By Leigh Ann Bodenchuk, Editorial Assistant
Subscriber J. Searles filed a positive report (10748
) about his November 2016 hunt in Texas with Tommy Ryno of Ryno Hunting (www.ryno-hunting.com
; 830-739-3465). Searles, his son and grandsons traveled to Bandera for a combination whitetail and turkey hunt.
The group hunted on one high-fenced ranch of around 3,000 acres. Searles describes the topography as "rolling hills and open glades surrounded by dense brush and trees." The ranch carries some exotic species, which is common for hunting ranches in Texas Hill Country. Searles' grandsons, ages 13 and 16, have had some prior hunting experience hunting small game and a previous deer hunt, but this was their first nonresident hunt.
The group hunted out of box blinds, and both boys made one-shot kills at less than 150 yards, with their grandfather there to experience it with them. Searles' son hunted alone and shot a "very nice" nine point, as did both boys. The three deer averaged 125 SCI....