Not too bad
They suck hard!
I'm just curious how did WU go for Hotload.
I've had the same experiences with WU sales people. I turned them down about ten years ago then gave them a try a couple of years back since I have a buddy who's been a member for a long time, and I didn't have anywhere to hunt at that time. I joined but haven't used it much since I got back my private ranch access this year. I used it alot the first year for deer hunting and turkey. Like the guy in the earlier post said you just have to know how to use the club and you could have some good hunts. I'll probably go inactive this coming year since I have my ranch access back (been hunting that place for 20 years!). My buddy say's his membership his worth the price since he gets to bowhunt some properties that hardly anyone uses during the bow seasons. Personally, I've never had a problem getting a reservation when I wanted one. I have a short list of favorite properties based on the recommendations of my buddy and I've always been able to get on them.
If you live where you can't hunt pigs...MOVE!
Sounds like water softner, time share, and wu sales people all get the same training.
so the sales suck !!!! either get the membership or dont.
our family has never had a problem with reservations.they are more set up for familys then the single hunter.its like any club the more your part of it the more you will get out of it
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wiskerzticle nailed it be flexible with what ranches and dates. be freindly at the camps get to know others in camp especialy the patrolmen help people setup thier camp offer to help if anyone has something down in a hell hole and you mite just get a hot tip on were to go cut some meat yourself this tip has helped me on w.u. or public land many times
All in all, I have enjoyed my membership. My experience with the interview was a little different. It was scheduled to be at our home but was moved to the emergency room at a local hospital. About a half hour before the rep showed up, a friend of mine down the street had a serious allergic reaction and I went with her to the emergency room to watch her two babies while she was treated.
While the WU rep wanted to close the sale, he obviously understood that much had transpired that day. I think we did the rest of the deal the following day.
The biggest difficulty I've had has not come from WU but from my other half who doesn't really like cattle ranches. I dragged him into this world of hunting and I love it, but he puts up with it.
I can't comment on any WU Ranches, since I'm not a member. I did the whole "Interview Process" less than a year ago and what a HORRIBLE experience that was. I made myself VERY clear on the phone, I just wanted information on the club. The meeting started off decent and when he figured out I wasnt "buying on the spot", he turned into a Major A-hole. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth and I haven't thought about joining since.
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Joining WU has been one of the greatest things I have ever done. I was a member with my father when I was tweleve (1988) but soon dropped the membership when his work schedule became hectic and my sports began taking up my time. I rejoined 5 years ago and have been having a blast. I've killed deer or pigs on every ranch I have hunted and have canceled many reservations early due to early success. My wife has been enjoying the ranches as well and has had success as well. I've been having so much fun hunting WU I have paid the extra money to add plus members and got be with my buddy on his first Archery Kill this year. The first year it is hard to cough up the money for the initiation fee but WU excepts payments on both the initation fee and the yearly dues and will work with anyone, especially with this tuff economy we have today. I have never had difficulty finding animals especially when leaving the comforts of my pickup and the roads. WU also does great things for kids and does many fundraisers for different organizations. WU is worth the money and reservations are easy if you plan your trips and really easy if you are open to hunt anywhere. You have any questions feel free to ask me.
For me, the interview was nothing, I wanted to join before the rep. even started the interview, he actually made me hear the whole interview even though I told him I wanted in. I have really like the club as well, I'm inactive this year but will be going full bore again next year.
jerryt, if you don't mind me asking, what ranch did you take you bucks from? Great looking deer.
I called about joining too, that was back in the 90's. I wanted access to some of the Morgan Valley Ranches. After they told me about the interview process I question them, they told me that the club is geared the club towards families. I backed out then. They suck in my book.
I just recently joined WU and awaiting my binder full of their ranches in detail...any WU member's have any suggestions as to which ranch is best to hunt pigs?? Any helpful suggestion will be highly appreciated.
I was a member for awhile. I saw some game and took a couple of animals as did some of my friends who are members. When I added up the costs, it just didn't make sense. For the money I was paying, I could go on 2-3 guided hunts a year with a near guaranteed success rate.
how many ranches does wu have???
ALLOT and ALLOT of members!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm a WU member and love the club my son and I have a good time when we hunt and don't have to worry about nothing. I have seen so much game on the ranches I have been on and I just use a few ranches. I been busy for the last 3 months and haven't use a ranch in that time, but I will be active again in March and plan on getting a hog and have a great time with my son. I have not had a problem getting a date on a ranch. Like someone said keep up the bad mouth better for members.
Last edited by Henry54; 03-08-2011 at 07:37 PM.
any WU members looking for hunting buddy please let me know, Im a WU member also from Bakersfield,ca.
I'm always ready to go. sent in for the turkey draw last week and may go chase pigs this weekend. Went after the pigs last week near Kettelmen City on WU land but the pigs got across the fence before i got to them
Where did you put in for Turkey? I put in for Clarke, Spring Valley, HE, Ridgewood and Rinconda.
I put in for Rancho Chimilies, Mosby, Hill Ranch, Spring Valley, Rincondada, HE, Mariner, Diamond D
I am interested in WU, I live in Rocklin ( up north by Sac) and can pretty much hunt when I want. I was thinking before I spend the bucks are there any WU members in my area that want someone to split costs (gas and everything else)? I would also be happy to pay the 600.00 guest pass fee.
Im 47 hunt all species and very easy going. we can meet for a beer or lunch to discuss this further if it sounds like it might work for you.
I think the guest pass was $650 this year if I remember right. Last year I had two on my membership but this year I just paid for 1.
How does that guest pass thing work? Does the guest get to go as often as you do or is there a limit or what? If you had a usual hunting buddy if you got the guest pass could you, for example, take him to one of the duck properties 20 times during the season or what? Can a guest go on a big game ranch or is that just for members?
Last edited by Caninelaw; 03-09-2011 at 01:21 PM.
Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you. -- Gen.9:3
The "guest pass" is a Plus Membership, and they can only go with the member. I think they can take a total of 3 big game animals, either 2 deer and 1 hog, 2 hogs and 1 dee,r or a bear, deer and a hog, just cant be over 3 (i believe). So there's not limit on how many trips, just the number of animals they can take. I've been trying to talk a buddy of mine into paying the $650, cause most of the time I go by myself. If you really think about it, the $650 is nothing if the guest is able to take 3 animals a year.
Now for the plus member to go duck hunting, the member would need to be a full member. The cost for that "guest pass" is $800, not sure how much game they can take under the full membership.
Last edited by Mel Carter; 03-09-2011 at 02:16 PM.
Mel has it nailed, but what some don't realize is that when you have a plus membership you can increase your take of animals as a member by 3 big game animals. So if I have a plus membership I can kill 4 hogs instead of 2.
It all depends on how and what you hunt, if you can hunt a lot and hunt a majority of their animals they offer then it might be a good deal. I looked into it, even had them come out and give me the sales pitch. For my self it was nopt worth it at all but i onle hunt pigs and can only hunt on weekends, 1200 a year for two pigs well you do the math. I can hunt Tejon ranch 4 times a year for that money and will see 5 times the game. Again for me it would not work.
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its great for family i hunted public land every where and it sucks, since I join WU i been a happy camper. That ok if people say it sucks we all have opinions and for the ones that hate it more hunting for me. Thank You