Mathews Inc.

Y bar ranch

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Hunter: Travis Groth
Ratings to date: 5
Average Rating 4.4
Hunter Comments
I recommend this outfitter

I would not advise people not to go here but would definitely suggest others before this one. I know that hunting is hunting when dealing with free range but for being in South Texas I believe that the number of hogs they say you can expect to see is way overstated. I consider myself to be a quality hunter that sits still and stays very quiet and we saw two hogs in three days of hunting. On the other hand the deer and quail were plentiful.

Outfitter's Response

It saddens me to read Travis's report about the Y Bar Ranch. We try very hard to make every customer a repeat customer. That attitude earned Y Bar Ranch, the 2008 "Outfitter of The Year Award" for the Omaha SCI chapter, an endorsement by Cabela's and a testimonial page that is full of testimonials on our website, As far as Travis's report on the number of hogs being overstated. We spend hours in the field scouting and do at least 2 aerial game surveys every year. I would put our hog number up against any other outfitter in Texas. Also please consider that we hunt on over 20,000 acres that my family owns and manages. There are very few outfitters in Texas that can say that. So we have a great grasp of the number of wildlife we have. However, hog movement is hard to predict. Variables such as weather, and the moon phase play such a crucial part in hog movement. We may have a hunter, like Travis, have a slower hunt, then two days later have a hunter see a large number of hogs on every hunt. I am pretty sure that is why they call it hunting, not killing. We put a lot of money back into our ranch and operation. That is plain to see. I live on the ranch with my family, and take a lot of pride in our operation. I wish Travis had contacted us before submitting a comment about our operation like he did. I hope whoever reads it, will check our credentials and make their own decision with out being influenced by Travis.

Hunt Information
Date of Hunt - April 2007
Implement - Rifle
Hunt Type - Outfitted
Personal Guide -
Number in Camp - 6
Outfitter Cost - $1,200.00
Other Costs - $0.00
Weather Information
Did Weather Affect your Hunt? No - Weather not a factor
Weather Comments:
Rained in evenings and warm/nice during the day.
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