Ep 142: Free Range Sambar Deer Hunting In Texas With Greg Wells

Today, I wanted to do an episode on a somewhat unusual and not very well known hunting opportunity: free range sambar deer hunting in Texas. We have a special guest for this episode: Greg Wells. Greg is going to share the story of his sambar deer hunt on the Powderhorn Ranch in Texas, share some lessons he learned along the way, and give a couple of pointers to those who are interested in going sambar deer hunting themselves at some point in the future.

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What We Covered

1) How Greg discovered The Big Game Hunting Podcast and how he ended up going on this sambar deer hunt.

2) Brief overview of the Powderhorn Ranch, what game lives there, and the draw process involved with getting tags.

3) Overview of sambar deer.

4) Story of Greg’s sambar deer hunt.

5) What rifle, cartridge, and ammunition he used on his hunt and how it performed on that sambar deer.

6) What he thought about sambar deer meat.

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Below is a photo of Greg and his sambar deer.

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Click the link below to learn more about the Powderhorn Ranch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/public/public_hunt_drawing/hunt-area-details.phtml?OArea=PE