Hog Hunting In Texas

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I recently traveled to the state of Texas to go hog hunting. Texas is widely known to be the best state for hunting wild hogs. This is my experience.

Texas Hunting

In the United States, there's a wide range of hunting options for both avid hunters and new hunters. Nearly every state has some type of game that can be hunted. Each state offers an unique experience, depending on the type of game you choose to hunt. I've been hunting for 20 years and I've hunted all over the Eastern United States. Last year, myself and a few friends decide to go hunting in Texas. Not just any hunting, but hog hunting. This would be my first experience with hog hunting and what a trip it was.

For anyone attempting to go hog hunting in Texas or any other type of hunting in the state, do some online research. We all did, plus one of my friends had some inside information as this was his 5th trip hunting in Texas. After spending weeks researching hundreds of locations and the available game in the state, we ultimately chose to go hunting for hogs.

Know Your Hunting Requirements

Every state has different hunting rules and regulations. Texas is no different. If you take the time to visit the Texas Parks And Wildlife Department, you'll learn everything you need for hunting and fishing in Texas. One requirement that you may not be familiar with is the Hunter Education Course. If you are born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, you must successfully complete a Hunter Education Training Course. Minimum age of certification is 9 years of age. This covers basic hunting information and some Texas hunting regulations.

The next thing you want to do is purchase your Texas hunting license. You will need a hunting license to legally hunt in Texas and depending on what you hunt, you may need stamp endorsements. There's over 1,600 places to pick up a hunting license and you can buy them online as well. We purchased our Texas hunting license online and had no issues.

Hog Hunting Locations In Texas

As you can imagine, there's hundreds of locations to hunt hogs. As we become familiar with farmers and ranchers, we learned that the hog population is an issue in Texas. Wild hogs can do some damage and farmers have little to no use for the trouble makers. Since there's a lot of hunting outfitters in the state, many land owners give them permission to hunt hogs on their property. That's how bad Texas is overpopulated with hogs.

We ended up going hunting at Fort McKavett. This is a 9,500 acre property in Central Texas that offered some great hunting. The property had a newly built hunting lodge and the price wasn't bad at all. It had satellite and an internet connection. Beautiful place. If you've never been there, all of us recommend it. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the hunting that much better.

Thermal Hog Hunting In Texas

My friends and I chose a thermal hog hunting package, which include the hunters lodge we had. Remember, this was my first hog hunt. Thermal hog hunting is hunting hog at night. Pretty tricky. Texas has a lot of wild game and even with a rifle, you're left on your toes. I would be fibbing if I didn't say at times I was on the edge.

Joey, our experienced hunter took lead. He ended up getting a 345 pound hog from about 65 yards. We came across the monster in the first hour. About 3 hours in, I finally found m a target. Took down a 312 pounder over 80 yards away. We ended up with 4 on our trip. Just the experience alone was worth every penny. We had a ball and I can't wait to go again this season.

For any of you that have never went thermal hog hunting, it's a must. Had a ball! The outfitter was awesome, really knew the area well. Just the overall experience was so cool. I will be taking my son this season as he just turned 9 and that is the requirement age. He's a country boy and loves hunting. My hats off to Texas, can't wait to see you again!

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