Halls of Fame/Shame


Hall of Fame

FCS had great or good experiences with the below businesses/landowners/outfitters/guides and will rehire/recommends them.  Included is the event(s) that we did with them, other activities that they offer, and their location.  For more detailed recommendations see our Guide and Outfitter Reviews and Recommendations web page.

  • 74 Ranch Resort (24-hour sporting clay shoots; they also offer hunting for several species of big game, dove, quail, and turkeys; near Campbellton).
  • Alpine Shooting Range (sporting clays shoot; they also have skeet and trap ranges and clay target throwers, rifle and handgun ranges; near Fort Worth).
  • Capital Clays (sporting clays, 5-stand, and skeet shoots; and sporting clays tournaments they also have trap ranges; near Austin).
  • Captain Scott Hibbetts (bay fishing guide; Corpus Christi area); Scott appears to be no longer guiding.
  • Captain Seth Hobbs (https://labellefishing.com/; hybrid/striped/white bass fishing guide; Lake Buchanan); contact Seth at 512-970-3434.
  • Captain Rick Loveday (bay fishing guide; Corpus Christi area); contact Rick at 361-368-2422 (Home) or 361-946-1182 (Cell).
  • Captain Jon Mahan (https://captjonmahan.com/; guided duck hunts (he also does bay fishing trips); bayside area); contact Jon at 361-319-1713 or jonedwardmahan@gmail.com.
  • Captain Bob Maindelle/Holding the Line Guide Service (freshwater fishing guide who’s expertise is white bass on Lake Belton) – In our 34 years, we’ve gone on a lot of chartered fishing trips – many have been good, some bad, but most were in-between.  Our 6/5/23 white bass trip with Bob Maindelle was without a doubt our best trip ever!  No other trip has come close!  Bob’s equipment, knowledge, experience, and ‘no-detail-too small’ attitude resulted in a trip that we’ll talk about for years to come!  Plus he is a gentleman and a really nice guy!  He earned my highest recommendation.  Randy Rowley, FCS president.
  • Captain (and FCS member) Kevin McConnell (hybrid/largemouth/striped/white bass fishing guide; Central Texas); contact Kevin at 512-428-6315.
  • Captain Ander Meine (largemouth bass fishing guide; Central Texas).
  • Captain Brian Parker (largemouth bass fishing guide; Central Texas); contact Brian at 817-808-2227 or lakeaustinfishing@yahoo.com.
  • Captain Ron Pierson (deep sea fishing Guide; Port Aransas); contact Ron at 361-749-7311.
  • Todd Condiff (guided duck hunt; DFW area).
  • Copperhead Creek Shooting Club (sporting clays tournaments; they also have skeet, trap, rifle, and handgun ranges; near Marble Falls).
  • Eagle Peak Shooting Range (rifle and handgun ranges and clay target throwers; near Jonestown).
  • Elm Fork Shooting Sports (sporting clays shoot; they also have skeet, trap, rifle, handgun, and archery ranges; DFW area).
  • Ricky Ethridge (guided duck hunts and semi-guided hog hunts; he also offers guided teal hunts and semi-guided deer and axis deer hunts; near Marquez, Cameron, Lockhart, Rocksprings, and in Mexico).
  • J.B. Hunting Ranch (hog and sheep hunts; near Blessing).  Contact Jimmy Cohenour at 361-588-6845 (Home) or 979-240-9445 (mobile) for more information.  Jimmy offers a discount to FCS members.
  • Rayce Jenkins (https://www.facebook.com/rayce.jenkins; guided duck, goose, sandhill crane, and teal hunts; near El Campo).
  • Limitless Outdoor Adventures/Jacob Orr (guided duck hunt; DFW area).
  • Mike Schumann (guided upland bird hunts; near Dimebox).
  • Tenney Creek Outfitters/Jack Chamberland (guided duck and semi-guided hog hunts; they also offer guided upland bird hunts; near McMahan).
  • Texas Wild (semi-guided hog hunts and dove hunts; they also offer season leases for duck and semi-guided turkey and deer hunts; near Pleasanton).
  • Three Curl Outfitters/Bret Jepsen (guided duck hunt; they also offer semi-guided hog and dove hunts, and guided quail hunts; DFW area).

Hall of Shame

FCS had bad experiences with the below businesses/landowners/outfitters/guides and will not rehire or recommend them.  These experiences included lack of game/false representations of the amount and type of game that was being seen, lack of scouting/effort, and/or misrepresentation of lodging and/or food.  Included is the event that we did with them and their location.  Beware of them!

  • Blue Roan Bend Outfitters (duck and goose duck hunt – they didn’t inform us of a lack of game prior to our hunt; near Eagle Lake).
  • Brett Manry (hog hunt – lack of game – sent several pictures of hogs, our six hunters only saw one hog and it was on a neighbor’s property; near Cherokee).
  • Dove Heaven/Double H Outfitters/Justin (opening day dove hunt – not enough game for the number of hunters they had and they put 30 hunters 100 yards from us that shot most of the dove that were heading our way; near San Antonio).
  • Elm Creek Outfitters (an affiliate of theirs) (opening day dove hunt – he didn’t inform us of a lack of game prior to our hunt and was extremely disorganized; near Hutto).
  • Haun Ranch (deer and hog hunt – he didn’t tell us until after we arrived that does were by permit only and only two of our hunters could take one; near Victoria).
  • Heart of Texas Guided Hunts/Texas Thermal Hog Hunts (hog hunt – lack of game, poor quality/worn out thermal sights, and deceptive trade practices on lodging and food; near Hubbard).
  • Pinoak Ranch (duck hunt – he didn’t inform us of a lack of game prior to our hunt; near Tehuacana).
  • Simmons Waterfowl Service (duck hunt – lack of game/scouting and his idea of concealment is laughable (sitting on rectangular hay bales in the open); near Fort Worth).
  • Triple Play Outfitters (opening day dove hunt – he didn’t inform us of a lack of game prior to our hunt; near New Braunfels).

Members – if you have a business/landowner/outfitter/guide from an FCS trip that you’d like us to consider adding to either of these lists, send an email to info@fcs-texas.org.  Please include details of the encounter.

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