Guided Blacktail Deer Hunts in Northern California

Pismo Adventures specializes in one on one guided public land hunts for Blacktail Deer, Quail and Turkey.  We are licensed bonded and insured to hunt and fish in California.  The landscape has not changed that much since Cabrillo trekked these mountains hundreds of years ago.  Challenge yourself in this same wilderness and reap the benefits of personal growth.  Get into the backcountry with your pack and rifle.  Get away from the trailheads and the roads.  These hunts will be available as soon as the final paperwork goes through for a permit on the Los Padres National Forest.

Mike Muscio – Lifelong CA Hunter and Guide

Guide Mike says, “In the meantime enjoy a front country hunt on approximately 120 acres that butts up to the Los Padres National Forest in Tepesquet.  These hunts are available during the week in September.  Contact me to arrange a mutually agreed upon date.”  Two night two day camping hunt price $700.  The A zone has a 22% success rate counting private and public land.  I’m happy to share that my personal success rate over the years averages out to 50%. I’ve been hunting this area for close to three decades.  I’ll walk every step of the way with you.  You can put venison on the BBQ too.

Client Testimonials

NATE:  We had a good length hike, saw all the buck we were looking for, and found an excellent camp location for a fine meal and shelter placement. I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity… As any experienced hunter can attest, big game hunting is a timely excursion that requires all the stars to align. Although I didn’t get my game with Mike, I now know where to go and how to get it done, on my own. That’s what it’s all about for someone who’s new to the Central Coast desperately looking for that next buck, or hog, or turkey, or fill-in-the-blank! Mike can get you to the place you need to go to find your game. Who knows, maybe you’ll be even more fortunate than I was and take that game on the spot. Happy trails!!!


I didn’t like poison oak, noises that go bump in the night (or early morning), and not getting anything. However, i know these are all part of the package and one day I’m going to get something where Mike took me!

RYAN:  We spent all day walking and checking likely deer spots. Come evening, Mike walked me up on a nice forked horn near a water hole. I had plenty of time to get the rifle up and be comfortable. I only fired one shot in two days, and nailed my first buck!

TYLER:  Mike’s slogan says it all. My experience really was “more than a hunt.” Mike knew the area well and was great company. We got to see some beautiful sites while hiking and exploring the land. I would definitely recommend Pismo Adventures to anyone who is thinking about going on a hunting trip!

Reliable, high quality, good value for your money.

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