Following is my trip report from a recent adventure with Fair Chase, Ltd. for javelina and hogs. This is a modified North American Hunting Club format.

1) Outfitter: Fair Chase, Ltd

2) Owner: Rob Kiebler

3) Address: P.O. Box 1679, Azle, TX 76098

4) Phone: (972)-523-5621 (cell)

5) E-mail:  See dv’s links page.

6) When: January 22-25, 2009

7) Where: El Indio, TX

8) Guided: Fully

9) Drop: No

10) Transportation to hunting area: By truck driven by guide and/or outfitter.11) Accommodations: Sleeping trailers with individual rooms; two rooms per bathroom. Separate game/lounge trailer. Separate kitchen and dining building.

12) Trophy hunt only: No

13) Species hunted / harvested: Javelina and feral hog hunted. Two javelinas and one feral hog harvested.

14) Tools used: Compound bow.

15) Land hunted: Private

16) Cost: Booked at 2008 rate of $250 per person per day for three day hunt including food, lodging, guiding, and meat and trophy care. Check with outfitter for current rates. Additional costs: Air fare $276.50, shipment of bow and arrows $80.00, prior night’s stay in hotel $116.00, license $45, tip.

17) Challenging terrain adversely affect hunt: No

18) Did weather adversely affect hunt: No

19) Quantity of game: Excellent

20) Quality of game: Excellent

21) Guide’s Competence: Guide and outfitters’ skills and ability to apply them exceeded my own hunting skills.

22) Guide’s Hunting Ethics: Excellent

23) Condition of Equipment: Good

24) Food: Outstanding!

25) Trophy care: Good

26) Meat care: Good

27) Number of outfitted / guided hunts for myself: 7

28) Recommended: Yes!

29) General comments: I could write positive volumes about Rob and cite numerous examples of the outstanding service he provides and the outstanding time I had. In short it was great Outfitter, great Game, great Food, great Time!

I packed leaning towards heavier weight clothing, but didn’t pack enough light weight clothing. Temperatures swung from high 70’s down to below freezing with wind chill. I shipped my bow down and back via FEDEX which saved me $120.00 from taking it on the plane (Continental Airlines would have charged $100 each way). I should have taken one of the bow “holsters” that allows you to rest your bow on your thigh while spotting and stalking.

My first javelina.  

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My second javelina with fellow hunter John.
 
 
 
A fine Texas hog.
 
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