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Lately I have noticed so many hunting pictures on Facebook and 99% of them have one thing in common. They are terrible photos. I love that people are out hunting and being successful, however, I'd love it more if they...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Recently I was fortunate to be involved with a hunt that will forever be burned into my memory. During my 24 years of professional hunting I can say that this experience will move to the very top....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

After 24 years of professionally hunting I have seen so many things in the form of the "latest thing". It seems like every day there is a new product of some kind coming out that is going revolutionize whatever it...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

On our sixth day in the Caprivi we didn't get anything but what did happen is worth writing about. Up at 4:00AM and off to look for elephant tracks. We found the tracks shortly after daylight and set out tracking...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Yet another safari in Africa in the books. This time we hunted Namibia, a country I had not been to before. Namibia isn't much different then Texas as far as topography is concerned and hunting was good....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Day 1- We arrived in camp well before noon and I couldn't help but think that Wyoming is the most beautiful place I'd ever seen. True, I've said that at least a hundred times before but it is very pretty....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

My wife Stephanie and I drove two hours to the San Antonio International Airport to fly to Colorado Springs. We were both excited to hunt turkey in Colorado as neither of us had hunted them there. Things started off slow...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

It seems like every morning we try to hunt a roost here in Kansas there is a serious lightening storm in our way. This morning we walked into a field about ¾ of a mile to where we had roosted...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Day 1- We woke up early and went into to town to meet with the land owner. After meeting him we got in the truck with him so he could drive us to different properties around the area. I can't...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Our last group of the year was a group with Mossberg Shot Guns. They had bought a turkey/hog hunt to try our their new shot guns. This group consisted of Linda Powell, Mossberg's head of media relations and three outdoor...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

From the Mellon Creek Outfitter lodge to the Coronado National Park entrance was a 953 mile drive. We arrived to clear skies, moderate temperatures, and 55 mile per hour winds. I thought for sure the tents we were sleeping in...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I guess I'm just having some really bad luck cat hunting right now. Yesterday while training MMA my trainer accidentally tried to push his finger out the back of my head via my left eye. Being hard headed I didn't...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Jon Gloor, was new to turkey hunting when he accompanied Jimmy and me to Florida this year. We thought that he would make a good guide for MCO so we took him along to see if he might be interested...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

The next group was Walter Parrot and Jerry Martin with Bass Pros 100% real hunting. Jerry and Walter do a TV show at Mellon Creek every spring. These two guys are great turkey hunters and great guys. I always love...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Huntonly was the next group. Steve Johnson, Tom Bateman, and Jason Mills showed up for their turn on the screaming rios. The weather was bad the first morning with thunderstorms and rain. With the bad weather came quiet birds and...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Another 60 degree morning in south Texas during the month of April. That is something one doesn't see very often. Started hunting this morning just as day was breaking. The sunrise was beautiful coming up behind a huge thunderstorm in...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Pete D'Amour MD from Indiana was my third client. I'd hunted Pete before and we have become good friends.. Pete loves turkey hunting and is a real pleasure to hunt. On the first morning we went to a new area...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

This morning when I walked outside at 5:00AM I couldn't believe what I was feeling. It's not very often that one feels a 57 degree morning in south Texas this time of year. Usually this time of year it's at...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

The second clients arrived from east Texas. Jeff and Nicholas, a father son combo was ready to experience turkey hunting. Jeff had been once, this would be Nicholas' first time and neither had ever taken a turkey. It was important...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

First clients arrived and I couldn't wait to get into the turkey woods. A husband and wife from San Antonio, Tx that seemed just as anxious as me to get after it. After scouting for the better part of a...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I had an evening without clients so I went to a friend's place to try and get a turkey for myself. I set up at an intersection of two main roads running through the property. At this intersection there were...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I try very hard to take my cat hounds out every day that I am not guiding some other kind of hunt. This morning was one of those days. Up at 5:00AM , I get up a little early just...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

