NightHogs has moved to www.nighthogs.com . The new site is as complete as this one with some major updates and upgrades. We’d love to have you out on a hunt!
January 8, 2012
June 17, 2011
Our game cameras run 24/7 and they tell us one thing. HOGS FEED AT NIGHT….PERIOD. To the degree that over 80% of our game camera pictures of hogs are taken at night. There are several reasons for this. For starters, hogs do not sweat so they are prone to overheating. During warm days they lay in the thickest of cover for shade, which makes them nearly impossible to hunt. Hogs are intelligent animals, so they learn early in life it is safer to feed at night when most hunters are not active. Hogs leave their daytime hiding places to feed in open fields under the cover of darkness. All of these things contribute to our success.
We recently had a father/son that came to hunt with us that really made this hit home…and his conclusions can save other hunters a lot of expense and wasted time. They had been on 4 other paid hunts and had yet to see their first hog. The hunts were on ranches that were advertised as having large hog numbers. The “guides” drove them to a blind in the afternoon and pick them up at dark. Even if there were hogs on the property these hunters had likely left the blind hours before their arrival.
November 30, 2010
We aren’t the only game in town when it comes to night vision hog hunting. So why book a hunt with us? What makes us different?
For starters, there is the preparation that goes into a hunt. We continuously maintain 16 feeders in the field exclusively for hog hunting. On the day of the hunt we EACH spend several hours checking game cameras and putting out additional corn using our receiver hitch feeders. We study when the hogs are showing up and where so that we may devise a plan of attack as to the order in which to visit properties.
We strive to be a one shot-one kill operation. We never have and never will have a firing line with a 3-2-1 count. We want to take hogs out of the pasture, but we do not want to wound hogs. We do not like to shoot hogs in the guts, the rear or even through the front shoulders. We approach hog hunting as conscientious sportsmen and as such want to take the animals humanely as well as make use of the meat. Taking the time to move in close for a single well placed shot is well worth the effort.
We do not take more than 4 hunters in the same night and there are two of us guiding. If we have 4 hunters we suggest splitting up and visiting different properties as to improve our chances of success (covering twice as much ground). At the end of the night we will skin, gut and quarter your hogs-all included in the price.
We don’t have a limit on the number of hogs taken nor do we charge a “trophy fee”.
We have many posts about our hunts that can be viewed on the Texas Boars website under “Hog Hunting Stories”. Most are penned under author Randy Tausch. Many members of the website have hunted with us and we are well respected for our professionalism as well as consistent success.
December 29, 2009
When we started out we had just one Generation 3 equipped suppressed 77/44 Ruger in April 2008 and hunted only as friends-not guides. We still use that original rifle but have added three sets of Generation 3 PVS-7’s along with another Gen 3 equipped suppressed 77/44 and a Gen 3 equipped LWRCI M6A3 Designated Marksman Rifle in 6.8mm SPC (www.lwrci.com) with a custom bored titanium XL suppressor (half the weight and twice the price of stainless steel suppressors). Both .44 magnums shoot hand loaded subsonic ammunition pushing out 300 grain Hornady XTP’s at about 1050 fps with an effective range of about 85 yards. They have a decibal level about the same as a high powered pellet gun. The LWRC uses hand loaded ammo pushing 110 grain Hornady V-Max at about 2600 fps with an effective range of about 200 yards (if the shooter can hold up his/her end). It has a decibal level in the range of a .22 long rifle. All three rifles are equipped with Timney single stage triggers that are as nice as the finest hunting rifles.
December 3, 2009
Since we began hunting together in April 2008, our talley on hogs is just over 350 as of November 1, 2010. Of these hogs, only 4 were not processed and made use of by ourselves, our guests, or someone in need. Well over 90% are neck/head shots so loss of use due to less than perfect bullet placement is minimal. We work to maintain this record by getting in close for the kill and by being patient while waiting for the right shot presentation. The typical shot is at 3o to 40 yards standing off of shooting sticks. We are a one shot-one kill style of hunting.
October 27, 2009
Pictured left to right: Gerald, Keith Warren, Randy
Randy Tausch post from the Texas Boars web site:
Gerald and I had the Honor of hunting with Keith Warren and his good friend Braxton Ladner. We recorded video for a future episode of Keith’s TV show “The High Road”. First let me say that I have been a fan of Keith’s for more than 20 years and it was very exciting to get to meet him and work with him on this project. Keith offers a great message in every show and he is one of the true stewards of our sport. I applaud him for all he does to help unite hunters of every kind to a common cause. We need more genuine people like Keith to fight for our rights to own guns and enjoy hunting. It will take a lot of effort from a lot of people to insure that these rights will be available for generations to come. Thank you Keith for all you do.
