Texas Wild Hog Shoot
The Texas Wild Hog Shoot is our unique hog hunting event. Unlike our other hunts, this hunt guarantees hunters an opportunity to kill a wild hog. The wild hog shoot is about having fun with, friends and family, and killing wild hogs. The process is straight forward. Hunters and guides are on the ground in the woods. Each guide has a radio to assist in monitoring hunter location and direction of gunfire. We release a few hogs from a holding pen and they run through the property. The hunters eventually see the hogs and open fire! This process is repeated until we release all hogs purchased for the hunt.
For a high success rate on this hunt, we recommend a rapid firing rifle (semi auto, lever action or pump). Hunters using an AR15 (.223 caliber) may go through 100 rounds of ammo in four hours. The best sight configuration for the rifle is a red do or open sight. It is very difficult to acquire the target ( a running hog) with a scope. For specifics on selecting a hog hunting weapon, review our Hog Hunting Basics webpage.
The standard size hog released for the wild hog shoot is 50 to 100 pounds. There are a number of reasons we select young hogs for this hunt. The primary reason, a large hog is dangerous. Hunters can pay for larger hogs, if that is what they want. Next, it is easier to take down a small hog with a small caliber. Good bullet placement on a running hog is very difficult. Finally, if the hunter wants to keep the meat, a young hog tastes better than an old, large hog.
The wild hog shoot takes place within a wooded, forty acre track surround by a fence. Without a fence, wild hogs under hunting pressure will leave the area. Also, a newly released or wounded wild hog will run a long distance before they stop. The property has a number of wide trails and open areas for easy and quick access to various areas within the wooded forty acres.