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Trumpkin 05-19-2021 12:22 PM

I Hate Asking...
 
But does anyone have recommendations for a place to hunt hogs with a trad bow that isn't too expensive, and isn't more than a couple hours from Austin? I've logged at least 50 trips with my recurve on public land in central Texas without killing a pig yet.

I've received some recommendations from Bisch in the past but I can't remember what they were. And what can I expect as a good price for a day hunt? I know last time I looked this stuff up I just decided to hunt harder on public. :rolleyes:

cominahead 05-19-2021 12:56 PM

https://www.boarsallday.com/

top notch outfit!

DRT 05-19-2021 01:30 PM

Try 3Fingers.

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gatorgar 05-19-2021 01:41 PM

Double L in Victoria https://m.doublelranch.net/index.html

That's where Bisch used to go. We had some awesome live hunts there is you want to search for them.

Live at Double L on the trad forum

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Hills of Texas 05-19-2021 02:26 PM

Archery isn’t allowed on the llano river but you can hunt hogs, whitetail and axis with buckshot all up and down the river. It’s free, but it’s hard work packing one out sometimes. I wish they allow archery but no luck yet.

CEpperson 05-19-2021 02:29 PM

Look at Chambers Bowhunting ranch, great prices and lots of pigs.


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Trumpkin 05-19-2021 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Hills of Texas (Post 15624884)
Archery isnít allowed on the llano river but... no luck yet.

I don't know that I'd advertise that info on the world wide web personally! I didn't know that though, thank you.

As for the other recommendations, thank you guys!

Hills of Texas 05-19-2021 02:39 PM

It’s common knowledge around here. Lots of people deer hunt and almost all the locals dove/duck hunt the river.

SJP51 05-19-2021 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Trumpkin (Post 15624679)
But does anyone have recommendations for a place to hunt hogs with a trad bow that isn't too expensive, and isn't more than a couple hours from Austin? I've logged at least 50 trips with my recurve on public land in central Texas without killing a pig yet.

I've received some recommendations from Bisch in the past but I can't remember what they were. And what can I expect as a good price for a day hunt? I know last time I looked this stuff up I just decided to hunt harder on public. :rolleyes:

If you're looking for hogs around Austin, I'd suggest 6th Street!

Hills of Texas 05-19-2021 03:39 PM

Granger isn’t bad either

Trumpkin 05-19-2021 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Hills of Texas (Post 15624993)
Granger isnít bad either

about 48 of those 50 trips mentioned in the first post were to Granger. Did I see pigs? Yup. Did I see them in range of my recurve? Not hardly.

Hills of Texas 05-19-2021 03:54 PM

I hear yea. Recurve and a hill style bow is what I use. Different game for sure. Good luck. I used to have several places around here I could turn you on to but over the years, they ended up leasing out to groups. Might try chamber of commerce. They keep a list of ranches with hunting available. Don’t have the number off hand but it’s the llano chamber.

Trumpkin 05-19-2021 04:03 PM

I sure appreciate the help! I've got unfinished business at Granger, but my wife might need to see some blood on arrows to decide I'm not crazy first.

Hills of Texas 05-19-2021 04:32 PM

There’s a long draw just west of the primitive camp that’s full of hog wallows. I usually just find the most recent activity and set up down wind from the approach trail. Sometimes they show sometimes not but I usually see hogs there.

LAW 05-19-2021 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Hills of Texas (Post 15624884)
Archery isnít allowed on the llano river but you can hunt hogs, whitetail and axis with buckshot all up and down the river. Itís free, but itís hard work packing one out sometimes. I wish they allow archery but no luck yet.

What ?

Randy Madden 05-19-2021 07:33 PM

I’m about 4.5 hours from Austin but with a little notice I could easily get you set up on hogs with Trad gear.
I have 4 places I can hunt within 30 minutes of my house that are all set up for Trad bow hunting. I haven’t seriously hunted hogs in 3-4 years. Just got burnt out. Between killing a handful of hogs a year with my bows, wife and kids with rifles, pulling week long hunts every night with family from out of state I basically just quit hunting them.
My brother comes from Wyoming every year and slaughters them.
If your interested Shoot me a pm and we can get a hunt planned
Might even be able to get Micheal to join us!!!

Trumpkin 05-19-2021 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Randy Madden (Post 15625351)
Iím about 4.5 hours from Austin but with a little notice I could easily get you set up on hogs with Trad gear.
I have 4 places I can hunt within 30 minutes of my house that are all set up for Trad bow hunting. I havenít seriously hunted hogs in 3-4 years. Just got burnt out. Between killing a handful of hogs a year with my bows, wife and kids with rifles, pulling week long hunts every night with family from out of state I basically just quit hunting them.
My brother comes from Wyoming every year and slaughters them.
If your interested Shoot me a pm and we can get a hunt planned
Might even be able to get Micheal to join us!!!

Randy, that's one heck of an offer. I'm assuming you're talking about Arnette, right? Might have to drag him away from his sawdust and splinters to visit you!

Bro. Bill 05-19-2021 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by SJP51 (Post 15624987)
If you're looking for hogs around Austin, I'd suggest 6th Street!

:-))))) Bwahahahaha!

Randy Madden 05-19-2021 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Trumpkin (Post 15625379)
Randy, that's one heck of an offer. I'm assuming you're talking about Arnette, right? Might have to drag him away from his sawdust and splinters to visit you!

