The Buck Stops Here
“Overall, this was an A+ experience and hunt.”
After applying for a California Antelope tag for almost 30 years, I finally drew one. I knew I wanted to get a guide that knew the area, and maximize my chances at a good buck. I also wanted a public lands hunt. Staying in a hotel and hunting in a private alfalfa field was not what I was looking for, and Rick and Ryan delivered. Below are some of the thing that Rick and Ryan did for my hunt to help me get a great buck.
Scouted my area several times, starting many weeks before the season to locate quality bucks.
Called me regularly to let me know how the scouting was going. Made it clear to me what to expect.
Had a great camp set up before I arrived, that included a private wall tent for me, a wall tent for meals, ATV’s, 4x4 pickups, meals, and all amenities to make for a comfortable camp and hunt.
Had great spotting scopes to scan for bucks from a distance before we chose to move on them.
Both Rick and Ryan were honest in their opinions on the size of the bucks we were viewing. Rick talked me out of a couple of bucks I would have shot if not for his opinion. He never pressured me to take a shot I didn’t feel comfortable with. We saw hundreds of antelope and many big bucks.
When we stalked in on bucks, both Rick and Ryan always had a game plan on how to close the distance, using their knowledge of the area, gps, spotting scopes, and rangefinders.
After I finally decided on a beautiful 15”+ buck, Rick and Ryan took care to get the antelope off of the mountain, professionally skinned, and hung in camp. They took special care with the cape to make sure it would be in good shape for the taxidermist. The next morning, he quartered it for the journey home. Overall, this was an A+ experience and hunt. I have no reservations about recommending R & R Guide Service to anyone that is looking for a big-game guide.
– Rene G., ZONE 4, 2018
“Going from 1300 yards to 300 yards undetected, one great shot and he was mine.”
After the first weekend of being unsuccessful, tired and a little down, I was able to talk with Rick. Without any hesitation he said come on up to camp and we'll get you a buck antelope. We started late Friday afternoon, glassing for a good buck. With Rick's knowledge of the area and glassing techniques, we were able to find this great buck. We made a plan to stalk this buck and headed out. Going from 1300 yards to 300 yards undetected, one great shot was mine.
Thank you, Rick, for your hospitality and generosity to stop what you were doing and go out of your way to help me with this once in a lifetime hunt.
– Ben H., ZONE 4, 2016
“Rick got me on them right away and after a stalk that took about 4 hours he got us to within 50 yards!”
I first want to begin with a thank you to Rick for one of the best hunting experiences I have ever had. I had no idea how to hunt these smart and always on the move animals, but Rick got me on them right away and after a stalk that took about 4 hours he got us to within 50 yards! So I got my first Antelope that measured 14 3\4!! A trophy and a hunt worth remembering. Rick keeps a nice camp, cooks great food, and is a pleasure to be around.
A quality hunt!!
See you next time Rick.
– Steve C., ZONE 4, 2016
“When the season finally arrived, we were able to locate and harvest the best buck of the three”
I recruited the help of Rick Pollard of R&R Guide Service. We scouted a month before the season and were able to locate three shooter bucks, all 170+. When the season finally arrived, we were able to locate and harvest the best buck of the three thanks to Rick's knowledge of the country and his glassing abilities. We took this buck opening day, scoring 185 6/8. Thank you, Rick, for an awesome hunt!
– Dale W., X5B, 2015
“I brought home my best buck to date”
I've known Rick for 13 years, but have never hunted with him until last year. I was missing out for sure! Last season, I was drawn for a X3A tag. I hunted the first weekend with a friend and was unsuccessful. Rick guided the first week in X5B, Lassen County, and was successful with both client so he came over to my zone, set up camp, and I met him there to hunt the second weekend. I was only able to scout twice going into the season, but because of Rick's experience tracking deer and knowledge of their behaviors, that didn't matter in the end. I brought home my best buck to date, a really nice 3X3 on the second day of the hunt. He also has an amazing camp set up. We were prepared fore anything. It was truly a great hunting experience! I will definitely use his guide services again.
– Kelly B., X3A, 2015
“He guided my son and I on a dandy 3X3 that I would have never seen if it wasn't for Rick's expertise.”
I highly recommend Rick Pollard from R&R Outfitters on any deer hunt. Rick is knowledgeable, great to hunt with, and well prepared. He guided my son and I on a dandy 3X3 that I would have never seen if it wasn't for Rick's expertise. Thank you, Rick, for memories that my son and I will never forget!
– Joe P., X5B, Lassen County, 2015
“Every season, he continues to put his clients on world-class mule deer, black tail, pronghorn, and elk”
Rick is himself on of the most successful archery hunters in Northern California. His knowledge of public land in the State is second to none for finding big game. Every season, he continues to put his clients on world-class mule deer, black tail, pronghorn, and elk. My experience while hunting pronghorn with Rick was exceptional!
– RicK B., Zone 4, 2014