FAQs about the hunt

FAQs about the hunt

FAQs about the huntBelow are several questions we are often asked – if you don’t see an answer here, don’t hesitate to call 806.676.4610 or email us with your questions! We created this section of our website to try and answer most of your questions before you book a hunt with us. Texas hunting license can be purchased in Clarendon, TX at Cornell’s Country Store or Lowe’s Family Grocery/Ace Hardware.

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What is included in the hunting packages(detailed)?

Each package (except day hunts) includes comfortable lodging, good food and experienced, knowledgeable guides with seasoned dogs (when needed).

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the main lodge. We can comfortably sleep 6 and 7 if someone is willing to sleep in a top bunk. All bedrooms are based on double occupancy unless we have vacancies during your hunt. The guest house has TV, kitchenette, washer-dryers, coffee maker with coffee, fresh linens & bath towels and generous porches for relaxing. There are boot dryers available upon request. We maintain a 3 bedroom/2bath guest house for use by our hog hunting guests.

If you stay in the LODGE, the doors into the main building are locked each evening at 10:00PM and opened for hunter’s breakfast at a time defined by the guide. After breakfast the doors into the main building are locked again and re-opened around 10:30AM for non-hunting guests staying in the LODGE. Coffee makers are in each bathroom for the convenient use of non-hunting guests and guests. Each guest bedroom in the lodge has an outside entrance.

Food service begins on the night of your arrival and ends with the noon meal on the last day of your hunt (unless otherwise defined on your invoice, OR, other arrangements have been made). Coffee and coffee makers are available for your use. If you have special dietary needs, we will do our best to accommodate them–just remember that if you don’t give us advanced notice, we are limited in how we can assist you (the grocery store in Clarendon is SMALL–and Amarillo is a 120 mile roundtrip).

Snacks & water are provided for each hunter during their hunt. Feel free to bring your own snacks or special beverage while you hunt, NO ALCOHOL is allowed during your hunt.

When is check-in and check-out?

CHECK-IN: No check-ins before 3:00PM — and please, if you arrive in our area before 3:00PM we will not be able to feed or house you before 3:00PM. It’s impossible to plan meals for unscheduled guests and it causes us to have to neglect guests who are already in camp. We understand that most of our guests are excited about getting here, but please don’t arrive at the Lodge until around 3:00PM.
CHECK-OUT: Please remove your personal items from the guest housing after lunch on the last day of your hunt so that our staff can ready the rooms for guests arriving at 3:00PM — if you need an extra overnight stay we can usually arrange that for a slight additional fee WITH 30 DAYS ADVANCE NOTICE.

What about tipping the staff?

A gratuity, better known as a tip, is appreciated by our staff but is not required. In the hunting service industry, tipping is common, and our staff works very hard to make your trip as productive and pleasant as possible, in part, to encourage you to tip well. Most tips in this industry run about 10% – 20% of the total cost of the hunt. The 10-20% received gratuity is shared between all the staff members. Every member of our staff contributes toward a memorable hunt. If you feel you would like to tip individually please advise. If you have any questions regarding any of our policies, please don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.

On the other hand, if you believe that the service, courtesies and considerations during your trip were LESS than you expected, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT ALERTING US!

Do you accept credit cards? Do you accept checks?

We prefer checks — it saves you 3% on your purchase. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS are accepted via the PayPal link on our website, but please note: we add 3% to each payment made with PayPal Visa and MasterCard. For example: whatever amount you apply to your hunt via PayPal (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), we add 3%.

A 50% non-refundable payment is due to reserve your hunt (we allow 7 business days for your check to arrive once you have verbally agreed to the terms and we’ll notify you before we release your dates if your check hasn’t arrived) and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

What is the nearest airport and do you offer pick-up/drop off service?

Nearest airport is Amarillo (AMA) and is serviced by many major airlines including Southwest, Delta, Spirit and American. Airport pick-up is NOT available – logistics are too difficult with the way we run our hunting operation. Most of our guests PREFER renting a vehicle and we are located on pavement. The Lodge is 55 miles east of the airport and 7 miles north of Clarendon. Take IH-40 east when exiting the airport and stay on it until you reach Exit 124 to Clarendon, turn right (south) onto Texas 70 and go about 10 miles, the lodge has a green roof and is located on the right hand side (west) of Texas 70. We do not loan or provide vehicles for our guests. A rental car will allow you to go to town, visit Palo Duro Canyon, and even spend an evening exploring Amarillo.

