We have done a lot of hunting over the years and have never done this type of hunt before and didn’t know what to expect. Our guide, Justin, was waiting on the porch to greet us when we pulled in. We felt welcome and at home immediately. The accommodations are excellent! Richard is an amazing chef and we even “dragged” him out of bed for a super early breakfast one morning just to be out hunting at sunrise and he was happy to accommodate. The opportunity to have so many meals of different wild game made to perfection was such a treat. Justin is an amazing guide and was put to the test in finding a wildebeest that didn’t want to be found! Justin is patient and makes sure you have the shot that’s right for you with no pressure. This was our son’s first hunting trip other than on and off hunting with us at home, he had no experience hunting anything other than deer and only the second animal our son has ever harvested and he’s ready to do it again! Justin made sure our son (as well as all of us) had the shot he needed, took his time, and walked him through it. Justin was genuinely excited for each of us! Justin has a great sense of humor and although we came in as just another group of clients, we left having made a new friend. Everyone that works at the lodge are super folks and enjoyed great conversation when not out hunting. Jordan was excellent in setting up the hunt including follow up the week prior to our arriving to confirm our arrival time. When it came time to get our license and paperwork taken care, including the taxidermy he was “all over it”. Aaron makes sure to stop in at camp and takes the time to meet his clients and get to know them as well and is super concerned that everything is going well and if there’s anything you need. The meat market folks they work with are great as well, making sure we had everything taken care of before we left including having some of the meat ready for us to take along home. All of the staff make you feel welcome and at home. Not once did we ever feel unwelcome while we were there and we would recommend Texas Hunt Lodge to anyone in a heartbeat and plan on making a return trip. Thank you for making this a hunting trip of a lifetime!
Scott, Marnie & Jeremy
New Franklin & Columbia, Missouri
New Franklin & Columbia, Missouri
- Hey Jordan, I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone there at the Texas Hunt Lodge for helping me fulfill a longtime dream of harvesting a Red Stag. My mount made it home late last week and I must say, he looks fantastic! Your taxidermy team did a wonderful job, and I am extremely happy with the results. Everything about him is perfect! I can’t believe how well he turned out and your team really captured his true beauty. His cape is gorgeous, and the foam mount he is on is huge! I love how perfect his eyes are set and as you can see from the pictures I sent; he really completes our living room! The next time you are in the taxidermy shop please pass on my sincere gratitude for taking such great care of my trophy! When you see Colleen, please tell her thanks for everything and I only wish everyone I had to deal with was as professional as she is! What a pro and she was so nice when we were setting up the shipping, she even sent some pictures of the stag in the studio which I truly appreciated. I also wanted to thank you for everything. You made sure my entire trip was perfect and that everything was set and ready for when I arrived! Thanks Jordan. Also please pass along a big thank you to Aaron for allowing me to take this specific stag. I know he could have charged me more since I went a level higher than planned, but he didn’t, and I really feel like I got a great deal and the biggest bang for my buck. When you see that bad ass Marine Justin, let him know that I really appreciated his hard work and dedication on my hunt. This stag wasn’t easy to get, especially with a bow, but Justin never gave up and stayed positive the entire hunt. And in the end, he made it happen! I also want to thank your video dude Matt for filming the entire hunt. This was something I didn’t ask for or even knew was going to happen. Matt did a great job and now in addition to my trophy I also have this killer video to watch anytime I want! How many guys can look back at a 60-yard archery heart shot on a trophy Red Stag! The Lodge and my room were top shelf and the cook made sure I stayed fat and happy! He made some awesome wild game meals that were delicious, and you guys are truly lucky to have such a great guy taking care of the food side of things. Again, thanks for helping me complete a dream hunt and please let everyone there know how much I appreciate their hard work and dedication!
Best Father's day weekend EVER
I can't say it enough, we had the best time at Texas Hunt Lodge. My daughter and I had the best time with Jake (our guide). She was able to take her first animal and did it with a crossbow. Jake was very patient with me and my 9 yr old. We had all kinds of questions, but we had even more fun. The chef took very good care of us every time we walked in the lodge. We can't wait till the next trip.
