Our first family trip to the FTW Ranch for a SAAM precision course was in 2015. The South Island of New Zealand was our upcoming international hunting trip. Kaylee was 8 years old and a spunky little student toting her pink gun. She took right away to Efren as an instructor and still hunts with him to this day. We followed up with subsequent trips to the Ranch prior to other international and domestic hunting excursions (2017-2020) mixing it up with a combination of Precision, Safari and Hunting combo trips. We have made it through gun, scope and ammo changes like a champ! We had great successes in New Zealand, Australia, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico and Zimbabwe. Our experience at SAAM has taught us many things. From mils to MOA, super- to trans- to sub-sonic, first to second focal plane, just to name a few. While these are all technical terms that we mastered, we also gained much needed confidence and a sense of responsibility to ethically harvest an animal. It is more important to know when NOT to shoot than to shoot. It is our responsibility, as a hunter, to know when the time is right. The time spent at SAAM has developed these skills and taken us further in our hunting pursuits. Thanks to all the SAAM staff & instructors, and Lodge & Ranch staff we have been with over the past 5+ years. You are what makes the experience a complete success! Without any reservation, all three of us, highly recommend to any Hunter to attend the SAAM school.
Russell, Mary Edith and Kaylee Stacy