Hog Hunt

4.5/5

Hog Hunt

4.5/5

Hog Hunt $275 Per Hunter

Experience Features

YEAR-ROUND

FULLY GUIDED

PRIVATE

SWAMP BUGGY

DOGS

SKINNING

$40

Ease the burden of traveling with your firearm—use ours instead!

For only $40 per hunter, choose either a shotgun or a rifle—we’ll even include ammo!

Spears and knives are always free to use!

$30

Bring friends and family to watch!

Friends and family who aren’t hunting can participate in the excitement of your experience as “non-hunters”—it’s a nicer name than chicken! 

For only $30 per person, non-hunters get to take photos, videos, and be part of your adventure—they just don’t kill anything!

Three exciting locations!

Hunt on active cattle ranches consisting of farmlands, open prairies, and palmetto thickets.

Embark on a private and fully guided hog hunt with an expert guide!

Can my guide take photos and videos of me?

Of course—just ask him! However, your guide’s primary responsibility is to keep you safe while you go in for the kill. If you want pictures or videos of you in action, you might want to ask someone else in your party to capture those intense moments so your guide can focus on your safety.

What kind of hunting experience does my guide have?

Most of our guides are Florida natives. They’ve been hunting since they were babies and love the outdoors.

Is there a limit on party size?

No! We specialize in large parties so bring your whole crew!

Is it still a private experience If I’m a solo hunter?

Yes! Even if you are a solo hunter, it will still be private experience.

Will I be paired or grouped with others on my experience?

No! Your hunt is completely private. It will just be you, your guide, and anyone else you bring with you.

Cruise along winding paths on a monster swamp buggy!

Can I hog hunt on foot without using a swamp buggy?

Hunting hogs on foot is dangerous, as wild pigs like to charge and attack at random. For the sake of your knee caps, and to be able to keep up with the dogs, we use a swamp buggy. You can get off once we spot a hog, but while we are tracking you should remain on the swamp buggy.

Do I have to hunt from the swamp buggy?

Most hunters will get off the swamp buggy once the dogs have a hog at bay to get closer to the action. Sometimes a hunter will shoot from the swamp buggy. It’s all situational—it comes down to getting the best shot!

How many passengers can ride on the swamp buggy?

Swamp buggies typically have five seats, including one for the driver. They also have railings which allow guests to stand. Swamp buggies generally hold six to eight passengers depending on the size of the guests. We have many swamp buggies and other vehicles for larger parties.

Work with trained hunting dogs as they sniff out hogs!

Can I bring my own hunting dogs or pets?

We do not allow you to bring your own hunting dogs on our wild hog or alligator hunts. Companion animals are welcome depending on experience. Please call us for details.

Can I hog hunt without dogs?

No. Hunting dogs help guarantee your success which is why we use them on all of our wild hog hunting experiences.

What if I shoot the dog?

Your guide will make sure you have a clear shot to avoid injuring the dogs.

What kind of dogs do you use for hog hunting?

Our hunting dogs are a mix of hound and bulldog. We also use pure redbones.

Why do you hunt wild hogs with dogs?

Well trained hunting dogs help ensure your success. Even though guides scout daily for hogs, we rely on our dogs’ incredible sense of smell to track them down quickly.

Aim for success—we guarantee it!

Do I have to kill the first hog I see?

We try to allow some discretion when it comes to being selective—however, we cannot keep passing on hogs because you want a hog that is a specific size, sex, color, or has tusks. It’s also very hard to call dogs off once they have bayed up an animal. If you are concerned about size—we do not allow hunting of small hogs which are less than 15 inches high at the shoulder.

What if I shoot at a hog and miss or wound it?

If you shoot and miss, your guide will continue to look for more opportunities. If you shoot at a hog and wound it, your guide will make every attempt to retrieve it, however, our guarantee policy does not apply to poor shots. If we cannot find a hog you wounded, it will still count as a kill.

Can I hunt additional hogs?

Yes. We have a special rate, two hogs for $500.00. The same hunter must harvest both hogs. Contact us for additional offers.

Do you have a guaranteed trophy hunt?

Guaranteeing a specific type of hog would involve our guide trapping a hog and making sure it meets the criteria that you want (size, color, tusks, etc.) before your arrival. Our guide would then place the hog in an enclosed area for you to shoot. The cost for a guaranteed trophy hog hunt is $500, which includes his trapping fees. You must contact us to arrange this type of hunt.

What is the average hog kill size?

