Hey Paul if you miss one of her birthdays that opens it up to miss the rest of her birthdays!
The total cost of the hunt would be the 250 bucks. The detailed inclusions are:
(2) hogs under 125 lbs (considered meat hogs)
Guiding (More than likely Nate and Randy would guide all 4 hunters)
Transportation to and from stands
Lodging - there are currently 2 queen beds - comfortable
Meals - Breakfast and Dinner are provided (lunch is typically leftovers or snacks that you bring but they are flexible providing a lunch)
Game tracking - a huge bonus! Those hogs can get into some pretty nasty stuff!
*Wounds are kills
The out of state license is 45 bucks for 5 days and can be purchased at our local Wal-Mart or Gander Mountain.
Dressing, skinning, quartering and packing in cooler is 25 bucks/hog or you could do it yourself (Randy and I both would help if we are not busy with others)
*Their processor in Waco, TX processes ham steaks, porkchops, breakfast sausage (typical processing) and shipping to your home would be about 60-70 bucks/hog
Transportation to or from the airport (DFW is about 1.5 hrs away) You'd want a rental car.
You would come in to the place on Friday afternoon. I'm sure he'd let you leave on Monday morning since ya'll are out of staters!
I double-checked on the lodging with him since I always just visit him then go home. I've never slept there. They do the whole campfire thing and have a good time. His last lodge has been torn down. Currently it is a camper with two queens and am told it's very comfortable. He hopes to have a new lodge built by the time this happens but not sure yet. Can sleep 4 in there comfortably if you are willing to share your bed space
. There are also motels there but you miss out on the comraderie. Most of the time they have 3-4 hunters and they have no problem with the sharing. The food is breakfast (like breakfast burritos or ham steaks and eggs, that sort of thing). Lunch is typically snack or leftover type of thing nothing formal or planned. Dinner is usually stew, or chili or someother type of hunting style dinner. Those guys cook pretty durn' good.
I usually have candy bars, beef jerky etc. for my lunch cuz' I'm too busy slinging arrows or horseing around.
So in the interest of making sure everyone's taken care of lets keep it to no more than 4 that are willing to sleep in two comfortable queens. I would be there but would not count as the 4 because I have my own bed 45 minutes up the road.
Curious about guide tips you can PM me.
No trophy fee on the free range side but 150 bucks in the fence.
FYI - You can take meat frozen solid onto planes in your luggage. I do it most every year when I come home from Montana. They just want it frozen solid and put in a leakproof bag in a suitcase (usually wrap it in butcher paper and put it in a trash bag then put it in a suitcase. It's still frozen when I get home. (Just a tip)
Example: Like Paul can probably drive here in about 12 hours and take his meat home in his van. It would just cost him the 250 bucks plus the 45 license.
Any more questions?
Also, if I'm in a position to help with the meat, etc. I will. I have a chest freezer in my garage. If you wanted to take it on the plane with you and had enough time to let it freeze I could freeze it for you. Also, packing it in coolers with dry ice works very well!