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Duck, Hog & Deer Hunting Rates

Our packages are all-inclusive, including transportation to and from stands, meals, lodging, quartered animals, or picked birds and duck guides, decoys and championship-caliber retrievers.

 

Recognizing the risks inherent in the sport of hunting, all hunters must sign a liability waiver upon arrival to The BigWoods.  Rates and booking dates are not locked in until deposits are received.

DUCK
The ducks are showing up at the Bigwoods

One day hunt: (arrive the night prior in time for supper, hunt in the AM), lodging meals, guides, dogs, decoys, processed birds $775.00/person.

Two day hunt: same inclusions, $1,295.00/person. Two day teal hunts are $865.00/person.

 

Duck/Hog Combo: 

This is a Friday-Sunday weekend hunt, with ducks in the AM & hogs in the PM for $1595.00/person. These hunts run noon-noon, Friday-Sunday. Extra days prior to the weekend for hog hunting only can be added for $365.00/day. (For example, a Thurs-Sunday hunt would be $365.00 + $1,595.00=$1,960.00) We have a limited number of Thursday-Sunday hog/duck hunting packages (three mornings of duck hunting) available for $2,450.00. 

Sporting Clays Five Stand:

Since there is no duck hunting after lunch, duck hunters should know that we offer five stand sporting clay shooting on Saturday afternoons should you want to play. If so, you might want to bring an upland or sporting clay shotgun as well as some lead shot shells.

Deposits:

 A deposit of $400.00 per person is required for any of these hunts, bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit is received. These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ala carte buck trophy fees:

Subject to deer season being open and managed land buck permits available, on any duck hunt, a management buck -defined as eight points or less - can be taken for a trophy fee of $750.00; a trophy buck - defined here as a buck nine points or greater - can be taken for a trophy fee of $3,500.00. Since we don't hunt ducks in the afternoon, such a buck hunt may be of interest.

WILD BOAR
PIG PILE! A record 58 pigs were taken on

There are no limits on hogs. Because hogs have odd hours, to allow you to be in your stand when they are moving, so are our mealtimes. Generally, our breakfasts will be ~ 9 AM, "supper" ~ 3 - 4 PM. As the time and amount of daylight changes as the year goes on, so will the mealtimes. Definite mealtimes will be posted on the front door of the lodge on your arrival.

​In 2019, the laws were changed in Texas: it is no longer a requirement to have a Texas hunting license to hunt hogs in Texas; however, a small game license is still required if the hunter wishes to take any varmints or other non-game animals such as coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, mountain lions, etc.

About 90% of our 55 hog feeders/stands have solar lights on them to illuminate under the feeders. These lights run year round so that the hogs will be used to them. Although we have bought what we consider the best solar feeder lights on the market (Sniper Hog Light's Exterminator), the technology is such that they remain unreliable. If we have several overcast days prior to your hunt, there is a substantial chance that the battery powering the light will not charge and that the light will go dark at or shortly after sundown. Therefore, we strongly advise hog hunters have lights on their guns or night vision scopes - thermal or infrared, as most of our hogs will come to the feeders after dark.  If you have no nocturnal hunting equipment, we do sell the Sniper Hog Light 66LRX rifle mounted red or green light for night hunting on site.

MILITARY-GRADE THERMAL, INFRARED NIGHT HOG HUNTING BONANZA:

Two night/ three days of fully guided after dark hog hunting with silent electric vehicles, customized pickups, and/or ATVs using military-grade Gen III thermal and infrared goggles and scopes. No limit on hogs taken at day or night! Guiding, game quartering and skinning, meals, and lodging included, $1,500.00/person for two people only.

 

Deluxe Weekend Boar Hunts:

Deluxe Hog hunts $1,115.00 per Person: Check in is 1 PM Friday. Check out is noon Sunday. This includes meals, lodging, and quartering of the hog. The hunters will be taken to and picked up from their stands.

Three Day Long Weekend Deluxe Boar Hunts:

Deluxe Hog hunts $1,295.00 per Person: Check in is 1 PM Thursday. Check out is noon Sunday. This includes meals, lodging, and quartering of the hog. The hunters will be taken to and picked up from their stands.