Our hunt started off with great anticipation and we were immediately rewarded with opportunities. We arrived at our first location about 9:30 PM and as soon as we got out of the trucks and started getting everyone equipped with NV gear, I spotted a group of about 12 hogs no more than 75 yards away up wind in the pecan bottom. We tried to get everthing ready as quietly as we could but they were so close that they spooked a little and moved further away. By the time we were able to begin our stalk, the hogs were about 150 yards and moving into the wind. This was perfect for us because it allowed us to approach from the angle we needed and get to about 35 yards for our first shot. It was a 196# sow that Braxton dropped in her tracks and all was capture on video. After we filmed the recovery and did a couple of interviews about our NV hunts, we loaded everthing up, and headed for the next property.
Another pecan bottom was also the setting. Again, we approached from the down wind side and only had to go about 100 yards before two nice hogs walked in from our left. I got Keith in position and up on the sticks with the suppressed 44 mag rifle (which, by the way, he thought was really cool) as the hogs got closer and closer. It happened really fast and by the time we were ready to make the shot, they were only about 15 yards away. Keith made a perfect shot and the hog was down. This one was a 165# sow. Again,we loaded up and were off to the next spot.
This time we had an open field with scattered trees and a dirt road leading past a couple of feeders. As we neared the 2nd feeder there were actually 2 groups of hogs heading our way down the road eating corn. The closest group was about 75 yards and approaching us so we waited for them to move close enough for us to get good video. At 31 yards, Keith sent another 44 mag round just below his ear and he went stiff and fell over dead. This one was a 160# boar.
Keith was very excited about the success we had and how well the Night Vision equipment worked. We had a great time with Keith and Braxton and look forward to hunting with them again.
Gerald and I get quite a thrill out of guiding hunters on these unique and exciting hunts. For us, it is not about pulling the trigger. It is about the experience and making new friends. Seeing the gratification of a successful hunt and showing others what the animals are doing when it is dark outside is such fun for us. We basically become invisible to them but they are sure not invisible to us.
The show aired the week of May 31, 2010 and can be seen at Keiths website. Cut and paste this URL to view: http://keithwarren.net/?p=710
October 1, 2008
This is by far the most watched night vision video on youtube. JagerPro of Georgia has about 2/3rds the views. We greatly appreciate the interest.
September 30, 2008
We ask that you arrive about 45 minutes before dark so we may will familiarize you with the gun which you will be using as well as our method of hunting. For the safety of everyone we ask that you leave your own firearms at home as they will not be needed. If you were born after September 2, 1971, state law requires that you have a Hunter Education Certificate or Hunter Education Deferral on your person while hunting. The need for a hunting license is a source of debate and our opinion as well as that of one of our game wardens is that it is not needed (see page 25 of the 2009-10 Hunter’s Annual). You can draw your own conclusions.
We do ask that you bring an ice chest in which to put your hogs. One of 100 quart capacity for two hunters (this is a minimum) with 150 quarts being preferable (it still may not hold all of your hogs). It is a “walk and stalk” hunt, so dress properly. A good pair of waterproof lace up boots with soft soles (for stealth) is recommended. Cowboy boots are the worst-they “clunk” (hogs hear very well). Dark clothing (not faded jeans) or camouflage is a must as hogs are able to see even at night. If mobility is a problem we can accommodate by stationary hunting in the areas of highest activity. Our hunts are for 3 1/2 hours with the clock starting when we hit the field.
September 9, 2008
Hunts can be booked by calling Randy at 210-884-7311 or Gerald at 210-884-7462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in Seguin, Texas which is 35 miles east of San Antonio on IH10 and 160 miles west of Houston. Hunting locations are within a 30 minute drive of Seguin. The cost of a hunt is $350 per person with a minimum of 2 hunters and a maximum of 4. There is no trophy fee and no cleaning fee. If you book for two consecutive nights it is $600 per person. Because of the extensive preparation and the state of the art equipment used, we have a very high success rate.
Click on calendar under “links” for available hunting dates.