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.
So thanks to the madness going on right now I cancelled my Texas trip. I was scheduled to leave on April 6. Plan was to arrive at the ranch on April 7, hunt that evening, all day the 8th and if needed the morning of the 9th. I've already received my cancellation confirmation and am now looking to reschedule in October or Feb '21.
fever3810: Got ready to change the bearings and when I took the wheel off, the axle spindle came out too. There went my fishing trip. Glad it happened in my garage instead of on the road.
Dec 11, 2019 22:05:10 GMT -5
fever3810: Didn't make it to Blue Grass or Loon. I was getting ready to hook the boat up when I noticed one of the wheels looked like it was tilted. I got the jack out and raised the boat trailer. When I did, the wheel moved. Thought the wheel bearings were bad.
Dec 11, 2019 22:03:23 GMT -5
Greenedog: Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a great day! I'm with my everyday family today....my coworkers.
Nov 28, 2019 8:02:59 GMT -5
Greenedog: No, but let us know how it goes!
Nov 10, 2019 7:39:10 GMT -5
fever3810: Anyone been to Blue Grass or Loon pit near Evansville? Ill be in the area Thursday and Friday and was thinking about taking my boat and doing a bit of musky fishing.
Nov 9, 2019 20:12:55 GMT -5
Greenedog: Have a safe and fun 4th of July! I'll be here at work as usual.
Jul 3, 2019 16:52:17 GMT -5
Greenedog: Went over 4,000 subscribers this weekend!
Jun 30, 2019 20:21:21 GMT -5