My grandfather, a family friend, and I went to Rocky Branch on a 5 day bow hunt in the end of October.
On the first day I hunted a food plot outside of a cattle pasture and saw 10 deer including a very nice buck that was just out of bow range. That night I sat at the edge of a soybean field, saw some rutting activity and a good buck right at dark.
The next 3 days I sat a different food plot and saw deer after deer. It was 75° toward the end of the week that we were there… I still on saw a 140 inch buck just out of range (on the 2nd night). The 3rd night shot right over the back of a very big buck. The final morning I sat at a food plot overlooking a pond where I saw 7 bucks! Not all were shooter bucks but still 7 bucks!
Around 9:00 I shot a 146 inch 10 point with my bow at 40 yards! All in all I saw about six 130 plus inch bucks!
I would recommend Rocky Branch outfitters to anyone it’s second to none! The lodge is the nicest I’ve ever seen and the hospitality is great. Darrel Hafford is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met he is very knowledgable about which spots are hot and which are not and does his best to to put you in a stand to kill a monster every night. Overall I give Rocky Branch a 12 out of 10 five stars. I will be back and can not wait to do so!
– Tyler Kolb