Yes sir, talking about Arnette.

DRT 05-19-2021 08:59 PM

I thought about offering our place but pigs have been scarce lately. Hate to have someone drive that far not to get shots.

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Aggies96 05-19-2021 09:55 PM

We've been going to Double L in Mission Valley (near Victoria) for over 10 years now for exotics and hogs. There's no shortage of piggies or stands to suit what your shooting. Pops and family are great people and the price is great. This is the slow time of year for exotics so you shouldn't have a problem finding a time to go that works with your schedule. Just a warning - you might getting some itchy fingers after seeing some of the exotics there.

bowtecmike 05-19-2021 11:08 PM

If Abilene isn't too far, try Dos Plumas hunting ranch. Brice is a trad shooter and has lots of swine.

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Trumpkin 05-20-2021 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by DRT (Post 15625537)
I thought about offering our place but pigs have been scarce lately. Hate to have someone drive that far not to get shots.

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I did that back in February with a certain member here :D.

I was smart enough to time the trip to coincide with a cowtown shoot though, so the lack of pigs wasn't an issue.

DRT 05-20-2021 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Trumpkin (Post 15625897)
I did that back in February with a certain member here :D.



I was smart enough to time the trip to coincide with a cowtown shoot though, so the lack of pigs wasn't an issue.

It's odd because the last few years we've had them in here thick. Been frustrating.

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Trumpkin 05-20-2021 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by DRT (Post 15625908)
It's odd because the last few years we've had them in here thick. Been frustrating.

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I thought everyone in Texas hated hogs! :D

Give it till you have a nice buck show up and they'll be back to blow it out I'm sure.

Briar Friar 05-21-2021 03:55 PM

Im glad you got some leads Malachi. I was thinking of starting a thread...”Asking for a friend”... :)
Youll get that sausage made soon enough.

awry 05-22-2021 11:22 AM

There has been several threads on the Fowler ranch near Kempner

SwampRabbit 05-24-2021 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by awry (Post 15629137)
There has been several threads on the Fowler ranch near Kempner

x2 on Frankie up at the Fowler Ranch. We have hogs at my small lease, but when it came time to get my son his first kill with a bow, I decided to take him up to Fowler so we'd have plenty of opportunities to work through the actual killing part with a bow on some pigs.

wytex 06-22-2021 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Randy Madden (Post 15625351)
Iím about 4.5 hours from Austin but with a little notice I could easily get you set up on hogs with Trad gear.
I have 4 places I can hunt within 30 minutes of my house that are all set up for Trad bow hunting. I havenít seriously hunted hogs in 3-4 years. Just got burnt out. Between killing a handful of hogs a year with my bows, wife and kids with rifles, pulling week long hunts every night with family from out of state I basically just quit hunting them.
My brother comes from Wyoming every year and slaughters them.
If your interested Shoot me a pm and we can get a hunt planned
Might even be able to get Micheal to join us!!!

Sir, is your brother the legislator from Sheridan area ? If so he is you all's contact for the press for 90/10 in Wyoming.

RickBarbee 06-22-2021 09:50 AM

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I thought about offering our place but pigs have been scarce lately. Hate to have someone drive that far not to get shots.

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That is weird. They are all over us on the farm only a mile from you. I killed three over there night before last, including this boar.

Sorry, not a bow kill. Picture simply for reference.

Rick

RickBarbee 06-22-2021 09:51 AM

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Killed this one last Thursday night right behind the house here at home.

Rick

RickBarbee 06-22-2021 10:17 AM

Don't hold me to this, but I am talking to my mother in law (owner of the farm) about taking a few bow hunters over there.

It would only be a "one hunter at a time" type thing. There will be no accommodations (meals / lodging), and it will be hunting from a popup blind over a feeder.

If she decides to do it, I'll have to be there with the hunter the whole time.
Just waiting on her to approve it, and on how much she wants to charge if she does.

Any suggestion on price?

Rick

DRT 06-22-2021 10:26 AM

A dollar a pound plus $100 a day hunt fee.

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DRT 06-22-2021 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 15671348)
That is weird. They are all over us on the farm only a mile from you. I killed three over there night before last, including this boar.



Sorry, not a bow kill. Picture simply for reference.



Rick

I haven't been in 6 weeks. The other guys have gone and killed a few at water at dusk and with thermals.
Personally I want to shoot them with my bow. And they had been scarce at feeders except after dark. Like 11pm to 4am dark.

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RickBarbee 06-22-2021 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DRT (Post 15671428)
I haven't been in 6 weeks. The other guys have gone and killed a few at water at dusk and with thermals.
Personally I want to shoot them with my bow. And they had been scarce at feeders except after dark. Like 11pm to 4am dark.

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When I was over there night before last, I probably could have got more shots (and lots of them) with the bow, than I did with the rifle, but I would have to have been walking around in the skeeters to do it. Not worth it to me.

Rick

DRT 06-22-2021 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 15671441)
When I was over there night before last, I probably could have got more shots (and lots of them) with the bow, than I did with the rifle, but I would have to have been walking around in the skeeters to do it. Not worth it to me.



Rick

I need to make a day trip this weekend to fill water troughs but I wont be able to get a weekend down there until after the fourth of July weekend. I need to bait a couple of tripod set ups when I'm there. Love Krivoman blinds but they definitely aren't a summertime setup. [emoji29]

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