What about smoking and drinking?

Smoking is permitted on the porches or outside, no smoking inside the lodge or guest housing.

Adult beverages are available for purchase about 1/2 mile from our facilities located just across from the Clarendon Golf Course–you are welcome to bring them with you into the guest house or lodge. We don’t allow alcohol consumption during your hunt, in the field or transporting you to/from the field in any vehicle. You’re welcome to drink after the hunt, but we have a no tolerance policy should you decide to drink during the hunt.

How do you take care of my game?

Game processing: Bird hunters (turkeys, too) can leave their birds at the cleaning station for processing. The birds will be cleaned, breasted, bagged and refrigerated/frozen prior to your departure. The cost is included in the bird hunting packages.

For those with deer, we will remove the animal from the field, dress it, cape it and deliver the carcass to a local processor (Clarendon) without charge. Rough-caping of your game animal is included in the hunt package. If we take your meat to a specialty processor such as A&K in Wellington OR taxidermist, there will be a $100 transportation charge–it’s about a 100-mile roundtrip. Each deer hunter is responsible for payment of his deer processing and retrieval of his meat once processed. If there is more than one deer going to either the taxidermist/meat processor in Wellington, you can divide the expense of the trip among the other hunters.

Good taxidermy is available locally and we will be happy to deliver your game to the local taxidermist. All fees, deposits or other charges for taxidermy are the sole/separate responsibility of the hunter. Stuff-It Taxidermy in Clarendon, Texas

May I bring a non-hunting guest?

Sure…as long as we have room and 30 days notice. Non-Hunting guests are charged at a rate of $125 per person/per day subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Where is All American located? Will you give me driving directions?

The Lodge is located about 55 miles east of Amarillo, Texas. The nearest airport is in Amarillo (AMA) and is serviced by most major airlines including American and Southwest.
If you need driving directions, double-click the map below to go to MapQuest. Just fill in the information and you’ll get directions. Our physical address is 5111 North Highway 70, Clarendon, TX 79226, HOWEVER, MapQuest doesn’t always recognize the address, if not, type in GREENBELT LAKE, CLARENDON, TX 79226 and add 2 miles further north on Highway 70 and you can’t miss us. There’s a big green sign out front that says “All American Outfitter” and our Lodge has a green roof.

Is a Hunter Safety Education certificate required?

YES! Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 12 years and cost is $10. If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are under 12 years of age, you must be accompanied*.
age 12 through 19, you must successfully complete a hunter education course, or you must be accompanied*.
age 19 and over, you must successfully complete a hunter education course; or purchase a Hunter Education Deferral, and you must be accompanied*.

New – Hunter Education Deferral (cost: $10) Allows a person 19 years of age or older who has not completed a hunter education program to defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral. Take the course by August 31 of the current license year and receive a $5 discount. The new, one-time Hunter Education Deferral is scheduled to be available at license vendors and go into effect September 1, 2004.

*Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 19, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.
Go to TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE for complete information

What is required to book a hunt with All American?

We require a payment equivalent to 50% of the total amount due for the hunt. This may be made by check or credit card* and is due at the time of booking the hunt-we will allow you to verbally ‘book’ the hunt pending receipt of your payment, usually -7- days is allowed for mailed payments. This payment is non-refundable. The remainder of the total amount due must be paid 30 days prior arrival by check or credit card* . We accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express via our PayPal account, but a 3% fee will be added to the total cost of your hunt if you use a credit card. Mail your payment to: All American Outfitter, POB 727, Clarendon, TX 79226.

We will do our best to work with you if something unexpected happens causing you not to be able to make a scheduled hunt. We want you to be happy with your decision to choose All American Outfitter.

