Background – My group (3 hunters) own a farm with both field and flooded timber. I would like to entertain offers on a hunt swap. We could do a one for one or a group for group type swap (preferred). Our side of the hunt would include meals, lodging, and transport. We would also offer clay shooting and general farm BS of any type! Would offer X # of day hunt for an equal offering of any type.
I have always heard that the best way to do this is to offer our hunt first and than plan to accept the trade the following season. So basically – you come hunt with us during the 09-10 season, and then we would like to come hunt with you in 2010.
What we don’t want – Duck hunting
What we are interested in – Quality Deer, Antelope, Bear, Duck hunting in Canada, etc. WHAT DO YOU HAVE?
A little background about us. This will be our third season hunting this farm. I can send you spread sheets of each hunt, but basically we average right around 2.5 ducks per hunter per hunt. This includes every time we leave the farm on a ‘hunt’. When it’s ‘on’ it’s as good as duck hunting gets if you consider limits of mallards in the timber at ranges of 10 to 15 yards average shot. During the 2008-09 season we had a stretch where we hunted 14 of 16 days. We harvested 145 ducks with an average of 3.7 hunters per hunt and took 117 mallards. 8 of the 14 hunts were limits (there was ice, so that is why it wasn’t better). Anyway, not trying to brag, just trying to convey that what we are offering is an opportunity at a quality hunt. We have 4 holes and only hunt one group at a time, rotating pressure to try and keep the ducks on our place as much as possible.
We do not guide. We did however offer up a hunt to charity last year and got $1400 for a single morning hunt with lodging and skeet shooting (electric thrower on site). We have UTV’s and 4 wheelers on site and all that would be required would be Waders, shotgun (could lend 870 camp shotguns if that is a problem), shells, and lic. If you drive in, great. If you fly in, I would be prepared to pick you up at the airport and shuttle you around during the stay.
I hope this comes across, but what we are looking for is a relationship with like minded hunted that have similar access to something different than we have. Looking forward to a many year relationship. We are all in our late 30’s, however, we’re not looking for a date! HAHA
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Please contact me @ ChickenGeorgeAR@yahoo.com