I booked a hunt at the Schwiening Ranch for my husband as a Christmas present. He talks all of the time how much he misses his lease and enjoys riding his ranger so I thought that a hunt would be a perfect weekend get a way for he and I. I originally was seeking a white tail hunt, but as luck would have it, white tail season was coming to an end and axis season was open. I thought that may be an exciting change for my husband since she had never been axis hunting, and neither had I. Boy was he surprised and excited! I wanted a place that we could go and take our own ranger and hunt some on our own if we wanted to. Mr. Schwiening was more than accommodating. We were able to stay right on part of the ranch in a cute little bunk house that his wife just redid. She made a precious little basket of goodies (cinnamon rolls, coffee and wine) for us to enjoy during our stay. Mr. S met with us to see what kind of schedule we wanted to keep while we were there. He took us out for some hunts and let us go alone for some. Axis hunting was a bit different than white tail hunting and we saw a lot more hunting at night with a red light! It was very exciting and lots of fun. Mr. S grew up on that ranch and knows it like the back of his hand. He was very knowledgeable and a huge help to us. Without him, we would not have even attempted night hunting. It was a great experience for both me and my husband. I shot an axis doe and my husband shot an awesome axis buck! I couldn't have asked for a better trip or gift for my husband!
It was a great experience for both me and my husband. I shot an axis doe and my husband shot an awesome axis buck!