I was reading a review of this place on another site and this one looks promising. A 3 day hunt for $500 (per person) and 3 hogs per day per hunter allowed. Free roaming hogs too. Not a high fence range. No trophy fees either. Lodging is $150 per night for the group; not per person. There are more in depth details on the website. This may be the place that gets my money for killing pigs in Texas.
I still haven't given up on pig hunting in Texas. I discovered another place between Houston and San Antonio that looks good. What I like most is they have a hog/ram combo. The bitch part is it's an 18 hour drive. Having said that I also picked up a brochure last weekend at the Travel show for an outfit in Oklahoma. They also have a hog/ram combo hunt and it's $300 less than the Texas outfit aaaaaannnnnnndddddddddddd it's only a 10 hour drive. Between pigs, elk and now bears (been researching black bear hunts) I really need to get one of these out of the way.
So as some may have seen on FB I will be heading to Texas for a pig hunt. I won a $800 hunt that includes food, lodging, 2 pigs, unlimited piglets and a daily varmint I believe. I was still a little hesitant on claiming the prize. I didn't know if I wanted to hold out for the Canadian black bear but after some more researching I need to get some stuff before heading to Canada to hunt. So Texas it is. I will probably drive it too. 2 day trek for sure but I want to see Texas and not from sky. The place I'm going to is the one I mentioned above and is linked as well; Independence Ranch. This won't be completely free as I'm still responsible for gratuities and cleaning fees. I'm debating on what weapon(s) to take. My options right now are a bow/pistol combo, one of the AR's (308, 6.8 or 7.62x39; I have a Grendel but it's a 24" barrel and it weighs a metric ton), lever gun in 44 or 35 Rem or just go with the Ultra Slug 12/pistol combo. As much as I wanted to take a trip this year and this would've been a good one I just don't think it will happen. I have 2 years to use the hunt so right now I'm going to plan on either an early hunt in 2020 (February) or a late hunt in 2020 (October). Really don't want to go to Texas in the middle of summer. I'm leaning more towards the February hunt.