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RANCH FAQ'S

Q. What if I want my game animal aged, cut, vacuum packed and/or frozen?

A. We have USDA licensed meat processors nearby that can fully process and package your meat, even make sausage if you like. Field dressing of your game is $25 under 300 lbs & $50 over 300 lbs and the cost for additional meat processing services is offered at a nominal and discounted rate based on poundage.

Q. What if I don’t own a weapon? Do you have them available?

A. Rifles and ammunition are available at a nominal price but handguns are not. Archery equipment is not available because unlike a rifle, shooting a bow requires practice to perfect your form. Hunters shooting bows need to be proficient to at least 20 yards before bowhunting. Hunters using rented rifles are responsible for any damage they do so avoid falling off the mountain with one of our guns.

Q. What if I cannot locate my animal after shooting it?

A. This is a very rare but not altogether impossible scenario. Our guides will make every effort to secure your kill but if you make a bad shot and wound an animal, recovery is not always possible…at least not before the coyotes get to it overnight. In these rare instances your hunt is over and additional charges apply if you wish to shoot another animal. We recommend you only take shots you are comfortable with and put in your time to stalk close to your game to avoid this happening. Aim small, miss small. Don’t take unnecessarily long shots. The farther away you are, the harder it is to track your animal.

Q. What inherent dangers or risks are there at Dunton Ranch?

A. Like all wilderness areas, there are plants, animals and trails that can hurt you. Poison oak, cactus, steep cliffs, wild and domestic animals can all pose a threat. There aren’t a lot of rattlesnakes at this elevation but in the warm months it is best to watch your step because we do find a few every year. Javelina and wild boar can charge a person if they feel threatened (especially if wounded) and some of the watering holes are frequented by cattle which can be unpredictable on occasion. Though nobody has been seriously injured at Dunton Ranch, there are risks and you will be required to sign a waiver releasing Dunton Ranch from liability if you are injured or killed while on the property (as unlikely as that is). Odds are you are in more danger of injury or death while driving on the freeway coming here than you are once you arrive.

Q. Is tipping customary?

A. This is one of the most common questions we are asked. Gratuities are a very personal thing and are not “assumed” here at Dunton Ranch but they are greatly appreciated. Our guides are local young men who are unpaid and guide for the love of the sport and the thrill of the hunt. They will assist you in locating game, planning your stalk, taking photos or video of your hunt/kill, provide field dressing (if desired) and transportation of your kill to our game box. The average tip is usually $100. per hunt but should be based on your actual experience with your guide…Dunton Ranch believes tipping should be your decision based upon your own personal satisfaction.