Most of our kills run in the 90 to 175-pound range. We recommend hogs in the 80 to 100-pound range for the best meat.

Watch in awe as your guide skins your hog in minutes!

How long does it take to skin my hog?

Our guides skin hogs so fast you would think they had zippers on them! Your meat is typically ready to go in 15 minutes.

What size cooler will I need for my hog meat?

We recommend bringing a 40-qt. cooler which should hold enough meat from one hog, and two bags of ice. It’s very important to get your meat on ice right away. Do not place meat in plastic bags or leave it in a hot car. Meat and ice should be layered in your cooler like a lasagna—meat, ice, meat, ice, etc. Your guide will help pack your cooler correctly to prevent spoiling.

Do you provide coolers and ice for my hog meat?

No. You will need to bring a cooler and ice with you in order to transport your hog meat.

What if I don’t want my hog meat?

While we encourage and believe in eating what you hunt, we understand you may not be able to take your meat with you. Any meat not taken will be donated to local food programs. Hides and remains of carcasses go in the deep freeze for the alligators.

Can my guide do special cuts?

Your guide’s job is to cut the meat down to a manageable size to fit in your cooler. Special requests are at the discretion of your guide. We suggest taking your meat to a professional butcher. Visit our butchers page for a list.

Can my guide transport my meat to a butcher?

Transporting meat is not a service offered by Ron’s Guide Service, and most of our guides will not transport meat. If your guide agrees to transport your meat, this would be an arrangement between you and your guide. Ron’s Guide Service is not responsible for any arrangements you make with your guide regarding transporting meat.

Do you know any butchers who process wild hog meat?

Yes. Visit our butchers page for a list.

How can I get my wild hog meat back home?

From shipping services to flying and driving, visit our transporting meat page for solutions.

Savor the exquisite taste of delicious wild boar meat!

What does wild hog meat taste like?

Wild hog meat or wild boar meat, as it’s popularly known, has a rich, almost nutty flavor that far surpasses that of conventional pork. Wild boar meat is very lean and extremely low in fat. It is considered gourmet cuisine. Typically a young hog will have the best tasting meat.

Fair Chase, High Fence, Free-Range, Canned & Other Hogwash...

Only you can determine what you believe is fair chase, free-range, high fence, canned, etc., according to your hunter ethics.

Knowing what these terms mean to you will ensure the memories of your hunt are those of an amazing experience, not of a misunderstanding due to a difference in definition.

Ron’s Guide Service provides you with as much information as possible about our experiences. 

To determine if we are the right guide service for you, please educate yourself on these topics.

What is a Fair Chase Hunt?

Fair chase is a term hunters use to describe an ethical approach to hunting big game animals.

North America’s oldest wildlife conservation group, the Boone and Crockett Club, defines “fair chase” as requiring hunted big game animals to “be wild” and “free-ranging.”

“Wild” refers to an animal that is naturally bred and lives in nature.

“Free-ranging” means an animal that is not confined by artificial barriers.

According to the Boone and Crockett Club, fair chase hunting is the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild, big game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage over the game animals.

In simpler terms, it means hunting without taking advantage of the animals and allowing them a fair chance to escape in defense.

Some basic rules of ethics that fair chase hunters live by:

When hunting, obey all laws and regulations.
When away from home, respect the land and customs of the locals.
Adapt and follow a specific personal code that will bring out favorable abilities and sensibilities as a hunter.
Never draw out the death of prey. Try to attain the best shot to make the kill as quick and precise as possible.
Keep the personal code in mind and let it dictate behavior. It is the responsibility of the hunter not to dishonor the hunter, the hunted, or the environment.
The ethical approach also states a hunter may not take an animal if:

The hunter herded or spotted the animal from air and then quickly landed to pursue.
It was herded or chased by a motorized vehicle.
Electronic communication devices are being used.
It is confined by artificial barriers or transplanted for commercial shooting.
It is trapped or drugged.
It’s swimming, trapped in snow, or helpless in any nature.
The hunter is using another hunter’s license.
Laws or regulations are being broken.

Is your hog hunt fair chase?​

We hunt using a swamp buggy. 

According to Boone and Crockett, chasing an animal with a motorized vehicle is not ethical hunting. 

We also use dogs to track down hogs, which may be considered an unfair advantage. 

Depending on your personal hunter ethics, you may or may not consider our experience fair chase.

What is a high fence hunt?

Not all high fenced properties are created equal.

For one, not all high fence situations are commercial operations. 

Many are private hunting properties. 

Some are small acreages.

Some have adequate cover. 

