Thursday, November 25, 2010
First up, Heather and her 4 x 4 with massive eye-guards:
Second, we have Dan with his trophy 4 x 4:
And last, but not least, we have Ray with a nice, heavy-horned 4 x 4:
Congratulations to all our 2010 deer hunters for another great year!
For more information about our deer hunts, contact Dave at the DASH Ranch: 530-941-2112
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sal, pictured below, got a perfect-for-eating-sized boar early in the evening. It may be ugly, but it will sure taste good. Dan, pictured to the right, got this 250+ lb boar with nice tusks in a quick take-down later the same evening. Good job to both hunters.
Our most recent hunt on July 1st was a father-son team.
19 year old Francis, who will be attending Arizona State in the fall, shot a nice-sized eater sow. His father, Ray, pictured below, got a hefty boar for himself. Congratulations to both.
Good shootin’ by all our recent guests--and congratulations again on your hogs!
There are still pig hunts available for the remainder of July and August. It's toasty up here in the summer, so the animals don’t move much during the day. Hunting is best in the cooler evening times. Check the website for more information about booking a wild pig hunt.
A look ahead to the Fall and deer season:
We had a recent deer hunt cancellation: the scheduled hunter didn’t draw the necessary “C-Tag” needed for this zone. If you have a C-Tag and would like to book a 3-day hunt some time between September 18 and October 4, give us a call. First come first served--only one spot available.
As for the deer hunting itself, it should be excellent, as always, this fall. The trees are loaded with blacktail deer's main source of food: acorns. They will come straight through the ranch during their migration in the fall. We’ve also spotted a few big bucks around this summer; maybe they’ve decided to make the ranch their year-round home...
For more information about 3-day blacktail deer hunts check the website or call (530) 941-2112.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
April was a good hunting month at the ranch: it began and ended with hunting success. We were happy to have one of Oregon's top fishing guides, Bob Stockdall, and his son, Kyle, join us in the last weekend of the month for a pig hunt. At only 14 years old, Kyle made his father proud by keeping his cool and getting his first pig, pictured above. Congratulations Kyle, that's a great looking hog!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
to Court from Oregon. He bagged his first two wild boars this weekend! Good hunting Court.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Northern California is home to a growing pig population. The DASH Ranch offers some of the best wild pig hunting in Shasta County. Our one-on-one guided hog hunts are spot and stalk, fair-chase hunts. (No dogs.) The wild pigs in this area are a dark-haired, European (Russian) breed. They usually run in groups of 7-15 hogs, but a group of 30 is a common find. The biggest wild boars we see are generally alone or with another big boar. They can run over 300 lbs and have tusks easily over 2 inches long. However, wild hogs in the 75 - 150 lb range make the best table fare. Wild hogs are tough game animals to bring down. Larger hogs have thick, shielded shoulders that require a rifle with plenty of knock down power to anchor them. Although a .243 will work, we like to see .270, 30-06, 300, or 7mm. Bigger is better when it comes to stopping wild hogs. Our 1-day guided wild pig hunt includes: the field dressing and skinning of your pig, 3 meals and an overnight stay in our bunkhouse. Since 95% of our hunters shoot a wild hog at a distance of less than 150 yards, you are practically guaranteed to take home a pig.
Our California wild turkey hunts are private-ranch, fully guided, Spring turkey hunts. The season opens at the end of March and the weather is generally mild. Our ranch has long, deep, brushy canyons running through it with many Digger Pines which make for perfect roosting trees. In the fall, it’s common to see groups of turkeys with over 150 birds in them. In the Spring, these large groups break up into smaller bunches, and the long beards show up. We have the birds and the right habitat—which means the DASH Ranch can offer you some of the best wild turkey hunting in California. These are 2-day hunts that include a one-on-one guide, meals, lodging in our bunkhouse and the cleaning of your bird.
For more information, or to book a hunt, contact Dave Morrow at (530) 941-2112 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Our Blacktail Deer hunts are one-on-one, guided, private ranch hunts where we offer you the opportunity to harvest a trophy Blacktail Deer. These hunts sell out every season, so you want to book soon.
The blacktail bucks start leaving the high country and migrate to the ranch in September and spend the winter here. Blacktailed Deer rifle season starts the third weekend of September and runs for 5 weeks as per California Department of Fish and Game regulations. We are located in the C-Zone, and in past years you could purchase a tag over the counter at Fish and Game. This year the Department of Fish and Game is proposing to make the C-Zone a “Premium Tag,” which means you will have to enter the drawing to get one. However, it should be fairly easy to draw a tag this year. We can assist you in filling out your application and submitting it on time.
Deer hunts at the Dash Ranch also include three meals a day and a bunk house with private bath, shower, towels and bedding. We also field dress, skin and then hang your deer in our walk-in cooler. Upon request, we can arrange for taxidermy services for your trophy. For more information about booking a Blacktail Deer hunt, a Wild Pig hunt or Rio Grande Turkey hunt click here, or contact Dave Morrow at (530) 941-2112 or send an email to: email@example.com