References & Awards

references

"I hunt because it is FUN, No apology needed. I hunt NTO because Paul runs a convenient friendly and personable ranch.

Why hunt high fence?

1. You can hunt when free range season is closed.
2. No drawing of tags or waiting years for preference points to accumulate.
3. Comfortable accommodations. Hunt at your own pace.
4. Always critters to see. (big entertainment factor for me).
5. Great place to test fine arms and load design.
6. Great place to encourage and start young hunters.
7. Species available that may not be indigenous to the USA.
8. It is just plain fun. What is not to like? Give it a try.

Critics of high fence hunting say it is just too easy. I contest they have not hunted Blackbuck or Aoudad with hand gun or bow.

Pick your reason to hunt "excuse for spouse or boss" then have fun. I give my highest recommendations to Paul Cantrell at NTO.

By the way, the rifle hunter that killed that big red sheep, my congratulations. He needs to thanks this hand gun hunter for a flat out miss."

Doug Wolf

"Over the past few years North Texas Outfitters has become like a second home to me. I have spent countless hours hunting with owner Paul Cantrell and his son
Chris, and have close to 30 trophy animals to prove it. With their help I was awarded the TGR Hunter of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Exotic Hunter of the Year and Archery Hunter of the Year for 2009-2010. North Texas Outfitters is a first class operation and is second to none. No matter what your hunting with NTO you won't be let down. The NTO family will welcome you with open arms and treat you like one of the family. They offer great accommodations and a very warm atmosphere. Their diverse selection of animals will leave even the most experienced of hunters in awe. I will continue to let NTO assist me in my hunting adventures for years to come."

Chase Coffman
Precision Audio
Decatur, TX.
(940) 627-1562

precisionaudio@communicomm.com

"Hi All,

I "discovered" North Texas Outfitters through a friend long after I'd hunted the ranch with the previous owner some 20 years ago. I have been back to NTO many times in the past 5 years and sent lots friends to hunt here as well. I always have a great time and the service has always been top shelf. I have been fortunate to hunt around the world and I can honestly say that North Texas Outfitters delivers. It's a real great place for family fun hunts as well as top trophy record book game. NTO is just plain hard to beat anywhere."

David Ekkebus
Westfield Wisconsin

davee4570@yahoo.com
"North Texas Outfitters is a first class exotic trophy ranch. Their professionalism and hospitality are second to none. I have been fortunate to hunt with Chris and Paul not once but twice, the accommodations are incredible, the food is fantastic, and the environment is nothing short of beautiful. Not to mention the hunting and quality of animals that we were able see and harvest are world class.

As a business owner I found that this is the place to bring clients, the quality and attention to detail Chris and Paul give the group leaves a positive lasting impression that we will talk about many times over for years to come.

Also as a family man, a friend of mine and I brought our wives for the second trip. Both our wives have never harvested an animal, and with Chris’s patience,
both got the perfect opportunity to shoot beautiful Fallow Deer. We now have wives that are hooked and will definitely be coming back.

Thank you Chris and Paul for such a positive hunting experience.

We look forward to our next hunt."

Sincerely,

Dan Lenertz
Therm Air Sales Corp
Fargo, ND

"I want to thank Chris and Paul for the hospitality and great time they show us when we hunt North Texas Outfitters. The ranch setup is great and we always enjoy the food! The one thing that sets North Texas Outfitters apart from other outfitters is the QUALITY of animals. When you hunt NTO you truly have a great opportunity to harvest record book trophies as well as trophies that represent the exotic species. Plain and simple, the ranch, customer service, accommodations and the experience are top notch and I can’t wait till we go back!!"

Dean Graziadei
dagraziadei@gmail.com

"I can’t say enough good things about North Texas Outfitters as well as Paul and Chris Cantrell. I recently spent three days there with clients hunting various game around the property. Our party contained both highly experienced and inexperienced hunters and everyone walked away extremely happy. The terrain was varied and presented several different challenges depending on what you are looking for. Chris does a great job controlling were people are hunting so you always feel you are in a safe well maintained environment. Not only was the hunting extremely fun and challenging I learned a lot about stalking in general. Their operation offers what I feel is a satisfying and safe hunting experience with a 90%+ chance of success depending on the animals you want to hunt. The post hunt operation is as well-oiled as the hunt itself. Our animals were quartered and put in a cooler to be taken to be processed and they arrange for a taxidermy service as well. Everything was carefree, accommodative, and easy from start to finish.