Others are more open with less cover for game to elude the hunter. 

Some have purposely concentrated a high number of animals within a given space to ensure game will be seen.

Some let the available habitat dictate population density.

Some artificially manipulate the quality of game for maximum trophy potential.

Others rely on natural breeding and available food. 

In short, this is not a one-size-fits-all issue.

How and where we hunt is a choice each of us makes as an individual hunter. 

It is also a matter of personal choice whether you believe hunting within a game-proof fence (where legal) is an acceptable practice, acceptable under certain conditions, unacceptable, fair chase, or should not be considered hunting at all.

Can fences contain wild hogs?

Wild hogs do a great deal of damage to net wire fences generally used to confine cattle, deer, and goats. 

They tear through fences and lift them off the ground to gain access.

Boar can also jump over fences less than 3 feet high—pigs fly! 

Chain link fences or heavy-gauge hog wire buried at least 12 inches under the ground or electric fencing are the only way to prevent wild hogs from coming onto a property.

Do your properties have fences?

According to Florida property law, Florida is a “closed range” state with strict liability for trespassing livestock. 

The properties we hunt on are active cattle ranches and contain livestock.

Property owners may be civilly or criminally liable for cattle that stray onto public roads—so you may see fences or gates. 

These fences or gates are not capable of containing wild hogs. 

However, if you don’t want to possibly see wire fencing or drive through a livestock-type gate, our experience may not be right for you.

What is a free-range hunt?

A free-range hunt means an animal is free to roam and not confined by artificial barriers such as human-made fences.

You will struggle to find a hunting property in the United States that is truly free-range with no fences—in reality, they do not exist. 

There will be artificial barriers at every hunting property, be it a park border, a fence on a neighboring property, or a barrier to public roads.

A better question to ask yourself is: 

what size hunting area is large enough to be classified as free-range to you?

What is a canned hunt?

A canned hunt is hunting animals that have been captive-bred on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed, typically for trophy collections.

Many hunters determine if they feel a hunt is canned based on difficulty, property type, hunting style, and many other factors. 

It is an extremely debatable topic and is dependent on the individual.

If the guide intends to present an unrealistically high chance of success for the hunter, reducing the experience to more of a shoot than a hunt, it is understandable why many feel this is not hunting.

If the hunter foregoes a hunt in a wild setting in favor of a guaranteed or quick kill, where does one draw the line between hunting and shooting?

Is your hunt canned?

We do not practice captive-breeding. 

The hogs on our properties are derelict trespass animals attracted to our vegetation and livestock. 

Guides pre-scout for hog activity daily and use dogs to help track hogs quickly. 

Our hunts have a high success rate because they are fully guided and use a swamp buggy and dogs. 

We could not guarantee the opportunity to see hogs if it were a treestand/blind hunt experience.

A hunter who won’t be happy unless he gets a kill…

but…

doesn’t want to do a buggy hunt with dogs because they feel it’s too easy…

but…

doesn’t want to do a treestand/blind hunt because it’s a low success rate…

Is a very difficult hunter to be!

Rifles and bows and spears, oh my!

Candid Weapon Advice from Grandma Dean

HI FOLKS, there is a lot of information out there on weapons to use for hog hunting—most of it is based on personal experience. 

Maybe you have a passion for archery? 

Some youngins are into the ARs. 

I’m a China Lake girl myself. 

So let’s talk titty!

I will break down the most popular options for hog hunting along with advice from my 50+ years of hunting experience.

Remember, every time you ask a “best for something” question, no one is gonna give you the best answer for YOU.

You’re gonna get the best answer for them because they have gained experience and have figured out what works for them. 

To find the best weapon, caliber, etc., you’ll have to accumulate some experience to figure out which is best for YOU.

It has always been the indian more than the arrow.

I like shotguns because they are powerful and perfect to use in thick wooden areas.

Shotguns are best for large pigs—I’ve seen a shotgun take down a 300lb hog!

Shotgun Type

I recommend a 12-gauge shotgun because you get good penetration and knockdown power.

Even if you miss the vitals and still hit the hog, it’s powerful enough to stop it from running far.

A rifled barrel is my choice due to its range and accuracy.

Smoothbore is fine for close-range shots.

Open sight is better since we hunt with dogs.

Use a Semi-automatic shotgun.

Running hogs are fast-moving targets, and a single shot is less likely to hit- a semi-automatic shotgun will give you rapid follow-up shots.

I don’t recommend 10-gauge because it’s heavy with a strong recoil.

