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Old 05-03-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Good morning:

I think there have been a few questions in the past about this gentleman who advertises hog hunts on his ranch in Seguin, TX for $50.00. Has anyone here ever hunted with him, or know of someone who has? Is this legitimate or too good to be true?

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Old 05-04-2016, 01:32 PM   #2
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I've been out there. One other guy was hunting also who I didn't know. He sat in his blind and smoked cigarette's all night.

I was about 300 yards away and could smell the smoke. Did hear some pigs but never saw anything.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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I've been out there. One other guy was hunting also who I didn't know. He sat in his blind and smoked cigarette's all night.

I was about 300 yards away and could smell the smoke. Did hear some pigs but never saw anything.
Hi Hgiles:

Thanks for your response. Would you go hunt there again, or should I look elsewhere? I left a voice mail message for him last night, but haven't heard back from him yet.

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Old 05-04-2016, 04:37 PM   #4
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Hi Hgiles:

Thanks for your response. Would you go hunt there again, or should I look elsewhere? I left a voice mail message for him last night, but haven't heard back from him yet.

Thanks,

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I personally won't be going back. I'm sure people kill hogs out there, but I'm sure the place gets lots of pressure.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:48 AM   #5
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Thanks, again, Hgiles, for your information. The point is probably moot, anyhow. It has been two days, and he hasn't even returned my phone call. Unfortunately, hunting a hog hunt has taken on a life on its own.

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Old 08-01-2016, 11:49 PM   #6
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Been there. Wont go back.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:04 AM   #7
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Thanks, again, Hgiles, for your information. The point is probably moot, anyhow. It has been two days, and he hasn't even returned my phone call. Unfortunately, hunting a hog hunt has taken on a life on its own.



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I will never understand the lack of communication in any field trying to sell anything. It absolutely blows my mind from handy man home repair to hunting guides that don't call you back within 24 hrs.


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Old 09-03-2016, 01:56 PM   #8
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I hunted there once and won't return. The pics he post on Craigslist are not at all what you will see. I saw some coons and a couple of does with zero signs of pigs. I was not looking for a canned show up and kill hunt but there was no sign at all that pigs are running around. It is a low fence operation and just maybe they were not in the area when I was hunting.

The place is not very bowhunter friendly and primarily set up for gun/crossbow hunters. He has ground blinds but they are not for bowhunters unless you can shoot through a 6" horizontal slot...I sure cant.

He does not maintain the place and the feeders are not going off 2x's a day as he advertises. He did manually trip the feeder and corned the area when he dropped me off. The only protein feeder I saw was empty with tall grass growing up around it.

With all that said, the main reason I won't go back is for safety. He set me up in a ladder stand that leaned so far forward I could not safely stand up in it. The straps holding the stand up were sun damaged and needed to be replaced years ago. I ended up climbing down and sat on a stool for the evening.

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Old 09-03-2016, 04:06 PM   #9
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Hunted there several weeks ago - Myself, nor my brother in another stand, saw anything. Then again, we'd likely agree this can anywhere and why we call it "hunting". They do have remote lights set up under the feeders but they are extremely dim. We left shortly after dark and doubt we will return.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:34 AM   #10
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Good morning:

Thanks to all for your responses. I think Craigslist hunts are very hit-and-miss, with the emphasis on the "miss". By the way, to date, Austin Gay has never responded to my initial inquiry, which I think speaks volumes.