Four Day Out of State Hunters Special:

To accommodate out of state hunters who often drive a long way, we have Wed noon - Sun noon for $1,495.00 per person, the same items included as on our Deluxe Weekend Boar hunt.

Additional Day of Hog Hunting:

WITHOUT meals is $295.00

WITH meals is $365.00

Youth accompanying an adult on a hog hunt:

This is for a youth 14 years old or younger accompanying an adult on a hog hunt. This includes meals and lodging. They must sit together in the same stand. The fee/day is $295.00.

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Night vision add on hunt:

One night for two hunters, fully guided using military-grade thermal and infrared gear, can be added to any hog hunt for an additional $650.00. To ensure guides are available, this must be booked in advance.

 

Duck/Hog Combo: 

This is a Friday-Sunday weekend hunt, with ducks in the AM & hogs in the PM for $1,495.00/person. These hunts will be from noon-noon Friday-Sunday. Extra days prior to the weekend for hog hunting only can be added for $365.00/day. (For example, a Thurs-Sunday hunt would be $365.00 + $1,495.00=$1,860.00.) We have a very limited number of Thursday-Sunday hog/duck hunting packages (including three mornings of duck hunting) available for $1,950.00. 

Deposits:

 A deposit of $400.00 per person is required for any of these hunts, bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit is received. These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ala carte buck trophy fees:

Subject to deer season being open and managed land buck permits available, on any hog hunt, a management buck -defined as eight points or less - can be taken for a trophy fee of $750.00; a trophy buck - defined here as a buck nine points or greater - can be taken for a trophy fee of $3,500.00.

DEER
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Deer hunters must read and be familiar with the specifics of the package you purchase, the Additional Rule section below as well as the doe hunting section as significant penalties will be enforced for taking underage deer, button bucks, etc.

 

Weekend Trophy Buck Hunt

These hunts are from Friday noon - Sunday noon, $1,350.00. Meals, lodging, transportation to and from stands are included. For bucks 4 1/2 years or older, the trophy fee is $2,700.00, for bucks 3 1/2 years or younger it is $4,150.00. 

Management Buck Hunt

 

These hunts run from Friday noon - Sunday noon and are accorded the same amenities as the trophy buck hunts. The base hunting fee is $1,250.00 which allows the hunter to take two management bucks with a trophy fee of $250.00 per buck. This is for bucks eight points or less. There will be a $500.00 fine assessed for each buck taken that is 2 1/2 years or younger. For a buck 9 points or greater, a trophy fee of $3,500.00 per animal will be assessed.

Three day management buck hunt $1,750.00. Four day hunt $2,100.00. These are accorded the same amenities as the trophy buck hunts.

Does can be taken for an extra $200/doe.

 

These hunts are priced to be a good value for an older eight point buck or less.

Deposits:

 A deposit of $400.00 per person is required for any of these hunts, bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit is received. These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

PREMIER HUNT THE RUT PACKAGE: 

 

This package will be available from Monday October 24 to Sunday November 13, 2022. The Premier Hunt the Rut Package can be booked outside of these dates, but the dates above will be reserved for primarily for buck hunters. The weekend buck hunting packages can also be booked anytime during the open season, but obviously the hunter is more likely to be successful during the rut.

Hunt The Rut Package

 

A hunter purchasing Hunt the Rut package will be entitled to 1 buck (trophy fees and fines will apply – see below) and 1 doe and will be entitled to 2 full weeks of hunting, meals, (being served from Wednesday evenings through Sunday mornings, no meals are served Sunday noon through Wednesday noon), lodging, care of game animals, and transportation to and from hunt areas. Lodging after the initial hunt can be arranged on space available basis.

