Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt

4.5/5

Starting at $1,000 | Deposit $350-$500

Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt

4.5/5

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Experience Features

Year-round

Fully Guided

Private

Guarantee promise

Professional Guide

Loaner Weapons

Skinning

Swamp Buggy

Dogs

Grandma's Favorite Combo

Cross two species off your dream list. Florida alligators and wild hogs are the most sought after game—and RGS has both at a discount!

Combine and Save!

Save up to $125 when you hunt a hog and alligator the same day. Get all the perks of our individual hunts for one low price!

Two Hunts, One Day

Make the most out of your time in Florida. Grandma Dean’s Tusk & Tail Combo offers you the opportunity to do two hunts in a few short hours!

Unique to Florida

Cross two species off your dream list. Florida alligators and wild hogs are the most sought after game—and RGS has both at a discount!

The Tale of Grandma Dean

Rains in Africa

Diane Dean is known throughout East Africa as “Bititi,” pronounced “BEE-tee-tee,” a nickname given to her by villagers meaning “strong woman” in Swahili.

As the sun began to set on the golden age of safaris—when Africa was a limitless wilderness, Diana took off on her most exciting expedition. 

She started in Nairobi and wandered across Kenya. 

It was rainy season, which brought out some of Africa’s fiercest predators. 

Along the way, she witnessed a crocodile chasing a giant forest hog.

Little did the crocodile know that Diana Dean was at the top of the food chain.

A talented javelin-thrower, Diana hurled a wooden spear at the pig, dropping it instantly. 

As the crocodile slithered to the wounded hog, Diana grabbed her loyal Winchester Model 70 and put a bullet straight through the crocodile’s head. 

Diana’s hunting party cheered—they had never seen anyone, let alone a woman, take down two different species in a matter of minutes.

That night Diana shared her bounty with the Kikuyu tribe. 

It was a glorious feast of tusk and tail, and a story told around fires in Africa for years to come.

Don't Delay, Get What You Deserve

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"I promise you'll get everything you're ENTITLED to."

- Grandma Dean

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Location

RGS Venus

Hunt on an active cattle ranch in Venus teeming with wild hogs! Our Venus hunting property is roughly 4,000 acres and consists of farmlands, open prairies, and palmetto thickets. RGS Venus also offers resort-style lodging at Cousin Lee’s Family Ranch. 

Address

1012 New Boot Heel Rd,
Venus, FL 33960
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Know Before You Go

Please read through this important and helpful information about your experience, including arrival times, what to bring, and more.

Requirements

  • Hunters must be at least six years old.
  • Non-hunters must be at least three years old.
  • Guests under age 16 years must be accompanied by a person age 18 years or older.
  • Helpful services and access options are available for guests with mobility disabilities.
  • Guests should be in good health. Some experiences may not be appropriate for guests with health conditions.

License

  • Every hunter must have an Alligator Farming Agent License. Visit our licenses page for more details.

Booking Your Experience

  • Every guest must be reserved prior to arrival.
  • Use our easy online booking system or call us at 863-866-7667 to submit your reservation deposit.
  • We accept all major credit cards for reservation deposits.
  • Reservations are not confirmed until a reservation deposit has been paid.
  • If time allows, We are happy to accept last minute reservations. Please call us for reservations less than 24 hours in advance.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation email with important details about your experience once your reservation deposit is made.

Choosing a Date

  • We offer Grandma Dean’s Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt seven days a week, year-round.
  • View our real-time availability calander for available dates and times.
  • Many of our experiences sell out during winter holidays and spring break.

Arrival Times

  • Daytime combo hunt: 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM
  • Nighttime combo hunt: 5 PM – only available for 4 to 6 foot or 6 to 9 foot ranges.

Experience Length

  • Due to the nature of hunting, we can’t precisely know how long your experience will last.
  • Grandma Dean’s Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt typically lasts 3 to 5 hours.
  • Your hunt is over once every hunter in your party has had the opportunity to hunt a wild hog and alligator.

What's Included

  • Professional guide.
  • Skinning.
  • Loaner weapons.
  • Swamp buggy.
  • Dogs.