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Old 09-13-2016, 09:57 AM   #11
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Hello gents, first time here. I was hoping for better news from this "day lease" since I've scheduled a hunt with him on Sept 28th for my wife and me. She is really looking forward to the hunt/spending time in the woods. This will be our first hunt together. Thanks for the heads up though. Btw, great forum gents.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:38 PM   #12
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Hello gents, first time here. I was hoping for better news from this "day lease" since I've scheduled a hunt with him on Sept 28th for my wife and me. She is really looking forward to the hunt/spending time in the woods. This will be our first hunt together. Thanks for the heads up though. Btw, great forum gents.
Don't tell her about the reviews.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:17 PM   #13
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Don't tell her about the reviews.
And let us know how it goes. Hopefully you will have better results.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:39 PM   #14
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joel45ACP

I am looking forward to hearing about your trip. I am only about 20 minutes from there and would really like to hear a success story. finger crossed for you, good luck
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:08 PM   #15
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Well, we didn't go. The gent never sent any info about where the ranch was or any address. maybe it had something to do with the fact that I told him I was a po po. hahaha
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:14 PM   #16
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If you want hogs double L in Victoria is the place you want. I went a few months ago and I wasn't in the tripod before the pigs showed up they are reasonable and everyone was great.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:29 PM   #17
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If you want hogs double L in Victoria is the place you want. I went a few months ago and I wasn't in the tripod before the pigs showed up they are reasonable and everyone was great.
Thanks for the heads up. But I wanted to stay about an hour from San Antonio if possible.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:23 PM   #18
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Yea so a buddy of mine got a hog tonight... he said it isn't bad I'm going to go tomorrow probably..
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:50 PM   #19
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Well he got 6 hogs so far
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:03 AM   #20
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Well he got 6 hogs so far

Did he take any pics of the setups or pigs ?

I have a date at double L already and I look forward to it.

As far as this place goes. I called and the guy tells me "be there by 430." I get there at 4 so that I am not late ... he replies "ok just wait at the gate ill see you at 430". ughh ok. He drops me at the blind. I sit till after dark. Feeder goes off and no corn comes out. He put a little out before he left me though so Im optimistic. Saw nothing. Hey its hunting... I send a message that I am leaving ... He reply's "ok let yourself out"

Was not the experience I was looking for. A dud all the way around in my view.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:28 AM   #21
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I am headed out to this place next week. I will post pics and a review to let you all know how it goes.


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Old 10-09-2016, 09:56 AM   #22
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:24 AM   #23
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Did he take any pics of the setups or pigs ?

I have a date at double L already and I look forward to it.

As far as this place goes. I called and the guy tells me "be there by 430." I get there at 4 so that I am not late ... he replies "ok just wait at the gate ill see you at 430". ughh ok. He drops me at the blind. I sit till after dark. Feeder goes off and no corn comes out. He put a little out before he left me though so Im optimistic. Saw nothing. Hey its hunting... I send a message that I am leaving ... He reply's "ok let yourself out"

Was not the experience I was looking for. A dud all the way around in my view.
Yeah I hear ya on that man, the guy did not even show up. I texted him at 5:30 pm and he told me he wasnt going to show tell 6:30 and still he did not show up, It was his girlfriend that showed up to let me in. Also, he had dogs running around. I saw one hog the whole time and the hog was running from a dog. I texted him about it and he said it was probably a stray and I said not it has a collar. Also you need to have a hunting license if your hunting hog and he told me I did not which is a lie because I took the hunters ed course and it states you have to have the license to hunt hog for harvest.
My buddy did kill a few on the property but he had to work hard for it he said. He said he did everything from hog bombs to making some kind of sugar mix to bring them in. The guy Austin Gay is a Joke and he does not seem to care because he makes it little bit of money. I told him he had dogs barking all night and it seemed that since my buddy went out there he does not want to let anyone get more than there $50.. I do not recommend this place at all.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:30 AM   #24
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Dont go. Its a terrible experience.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:48 AM   #25
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I am checking out another spot that charges $100 in Seguin and I will let you know.. It is on 600 acres from what the guy states.. Unlimited hogshttp://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bfs/5812477688.html
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:57 AM   #26
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I hunted there once and won't return. The pics he post on Craigslist are not at all what you will see. I saw some coons and a couple of does with zero signs of pigs. I was not looking for a canned show up and kill hunt but there was no sign at all that pigs are running around. It is a low fence operation and just maybe they were not in the area when I was hunting.