 

The base fee for this Hunt the Rut package is $3,350.00 with a trophy fee for a buck 4 ½ years or older of $450.00. A buck 3 ½ years or younger will have a trophy fee of $1,450.00. Because of past seasons' numerous fruitless searches for bucks hunters were certain they had hit, there will be a $250.00 fee assessed for drawing blood plus the $450.00 trophy fee, as even 1 drop of blood constitutes the harvesting of that buck, and your buck hunt is over. If no blood is found after a concentrated search, missing will result in a $250.00 fee, but hunter may continue to buck hunt; and, in the event of a miss, if a buck is taken later, the hunter will have to pay the appropriate trophy fee in addition to the miss fee already assessed. In past years far too many long shots with deer reportedly going down occurred without any blood being found. Fees for shooting underage does, button bucks, and immature bucks will also apply to all Hunt the Rut packages. (see details under our doe package section)

WEEKEND BUCK HUNTING PACKAGES:

Although these weekend hunts can be booked anytime during deer season, we strongly recommend that they be booked during the rutting season, which runs from mid-October through mid-November.

Four day long weekend trophy buck hunts

This buck package offers a 4 day buck hunt during the whitetail rut. This hunt will feature a Wednesday – Sunday hunt schedule, and includes 4 days of buck hunting, 1 buck, 1 doe, lodging, meals, transportation to and from hunt areas, and care of game animals.

Hunt package price is $1,750.00 with a $2,200.00 trophy fee for any buck 4 ½ years old or older. Any buck 3 ½ years old or younger will carry a fine of $1450.00, in addition to $2000.00 trophy fee, which will be added to cost of package at checkout.

Because of past season’s numerous fruitless searches for bucks hunters were certain they had hit, there will be a $250.00 fee assessed for drawing blood plus the $2,000 trophy fee, as even 1 drop of blood constitutes the harvesting of that buck, and your buck hunt is over. If no blood is found after a concentrated search, missing will result in a $250.00 fee, but hunter may continue to buck hunt; and, in the event of a miss, if a buck is taken later, the hunter will have to pay the appropriate trophy fee in addition to the miss fee already assessed. In past years far too many long shots with deer reportedly going down occurred without any blood being found. Fees for shooting underage does, button bucks, and immature bucks will also apply to all Hunt the Rut packages. (See details under our doe package section.)

 

Three day long weekend trophy buck hunts

 

This buck package offers a 3 day buck hunt during the whitetail rut. This hunt will feature a Thursday – Sunday hunt schedule, and includes 3 days of buck hunting, 1 buck, 1 doe, lodging, meals, transportation to and from hunt areas, and care of game animals. Hunt package price is $1,550.00 with a trophy fee of $2,500.00 for any buck 4 ½ years old or older. Any buck 3 ½ years old or younger will carry a fine of $1,450.00, in addition to $2,500.00 trophy fee, which will be added to package cost at checkout.

 

Because of past season’s numerous fruitless searches for bucks hunters were certain they had hit, there will be a $250.00 fee assessed for drawing blood plus the $2,500.00 trophy fee, as even 1 drop of blood constitutes the harvesting of that buck, and your buck hunt is over. If no blood is found after a concentrated search, missing will result in a $250.00 fee, but hunter may continue to buck hunt; and, in the event of a miss, if a buck is taken later, the hunter will have to pay the appropriate trophy fee in addition to the miss fee already assessed. In past years far too many long shots with deer reportedly going down occurred without any blood being found. Fees for shooting underage does, button bucks, and immature bucks will also apply to all Hunt the Rut packages. (See details under our doe package section.)

Two day long weekend trophy buck hunts

 

This buck package offers a 2 day buck hunt during the whitetail rut. This hunt will feature a Friday – Sunday hunt schedule, and includes 2 days of buck hunting, 1 buck, 1 doe, lodging, meals, transportation to and from hunt areas, and care of game animals. Hunt package price is $1,350.00 with a trophy fee of $2,700.00 for any buck 4 ½ years old or older.  Any buck 3 ½ years old or younger will carry a fine of $1,450.00 in addition to $2,700.00 trophy fee, which will be added to package cost at checkout.

