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Report ID: 9944 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 26, 2014 to October 30, 2014
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area: Pearsall

Outfitter (or safari company): Pete Ray; Hog Hunting Texas. PO Box 1121; Pearsall; TX; 78061; Tel. 830-466-5294 ; Email:; Web
Personal Guide (if any): Pete Ray
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Hog, Wild - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Javelina - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bobcat - Availability: Never saw
Coyote - Availability: Heard, never saw
Game Condition Comments: Less than expected, 5 of us hunted, 2 never saw a hog or fired a shot, 2 shot 1 hog each, and 1 person shot 4 hogs and 1 javelin. No one had any opportunity for a predator.

SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Fair
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Fair
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:

Hunting Fees: $945 per person Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $200 for javelina Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: 5 day non-resident $48 Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Field prep and skinning of game $150..gratuity Amount: $0
Total: $0

Problems of Hunt: Only method of hunting was still hunting over bait stands even though ad said Methods of hunting wild hogs and javelina include spot and stalk, safari-style and still hunting over corn feeders and baited ranch roads.
Highlights of Hunt: 1 large 250-300lb boar and a 5 1/2 ft rattlesnake.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? no
Why? Too many stands had no hogs come to them. 5 of us hunted 3 days and only 6 hogs were harvested with one missed opportunity. Some feeders weren't set properly and didn't go off until well after dark.

Hunter Name: Kenneth Harrell
Contact Information: Tel. 541-928-1668 - 2015 Chase Loop SW | Albany | OR | USA | 97321 E-mail:
Hunting Experience: 40+ years in the US, Canada, Africa, and New Zealand
Physical Condition: Fair

IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?

I chose this outfitter based on report #7821 in The Hunting Report. We found the food and accommodations very good but I would no longer say that the game is abundant. We never dreamed that 2 of our party would never get a shot, 1 would only get 1 shot, 1 would get 2 shots, and I got 5 shots. We ended up with 2 people getting 1 hog each, 2 not getting any, and I just happened to be in the right spot each time and got 4 hogs and a javelin. No one had an opportunity at any coyotes or bobcats. Pete just dropped us off at stands in the morning would pick us up about 0930 and then drop us off again about 5 in the evening and pick us up at 8. We just felt there should have been more of an effort to get everyone some shooting. We all liked Pete, his wife and workers but we can't recommend this hunt.

E-mail from Arthur Ray to Tim Jones, Dec. 14, 2014:

Mr. Jones at Hunting Report,

This is my reply to the hunting report from Ken Harrell's hog hunt in the order listed in the review:

1. Game Condition - Mr. Harrell is the gentleman that organized the hunt. He is also the hunter that killed 4 hogs and 1 javelina. Let me make one thing very clear, no where on my website or in conversation with anyone have I ever guaranteed for hunters to kill any game. I do guarantee the opportunity to go hunting, which we provided. I do guarantee good food, clean lodging and a very friendly and stress free environment at my lodge. Predator hunting is an opportunity that may occur while hog hunting. I do not offer predator hunts as a package by itself. If someone request to go predator hunting and if it does not interfere with the other members of the hunt party and if time allows, we will take them predator hunting or they can do their own calling from their blind. 2. Ability of Guide - This rating upsets me. Mr. Harrell rated me as fair. I have hunted and guided my entire life. For someone to say I am a fair guide really offends me. 3. Problem With The Hunt - Mr. Harrell says the only method used was hunting over a baited stand. This is true and again no one requested other hunting techniques. Mr. Harrell also had no idea what I did when I took them to the stands. He didn't know if I went and scouted for game or if I put hog bait on the roads. How does he think I knew where the javelina were--guess he thinks it was an accident that a javelina was harvested. 4. Feeder - One feeder went off after dark to my knowledge. This was my fault. I am currently running about 50 feeders. I missed one on the programming. Please forgive me - I am only human. 5. Game - This also offends me. Mr. Harrell says the game is not abundant. What is the basis of his opinion? He came to Texas with the opinion that hogs were running rampant. As we all know, there are a lots of hogs in Texas but we also know they are extremely smart and can be nocturnal at times. Mr. Harrell also said that some of the feeders did not have hogs on them. How can anyone make a statement like that? After three days of hog hunting, he is an expert on abundance of game and hog movement. I personally feel like Mr. Harrell has watched too much television. I will make it very plain that I sold Mr. Harrell and his group a three day hog hunt. I did not sell them a hog. No guarantee--look at my website. I have no idea what the hunters do after I drop them off. Obviously some of them got out of the blind and walked around the feeders. 6. I personally thought that Mr. Harrell and his party had a good hunt. They were friendly and myself and my wife enjoyed their company. I regret they were not happy. I am offended by his limited experience hog hunting in Texas and his opinion on the game. Again, I can take you hunting but I can't make the game come out.

I hope this has answered questions. I am not looking forward to the continuance of this review, if there is any.

Thank you very much for bringing this issue to my attention.


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