Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

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Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby CUTEM » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:09 pm

Anyone out there hunt with this outfit? Looking for some honest feed back, thanks.
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby aggiechiro » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:30 pm

i have not hunted with them. i have met some of their guys and thought they were honest knowledgeable folks. i have a co-worker who went with them once and had nothing bad to say. personally i'd reccomend calling them up, see if personalities match and if what they offer is what you want. no guide can control weather or birds, so if thats what you want expect to be disappointed whoever you go with. if you just want a specific hunt or experience, well that they may be able to help you plan.
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby oneshot-duckdown » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:51 pm

personally I think a better choice all around would be Bay Prairie Outfitters and ask for David Sohrt to be your guide. Or just as good would be Grey Feather Adventures. and hunt with Chuck Leaman or Jeff Fisher
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby jetdrive » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:34 pm

have hunted with them for years and they used to be a good outfitter until change of owners. There leases is horrible and guided hunts are just as bad. If your going on a guided hunt I would ask for Nick to be your guide. I'm not going to beat them up to bad but I would stay away.
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby chuck leaman » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:00 am

I have 2 season lease groups with Third Coast and work with them on goose hunts. Grey Feather doesnt offer waterfowl leases and never will. We will just stick with doves and guided goose hunts. Thanks for the props though. My season lease group had a great year last year. Killed alot of ducks. We had alot of folks wanting to join us so I had to form another group.
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby astro » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:48 pm

Third coast is good people and good hunting just my .02
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby duckhuntr35 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:59 pm

I have personally hunted with Nick & Randy and have had some good hunts and some horrible hunts but no one can control the birds or weather , besides Nick had one of my choc. pups till he get her run over , I just bred her mother back to Hanks Prophet , so I will have another good batch of babies to train this year. Teal are starting to show up on our ponds south of Dallas
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby BMowatt » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:40 pm

hunted with them for 2 years, going back for another if I can get home before the season ends. Plenty of places to hunt and plenty of birds,
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby villithekid » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:35 pm

Very Good outfitter and people to go along with it. Hunted with them as a lease member for 4 years now and am very much looking forward to the 11-12 season. TCO puts alot of resouces into leasing the best possible land each year and if a piece is not produceing within a year or 2, other land is sought. Randy and Nick have always been a pleasure to hunt with and share information with. I've had 30 bird days with them and even a 0 day or 2 but this is "hunting" and it's always fun.
The acorn buses are getting tuned up as we speak!
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby Duckman1860 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:01 pm

I just got back from a guided goose hunt with Third Coast Outfitters. We had a 2 day hunt booked for 6 people and it was supposed to be exclusive for us. We met our Guide at 4:00 a.m. at Whataburger in Bay City and soon did we learn another party of 5 hunters would be joining us???? That was after the owner Randy left....so we head out and get to the field and 3 more guides/helpers show up? So now our exclusive hunt for 6 people and a guide has turned into 15 people and 8 vehicles parked at the edge of the field! Put out decoys, get in layout blinds (yes our group is seasoned hunters so we all had brought our on layout blinds). A few Specks try and come in to the spread but one of the guides/ helpers calls the shots when they're still out of range so anyone with any experience except for a few doesn't even shoot. Next group the same thing! I finally said something to them about and just unloaded my gun and put my gear away and went to sleep in my layout blind. I wasn't going to waste anymore time with them. After the hunt the other party wanted to hunt ducks the next day so they set us all up for a duck hunt the next morning? Who wants to pays $175.00 to go shoot 2 pintails???? Not me! I can that at home every weekend. Oh did I mention that they never asked for any ID's, hunting license's, check to see if you had the proper stamps? sign wavers? What kind of Outfitter is this. Needless to say we didn't make the Sunday morning hunt and just decided to come back home. Since they didn't even collect all the money up front? $350 per person for 2 days and no lodging? I used 2 other guide services in that area and both places were in that price range and included lodging and one provided meals. NEVER WILL GO BACK!
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby Duck_Happy » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:40 am

Sucks to hear that sounds like you stumbled upon a public hunting area
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Re: Anyone hunt at Third Coast Outfitters?

Postby 940AC » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:50 pm

Duckman1860 wrote:I just got back from a guided goose hunt with Third Coast Outfitters. We had a 2 day hunt booked for 6 people and it was supposed to be exclusive for us. We met our Guide at 4:00 a.m. at Whataburger in Bay City and soon did we learn another party of 5 hunters would be joining us???? That was after the owner Randy left....so we head out and get to the field and 3 more guides/helpers show up? So now our exclusive hunt for 6 people and a guide has turned into 15 people and 8 vehicles parked at the edge of the field! Put out decoys, get in layout blinds (yes our group is seasoned hunters so we all had brought our on layout blinds). A few Specks try and come in to the spread but one of the guides/ helpers calls the shots when they're still out of range so anyone with any experience except for a few doesn't even shoot. Next group the same thing! I finally said something to them about and just unloaded my gun and put my gear away and went to sleep in my layout blind. I wasn't going to waste anymore time with them. After the hunt the other party wanted to hunt ducks the next day so they set us all up for a duck hunt the next morning? Who wants to pays $175.00 to go shoot 2 pintails???? Not me! I can that at home every weekend. Oh did I mention that they never asked for any ID's, hunting license's, check to see if you had the proper stamps? sign wavers? What kind of Outfitter is this. Needless to say we didn't make the Sunday morning hunt and just decided to come back home. Since they didn't even collect all the money up front? $350 per person for 2 days and no lodging? I used 2 other guide services in that area and both places were in that price range and included lodging and one provided meals. NEVER WILL GO BACK!


That's pretty bad if you were promised a hunt just for your party. Piling on other groups with yours is shi++y.
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