What's NOT Included

  • Alligator Farming Agent License. Visit our licenses page for more details.
  • Gratuities. If you would like to tip your guide most tips range from 10% to 20% of the price of the service provided.
  • Ammunition. Ammunition is available for purchase at the hunting meeting location.
  • Professional meat processing. For example, vacuum sealing, sausages, etc.
  • Shipping services.
  • Taxidermy.

What to Bring

  • Your balance due. Cash is preferred. 3% surcharge if paying with a credit card.
  • A 40-quart cooler or larger (if transporting meat).
  • Ice, two standard-size bags (if transporting meat).
  • Drinking water.
  • Bug repellant.
  • Weapons (if you are not borrowing any of ours).
  • Ammunition (if you are not purchasing from us).

What to Wear

  • Pants such as jeans.
  • Comfortable shirt.
  • Closed-toe shoes with a back strap or boots.
  • Camouflage is welcome, but not necessary.

The Day of Your Experience

  • It is important to carefully read your booking confirmation email and follow any special directions provided.
  • All guests are required to sign a standard hunting waiver upon arrival.
  • Hunt occurs rain or shine, with the exception of severe weather.
  • Please leave rude behavior at home. If any of our staff feels you are disruptive or disrespectful, you will be asked to leave.
  • No alcohol of any kind is allowed to be consumed on or prior to your hunt. If you are unable to come sober, please don’t come.

Sighting In

  • Hunters will be able to sight in weapons at the hunting meeting location.

After Your Experience

Hog

  • Your guide will skin and quarter your wild hog shortly after your hunt. 
  • To prevent your meat from spoiling, you must arrive to your hunt with a cooler and ice.
  • We recommend a 40-quart cooler when it comes to transporting your meat and at least two bags of ice.
  • Never put meat in a plastic bag or leave it in a hot car.
  • If you would like your meat packaged pretty like what you would find in a grocery store, visit our butchers page for an extensive list of butchers who offer professional meat processing.
  • Meat not taken will be donated to local food programs. Hides and remains of carcasses go in the deep freeze for the alligators.
  • Your guide will transport your alligator to Trophy Gators inc. shortly after your hunt.
  • Florida Trophy Gators inc. will perform basic skinning of your alligator.
  • Alligators are cold-blooded and require several hours of cooling time before skinning. Your head, hide, and meat are typically ready for pickup the following day.
  • If you’re in a hurry, Florida Trophy Gators inc. has a variety of trade-in programs for alligator meat and hides. Contact them directly for details.
  • Florida Trophy Gators Inc. provides free taxidermy preparation for hunters using their taxidermy service. If you use a taxidermist other than Florida Trophy Gators inc., they can still provide taxidermy preparation for additional costs.
  • We recommend a 40-quart cooler when it comes to transporting your meat and at least two bags of ice.
  • Never put meat in a plastic bag or leave it in a hot car.
  • If you would like your meat packaged pretty like what you would find in a grocery store, visit our butchers page for an extensive list of butchers who offer professional meat processing.
  • Meat not taken will be donated to local food programs.

Guarantee Policy

  • We guarantee each hunter will see and have the opportunity to hunt a wild hog, and alligator in the size-range they reserved.
  • Our per hunter rate includes the harvest of one wild hog and one alligator.
  • Our guarantee policy does not apply to poor shots. Your guide will make every attempt to retrieve an animal that was shot at and wounded.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you wish to change or cancel your booking, you must notify us by calling 863-866-7667 at least 24 hours prior to your experience.
  • Reservation deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your experience, your reservation deposit will be treated as a credit on your account and will expire one year from the cancellation date. Please read our terms and conditions for more details.
  • Credit can only be applied to reservation deposits and not a balance due.
  • If one or more, but not all, of the members of your booking group cancel, no allowance or refund will be made for any part of your booking not used or taken. The reservation deposit from the canceled member of your booking group cannot be used as credit towards the balance due. The spot can be filled by another person or remain as credit on the lead name’s account and expires one year from the date issued.

Starting at $1,000 | Deposit $350-$500