The 10 Best Places to Hunt Wild Boar in Florida
The 10 Best Places to Hunt Wild Boar in Florida
On the scale of adventurous things to do in Florida, there's no doubt that wild boar hunting ranks right up there between skydiving and skeet shooting (both of which we're huge fans of BTW)! Believe it or not, Florida wildlife is more than just dolphins jumping through crashing waves and rogue alligators wading in swimming pools. True Floridians know how diverse the state really is! With swampy marshes and dense pine forests covering much of the natural landscape away from the coast, you’d be surprised at some of the creatures roaming the sunshine state in large numbers. Florida has the second highest population of wild boar in the United States– over 500,000 and second only to Texas. This species is popular to hunt and can be found in all 67 counties in Florida. If you think you’re ready for the thrill of a wild boar hunt, there are many companies prepared to assist you in pulling it off, and I’ve helped narrow down the 10 best to get you started. Ready to go hog wild?! If the beach is more you speed, check out the best beach vacations in Florida or other fascinating options in our Travel Blog.
Florida's Wild Hog Hunting Scene
1 | Trophy Hammock Outfitters | Ready for (what might be) THE DEFINITIVE, unforgettable hog hunt in Florida? Situated in the heart of a 40,000-acre working cattle ranch east of Lake Wales in Central Florida, Trophy Hammock Outfitters offers high-energy, educational, and exciting hog hunts for the entire family! They work with everyone from first-time hunters to seasoned experts and offer guaranteed boar hunts at only $250 per hog. As they are a true working ranch, they use these hunts as a method to control the invasive wild hog population and protect their cattle, all while creating memorable experiences for their clients. And for the hunter that craves the ultimate adrenaline rush and quintessential Florida experience….they offer alligator hunts as well!
WHERE: 26533 FL-60, Lake Wales, FL 33898 | WHO: 863-333-5652
2 | West Shore Outfitters | If you’re looking for a hunt closer to the coast, West Shore Outfitters is a great option that offers several pricing levels and discounts. Located in New Smyrna Beach, they offer half-day and full-day hunts, plus the unique opportunity to hunt wild boar at night using thermal imaging technology! They also offer discounts for veterans, groups, and children. West Shore Outfitters will even fully process your hog – just leave it with your guide and they will clean, quarter and chill your animal. All you have to do is pick up your meat at the processor. This service is great for first-timers and is $130 per animal.
WHERE: 4975 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 | WHO: 352-572-6924
3 | Okeechobee Outfitters | Okeechobee Outfitters is looking to take their guests on truly authentic Florida hunting trips. They are all about the adrenaline and thrill of the hog hunting experience! Your hunt can be done with rifles, pistols, archery or spears and they offer overnight packages for one, two or three nights. All packages include: one meat hog, lodging, meals, and the skinning and quartering of your hog. There is an additional charge for trophy hogs – that is, any boar with 1 ½ inches of tusk outside the gum lines.
WHERE: 5260 Bluff Hammock Rd, Lorida, FL 33857 | WHO: 863-655-2454
4 | God's Country Outfitters | Owned and operated by experienced hunters that have been hunting the area for over 20 years, you’re in good hands at God’s Country Outfitters. They run their business on the motto that they treat their clients like friends and family because that’s the way they like to be treated on hunts. They claim to have some of the biggest hogs in North Florida on their property and they offer several hunt types: morning and night guided hunts with dogs, semi-guided still rifle hunts, and nighttime spot-and-stalk. If you’re ready for the ultimate bonding experience, they offer multi-day group and corporate events as well - perfect for bachelor parties, birthdays, graduation gifts, corporate outings, family reunions and more.
WHERE: 850 East State Rd. 100, San Mateo, FL 32187 | WHO: 386-972-9473
5 | Lightsey Family Ranch | At the Lightsey Family Ranch in Venus, Florida you can sit atop a swamp buggy or perch from a tree stand to hunt your hog! You’re also able to add on a stay in one of their private lodge rooms for $200 per night – which includes meals prepared by their in-house chef. They have room for up to 28 guests, so weddings and private parties are popular here. The picturesque lodge even features a wraparound porch and fire pit. If you desire a cozier experience, this might be the place for you!
WHERE: 545 New Boot Heel Rd, Venus, FL 33960 | WHO: 863-464-0268
6 | Alligator Alley Outfitters | Since the 1990s, the owners of Alligator Alley Outfitters have been on a mission to bring their mid-western hunting experience and charm to south Florida. To ensure that each of their clients have the most successful hunt possible, Alligator Alley Outfitters rotates hunts between their two locations in and around Punta Gorda, Florida. They offer experiences that range from single-day to multi-day hog hunts for any size party – so no hunting with strangers!
WHERE: 15571 Hughes Black Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 | WHO: 239-243-9663
7 | Swine in the Pines | The mission statement of Swine in the Pines is simple: “to promote safe, responsible, ethical hunting in the pursuit of outdoor fellowship with family, friends, and the feral hog.” Veteran owned and operated, Mike and Jeff have years of experience hog hunting in North Florida, and they want to pass their traditions on to you! To cater to all levels of experience, they offer fully-guided, semi-guided, and no-guide hunts.
WHERE: 17500 NW 62nd Ave, Starke, FL 32091 | WHO: 904-613-6586
8 | Razzor Ranch | Hunt wild hogs and trophy boars all year-round on this Florida ranch one hour south of Tampa. They offer hunts by stand, spot & stalk, or 6-passenger ATV safari rides. How ever you choose to hunt, Razzor Ranch has the experienced guides to lead you to success. Check into one of their private cabins for the full experience – swamp hunt stories and talk strategy with your guide over the campfire!
WHERE: 7019 Crooked Creek Ln, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 | WHO: 239-850-3063
9 | Osceola Outdoors | This hunting club in Moore Haven conducts 100% free range hog hunts seven days a week. Osceola Outdoors terrain consists of pine islands, oak hammocks, improved pastures, citrus groves, and marsh ponds – and the hogs are wild and abundant! They offer several hunt varieties based on your selected weapon and desired range. Before your trip, make sure you visit their website to get to know all of their guides!
WHERE: 1038 Martin Blvd NE, Moore Haven, FL 33471 | WHO: 239-253-5876
10 | Mid Florida Outfitters | Mid Florida Outfitters wants to make sure you leave with a story to tell! Located between Orlando and Tampa, their wild boar hunts have a 95% success rate and they even offer a 1-hog-1-gator combo hunt for a once in a lifetime hunting experience. Other add-ons include meals, lodging and fishing!
WHERE: 736 Morrison, R W S Ranch Rd, Haines City, FL 33844 | WHO: 803-686-2213
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Final Thoughts about Wild Boar Hunting in Florida
Now that we've covered the cream of the crop in places to go hog hunting, choose your best picks and start planning your hunting trips in Florida! There is no shortage of wild boars here - all are fair game, so let your inner caveman or woman go free and enjoy this time honored tradition. Don't forget your camera to capture those memorable shots and Insta-ready moments! But, if hunting is not your style, yet you still want a taste of the great outdoors, check out our Travel Blog for other awesome ideas you may want to try! From kayaking in Florida and Florida fishing to the best nature trails in Central Florida and so much in between, there's plenty to do and see. Happy hunting!
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