good luckI’m not sure if this is the correct place to ask but I’m looking for someplace in Texas to hunt hogs/javelina. My son is out of the Air Force now and we’d like to take a trip. Would like to find somewhere we could hunt out of blinds and/or walk a ranch. We are seasoned hunters and not interested in deer and are 100% responsible and respect the property of others. We don’t need our hand held and will take care of our own animals. Not really interested in a high fence and would like to make this as affordable as possible. Anyone have a lead or could suggest a ranch or two?
But educate the next generation. We did this 1 year on a property. The next season of hogs wouldn’t break the tree line. Hogs are dog smart (look up Texas A&M Hog Studies program).Helicopter hunting hogs is so much fun, but it is expensive. No doubt. We’ve done it a few times to clear the hogs out at corn planting time.
I have no first hand experience but when looking for a place to go I was leaning that way. But boy can you find horror story’s.Anyone have any experience with independence ranch?
You’re absolutely correct. Hogs are smart. Around here they are wary of traps. Hogs hunted with thermal also bolt for the woods a the slightest sound of a vehicle slowing down near them at night. In the case of our helicopter hunts, there was no generation left to learn. We had a 100% kill rate on the pigs we saw and broke from the trees. That’s the key.But educate the next generation. We did this 1 year on a property. The next season of hogs wouldn’t break the tree line. Hogs are dog smart (look up Texas A&M Hog Studies program).
Thanks for the reply. I’ll do more research. My buddy lives in San Antonio and we were looking for places around him. Doesn’t have to be a high volume hunt necessarily but we want to take our kids and have good odds of success. Any additional information is greatly appreciated.I have no first hand experience but when looking for a place to go I was leaning that way. But boy can you find horror story’s.
If I remember correctly the guy gives you a lowball price then charges you for every little thing even corn. If you don’t buy into the corn they put you were they know you won’t see anything. Then try and sell you on a upgrade to what they call the honey hole.
They also seemed to have a long track record with poor business practices that involved even the state getting. Involved.
Now keep in mind it’s was internet research so do your own and if it’s great and or changed please let us know.
Also if you put in for his free hog hunt drawing that is on his site I bet you win everyone I know who applied including me about a week later becomes a winner. So if you go expect some extras. Can’t make money by giving them away.
Price may be fine when all said and done but I like up front prices and no crap like that.