Hunting Report: June 2013
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Spring is here! Summer school vacations are only weeks away; Disney, beaches, family vacations... but here at Riata we never stop hunting and fishing! We are smack-dab in the middle of hunting Auodad Sheep, Nilgai, Cougar, Bear, and LEAVING FOR ARGENTINA and AFRICA and fishing the pacific in Costa Rica for Giant Marlin and Sailfish!
If you're still planning a fall 2013 or a 2014 hunt or fishing trip and have waited too long to make your plans - make them now! We have a very few, select hunts left for our fall 2013 free range south Texas whitetail, and western states mule deer, elk, moose, bear, mountain goat, cougar and sheep!!! 7 of these trips are outlined in detail below.
If you're planning a summer family vacation combined with some great offshore fishing, look no further than Costa Rica! We have awesome fishing vacation packages in our 5 star resort along with beaches and lazy river pools - see this trip below! Give us a call today and if nothing else, learn a little more about these select areas for your future planning.
In this day and age, time is everything. With today’s transportation and professional outfitters, you can leave today and be in a bear camp hunting or catching sailfish by tomorrow afternoon!
We look forward to hearing from you.
International Hunting News
Dallas Safari Club lion policy adopted by International Council
Once again, this is a fine example of hunters being the true conservationists they are.
A recent international assembly of conservationists representing 84 countries adopted an African lion-hunting policy modeled after one advanced earlier this year by the Dallas Safari Club.
Recently, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation credited DSC for early and ongoing leadership in urging lion hunters to self-impose harvest restrictions.
U.S. Hunters traveling abroad with firearms
If your planning to leave the country on a hunting trip with a firearm this form is necessary for you to have.
* note: This information is no guarantee of knowledge of law and Riata accepts no responsibility for the accuracy and dependability of the information contained herein.
PH Erwin Kotze Killed
We were saddened to hear that PH Erwin Kotze of Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris was recently killed by a bull elephant in Africa. Mr. Kotze had been a professional hunter since 2006. He was 27 years old. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Texas Free Range Whitetail
25,000 acre ranch and 45,000 acre ranch
Dove hunts, Dove Cast & Blast Combo Hunts in South Texas
Welcome to the finest South Texas high volume Dove hunting and cast & blast combo trip for trout and redfish on the Texas gulf coast!
The Dove hunt package includes:
We have the first 3 weeks open on weekdays and the fourth weekend open.
Cast & Blast Combo Hunt:
$1950 per person for a combo 2 day Dove hunt and 2 day bay fishing on the Texas coast in a 3 star fishing lodge. 3 fisherman to a boat including meals, guide, tackle, bait, open bar, and 3 star lodging.
Cast & blast Includes: Meals, lodging, open bar, boats, guides, tackle, bait, and captain.
Corporate Dove Hunts:
2 dates left for Fall 2013
300,000 acre New Mexico Trophy Elk hunt
Eastern New Mexico Mule deer
Riata is the proud sponsor of an online Whitetail guide school. To take the course, simply log on. Its only $29!
Log onto guideschoolwhitetails.com today.
NM Indian Reservation trophy Elk hunts
"Among the finest free range elk hunting in North America"
500,000 acres 365BC average in 2012
When the reservation started it’s hunting program, it never imagined it would soon become a leader in the hunting industry. We are proud of the fact that this reservation has gained a reputation for producing exceptional trophy quality animals and just as excited about our management work which insures quality on a sustainable basis.
New Mexico Color Phase Bear and Cougar Hunts! 8 hour drive from Dallas!
Located on the private UB Ranch and the Filmont Ranch both consisting of 160,000 acres each ( 320,000 total acres) hunted exclusively by our operator this is some of the best bear and cougar habitat in the lower 48. Additionally, he has access to the Singleton Family Ranches which consist of over 1 million acres. These ranches lie 40 miles south of Raton, New Mexico in the town of Cimarron in the Sangria De Christos Mountain Range. Clients hunt at 6000-9000 feet. Bear hunts have been 100% success and Cougar has been 80%+.
Bear Dates: Oct 7-11, or 12-16, 2013
Cougar Dates: Thanksgiving week through the end of March
Cancellation Hunt! Alaskan Mountain Goat by boat!
2 tags remain from "push out to 2014"
Our mountain goat hunts are conducted during late September aboard our private yacht. When not on the mountain pursuing goats we are living in comfort aboard the yacht where our full-time cook keeps us fed and the t.v. plays a good Western. These are true trophy mountain goat hunts. We harvest strictly large billies with long furred hides. We do not shoot female or small goats ever. The mountain goats in this area are an underutilized resource and provide a first class hunt. We limit this area to very few hunts a year, and the results speak for themselves. Abundant black bears in this area catch salmon in the streams near the yacht and can be combined with goats as an additional trophy.
September 14th-20th | September 20th-26th
$11,900 regular rate - 2 spots to fill at $8,500!
This hunt takes place out of Prince William Sound. Clients fly into Valdez, AK. There are no charter flights involved. This is a yacht based hunt. License is $85 and Goat Tag is $300.
Payment for this hunt require a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to the hunt date. We accept payments by Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Credit Cards (we do take credit cards, but a 3.9% fee is charged on top of hunt balance due).
Thank you for your business.
We hope you have enjoyed our May 2013 Hunting Report. 2012 was a fantastic and wonderfully successful year for our clients. Have a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2013. We strive to consult with our clients for the best areas, outfitters and wildlife that can be found in the world of hunting and fishing today. Give us a call. We enjoy talking hunting & fishing. Thank you for your business.
Remember, take a child hunting and fishing to enjoy God’s great outdoors and support our troops abroad!
The Staff of
September Black Bear