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Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:01:09 PM »
I am looking for an outfitter in Texas (open to Western side of Louisiana too) who offers quality hog hunts.  Would love to do a thermal hunt at night.  I want to plan a hunt for the late summer/early fall with my dad.  He is 81 and not too mobile so it needs to be blind based, or ATV based hunts.  Not even slightly interested in a helicopter hunt!

I have one very good lead (http://coastalwings.com/hunts/hog-hunting), but I would be interested if anyone has first hand experience with someone who does a good job so I can compare and contrast options.

Really want an outfitter that someone has first hand experience with.  I went with an outfitter a few years back and it was not a very good experience.

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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 02:05:02 PM »
Www.nighthogs.com

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Im ever in Texas again Id love a 2nd hunt. Easy walking, lots of game, full service, very nice equipment. Exciting spot and stalk in the wide open dark!
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
Thanks!  I will add them to the list to check out.  when did you hunt with them?  I like the San Antonio area - very close to where my parents are now.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 03:01:30 PM »
Its been a few years. Have one of the skulls on my loading bench. Fully supressed rifles with night vision scopes was a hoot. Sneaking along to pigs 50 yards away in the wide open was lots of fun. Only concern or suggestion is to cautious of your dad walking, and not tripping, while wearing the night vision. Took some getting used to. We would drive near a feeder or baited area, get out, gear the pigs,  then move in. Sometimes only 50 yards or so. Im sure they could accommodate the needs.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 03:36:02 PM »
Www.nighthogs.com

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Im ever in Texas again Id love a 2nd hunt. Easy walking, lots of game, full service, very nice equipment. Exciting spot and stalk in the wide open dark!

Interesting, we are planning a hog hunt in a couple months near San Antonio. Was hoping to hunt feeders and also do a heli hog hunt. A couple of the guys have been there before and brough home over 1000 pounds of hog.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 03:39:41 PM »
I want to go hog doggin
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 03:41:53 PM »
We are trying to find a dog hunter too, if we find one and he's good I'll let you know.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 03:51:06 PM »
I want to go hog doggin

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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 03:51:52 PM »
Www.nighthogs.com

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Im ever in Texas again Id love a 2nd hunt. Easy walking, lots of game, full service, very nice equipment. Exciting spot and stalk in the wide open dark!

Interesting, we are planning a hog hunt in a couple months near San Antonio. Was hoping to hunt feeders and also do a heli hog hunt. A couple of the guys have been there before and brough home over 1000 pounds of hog.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2017, 04:35:08 PM »
I talked to A guy with Top Notch Hunting Adventures at the Sportsman show Sunday. They had some Texas Chopper hog hunts with unlimited ammo and ar rifles supplied. They also had some night vision hunts as well that sounded pretty interesting. I'd call them and ask for sure. (253) 533-1958 nice guy and he's local. I think his name was Daniel.  Topnotchhunting.com

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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2017, 10:41:58 PM »
Check out Prone Outfitters they have thermal hunts in Texas
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2017, 11:08:58 PM »
Going here with buddies in May  http://www.independenceranch.com/
Buddies went last year and had a blast.  $250 plus a buck a lb. for meat.  3 days/nites.




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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 08:26:47 AM »
Its been a few years. Have one of the skulls on my loading bench. Fully supressed rifles with night vision scopes was a hoot. Sneaking along to pigs 50 yards away in the wide open was lots of fun. Only concern or suggestion is to cautious of your dad walking, and not tripping, while wearing the night vision. Took some getting used to. We would drive near a feeder or baited area, get out, gear the pigs,  then move in. Sometimes only 50 yards or so. Im sure they could accommodate the needs.

I'm sure they would work with him.

Sounds like a hoot!
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 08:27:44 AM »
Check out Prone Outfitters they have thermal hunts in Texas

Have you hunted with them before?
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 08:29:00 AM »
Going here with buddies in May  http://www.independenceranch.com/
Buddies went last year and had a blast.  $250 plus a buck a lb. for meat.  3 days/nites.
I will check them out!  how does the $/pound work?  is that on the hoof?  processed meat?  sausage?  If you shoot a pig do you have to take all the meat, or can you only pay for the cuts you want? 
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2017, 08:11:08 AM »
Going here with buddies in May  http://www.independenceranch.com/
Buddies went last year and had a blast.  $250 plus a buck a lb. for meat.  3 days/nites.
I will check them out!  how does the $/pound work?  is that on the hoof?  processed meat?  sausage?  If you shoot a pig do you have to take all the meat, or can you only pay for the cuts you want?

All good questions - I dont know the answers yet will ask my buddies.

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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2017, 07:15:31 PM »
Going here with buddies in May  http://www.independenceranch.com/
Buddies went last year and had a blast.  $250 plus a buck a lb. for meat.  3 days/nites.
I will check them out!  how does the $/pound work?  is that on the hoof?  processed meat?  sausage?  If you shoot a pig do you have to take all the meat, or can you only pay for the cuts you want?

All good questions - I dont know the answers yet will ask my buddies.

Just back from weekend hunt .  7 of us got 18 hogs and brought back 700# of meat.
Good time, we will go back next year.  $1 a pound hanging weight.   Mostly hunts from blinds.  Hogs mostly under 200#.  We shot em with bow, pistol, rifle and shotgun.   A 170# hog bones to 40# meat, a 400# hog is 150# meat so shipping not that much of an issue. $25 per $50 # or 100# for $75. 


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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2017, 07:42:10 PM »
I just looked at there site, Is this right? "Hog cleaning is $50 per hog up to 50 lbs; $1 lb./thereafter" "Only staff cleans hogs."

On that many pigs that is a ton of money if that is right.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2017, 08:49:18 PM »
Yep the hogs cost $1/lb with a $50 minimum.  So a 200 lb hog costs $200 for them to pick up from the field, hang and butcher into clean pieces and refrigerate for you. Its cheaper to buy pork loin at Costco for sure. 

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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2017, 09:03:47 PM »
Oh well if it's butchering/breaking it down, then that's not to bad. When they said cleaning fee makes me think just field dressing and skinning.
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Re: Looking for a Texas Pig hunting outfitter
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2017, 09:45:50 PM »
My associate has really good hog hunting with day and night hunts and also have a guy who hunts with dogs to spear or knife hogs also let me know if you are interested
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