My dad and I want to thank you and the team. Justin is the MAN; friendly, inviting, knowledgeable and most of all an awesome guide! He made sure that Pop and I were well taken care of, from guiding us to the Tatanka, to keeping our cocktails full. He went above and beyond in preparing our buffalo for transport, we are not accustomed to being this spoiled. Richard and Lisa are a fantastic team keeping the facilities and our bellies well taken care of. I look forward to returning for more of Richard's "hash"! Know that our prayers and well wishes are with you, your family and entire team as we move forward. Thanks again for a wonderful adventure!
Corey & Ted Orgeron
- Aaron, Jordan, and All,
My son Chase and I thoroughly enjoyed our hunt this past weekend with your outfit. Trophy game aside, the highlight of our experience was the master guide that you provided for us, Captain Jarrett Hill. Our family has hunted on several different continents with many varied guides, and Captain Hill is certainly at the top of the heap, in our estimation. His knowledge of the terrain and the game animals, as well as their patterns and habits, contributed greatly to our hunting success. More importantly, his fine sense of humor, vast prior experience in the military, and engaging stories and remembrances of same combined to make our weekend hunt with your Company a very memorable experience. We hope to come back to hunt with you again, and if we do, we will strongly request Captain Hill as our guide.
We also certainly appreciated Richard and Lisa's efforts on our behalf and their contribution to the experience. Thanks again for a very fulfilling adventure.
- Just a note about my Black Buck hunt this past May. Jordan and I hunted most of the day to get that one perfect shot. We tracked and trailed countless Black Buck throughout the day but they were always one step ahead of us and just never presented a good shot. Jordan worked very hard and we finally got a good shot about 3:00 in the afternoon. It was a double twist but nearly 22" high. I made a good headon shot and dropped him in his tracks. I was extremely happy with my kill and look forward to driving out with my cousin this October to pick up the mount. I will be looking for an Axis Deer hunt in the near future and am sold on Texas Hunt Lodge. The work ethic of your people, the animals available, the facilities and the affordability; all play a part in my decision. I had a great hunt with some great people and look forward to doing it again. My cousin also hunts and would possibly talk about an elk hunt. Just wanted to let you know about my hunt and the great people working for you. The food was excellent from meal one and Jordan went above and beyond the norm in getting me the Black Buck. My compliments to each and everyone associated with Texas Hunt Lodge. Look forward to seeing you later this year. Good Hunting.
- I just wanted to express what a great experience my son and I had on our ram hunt. Everyone at the lodge was friendly and welcoming throughout the weekend, they made us feel like old friends. Jordan our guide was outstanding and helped my son harvest his first big game animal. He didn't stop talking about how much fun he had for three days! We will definitely be making many more trips to the lodge in the future as I have no doubt that my two younger boys will get the same kind of experience when it is their turn. Great work all! Great food from Richard as well. If you leave hungry it's your own fault. Great quality animals, great people. Thank y'all once again for a great father/son hunt. I could not have planned a better time.
- I just wanted to thank you and express what a fantastic time we experienced at the Texas Hunt Lodge this past week. From the time we stepped out of our vehicle to the time we pulled out to head home we had a unbelievable time. Richard the cook was great and I cannot say enough about Marc and Justin our guides. They made our hunt something we will never forget. I look forward to seeing our boar mounts and I can promise you that we will be back in 2017!
Sterling Heights, MI
- I just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you guys for the great time and memories.
I recently brought an out of state client there to Texas Hunt Lodge for a late season trophy axis hunt. We were warned it was not a good time of year to hunt axis as they were dropping horns. Our guide, Wikus, was simply awesome and would not stop until we got 2 trophy axis. Wikus was relentless in the pursuit of the axis, never once did he suggest a different species, he just simply said, ?we will make it happen?. My client has never hunted axis nor had I, especially on a game fenced ranch, we were kind of expecting it to be a petting zoo type hunt, not even close, these animals were wild and hard to hunt. We had a great hunt, great time and met some great people. The other guides Justin and Marc were hanging around the lodge in the evenings for conversation and drinks. The food and accommodations were excellent as well. Texas Hunt Lodge is the only place I will ever go on a guided hunt again, also looking forward to a South African hunt someday with you guys.
