It's good that you asked about this here and Mr Jim is right.
The San Angelo area is good and I've hunted there for years. Using someone that some else knows usually provides for less risk.
Getting in Opening week in San Angelo might be difficult unless someone just happens to have an open slot or someone is trying to cancel.
I put a group together and have booked a ranch there opening day for the past 6 years and theres benefits to getting to know your rancher / outfitter and a property.
NO ONE should be asking for money until details have been agreed upon which I know you've already realized
Also I don't believe south Texas is that good right now but I'm hearing very good things about the panhandle, Oklahoma and especially Kansas.
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