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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On YO Ranch Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7316 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 14, 2009 to May 17, 2009
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area: Mountain Home


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Doug Luger; YO Ranch. 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road; Mountain Home; TX; 78058; Tel. 830-640-3222; Fax: 830-640-3227; Email: yoac@ktc.com; Web www.yoranch.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ken Tyner
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game appeared to be in excellent shape. Lots of fat.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Hunting at the YO is always a blast, great people. Good ol Texas hospitality, lots of game and fair-chase hunting equals tons of fun. You can't go wrong there. Ken is a most capable guide and a pleasure to hunt with.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? The YO is legendary, 40,000 acres to hunt, with ample game and good genetics.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark Klapmeier
Contact Information: Tel. 612-710-8731 - 17715 Bluebird St., Andover, MN 55304 E-mail: mklap@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On YO Ranch Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6835 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 18, 2008 to April 20, 2008
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area: Kerrville area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Doug Luger; YO Ranch. 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road; Mountain Home; TX; 78058; Tel. 830-640-3222; Fax: 830-640-3227; Email: yoac@ktc.com; Web www.yoranch.com
Personal Guide (if any): Brooks Jobe
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 138 3/8.
Antelope, Blackbuck - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 5/8.
Sheep, Dall - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Texas Dall Sheep. 126 1/8.
Sheep - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: Black Hawaiian sheep. 127 5/8.
Game Sought But Not Taken: Sheep, Mouflon - Availability: Too hard to get on.
Game Condition Comments: Very good.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: I became an SCI member after this hunt due to the influence of my uncle. I now understand the importance of protecting hunter's rights. I hope to enter my new trophies in the record book.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? You see so many species of game.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Taylor Acosta
Contact Information: Tel. 210-690-2772 - 12403 Wandering Trail, San Antonio, TX 78249
Hunting Experience: Whitetail only until this hunt - I'm 16.
Physical Condition: Excellent - R.O.T.C courses in High School kept me in shape.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On YO Ranch Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5829 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 25, 2006 to November 28, 2006
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Doug Luger; YO Ranch. 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road; Mountain Home; TX; 78058; Tel. 830-640-3222; Fax: 830-640-3227; Email: yoac@ktc.com; Web www.yoranch.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ken Tyner
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Sika - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 23 inches, excellent.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All game appeared to be in excellent condition, lots of fat. Good capes, some broken antlers (post-rut).


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: NWA Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: No problems at all.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Still-hunting, while listening to the stags bugle/roar. Finally taking a great, shaggy, dark stag at last light on last day. Ken was a wonderful guide.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Large ranch, great people, good food, lots of game, good cover. Tons of fun.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark D Klapmeier
Contact Information: Tel. 763-434-0882 - 17715 Bluebird St., Andover, MN 55304 E-mail: mklap@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: North America and Africa.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On YO Ranch Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2520 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: November 1, 2001 to November 4, 2001
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Doug Luger; YO Ranch. 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road; Mountain Home; TX; 78058; Tel. 830-640-3222; Fax: 830-640-3227; Email: yoac@ktc.com; Web www.yoranch.com
Personal Guide (if any): Lloyd Lassiter
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Axis - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 32-inch beams, 9-inch cottles, 14-inch brow tines.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: This ranch is loaded with non-native (exotic) game species as well as whitetail deer. I saw an impressive variety of animals while on the stand including sika, nilgai, eland, fallow deer, blackbuck and red stag.


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $125 per night, room and board plus $200 per day guide fee. Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: $2,000 for trophy axis. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: To hunt "exotics" $35 for non-residents, $250 for whitetail. Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Continental and others fly into San Antonio. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Kerville does have a private airport. Amount: $0
Other Costs: Car rental from San Antonio. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Unseasonably warm. The high temperatures were in the low 80's.
Highlights of Hunt: Taking the trophy axis with bow and arrow on this historic 40,000-acre ranch.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Diversity of species and abundant opportunities particularly for bow hunters. Great hospitality! Open bar!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Bill Beecher
Contact Information: Tel. 713-747-1594 - Houston, TX E-mail: margaritabill@webtv.net
Hunting Experience: I have considerable experience hunting whitetail in Texas.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On YO Ranch Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 780 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: December 2, 1998 to December 5, 1998
Place of Hunt: United States - Texas
Hunt Area: Yo Ranch


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Doug Luger; YO Ranch. 1736 Y.O. Ranch Road; Mountain Home; TX; 78058; Tel. 830-640-3222; Fax: 830-640-3227; Email: yoac@ktc.com; Web www.yoranch.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ronnie Kimball
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Whitetail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven point "management".
Deer, Whitetail - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Nine point "trophy".
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I saw more good bucks than usual (8th annual trip to Yo).


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


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Specially priced for "SCI Handgun Sportsmen Against Hunger Event" Amount: $1285
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Non-resident whitetail License Amount: $250
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $315
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing game on Yo from axis deer to girrafes.
Equipment Recommendations: 7-30 waters contender very adequate. (Cor-Bon "SSP" 130 Gr ammunition)
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Small
Contact Information: Tel. 702-731-2330 - P. O. Box 60263, Las Vegas, NV 89160-0263
Hunting Experience: I have hunted in Alaska, Texas, Nevada, British Columbia, Zimbabwe, exotics, South Africa and Australia.
Physical Condition: Getting fatter.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



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