- I want to express what a great time both Eric and I had with you guys. Everyone from Justin and Jordan, to Richard and Aaron were so accommodating and willing to do whatever it took to make the experience a great one. With the drinks flowing and comradery at a high level the staff really made us feel both important and as if we were part of the group. On our ride home we were already planning what to shoot next. Thank you and all the staff for making it an experience we will not soon forget. Please let everyone know how much we appreciated all the hospitality.
- I would like to say that the team you guys have assembled is an exceptional one. From the moment we arrived we were treated extremely well. The accommodations were outstanding and hats off to Richard for the wonderful meals(and floats). I had the pleasure of hunting with Justin, he was a great guide and took great care of my two shooters. Marc and Tim went with the other crew and I never heard one complaint about their hunts, only how much fun they had. As I am sure you have heard we were able to kill our last animal on Saturday morning which left us with some free time. We headed down to Richards store and bought a bunch of tubes and hit the river. Marc hung out with us and then Tim showed up and then Justin, we had an absolute blast with them all, it was as if we had been making the trip for years. In short my customers were blown away, between the hospitality, accommodations, food, and the animals it was all a great success. I cannot wait to set up my next trip.
Corpus Christi, Texas
- Just wanted to say that we had an awesome time with Texas Hunt Lodge and will certainly come back again. Justin was a fantastic guide, very capable and a pleasure to spend time with. He made certain every detail was taken care of and went so far as to hang a few rounds the butcher pulled from my Buffalo and hung them on my door handle before we left the lodge. The food Richard prepared was delicious and the accommodations were perfect. I'm looking forward to bringing my wife and 3 daughters down in the near future for another hunt. They're all looking forward to taking down something fun and unique.
Farmers Branch, Texas
- I just want to thank everyone for the welcome I received this past weekend. I wasn't sure how I would be treated as the tag-along mother, but you were all awesome and I couldn't have asked for better hospitality. Thanks Aaron for spending time with Jesse and me, and an extra thanks to our guide Justin for taking the time to help this first timer. He was a very patient, knowledgeable guide, and I enjoyed the entire experience. Also kudos to Richard for some great conversation and food.
- I wanted to thank you and all of your staff at the Texas Hunt Lodge. The accommodations were great and I felt at home the entire time I was there. The cooking was incredible and I never went hungry. The hunting was even better than I could have imagined. Having never hunted during the rut before I have never seen so many large record class deer behave like they did. Marc Hoeppner, my guide, was very knowledgeable with all the animals on the ranch and the spot and stalk method of hunting was an even greater adrenaline rush than the seconds before the successful harvest of my great 8 point buck that will look great on my wall for years to come. I can't wait to come back again and harvest my first exotic Axis deer soon. Thank you for the great memories that will be retold to friends until next year.
League City, TX
- Just wanted to give Kudo's to The Hunt Lodge! Myself Dr White & friend Dr Steinle were there earlier this year & everything was FIRST CLASS! Great food, very nice accommodation s ' Great guides & very nice selection of animals! Will definitely come back-but "gotta work hard-to play hard"!
- We just wanted to let you know what an amazing time we had at Texas Hunt Lodge this past weekend (we hated not getting to meet you). This was our first exotic hunt experience and we hope to plan more in the future with your facility. Jordan is a great and knowledgeable guide who was very hospitable too. His ability to put us exactly where we needed for each animal was exemplary. He led me to my first kill (ever) and I believe that he was just as excited as I was. My husband, Michael, is still beaming from his score?Gold Medal Hungarian Fallow. Richard is great too?his meals were very tasty, love the Bongo. We hope to visit again in the near future and bring our daughter for a Father-Daughter hunt. We thank everyone there at the lodge for a wonderful 1st time experience. We made great memories that will last us forever.
