Texas Hog Hunting
With a true dedication to the removal of wild hogs, Prone Outfitters represents the best of Texas hog hunting: No limits, no hidden fees, and 100% free-range hunts. Alongside seasoned guides, you can take part in the most effective methods of hog hunting in Texas, and gain first-hand experience as to why Prone Outfitters’ clients return year after year.
After years of experience and thousands of harvests, Prone’s clients have likely killed more FREE-RANGE wild hogs from the ground than any outfit in existence.
What Defines Quality
Hog Hunting in Texas?
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Prone Outfitters sets no limit on how many pigs you can kill. It’s real hog hunting, not a PETA convention!
Prone hunts 100% free-range wild hogs! Fenced in pig hunts do nothing to actually help solve the wild hog problem.
Wild hogs shouldn’t have an extra price tag just because of their size. With Prone, you are purchasing a service, not a limited number of trapped pigs under 50 lbs.
Part-time guides and outfitting services fill the Texas hog hunting market. Prone’s team loves what they do, and because hunting is our full-time job, we spend countless hours in the field preparing for your arrival.
Our best hog property is a working cattle ranch that covers over 5,500 acres in North Texas. Large wheat and soybean fields, massive amounts of water, tons of cover, and a hefty supply of cattle feed put this hog ground in the top 1% in the country.
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Learn the truth about Texas hog hunting by using the tabs above and below this paragraph. Once you’ve prepared yourself, scroll down to learn more about both of Prone’s hog hunting packages.
Wild Hog Problem
Though some claim to be the “Best Hog Hunting Outfitters in Texas”, read more below as we unravel the misinformation that has flooded the Texas hog hunting market.
Wild Hog Population (Click Me!)
With an estimated population of over 4 million, wild hogs have likely traveled every ranch in Texas. That does not mean those properties are fit to sustain a consistent wild hog population. Such is the main reason most Texas outfits have moved to fenced in operations.
Through our own research, we've found that over 85% of Texas hog hunting outfitters hunt inside of cages or "hog-proof" areas. These pigs are trapped, released from a trailer, then sold to you in a WILD hog hunting package. Many beg for help, then release another trailer load onto their own property.
Harvest limits and trophy fees consume this industry. Texas hog hunting should be focused on solving the problem rather than employing methods discouraging maximum removal.
Small properties lead to inconsistent success rates and short hunt times. If property size isn't displayed, assume high-fence or minimal property. Just how many guided hog hunts can one run on a 600 acre property?
Along with the QDMA, Prone feels the transportation and release of live feral hogs should be banned, and ask that you do not contribute to the madness!
If you want real hog hunting in Texas, book your hunt with an industry leader trusted by thousands of hunters across the country. Texas hog hunting isn’t our hobby; it’s how we make our living. It’s after dinner and before we put on our blood-stained jammies.
Stand and Feeder Hog Hunts
“As one of the most successful hog hunting guides on the planet, I will tell you that Stand and Feeder Hog Hunts are the MOST inefficient form of pig hunting that exists.”
— CLAY HERZOG: Owner of Prone Outfitters —
The hardest thing to grasp... (click me)
The hardest thing to grasp on the Stand and Feeder Hog Hunts is that they are stationary. There could be 400 pigs in a single wheat field throughout the course of a night. On a fully-guided thermal hog hunt, we can follow wherever they go. On a stand and feeder hog hunt, there’s not a damn thing we can do if they don’t walk into your little 300-yard circle.
These hunts are easily...
These hunts are easily reproduced on paper (or the web). Literally thousands of Texas outfitters offer this same style of hunting. It’s easy to set-up, and cheap Texas hog hunting leaves mediocre guides with an easy out.
So why Prone?
The main benefit of using Prone Outfitters on this style of hunt is the customer service and years of proof backing our claims. The most frequent complaint of unsuccessful Stand/Feeder hog hunts is that the property is over-hunted. Prone has had 3 years of 100% successful thermal hog hunts on this same property.
Though you may not harvest...
Though you may not harvest one using the Stand/Feeder method, there are enough wild hogs on our property that we could kill several using the thermals within a couple of hours. We do it on a weekly basis with 100% success.