The accommodations are simple, but comfortable and clean, and offered you the opportunity to socialize and unwind after a long day. While Chris handled the hunting and Paul handling the cooking where there was no shortage of good hardy food and social banter.

I will certainly be back in the years to come, with both my clients and my family, and would recommend this place to anyone. Please feel free to contact me via the email address below if you have any questions."

Russ Marcus
Russmarcus4@gmail.com

awards

North Texas Outfitters, or as a lot of our friends call us, NTO joins top ranches, outfitters, guides and hunters from across the world to compete for the prestigious Trophy Game Records of the World awards. Awards are presented to Ranch/Preserve, Outfitter, Guide and to Hunters in all methods of collection. The methods include archery, crossbow, handgun, primitive handgun, muzzleloader, in-line muzzleloader and modern arms. To receive one of the Hunter of the Year awards is an accomplishment of a lifetime.

Great job and congratulations to each of these hunters!!

Previous awards by years:

Don Wade- TGR Archery Hunter of the Year, 1995/1996 and 1996/1997
Don Wade- North American Hunting Club President’s Trophy Award in 1997
Christopher Wilshire- TGR Youth Hunter of the Year, 2002/2003
Carla Cowan- TGR Huntress of the Year, 2003/2004
Melanie Hedley- TGR Youth Huntress of the Year, 2004/2005
Matt Lavender- TGR In-Line Muzzleloader of the Year, 2004/2005
Philip Lowry- TGR Modern Arms Hunter of the Year, 2004/2005
Dr. Ron Lee- TGR Archery Hunter of the Year, 2005/2006
Rick Baer- TGR Primitive Handgun Hunter of the Year, 2006/2007
Mark Hedley- TGR Modern Arms Hunter of the Year, 2006/2007
Scott Talbot- TGR Hand Gun Hunter of the Year, 2006/2007
Mark Hedley- TGR Safari Hunter of the Year (Africa), 2006/2007
Mark Hedley- TGR Sportsman of the Year, 2006/2007
Mark Hedley- TGR Hunter of the Year, 2006/2007
Bryan Dolan- TGR Hand Gun Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Mike Nelson- TGR In-Line Muzzleloader Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Mike Nelson- TGR In-Line Muzzle Loader Big Buck Contest, 2007/2008
Rusty Splawn- TGR Primitive Handgun Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Cindy Stewart- TGR Crossbow Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Blake Wollenburg- TGR Archery Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Blake Wollenburg- TGR Exotic Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Cindy Stewart- TGR Huntress of the Year, 2007/2008
Blake Wollenburg- TGR Hunter of the Year, 2007/2008
Blake Wolenberg- TGR Sportsman of the Year, 2007/2008
Blake Wollenberg- TGR Hunter of the Year 2008/2009
Blake Wollenberg- TGR Archery Hunter of the Year 2008/2009
Blake Wollenberg- TGR Exotic Hunter of the Tear 2008/2009
Blake Wollenberg- TGR Sportsman of the Year 2008/2009
Bryan Dolan- TGR Modern Arms Hunter of the Year 2008/2009
Bryan Dolan- TGR Safari Hunter of the Year 2008/2009
Richard Hunton- TGR Primitive Handgun Hunter of the Year 2008/2009
Hunter of the Year - Chase Coffman, 2009/2010
Archery Hunter of the Year - Chase Coffman, 2009/2010
Exotic Hunter of the Year - Chase Coffman, 2009/2010
Sportsman of the Year - Chase Coffman, 2009/2010
Primitive Handgun Hunter of the Year - Douglas Wolf, 2009/2010
Crossbow Hunter of the Year - Berry Analora, 2010/2011
Crossbow Hunter of the Year - Rick Ford, 2013/2014

Paul Cantrell, owner of NTO, received Ranch/Preserve of the Year and Outfitter of the Year for four years.

For the past 23 years, NTO has strived to produce top quality trophy animals and provide our hunters the very best hunts possible. We thank all our hunters and friends for their support. We invite hunters with all levels of hunting ability to come hunt with us at NTO and experience firsthand the fun and fellowship we have to offer.

Thanks again and Happy Hunting from the Staff of North Texas Outfitters.