M and J, Cowart
- Just thought I would drop a quick line and express my gratitude to each of you that had a part in the recent world record Pere David hunt I took with Texas Hunt Lodge. I cannot thank you enough to properly express my gratitude that each of you played in the harvesting of the new #1 world record SCI and TGR Pere David deer. From the point at which I initially contacted Texas Hunt Lodge to book the hunt, the prompt return phone calls, emails, constant communication (Jordan), the actual hunt, guidance of selecting the proper trophy, caping of the animal, hospitality, photography (Justin), right down to the very end of the hunt involving the scoring, submission of scoring forms for SCI and TGR, caping and business side of the hunt (Aaron), it was all done in a very professional, stress free and first class manner that is very rare in today's world. Again, please accept the well earned praise for your organization. I found it all very refreshing and left me itching to return to hunt again with you. I look forward to hunting with you again for the monster Nilgai we spoke of and give me a shout when you find that huge Axis deer I am seeking.
- Aaron, Just wanted to let you know what a great time Clete and I had last weekend. This was my first experience to hunt a facility like yours. It goes with out saying you have a first class operation and are doing a great job with your management program. The accommodations and meals were outstanding (especially the Bongo steaks) Richard knows his way around the kitchen.Justin is a great guide and very knowledgeable of all the game we came across. I have told all of my hunting friends about the Texas Hunt Lodge and I will be bringing a few of them back with me. Thanks again to you and Joanie and the rest of your staff.
- Aaron, I give my heartiest kudos for Texas Hunt Lodge. I have hunted numerous exotic ranches, and I found your operations to be far superior in quality, numbers and size of animals, and pricing. Also, I've hunted 125 species around the world, and my experiences with you match or exceed a majority of those. Primarily you give the avid hunter great opportunities to take the quality of specimen they desire at a very affordable price, and with quality guides and accommodations. And you and your guides do indeed never overstate animals' measurements, always giving the actual or a little below actual measurements, so the hunter is never surprised or unhappy. Additionally, while not commenting on some other outfitters, I found you and your operations to be the most honest and trustworthy exotic hunting organization I've dealt with - extremely professional, with integrity and above board. Greatest recommendation I can give is that I plan on revisiting numerous times and telling all my hunting buddies.
San Antonio, TX
- Aaron, I want to personally thank you for a great hunt. I am looking forward to my next hunt with you all. You have a very nice place, great people, food and very high quality animals. It was a trip of a lifetime and a very great experience all the way around. I will recommend your establishment to everyone I talk to that hunts. Feel free to use me as a reference. I am sending you a few of the best pictures taken on the hunt with my camera. Thank you again for sending the scores and pictures so fast. Thank you
Troy E. Reed III
San Angelo, TX
- Aaron I just want to take this moment to thank you for such a wonderful hunt. I was a bit worried I would not get the animal I wanted but at 8:15pm on the second day it all came together. My axis scored 333.8 and I am extremely pleased with this animal. The lodge facilities were wonderful at the meals were fantastic, especially the Eiland Yeager Schnitzel we had Friday evening was the best piece of meat I have ever had. The guides were fantastic and worked very hard to get me the animal I wanted. The other hunters from Louisiana were a real hoot, and Timbo from Texas City was a real blast also. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience.
- Aaron, I wanted to thank you and everyone at Texas Hunt Lodge of a hunting experience that honestly exceeded all of my expectations. My son has not stopped talking about all of the animals we saw and how it was the best vacation that he has ever been on. We will definitely be back
M. Van Leeuwen
North Las Vegas, NV
- Aaron, I have to say once again that we all had such a blast! Boy that hog & dog hunt is awesome what a rush!! Its very unusual to find a guide that can adapt to every hunter in every situation such as you. I can't tell you how much it meant to everyone to see the smiles on Mike & Douglas's face on their hunt. Especially after all they have been through this past year. All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You have made memories that will last a lifetime! By the way thank you for putting your recipe on the news letter. Can't wait to try it out. Until next time Aaron, God Bless you and your family.
