. That way, if you don’t find a buck that pleases you, the hunt costs only $1000. If you take a buck, then the total cost is only $3000. Also, additional night’s lodging may be available at additional cost if it takes longer to find the buck you like. These hunts are among the first available on Tarbone Ranch and each will be guided personally by Ken. Call for discount pricing on combining two hunters during one hunt.
A very limited number of trophy whitetail buck hunts are available for bucks that have more than 8 points. These are bucks that will be reaching 5 1⁄2 years and older and are gnarly trophies. These hunts are 2 1⁄2 days and include two nights stay in the cabin on the property. Price for trophy buck hunts includes a $500 non-refundable deposit and an additional hunt cost of $500 with a trophy fee starting at $2000 and $100 per inch over 140”. Thus a buck that measures 150” costs a total of $4000 and one that scores 160” would total $5000, etc. Any score over 160” (gross) will cost $200 per inch. There is no guarantee of finding a buck like this, because these are truly wild bucks that have grown up on the Ranch, not brought in for a hunt. They are very wild deer that can be exceedingly difficult to get in your sights. If we cannot find a buck that pleases you, the hunt costs only $1000. You will certainly have the opportunity to look at lots of bucks. Additional days of hunting and lodging may be available at additional cost.
Available Dates start any time after September 1 when the bucks are still in velvet if you like. Our deer rut between October 20 and December 1, and this time frame is prime time to see the bucks at their neck swelled best. You can be among the first to enjoy the Tarbone Ranch hunting experience if you act now to reserve your space. All these buck hunts include being personally guided by Ken on his Tarbone Ranch property. If you kill early in the hunt, we can even go fishing if you like. Just spending time on Tarbone Ranch seeing all the game may be worth the price of the hunt. Come enjoy Oklahoma’s finest scenery with Ken and Tammy.
Trophy bulls are available for hunts during the elk rut and bugling season after September 1, 2012 for bulls scoring over 300 inches. They are six point or better bulls that can be hunted during their fall frenzy of chasing the females. Bull hunts are 2 1⁄2 day hunts and require a non-refundable $500 deposit and $500 for the hunt, guide and lodging. The trophy fee is an additional $5000 for a total cost of $6000 for bulls that score up to 340”. For bulls that score over 340” gross, the cost is an additional $100 per inch. Additional days of hunting and nights of lodging will be available at additional cost. Hunting elk in Oklahoma during the bugling season is a very unique experience and presents one of the finest hunting opportunities in the outdoors.
Elk cow hunts are not available during the fall of 2012, but may be re-instated during 2013. The deposit is still $500, but the trophy kill fee is only $1000.
Both Elk hunts include two nights stay in our Hunting Cabin in the middle of Tarbone Ranch. Additional nights stay may be available for additional cost.
Trophy Bison Hunts
Once again we offer the availability of Hunts for Trophy Buffalo (Bison) for the winter 2012/2013. I recommend this hunt for anyone who wants a really big, old gnarly bull buffalo for their taxidermist. These bulls are 5 yr old and older and weigh up to 2000 pounds on the hoof. They have great capes and make a great mount. 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. Accommodations are available in our cabin for your hunt. 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 a little chewy. Most of the meat will be best used as ground burger due to the age of the animals, but there will be a lot of it. It makes a great donation to any of the Hunters for the Hungry programs.
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.
These hunts are personally guided by Ken and it will be a hunt of a lifetime for only $4000. Available dates are after November 30, 2012. This hunt requires a deposit of $1000.
At times I have younger bison bulls and cows that are priced accordingly, so give me a call for these opportunities.
Spring Turkey hunts on Tarbone Ranch 2013
If you would like to experience spring turkey hunting at its finest, contact Ken for this just offered opportunity. We have a good population of Rio Grande gobblers and offer this hunt for only a very few clients each spring.
This is a two day hunt with opportunity to harvest two gobblers. Arrive one afternoon and hunt for the two following days with Ken as your personal guide. Hunting is best from April 6 through May 6. Use your choice of shotgun or bow to take the birds from ground blinds or brush blinds.
Cost is $1200 (plus OK hunting license) for the hunt with a $500 deposit required to secure your choice of dates. Included is food and lodging on the Ranch for two nights. Additional days are available at additional costs. We can accommodate two hunters at a reduced rate if you like to hunt with your buddy or a relative.
Guests who accompany hunters on Tarbone Ranch require a $125 per day charge to cover meals and lodging. Wives, children, husbands and friends are all welcome and you can take all the pictures you want.
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