The place is not very bowhunter friendly and primarily set up for gun/crossbow hunters. He has ground blinds but they are not for bowhunters unless you can shoot through a 6" horizontal slot...I sure cant.

He does not maintain the place and the feeders are not going off 2x's a day as he advertises. He did manually trip the feeder and corned the area when he dropped me off. The only protein feeder I saw was empty with tall grass growing up around it.

With all that said, the main reason I won't go back is for safety. He set me up in a ladder stand that leaned so far forward I could not safely stand up in it. The straps holding the stand up were sun damaged and needed to be replaced years ago. I ended up climbing down and sat on a stool for the evening.
If anyone reads this he is right about how the bow blind is. I had a low hanging tree in my way the whole time and it was so difficult to take a shot with my bow if I needed to because of the tree the blind was strapped to. I think I would have been better off just going to HEB... I also got off of work early which was a mistake.. I did not get through the gate tell about 6:45pm
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:22 PM   #28
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Did you get that hog at Austin Gays or the other place?


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Old 10-19-2016, 12:22 AM   #29
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No my buddy did...
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:39 AM   #30
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I have a friend I met on a fishing forum I'm a fishing guide in the coast. He does hog hunts guided stalk or blind for 175 also does night vision hunts. You can find him on fb he is a great dude and can hook y'all up. Jeff Koen is his name.
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:40 AM   #31
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Sorry Jeff keown
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:42 AM   #32
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He's pretty cheap I was gonna do a bow hunt after I seen his night vision trips everything supplied was 175.( I don't know if they still are that price but worth calling and asking)
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Old 10-19-2016, 04:48 PM   #33
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I'm going to hunt this Saturday at this other place in seguin if anyone is interested in joining me?
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:38 PM   #34
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I sent Kolton a message earlier today and he just sent me the following text message.
I'm just sending this offer out to some of the recent hunters I've had lately! I'm trying to get 3-5 hunters to lease the hunting for two months. Unlimited hogs, and coyotes.
It's 300 acres to hunt on, two blinds, two feeders, I also have a pop up blind. I keep corn in the feeders. I also have a room in my horse barn that had a/c, heater, shower, bathroom, and four beds, fire pit and porch. I would like to lease it November 1st- January 1st. At 800 a per son. Let me know if you are interested or have questions.
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:00 AM   #35
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Yea he posted that on Craigslist but first I saw 600 acres then I saw 400 acres and now I see 300 acres... seems weird now... these are all postings on Craigslist and from what Buzz is saying now..
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:02 AM   #36
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It's starting to seem kinda shady now...
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Old 10-20-2016, 01:33 AM   #37
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Scratch what I said about the hog hunts talked to my buddy he's only booking water fowl hunts till after season. Sorry
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:16 PM   #38
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Anyone ever been here??
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:42 AM   #39
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Well I saw deer and one hog..
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Did you get the hog?


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Old 10-23-2016, 10:24 AM   #41
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No I did not. I only saw one and the other guy that was there did not see anything. He has a lot of deer though, but that was useless to me at 10pm.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:25 AM   #42
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Yea I think I'm done with Craigslist hunts...
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #43
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The guy has hogs I am sure but what is not help full is that there is a high fence about a mile down the road from him.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:05 PM   #44
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Armydude82,

Have you hunted any new places in the SA area worth hitting up


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Old 11-03-2016, 12:41 PM   #45
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I went out to Dhanis, TX, guy charges $200 for hog and doe
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:48 PM   #46
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That's not to bad for a freezer full of meat. Do you have pics and contact info


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The pic should come up
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:37 PM   #49
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I've seen a few deer,no hogs but a bunch of dogs barking...and from reading the reviews I don't think there's any hogs there
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:11 AM   #50
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I sat out there from 0530-1000 and saw 1 small doe and a squirrel. Didn't have much luck.


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