- Just wanted to say thanks for the great hunt last week. I am ready to come back ASAP. It was plain to see that you guys take your business seriously and don't lose sight of the details. You went above and beyond my expectations. Thanks again for a great hunt. I will difenantly be telling all my freinds and hunting buddies.
- Aaron & Joanie, Thank you both for the hospitality & great time that Cindy & I had at the Texas Hunt Lodge. The meals, lodging, company, and quality of game are superior. Thanks for putting me on the great Nubian Ibex, Scimitar Oryx, Fallow, and Red Stag. They are all awesome trophies. I would recommend your service and lodge to anyone. I will be back soon.
- Thank you for making my Birthday weekend and first exotic trip so exciting. Jeff and I had a tremendous time and have many stories to share.
- Dear Aaron & Joanie, Thank you for your hospitality and making a dream come true for my father and I. We had a great time; see you next year!
Pedro & Elias
- You guys are awesome. My brother and I were a little nervous hunting with a guide. You exceeded our expectations! We are blown away by your hospitality adn can not thank you enough. It was an amazing hunt, amazing food, our bellys were full and we were never thirsty. We will be back and we will bring more!
San Antonio, TX
- We can't Thank You enough for your hospitality, patience and company! A Large, Large part of the hunt is the people you hunt with. You are the hardest working Outfitter/Guide i've worked with in 30 years of traveling the world. Good Luck and the Sky's the Limit!
- We had the best time with you hunting and "hanging out". CT and I spent hours together last night processing his deer, man that's a lot of meat on them. You went above and beyond what I've ever seen from a Guide. I wish I had a camera to video what you went through for Lyndsey. CT had to go over it all with me again to re-live the experience to make sure it really happened. Thanks to both of you for making this happen for me and my kids! Also best wishes on your future next little Bulkley. The kids loved Uncle Jack, they have an uncle just like him. We will see you again!
- I have hunted 50 yrs and have never been treated so well...I have hunted Aoudad Sheep over 5 yrs and weeks of walking & stand hunting, etc; Aaron would not give up and in the wayning hours of our hunt we took a magnificent Ram. My 5 yr Quest is Over! This trip will be in our hearts forever. The hunt couldn't have been better, but meeting special people is equally important and we did that as well.
B & T, Ilenstine
- I wanted to thank Texas Hunt Lodge, you Aaron, & John again for the best turkey hunt anyone could ever have. Words can't describe how wonderful the hunt was...We relived the hunt all the way back to Lufkin. And we both agreed that this hunt was head and shoulders better than any we have seen on television.
- Thank you for all that you did for me. I really had NO idea what to expect when coming down here to hunt. You guys made my first guided hunt so perfect I can't describe it all. I am looking forward to all my guided hunts with your lodge along with my friends and Family.
- This has definitely been the most memorable hunting weekend every. The lodge was great, my first kill of any kind of animal was wonderful, and my engagement ring on the pink ribbon attached to the horns was magnificent. Ya'll were the best hosts/guide anyone could ask for.
- We had a great time. Wonderful Hunting Lodge. Good Luck and We will return & I'm sure most everyone will. Really Good Hosts
- Aaron and Joanie, Thank you so much for an awesome stay at the Texas Hunt Lodge! We enjoyed a fabulous hunt and enjoyed harvesting more than we came for. Your lodge is wonderful. The food and company was terrific. We are looking forward to coming back SOON! I would recommend your lodge to anyone!
J. Green & T. Bishop
- Aaron and Joanie, Thank you so much for a great time and the great hunt. This is an amazing lodge and I would come back every week if it were possible! You have an amazing place and you are great people
T & S Bond
- Aaron & Joanie, You are great hosts and made me feel welcome. What a wonderful dinner - more than I expected. You do a great job for your hunters. I'm glad I discovered you!
- Well...we are back for more hunting and a record Yak! Thanks for the great hunting and hospitality. We are coming back. Thanks for all of your efforts to make my hunt memories better
T. Bond, Conroe, TX