Here at the Adobe Lodge we want to reach out to all our friends, fellow hunters, and future hunters to fill you in on all the going ons lately. Although the lodge will never be the same without Skipper, we will do our best to keep everything moving forward like he would have wanted. I had mentioned to a good friend and fellow Adobe Lodge hunter, Marie Boehler, that I didn’t know how we could ever fill Skippers boots and she replied, “You don’t have to fill them, you Just have to walk beside them.” That really hit home and gave us the hope and drive to make this work. With our great guides, cooks, and of course skinner David, this will be a great success.
With the current pandemic that seems to be occupying our minds we wanted to let everyone know we are going forward ‘full force’ with hunting season, and are looking SO forward to it! Guide Tony Keiffer, just the other day, said we should call the hunting blinds “Covid Isolation Units”. Well that gave us a well appreciated chuckle.
So, what has been going on around the lodge?
Well, Jim and Jennifer Holt, Skippers Step son and Jeri’s son and daughter in law have moved back to TX and are staying at the lodge and will be much involved with the going's on during hunting season and moving forward with the future of Adobe Lodge. That being said, Jennifer is the author of this little update. So I’ll shout out a big HELLO to all and look forward to keeping y’all updated throughout the summer with what's happening around the lodge.
With that little bit of info, here is the latest lodge knowledge. We’ve been doing lots of clean up and repair around the lodge and ranch, such as some fresh paint here and there, gathering some firewood for the fire pit during season, (cause I know how much y’all enjoy sitting around it) lots of manual labor and LOTS and LOTS of sweating. (it’s been very very hot)
Our goal in the near future is to start getting some trail camera pictures posted and some of the lodge happenings. This spring we had some good rain at the right time to support good horn growth and we can't wait to see what the trail cams produce for pictures. So stay tuned for more!
An updated informative message to all our loyal friends, hunting clients and to future hunters of the Adobe Lodge. Skipper Duncan was a friend to all that knew him. He will be sorely missed by all that cared for him. Skipper can never be replaced. In a time span covering more than 35 years, he developed one of the best and most successful hunter friendly, “free range hunting” concessions in Texas. It was Skipper’s intention that in his absence, the Adobe Lodge Hunting Camp would continue on. It is our intent to dedicate ourselves to fulfilling his wishes. The staff of the Adobe Lodge is committed to insuring that in the dawning of this new era, all old Adobe Lodge traditions will continue. We intend to take the same “hands on approach” that was patented by Skipper. It is not only the camp hospitality but the enduring friendships that brings hunters to fellowship here with seasonal regularity. Each and every visitor is special to us. Each and every one has a unique story worth telling. All are greeted on a first name basis followed by a welcoming handshake. That’s the Adobe Lodge way and will never change. All preparations have been made for the 2020 Turkey Season and a very few slots yet to book for the 2020 Deer Hunting Season. Recent rains on the contracted ranches have sweetened the pot by making much needed nutrients more available, which thereby contributes to healthier deer and larger antlers. The ranches hunted will remain the same as in recent years. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Please keep us advised of your travel plans, especially when air arrival and transportation comes into play. We are committed to providing the personal service and hospitality that made the Adobe Lodge Hunting Camp a success for over 35 years. As in the past, we have the experience to meet your needs whenever they arise. Thank you for your patience and thank you for considering and choosing the Adobe Lodge. We look forward to seeing you.
The Adobe Lodge Owners and Staff
WHITETAIL DEER - 100% Fair-chase SPRING TURKEY - Rio Grandes
GUIDED AND OUTFITTED HUNTS SINCE 1985
Clients Booked for 2020 = 85% Are Repeats
Right Here On This Website - You will see Each and Every Buck taken in 2019.
A TOUR OF THIS WEBSITE WILL GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR HUNT WITH US.
Low Fence, Fair-Chase. No pen-raised deer.
You decide which buck you will take, not your guide.
All bucks are the same price. No "pay-by-the-inch."
Easy hunting from comfortable, all-weather ground blinds.
Or walk/stalk/rattle with a guide - it's your choice.
MOST RECENT POSTINGS:
1-29-20: Please note: the entire 2019 season has been summarized with photos of the top bucks, statistics on the year, success rates and much more.
1-26-20: Home Camp # 14, report and photos. Right menu, click "Home Camp - 2019."
1-17-20: New Page. Deer Summary → Right Menu. Click on "You Tube Hunting Videos."
12-9-19: McManus Camp # 3, reports and photos. Right menu, click McManus Camp 2019.
2-5-19: 2018 season summarized. Many pages have been updated.
2019 BUCK OF THE YEAR
Jacqui Hunter, Laceyville, PA 162 3/8" 18 1/4" ten point
Our Buck of the Year collection on this page illustrates the past 16 years of Adobe Lodge history.
These trophies demonstrate the potential size of our low-fence, fair-chase whitetail bucks here in West Texas.
2018 Buck of the Year
2017 Buck of the Year
2016 Buck of the Year
2015 Buck of the Year
2014 Buck of the Year
2013 Buck of the Year
2012 Buck of the Year
2011 Buck of the Year
2010 Buck of the Year
2009 Buck of the Year
2008 Buck of the Year
2007 Buck of the Year
2006 Buck of the Year
2005 Buck of the Year
2004 Buck of the Year
2003 Buck of the Year
Rio Grande Spring Turkey Hunting
We Have LOTS of Turkeys
Howdy from West Texas. I'm Skipper Duncan, and I appreciate your interest in our Adobe Lodge hunting.
But here's a warning: I update this site frequently, especially during our deer and spring turkey seasons. Checking our the latest postings can become addictive and might affect your productivity.