COMMERCIAL HUNTS SUSPENDED FOR THE 2003-2004 HUNTING SEASON
I have made the decision to suspend our commercial hunting operation
at least through the 2003-2004 hunting season. A through analysis
of our deer data and extensive discussions with our guides has
revealed a buck herd that is simply far too young for our objectives.
We have therefore decided to wait one, or perhaps two, years before
resuming our commercial hunting operation. We want the Faith Ranch
experience to be second-to-none in both the quality of the mature
bucks a hunter sees and the number of mature bucks available for
harvest. I believe that we need time to achieve that goal.
To those who have hunted with us in the past, I thank you for
your support and patronage.
Stuart W. Stedman
Faith Ranch sells 3 classes of hunts:
Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Mother Nature arranges physical traits
of animals in a bell-shaped curve. Antler sizes (we use Gross
Atypical Boone & Crockett Score) are no different. The average
mature Faith Ranch buck scores in the low 130’s (although
this average will shift higher or lower depending on spring rainfall)
and are represented in the fat, middle portion of the bell curve.
These are our Bronze class bucks. Because we have more Bronze
Class bucks, we sell more Bronze Hunts. Likewise, the number of
Silver Hunts and Gold Hunts we sell tracks the proportion of those
bucks in our deer herd. Our conservative and disciplined harvest
practices—taking only mature (6 ½ years +) bucks
and taking classes of bucks in proportion to their presence in
the deer herd—is the reason why Faith Ranch hunters enjoy
a quality deer hunting experience year after year.
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