This was my 23rd year guiding hunts and I am still amazed at how little people prepare for hunting situations. In preparing a to be a successful hunter one must look beyond just setting up sand bags and "squeezing" the...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Over the course of my 23 year career in hunting the one thing that I have seen go from bad to worse is the number of really dishonest and over all bad outfitters in the business. It is important that...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

In todays hunting industry there are as many different and sometimes help products as there are species to hunt. One can choose from anything from a mount that holds a camera on your bow to clothing that all but eliminate...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Morgan Menke- Morgan is a young lady with a love of deer hunting. She was so excited to be in camp and I was excited to hunt with her and her father. The first evening after sighting in her gun...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Wynn- I didn't actually guide Wynn's hunt but I did help on all of his bucks. He bought a trophy hunt and a management. He also wanted to do all of this with a bow. If we have the guides...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Mike- Mike is a gentleman from Dallas, Tx and one of the most pleasurable clients I’ve ever guided. He is just a great guy and he loves to hunt whitetail deer. As usual, we started out the evening looking around....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Dax - Dax came with his Mother Nan from the great state of Florida. Our hunt began shortly after he sighted his rifle in. We looked around that first after noon and saw a lot of deer....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

John - John came down from New York with five other guys including his brother and father. I had a buck picked out for this hunt well before their arrival. John and I hunted this buck for the first two...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Sid - Sid is a repeat client that I have guided for several years. He's a great guy and loves hunting just about every species there is. He looks forward to his week at Mellon Creek every year and he...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Steve - Steve with Huntonly.com came to hunt with is in October. After arriving at the lodge we talked a bit and headed to the range to make sure his rifle was sighted in. That's always important, as the airline...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Mellon Creek Outfitters enjoyed another 100% successful season this year thanks to our amazing clients. Big bucks, bobcats, and hogs were taken by everyone that booked with us. Some of the highlights are as follows....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

On Christmas Day 2005 I learned that my life long dream of going to Africa was going to actually happen. Through a friend of a friend I was going to be able to spend 45 days on the Dark Continent....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I was asked by some clients/friends to go along with them on a pheasant hunt in Nebraska a few years ago. Not really having anything going on, I accepted. This trip turned out to be the biggest disaster I have...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Countless times I have been sitting in my home watching a hunting show and some guy is in the top of tree whispering. “ Here he comes, what a buck.” Then, out walks a two year old buck with barely...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

My brother, who is a cat hunter as well called me yesterday to tell me about a cat that had been getting away from him. He said that he had run the cat 17 times and each time the cat...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

I think it is a safe assumption that most hunters would like to go to Africa at some point in their lives. I cannot remember a time in my young life that the mystique of Africa didn't grace my mind...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

With whitetail deer populations higher than they’ve ever been it is no wonder that deer hunting has become the most popular of all hunting sports. In some areas it has become as simple as walking out into the field and...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

We had walked a half-mile in order to have the wind right for our final stalk. With our pants dripping wet from the morning dew we had finally made it to within 200 yards of the buck. My client wanted...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

Is it ethical to hunt deer inside a high fence? If you live where I live this is a debate that comes into many conversations. I don't know that there is a correct answer; I do know there are opinions....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

My alarm went off at 4:45AM this morning, time to get up and go cat hunting. Even though this time of year is hot in Texas, the hounds have to be run. With a huge cup of coffee in my...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

After some serious negotiations I finally received permission to hunt some property about 35 miles west of where I live. This property is typical south Texas brush country with draws running through the thorn-infested hills....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

My client had made a bad shot this morning with his bullet to far back and too high. I watched the bullet enter through my binoculars and knew exactly what happened. There is an areas about the size of one's...

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

2008 would prove to be a year that will be burned in my memory for a long time. Like most years at Mellon Creek Outfitters we enjoyed 100% opportunity in all areas of hunting with kill success in 98% range....

Dan Braman

Dan Braman

For years my wife, Stephanie has made fun of me. I can't imagine the number of times I have heard, why do you hunt turkeys?...