How it Works
Prone Outfitters will give its best effort on this Texas hog hunt, and we’ve killed hundreds of pigs doing this. However, this is NOT a guaranteed hunt! We will sit you in a blind and feeder during optimal hunting times. Optimal hunting is typically late evening and night. Prone has provided this hunt for over seven years, and morning hunts are about 10% successful, which is why we avoid them.
A Prone Outfitters guide will provide you with a red light and sit you in a blind where you can hunt from late evening to a time of your choosing. Your guide will recommend a pick-up time based on recent movement and game camera pictures. If you’d like to hunt until morning, you are welcome to do so.
As a final note… We LIVE on the top 1% of pig ground in the country. An unsuccessful Stand and Feeder hog hunt is NOT because of poor preparation, lack of effort, or over-hunting the land.
Spot and Stalk
Thermal Hog Hunting
Prone Outfitters Thermal Hog Hunts combine a target-rich environment with a style of hog hunting sure to keep your adrenaline pumping! With an average shot distance of 35 yards, even the most seasoned hunters have a hard time keeping their composure.
How it Works
Spotting (Read More...)
Used as a monocular, Prone’s thermal image scopes allow up to 1,400 yards of heat detection in complete darkness. Because wild hogs feel comfortable during the night, our large wheat fields turn their primary feeding grounds into a wide-open death trap.
After spotting a group (sounder), we make our move in a single-file line to limit our troop’s silhouette against the night sky. With the wind in our favor we creep through the open fields and compose the remainder of our game plan on the fly. Reaching a distance that borders hand-to-hand combat is an art-form, and we paint with blood!
We’ve made it to 30 yards and everyone’s nerves are through the roof. Your guide QUIETLY arranges your group in a formation dependent upon where and how many wild hogs are in range.
Mere seconds before the massacre, you raise your gun. Your guide makes his way to the outside of the formation and shines a laser in the direction of focus as you make any last-second adjustments. Within seconds, he lights up the pigs with his hand-held spotlight and you lay the hammer down!!!
After your shot at glory we’ll either be jumping for joy because you crushed an entire family of wild pigs! Or we’ll be crushed because we just spent an hour stalking a group of pigs for unsuccessful target practice. None-the-less, more wheat fields are only minutes away!
Along with unlimited predators and small varmints, this Texas hog hunt is unlike any fully-guided experience available.
What to Bring
Texas Hog Hunting
Aside from wind direction, quiet clothing is the single MOST IMPORTANT factor when within 100 yards. If you want to be successful from close quarters, which is the entire idea of this style of hog hunting, DO NOT bring clothing that makes noise. Summer time will be 75+ degrees at night. Throughout all other seasons, you should be prepared for warm and cold weather. Camouflage is welcome but not necessary.
***Double-up on hoodies and long underwear before you bring a loud jacket or pants!!!***
With minimal amounts of wind, and/or taking out large boars, rifles with low-power scopes have proven to be an extremely effective weapon. Semi-Autos are welcome, but controlled shooting will be enforced!!!
- 30 Caliber or Larger
- Low Power Sights
With wind of 10+ mph, shotguns can do some major damage as well. If we can get two or three hunters within 30 yards of a group of 20 pigs, something is going to die, and typically it won’t just be one. **Not recommended on Stand/Feeder Hog Hunt**
- 00 Buckshot
- Hybrid Buckshot/Slugs
- Low Power or Open Sights
- Extension Tubes are Neat
Pistol and Bow
If you want to try your hand at extremely close quarters and uncomfortable situations, we can do this style of hunt with pistol and bow!
*Shin-guards and helmet not supplied*
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We need you as quiet as possible in the field. While these items can all be beneficial, if you do not know how to use them properly they become more of a nuisance than helpful.
- Gun Light Attachment (White, Red, or Green)
- Shooting Stick (Mono-pod for moving targets)
- Small Backpack (If we end up on an hour-long stalk you might want water, more bullets, or your stress ball.)
- Your own night vision or thermal scopes.