It was a banner year at Tallaflo in 2016. Our deer herd benefitted from an exceptional class of fawns which were the result of our artificial insemination program…overseen by vets specializing in whitetail deer breeding affiliated with Texas A&M University.
We also had a nice crop of acorns and other natural forage drop…and despite the lack of truly cold weather…the rut began right on time in late October. We had a full calendar of hunters during our short season and everyone bagged the deer of a lifetime. We have the pleasure of having Mike Hunter and his wife Sandy hunt with us each of the past two seasons. In 2015, Sandy killed a massive 202″ buck and scored a nice buck in 2016 measuring over 185″. Her husband Mike hunted hard this year and passed up numerous deer pushing the 200″ range. He was looking for a “once in a lifetime” deer and after 4 days, bagged an incredible 242″ buck with 27 points and kickers. It was a beautiful animal. A friend of the Hunter’s…Karl Stoyer also returned for his second year and bagged a beautiful buck with heavy mass, scoring 189″. Another second year hunter, Drew Mitchell shot a beautiful 221″ deer, sporting a droptine “eye-guard” in early November. In addition, we held several father/son hunts…with many trophies killed. All in all, each hunter bagged a truly “trophy-class” deer and many have already made reservations for 2017! Hurry, we only have a few limited spots remaining for your party!