Wild pigs charge, you want to have a light weapon that you can work with quickly.

Ammunition

Slugs are your best option.

I’ve had great luck with 2-3/4″ and 3″ slugs.

Most hogs drop quickly, and the only one I missed left a blood trail a blind guy could follow.

I don’t like buckshot for hogs because of its poor power and range.

The only time I ever shot a hog with buckshot was with a 12 ga., 00 buck at forty yards—about a forty-fifty pound hog—it did not indicate being hit and left no blood trail.

Buzzards found the hog for me a few days later before the carcass was torn up—I could see it had been hit.

I’ve seen more pigs lost and suffering than dead and recovered when using buckshot.

Experience

We will follow the dogs on the swamp buggy. 

Once they find pigs, they will start yelping.

You and your guide will get off the buggy and move in closer to the action.

Once there is a good shot opportunity your guide will call off the dogs and you’ll take aim.

 

 

Homer, the Greek historian, first wrote about boar hunting in 700BC. 

It has roots in mythology, from Hercules to King Arthur. 

I have seen cave drawings in ancient tombs depicting hog hunting with spears.

Hunting hogs with a spear is as old as time, and now you too can take part in this prehistoric hunting style.

Back in my day, Boar hunting was commonly known as pig sticking.

 Pig sticking was done on foot or horse. 

In the congo, I fed a group of stranded and starving British Military by sticking pigs.

The Army Captain had these fine words to say to me: 

“Lady Diana, A pig-sticker must possess a good eye, a steady hand, a firm seat, a cool head, and a courageous heart. All features necessary in a good soldier, and that you are.”

Hunting with a spear is a test of skill, patience, and strength. 

A hog will charge at you, and if you miss or partially wound it, you may be severely injured. 

Spear type

you need a boar spear with a wide and strong head to penetrate deep and cause massive damage with a single jab or throw. 

The shaft should be short and heavy, maximizing effectiveness when you lodge it.

Most boar spears have wings on the spear socket, which Prevents a mean hog from moving up the shaft to attack and makes the spear easier to remove so that you can strike again.

Experience

We will follow the dogs on the swamp buggy. 

Once they find pigs, they will start yelping.

You and your guide will get off the buggy and move in closer to the action.

The dogs will chase down the hog.

Once the boar is tired of running, it will stand. 

Now is your chance to go in with your pig stick spear-That is if you have kept up with the dog pack. 

Wait too long to stick it, and you will have a pile of dead dogs.

Go in too early, and the boar will go for you. 

Get it right, and you have a dead pig. 

Get it wrong, and you have an angry pig that will want to open you up to the bone.

Hunting a boar with a knife demands physical strength, courage, fast reflexes, and precision all at once.

If you have never done any hunting before, only hunted small critters, or are in poor physical shape, I will tell you hunting hogs with a knife is about as advisable as licking a rabid skunk in the ass. 

Unlike using a spear which gives you some distance, you will be up close and personal with a wild pig that won’t think twice about eating the windfall bonanza your corpse provides.

Male wild hogs have sharp tusks that average 7 inches long, and just as you’ve been sharpening your knife, it’s been sharpening its tusks.

Physical Requirements

A boar charges.

YOU NEED TO BE IN SHAPE. 

Wild hogs can reach 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour.

If you are fat-then forget it!

You must be able to RUN in and stick the hog quickly.

Dogs will buy you some time, so all that fury isn’t directed solely on your slow ass–because no matter how fast and fit you are, you ain’t as fast as an angry boar!

Knife Type

The best knife has an 8-12″ blade with a strong point and substantial guard.

Some knives are made specifically for hunting boar; they’re often called “pig stickers” or “pig strikers.”

Pig stickers may be as long as 15 inches. 

They have double edges and, often, a bolster that helps you get past the boar’s armor plate. 

Do not attempt to hunt with a folding knife!

Real talk…

I am not going to sugarcoat hunting pigs with a knife.

I get plenty of inquiries from folks who take knife hunting lightly, thinking it will be “something fun to try.” 

Pig sticking is not like trying a new flavor at an ice cream parlor–unless it’s an ice cream parlor for hogs, and you are the new flavor.

I’ve stuck many a pig with a knife, and it’s an adrenaline rush, but it requires complete commitment.

Just picture it, if you will.

Do you think you’re going to walk casually up to a wild boar, stab it with a knife, and deliver a fatal blow with just one stick? 

On top of that – even if you DID make a miraculous fatal stab through tough hide and between bone, there’s no impact shock, and you aren’t severing the nervous system.

