HUNTING TEXAS HOGS SINCE 2002
We are over-run with hogs, h e l p !!
Texas Hog Hunts
9537 State Highway 97
Gonzales, Texas 78629
About Hunting Texas Hogs
Hunting Texas Hogs has been in operation for over 14 years, offering world-class hog hunting adventures in South and Central Texas. Also offered are whitetail hunting and all exotics. Our regular hunting season starts Mid September and goes through Mid June of each year. We use the summer months for hog control and offer unlimited hog hunting during these months.
First settled in 1830, The Main Lodge Ranch has been in continuous operation by the same family since 2002. It is our goal to provide all of our customers with an experience that will provide a life-long memory, while providing a comfortable and safe environment. For more information, please visit our Ranch page.
Our Ranch Animals
Our ranch is home to many different animals, including Hogs, Elk, Whitetail Deer, Ram, Axis Deer, Red Stag, Black Buck, Ibex, Sika Deer, Fallow Buck, and many more. Not all of the animals at the ranch are available for hunting, so please visit our Ranch Animals page for more information.
Preparing for the Hunt
Before coming down to the ranch, be sure you have packed the right gear and equipment by visiting our Preparing for a Successful Hunt blog post.
Our Texas hog hunts begin at different times, based on the seasons. Verify the exact starting time of your hunt. All hunts are subject to availability. Most hog hunts take place at the Main Lodge Ranch of 265 game fenced acres.
Our hog hunts are not fully guided, but rather semi-guided. This means your guides will drop you off and pick you up from the blinds, pick up your game, and advise you on the best hiding places to find hogs on your spot and stalk. Some hunters prefer to drive their own vehicle to the blind, and this is allowed. We do offer fully guided hunts for exotics, unless other arrangements are made.
HOGS: The hogs range in type from Wild Russian Boar mix (98% of what we shoot), feral, domestic or any combination of the three. The ferociousness of these animals varies throughout any given year or season. Sizes of hogs also vary, ranging from newborn to mature boar. The main lodge ranch record hog for this year was over 500 lbs! The hog densities are sufficient for the number of hunters present to take their bag limit, however not all hunters harvest hogs. There is no guarantee of harvest or the size of hogs you will shoot. In the course of the year, 95% of hunters see hogs, but there are days when no one sees hogs. This is a high % kill rate, but we do have hunters that go home without their kill of hogs.
VARMINTS: Hunting predators and varmints is an extra activity that is not priced into any package and is provided at no charge. Varmints include, but are not limited to Mountain Lion, Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Possum, Armadillo, Racoon, Rabbit, Ringtail Cat. There are no guarantees of harvest success with any native predator or varmint. Success is based on conditions such as weather, time of year, breeding cycles, hunter skill (or lack thereof), and of course, luck
Weapons allowed on the ranch include minimum caliber of .270 rifles, black-powder, shotgun with slugs, or archery. Varmints and predators are best taken with small caliber rifles if you plan on mounting them.