 

Because of past season’s numerous fruitless searches for bucks hunters were certain they had hit, there will be a $250.00 fee assessed for drawing blood plus the $2,700.00 trophy fee, as even 1 drop of blood constitutes the harvesting of that buck, and your buck hunt is over. If no blood is found after a concentrated search, missing will result in a $250.00 fee, but hunter may continue to buck hunt; and, in the event of a miss, if a buck is taken later, the hunter will have to pay the appropriate trophy fee in addition to the miss fee already assessed. In past years far too many long shots with deer reportedly going down occurred without any blood being found. Fees for shooting underage does, button bucks, and immature bucks will also apply to all Hunt the Rut packages. (See details under our doe package section.)

 

Background info: The "reverse" trophy fees detailed above were instituted because of poor hunter target selection. The number of 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old ten points harvested in the past have been appalling. Having achieved parity on our deer herd sex ratios, having planted and heavily fertilized a stupendous number of food plots, as managers, we have done all we can to produce a herd of trophy deer; The BigWoods will never reach the goal of producing East Texas 200 class B&C deer on a regular basis unless we get some management help from our hunters. If generations of 2 and 3 year old bucks are lost every year, deer of this size will never happen. Also, because of these considerations, The BigWoods no longer offers "ala carte" buck hunts, but rather our offering is restricted to the Hunt the Rut package. We shall keep a close eye on our hunters, anticipating a "culling" of individual hunters if their performance does not improve. We are looking to develop a long term relationship with our returning hunters so that the big young buck you let walk this year will be next year's trophy of a lifetime.

Deposits:

 A deposit of $400.00 per person is required for any of these hunts, bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit is received. These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Weekend bow hunts:

These run Friday noon - Sunday noon for $500.00.  The following trophy fees or fines will apply:

  • A buck 10 points or greater: $1,500.00

  • A buck 9 points: $750.00.

  • A buck 8 points or less: $350.00.

  • Young buck penalty for taking a buck 9 points or greater less than 4 1/2 years old: $750.00

 

DOE HUNTS:

Parent/Child Doe Hunts:  This hunt package offers a 2 day doe hunt featuring a noon-noon Friday – Sunday hunt schedule and includes unlimited does, lodging, meals, transportation to and from hunt areas, and care of game animals. Hunt package price is $1,225.00, and an additional child may be added for $525.00.  At The BigWoods, for these purposes, a child is defined as 15 years old or younger. (See details concerning under aged does, button bucks, spike bucks, and multi pointed bucks below.)

 

Single Adult Doe Hunt: This hunt package offers a 2 day hunt featuring a Friday – Sunday hunt schedule and includes unlimited does, lodging, meals, transportation to and from hunt areas, and care of game animals. Hunt package price is $965.00. (See details concerning under aged does, button, bucks, spike bucks, and multi pointed bucks below.)

 

The BigWoods record for a 2 day doe hunt is 23 does.

 

For all doe hunts, the rules and fines listed below will be strictly enforced, after all, this is supposed to be a mature doe hunt, so the following fees will be charged for specific mistakes by the hunter.

Button Bucks:  $495.00/animal

 

Does under 65 lbs:   $185.00/animal

 

Spikes with antlers 2” or more:   $575.00/animal

 

Fork horn or larger racks:     $3,500.00/animal

Deposits:

 A deposit of $400 per person is required for any of these hunts, bookings will only be confirmed when the deposit is received. These deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

In past seasons we have had a terrible carnage inflicted on our young bucks by our doe hunters. This had to stop. As a result, we have increased the penalties spelled out above for such mistakes. Although these doe hunts are often an entry level hunt for young hunters, it is appropriate that they learn the rules of the game and to identify deer properly from the get go; teaching this is the responsibility of their mentor.

 

Licenses:

Hunters will need a valid Texas hunting license; however, they will use BigWoods managed deer permits and will not need to use their personal tags.

 

Also, hunters, both in and out of state, born after September 1, 1971 will need to show evidence of having completed a hunter safety course.

Liability release:

All hunters and guests must sign a liability release prior to going afield. This can be done on arrival, but it will speed your check-in to do it ahead of time online. If you wish to do so, click the link below.

                             https://www.bigwoods.net/waiver