Why Lone Oak?

The best ranches, the best guides, and the best experiences possible on every hunt, every time.


When I decided that I wanted to hunt with a professional hunter (PH) and experience that hunt of a lifetime, I did some extensive research. I had little interest in hunting from a blind, as I want to 'spot and stalk' the animals - my intention was to do things my way. "My way" does not necessarily mean the easiest way, but I wanted the complete the "hunt of a lifetime". I felt confident that my PH, Will Fawcett, could make this happen, and I was not disappointed! My PH and his native tracker worked extremely hard to get me the species I wanted, hunted the way I wanted to do it. Will also helped with everything from picking me up at the airport to helping me get souvenirs for my family. Overall, I would say that I was extremely successful, taking 4 trophy game animals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze CIC medals), especially considering that I had hunted on foot. Each animal has a special story associated with it. This hunting experience is one that I will never forget. Will went above and beyond to make my hunt successful. My only problem is that I sold this hunt to my wife as "the hunt of a lifetime". The problem? How do I explain to her that I want to go back! I know that I want to book my next hunt soon, and that I want Will Fawcett as my PH.

- Jonathan Driver

Will Fawcett is a top notch outfitter. My dad and I booked a safari hunting trip in South Africa with him and had a great time. A memory we won’t ever forget! The accommodations exceeded our expectations and Will and his team really made us feel at home and like family. I would recommend hunting with Will to any of my friends and family. I’m excited to do it again!

- Garrett Voegeli

I've hunted with Will Fawcett multiple times at multiple ranches.  My hunts with Will have always been professionally managed.  From the morning greeting to the appropriate gear, Will was always very prepared and knowledgeable of the area, terrain, and the animals. During and after my hunt and kill of my beautiful whitetail, Will and his team helped to create an exceptional memory that I'll never forget.  I would recommend Lone Oak Adventures and will be hunting with him again soon.

- Jonathan Walker

Hunting is fun.  Hunting with a great guide is even better.  Hunting with a great guide that one can easily call a friend is as good as it gets. Will is both a great guide and the kind of person you would be proud to call a friend.  He’s laid back and approachable, always offering advice but never forcing his will on the hunter.  He’s also honest, fair, and ethical.  I’ve been hunting with Will since 2013 and will continue to hunt with him as long as he can put up with me!  I highly recommend him!

- Jay Hunt

A couple of short years ago I had the pleasure of spending some time afield with Will Fawcett. Will worked his tail off to get us on some quality animals and had a keen eye to detect very minimal movement or sign to allow us that extra precious minute to get prepared.  He was quick to positively identify when an animal simply wasn’t a shooter, or if the setup would make an advanced pursuit either a success or a failure. Will was very patient in the field, even when my own performance was frustrating, often finding the positive aspects of a blown opportunity, in the end we celebrated many successful days afield and some quality trophies. He was even more patient helping my wife to establish the most comfortable setup for her abilities, and she harvested her first animal that most grown men envy today. I have been on paid hunts where the relationship was professional but also very commercial. Hunting with Will was more like hunting with a close friend who happens to be very, very, good at being an all-star hunter/guide.  Will balanced the trophy aspect of hunting with the love of the sport; if your only focus is inches then you’re eroding a great experience.  I consider Will a friend and look forward to spending some time afield with him again in the future in another adventure.

- Jason & Anna Matherne

Last January was my first trip to South Texas to hunt. Had an amazing time at Lone Oak Adventures. Owner Jim Bray offers a great hunt, knowledgeable guides, a comfy lodge and great food. Like most of the good hunts I’ve been on i made friends for life. My guide Will Fawcett n i enjoyed telling hunting stories while we hunting. Maybe a few lies too. Highly recommend Lone Oak Adventures to anyone looking for a south Texas hunt and i am looking forward to going back in January.

- Gary Calloway

Will gave us the hunt we were hoping for. We got a lot of shots and killed a monster.  Not only was he an excellent guide, but helped us in every aspect, from food and lodging to taxidermy.  It was one of the best hunts we ever had.

- Philip Clark

I've been hunting my entire life and I've been very fortunate to have hunted with some very great outfits and guides through the years.

Last summer my father, brother and I went on a hunt organized by Will Fawcett. From the day we booked the hunt with Will, till the day he picked us up at the airport, Will was nothing but a pro. Will was so knowledgeable about not only the animals we wanted to hunt but the culture and history of the area. Will is by far the most dedicated, knowledgeable and ethical hunter I've ever hunted with. I wouldn't go on another guided hunt without him.

- TJ Thompson

My wife and I went on our first African Safari for our 10 year Anniversary and Will Fawcett was our Professional Hunter & guide. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Johannesburg, we felt safe with someone greeting us right as we got off of the plane and escorted us directly to Will.  All the travel arrangements went just as he explained they would to perfection. Will was always prompt every morning to be sure we were up and going for that days adventure. He even took the extra time one evening to take us on a night hunt for predators and Bushbuck. Every outing for 10 days was successful in harvesting an animal and even multiples in the same day. Will was calm and patient in directing the shots and helping to identify which animals were trophies that could be taken. The hides and horns came back to Texas from South Africa in amazing shape. My taxidermist even stated that my capes/horns were the best maintained he had ever seen from any Safari. He could tell each was handled with care and attention to detail to protect them on the long voyage home. Everything about the safari including meals, lodging, hunts,caring for trophies, blood trailing & nightly company around the fire pit was perfectly executed and memorable. 

For anyone looking to hunt with a true professional to the sport we would highly recommend Will Fawcett for whatever trophies you desire.

- Dusty & Noelle McDaniel, Austin TX

Started hunting with Jim Bray ten plus years ago on a South Texas whitetail archery hunt. Anybody that archery hunts knows how fickle it can be and so does Jim.  He put me on a great 10 pt. South Texas buck and I couldn’t have been more pleased. That was in 2008 so when 2016 rolled around my daughter Hannah asked for an archery hunt for a graduation gift. I never gave it a second thought about who I would get to guide my daughter on her first trophy whitetail archery hunt. Again another successful hunt with Hannah harvesting a 151” whitetail with her bow.  Jim’s passion and knowledge for the hunt puts him on the top of the list for hunting guides.

- Curt Richey, Denton North Carolina

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