 With the nervous system still intact, the boar will have at least 20 fun-filled seconds to do their level best to have you accompany them into the great beyond.

Experience

If I haven’t scared you off and you still want to use a knife, here are a few common scenarios on how the hunt plays out.

We will follow the dogs on the swamp buggy. 

Once they find pigs, they will start yelping.

You and your guide will get off the buggy and move in closer to the action.

The dogs will have the boar pinned, usually by clamping its ears in their jaws. 

You will RUN in from behind the hog, grab a leg or legs, flip the boar onto its back and expose its underside so you can stab it. 

If the surroundings don’t give you much room to maneuver or if the boar’s strength or weight is especially challenging — you will run in and stab the boar from above to weaken it before you flip it over and stick it.

Some of our pups are trained merely to flush the boar from the bushes, not to pin it. 

In this scenario, you’ll wait for the hog to charge or remain distracted by the dogs, and then you will face it head-on, pushing it to the ground and stabbing it.

When it comes to bowhunting, I don’t care what type of bow you are using…it’s arrow placement that kills hogs.

We do not have loaner bows, and if you are a bowhunter, you should not expect us to, since it depends on a hunter’s stature.

Longbow

Longbows are slow and require steady aim and strength for a powerful draw.

Recurve Bow

Recurve Bows are fast and accurate.

Its speed comes from its curved tips, which store more energy than straight limbs.

Compound Bow

Compound bows have a pulley system that kicks in at full draw and helps the archer hold the draw weight for a longer period of time, without excessive muscle fatigue, so that they can focus on aiming.

Crossbow

One of the biggest advantages of using a crossbow for hunting when compared to a regular bow is that, once the crossbow is cocked, keeping the crossbow at full draw does not require any energy or effort from the hunter.

Range

I recommend shooting at hogs from a distance of 20 yards or less when hog hunting with a bow.

Arrow Weight

Use a heavier than normal arrow such as you would for thick-skinned game.

100gr arrow weight or more.

Mature boar tend to develop a thick cartilage plate covering the front shoulders and sweeping back over the vitals.

This shield is as tough to break as a child’s spirit.

Their hair is very coarse and is packed with mud most of the time.

For smaller hogs under 200 pounds, which is usually what we hunt, mechanical arrowheads will do just fine.

Large hogs over 200 pounds are going to need fixed blade arrowheads that will not break apart as it penetrates the skin of the hog.

There is a lot of debate on mechanical arrows vs fixed, Here are my thoughts.

if you use classic fixed blade arrowheads there is no room for mechanical difficulties!

Like I said to the late explorer Will Noble before he took that fateful hot air balloon over Egypt: “With anything mechanical, you do have the possibility of mechanical failure.”

Draw Weight

You’ll also need a bow with a draw strength of 60 pounds or more, but since the average longbow has about as much, you shouldn’t have an issue.

I recommend a bow that you are comfortable with and can shoot with great accuracy.

Experience

We will follow the dogs on the swamp buggy. 

Once they find pigs, they will start yelping.

You and your guide will get off the buggy and move in closer to the action. 

Depending on bow type, some hunters have success shooting from the buggy.

Once there is a good shot opportunity your guide will call off the dogs and you’ll take aim.

About trophy hogs...

Some outfitters separate hogs into two categories, “meat hogs” and “trophy boar.”

Since the feral hog is not considered a game animal and is listed as an outlaw quadruped, there is no official recognition of a trophy boar.

So what “qualifies” a hog as a “trophy?”

Generally most hunters say a trophy boar has tusks that measure from two to four inches beyond the lower lip line or that a meat hog is a specific weight range.

Many hunters spend hundreds of dollars for a guaranteed trophy boar hunt, which usually consists of releasing a captured trophy boar into an enclosed area for a hunter to kill. 

On our $275 per hunter wild hog hunt, Ron’s Guide Service does not guarantee a specific size, sex, or color of a wild hog—or if it will have tusks. 

We do not have trophy fees, so if you kill a hog and we discover it has tusks, you will not be charged additional fees.

We believe “trophy” is defined by the hunter who shoots it and be danged to any who may argue it!

Many things may determine a trophy. 

It may be a highly intelligent sow that has outsmarted you hunt after hunt, and when you finally bag her, it’s a “trophy”—a personal accomplishment or goal.

Even a first kill could be considered a trophy to a new hunter, regardless of the sex, size, or if it has tusks.

Some hunters may only hunt once or twice a year and believe any kill is a personal accomplishment.

