Last-Minute Cheap Hunting Places in Texas

by Andrea Julian
Many Texas ranches offer inexpensive hunting packages that are available at the last minute.

Many Texas ranches offer inexpensive hunting packages that are available at the last minute.

Texas is full of wide-open spaces that offer numerous opportunities for hunters. Hunting is available everyday of the year here, as long as you are flexible on what you want to hunt. Exotic game ranches can be a bit pricey, but hog hunting is an economical choice that will give you a freezer full of wild meat for your friends and family to enjoy for months on end. Many Texas ranches will except hunters on a last-minute basis, just call before you make the drive.

Raggedy Creek Ranch

You don't have to wait until hunting season to hunt at Raggedy Creek Ranch. This exotic game ranch in Crowell is open year-round to hunters. A variety of game can be hunted, so you don't have to spend big bucks on a trophy if you don't want to. Hog hunts are very affordable, and two-day hunting packages are available that allow you to take two hogs of any size. During the fall, white-tailed deer can also be hunted at Raggedy Creek Ranch. Fill out the form on its website or call to schedule last-minute hunts. Raggedy Creek Ranch P.O. Box 368 Crowell, TX 79227 940-684-1744

Smith Ranch Hog Hunting

Smith Ranch offers year-round hog hunts every day, 24 hours a day. Daily hunt prices include a hog of up to 100 lbs. as well as lodging in the camp house. One-day hunts are available on the weekdays but on the weekends there is a two-day minimum. Lodging includes the use of a full kitchen and an outdoor barbecue pit. You will need to bring your own ammunition and weapons, and fishing rods if you want to fish in the ranch's stocked ponds. A general store, archery range and gun range are on-site. Call Smith Ranch anytime for reservations for a last-minute hunting trip. Smith Ranch Hog Hunting Centerville, TX 75833 903-536-2505

M.Y. Ranch: A Texas Hunting Preserve

The M.Y. Ranch is family-owned and operated and is a free-range ranch. The prey of choice for hunters here are wild hogs, which can be hunted year-round. You are allowed to take two hogs per day, and a minimum of two days are required for each hunt. Lodging is available on-site for an additional fee, or you can stay in a nearby motel during your hunt. You can hunt from stands or by stalking, and can choose to hunt with any weapon of choice. M.Y. Ranch: A Texas Hunting Preserve 854 PR 6000 Crockett, TX 75835 936-544-2222

About the Author

A native of Austin, Texas, Andrea Julian began freelance writing in 2008 while living abroad in Guatemala. She has a background in biology and a passion for traveling. She writes for various websites, including eHow, Helo and The Savvy Explorer. Julian holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Texas State University.

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