All hunters are required to sign a written agreement and/or waiver upon arrival. We do not allow smoking on any hunting property, inside any of our hunting lodges (porches, OK), or in any vehicle owned by All American Outfitter. Smoking is allowed in designated areas. Alcoholic beverages are allowed only after the completion of each day’s hunt and not on hunting property. A copy of this simple written agreement/waiver is available upon request.

All hunters are required to possess a valid Texas hunting license including any required stamps (archery, turkey, migratory waterfowl, etc.). All hunters born after September 1, 1971 must have successfully completed a Hunter’s Education Training Course. Exception: Hunters age 19 and under can legally hunt without HETC if they are accompanied by a licensed hunter age 19 or older. There are not many places to purchase licenses in our service area. For this reason we strongly suggest that you make arrangements for a license and HETC well in advance of your arrival. You may purchase the license using VISA or MasterCard by contacting Texas Parks and Wildlife at (800) 895-4248 or online at the link provided. Click for TEXAS LICENSE INFORMATION or Texas ONLINE LICENSING Click here for online license sales.

What does guided ‘2×1’ mean?

We offer our hunters the option of hunting 1×1 (one hunter / one guide) or 2X1 (two hunters / one guide). With our 2×1 hunts we split the guide’s time between 2 hunters. The hunter who doesn’t have the guide will have a 2-way radio in which to contact the guide if necessary. For example, if the unassisted hunter sees an animal he wishes to harvest bed-up in an area and would like to move closer, all he needs to do is radio the guide and the guide will come to assist him.
Hunter may NOT cross fence lines regardless of the circumstances. CALL THE GUIDE immediately if you wound an animal that jumps the fence, do NOT attempt to follow-up yourself. Keep your eye on the game — don’t lose sight of the game if at all possible so that when the guide arrives he can contact the Game Warden or landowner to get permission to cross the fence to recover the animal.

A wounded animal is considered a kill whether or not it’s recovered. We will do everything humanly possible to recover your game.

Do you guarantee that I will harvest game?

No, we don’t guarantee that you will harvest game, HOWEVER, we do offer you one of the greatest opportunities to hunt in North America. We spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on the land we hunt preparing it to be hunted – we do everything we can to attract the game off of the neighbor and onto our land. We are privileged to hunt some of the most historic and pristine ranchland (not to mention never commercially hunted) in the Western Hemisphere. If the purpose of your trip is the kill, we’re probably not the place for you. We’re about the hunt — the whole experience — and the harvest is the cherry on top.

We’ve been here 22 years. Because hunting is our only business, we understand the importance of referrals and repeat clientele–and those don’t happen unless hunters are successful in the field. But it’s called hunting for a reason, not harvesting.

There are no fences here. All hunts are fair chase for free-ranging game. We guarantee you’ll have a good time hunting with us.

Is WiFi Internet service available?

Yes, at the Lodge only. You’re welcome to bring your laptops into the Lodge if you’re staying at one of the guest housing or use the notebook computer provided for guests in the lodge.

Do you accept credit cards?

YES – we are happy to accept your credit card payment via PayPal – and there is a slight additional charge of 3.125% to use our credit card service – HOWEVER, we always welcome personal or business checks for payment. Credit card payments for incidentals is available at the lodge during your hunt should you require it. Again, the 3.125% fee will apply.

A Few Things to Remember when hunting with us

  • No alcohol is allowed during hunting hours.
  • Bring your hunter Safety card no matter what state you are from.
  • No loaded guns in cabin, vehicles or skinning area.
  • No smoking in cabin, lodge, vehicles or blinds.
  • There is no hunting or shooting from vehicles.
  • Hunters cannot cross fences to hunt nor to pursue wounded game.
  • A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE payment must be received to reserve any hunt.
  • Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • All hunters must have a valid State of Texas hunting license.
  • Harvest is not guaranteed.
  • A wounded animal is considered a kill. Every effort will be made to locate it.
  • All sheds, skulls, artifacts, rocks and minerals are property of the AAO, and may not be removed from the ranches.
  • All photos taken by AAO are the property of AAO and can be used by AAO in the promotion of their business.
  • Bird hunters must wear blaze orange hats and vests — AAO rule, not a State of Texas requirement.

Where are you located and what do we bring?

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