My thoughts…

My first elk remains my prized trophy even though he was nothing special to most—he was special to me. 

I’ve shot bigger and better, but none were more rewarding than that first bull elk. It took years of effort and hard knocks to make that hunt happen.

“Trophy” is what you define it to be.

Why book with Ron?

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When it comes to the outdoors, there are enough surprises creeping up on you—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of them!

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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 daytime wild hog hunting seven days a week, year-round.
  • View our real-time availability calendar for available dates and times.
  • Many of our experiences sell out during holidays and spring break.

Arrival Times

  • 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

Requirements

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

License

  • No license requirements

Experience Length

  • Due to the nature of hunting, we can’t precisely know how long your experience will last.
  • Our daytime swamp buggy hunt with dogs typically lasts 1 to 3 hours.
  • Your hunt is over once every hunter in your party has had the opportunity to hunt a wild hog.

What’s Included

  • Professional guide
  • Skinning and quartering
  • Swamp buggy
  • Dogs

What’s NOT Included

  • Gratuities
  • Firearms and ammunition (you may rent a firearm with ammunition for $40 per hunter.)
  • Professional meat processing—for example, vacuum sealing, sausages, etc.
  • Shipping services
  • Taxidermy

What to Bring

  • 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 using any of ours)
  • Ammunition (if using a firearm)

What to Wear

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

The Day of Your Experience

  • Read your booking confirmation email carefully 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

  • You may sight in your weapon at the hunting meeting location.

After Your Experience

  • Your guide will skin and quarter your wild hog shortly after your hunt.
  • To prevent your meat from spoiling, you must arrive at your hunt with a cooler and ice.
  • We recommend a 40-quart cooler and 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.

Guarantee Policy

  • We guarantee each hunter will have the opportunity to hunt a wild hog.
  • Our $275 rate includes the harvest of one wild hog.
  • We do not guarantee a specific size, sex, or color of a wild hog—or if it will have tusks.
  • Our guarantee policy does not apply to poor shots. Your guide will assist as needed but cannot pull the trigger for you—it’s called hunting, not killing for a reason.
  • Our guarantee policy does not apply to wounded game. Your guide will make every attempt to retrieve an animal that was shot at and wounded.
  • Our Guarantee policy does not apply to picky hunters who continue to pass on animals they have an opportunity of harvesting because it is not the specific size, sex, color, etc., they want.

Arrival Time

  • We recommend arriving no more than 15 minutes early.
  • Usually, your experience will begin shortly after your arrival time, but things may come up due to the nature of outdoor experiences.
  • We ask that you remain patient, and we will start your experience as soon as possible.

Tipping Your Guide

  • Gratuities are not included in our pricing.
  • Tipping your guide for work well done is encouraged and appreciated.
  • The standard gratuity is 20% of the price of the experience provided.

Paying Your Balance

  • Your balance is due in cash.
  • The travel industry’s chargeback rate is more than twice the average of other industries because the services provided are intangible.
  • To prevent chargeback fraud, we ask that you pay your balance in cash.
  • At this time, we only accept credit card payments at our Venus location.
  • There is a 3% surcharge if paying with a credit card at Venus.
  • We do not accept personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders.

Changes or Cancellations

If you wish to change or cancel your booking, you must notify us by calling 863-866-7667 at least 24 hours before your experience.

Reservation deposits are non-refundable.

Canceling Your Experience

  • If you need to cancel your experience, You may reschedule within one year of the original reservation date.

Canceling Guests in Your Party

  • If one or more guests in your party cancel, you CANNOT apply the canceled guest’s reservation deposit towards the balance due for your experience.
  • You can find another guest to take their place, or you may reschedule the canceled experience within one year of the original reservation date.
  • We treat every guest in your party as an individual experience.
  • When you cancel a guest, you are canceling an experience, and our cancellation policy still applies, regardless of who paid the deposit—no exceptions.

Adding Guests to Your Party

  • If time and space allow, we are happy to accommodate additional guests.
  • Every guest in your party must be reserved prior to arrival.

Upgrading Your Experience

  • If you would like to “upgrade” your experience, for example, switching from a hog hunt to an alligator hunt or a non-hunter to a hunter, please call us.
  • Changes are made at our discretion and based on availability.

Downgrading Your Experience

  • We do not allow experience “downgrades.”
  • Switching from an alligator hunt to a hog hunt or a hunter to a non-hunter is considered a cancellation.
  • You will need to cancel your initial experience and book a new one.

For full details please read our terms and conditions.

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