Helicopter Hog Hunting

Help the Great State of Texas with it's Feral Hog Population!

Texas Helicopter Hog Hunting 

Helicopter Hog Hunting is the only year- round feral hog hunting business in the U.S.  We offer a full-time staff, 8 helicopters to choose from and 2.5 million acres of West Texas helicopter hog hunting ground to choose from.

Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the United States today. Two to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do an estimated $400 million in damages annually.

There are now an estimated 2.6 million hogs in Texas, more than anywhere else in the United States. Their foraging causes millions in annual agricultural damage. ​

Helicopters

Our Texas ranch has 8 full time helicopters available to choose from.  This allows us to handle both small and large groups for private and/or corporate events.

We have 3 different types of helicopters:

R44 Raven

Four-seat R44 Raven helicopters are high performing, reliable and easy to maintain. R44s have a two-bladed rotor system, T-bar cyclic and the latest in Robinson technology including streamlined instrument panels and crashworthy bladder fuel tanks.

The R44’s aerodynamic fuselage optimizes airspeed and fuel economy. Hydraulic controls eliminate feedback forces and provide responsive handling. A low tail-rotor tip speed, newly designed muffler and large cambered tail reduce flyover noise.  Maximum total hunter weight 430 lbs, flying 2 hunters per flight.  (not one hunter over 300 pounds)

R66 Turbine

The Robinson R66 is a helicopter designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company. It has five seats, a separate cargo compartment and is powered by a Rolls-Royce RR300 turboshaft engine. The R66 is slightly faster and smoother than the Robinson R44 from which it is derived.  Maximum total hunter weight is 600 lbs, flying 2 hunters per flight.  (not one hunter over 300 pounds)

MD500

The MD 500E® helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. With a five-bladed main rotor Rolls-Royce turbine engine, the MD 500E offers unparalleled versatility for the broadest range of customer-defined missions.  Maximum total hunter weight 850 lbs, flying 3 hunters per flight.

Corporate Events

Any event sponsored by a company that targets its employees or clients can be called a corporate event. Unlike most traditional corporate events, we offer a weekend event unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

The goal of most corporate events is to build trust, teamwork, recognize achievements and build tight connections with new or loyal clients. Imagine the shared experience and the bonds that can be built when you combine your dedicated team of professionals with ours!

MEETING, DINNERS AND FULL METAL ACTIVITIES

We have a full-time staff of trained professionals that include experienced pilots, marksmen, hunters and our own personal chef.  We never mix groups, so you don’t have to worry about anyone interrupting your time here. This will give you the time you need to have that one on one time as well as group bonding.

  • Custom cooked meals all day
  • Aerial target practice
  • Rifle and Pistol Range
  • ATV Tours & Hunting
  • Bow Hunting
  • Hog deprecation
  • Sports Bar
  • Fire pits
  • Trap & Skeet
  • Machine guns
  • Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Handguns
  • No neighbors
  • No interruptions
  • 24/7 staff on site
  • OH… and there is a private meeting room that you can use when you want to go over the numbers.

There is no better way to build a long-lasting bond with your team than taking them to our 2.5 million acres of hunting land.  Forget the hotel retreat with continental breakfast, grueling conference room meetings and site seeing activities.  This is the one place where you can eat, meet and literally shoot the shit… out of some feral hogs.

CORPORATE MEETING GAMES

Your standard corporate event planner may have some pre-planned games or activities in place. We actually don’t have any set corporate meeting games.  We think that shooting wild hogs out of a helicopter is fun enough, but here are some ideas. Take the meeting notes and use them to start a fire in the fire pit, then head over to the rifle range and pop off a few rounds.

EVENT PLANNING CHECKLIST

Please make sure that everyone involved with this corporate hog hunting trip has the full checklist of what they can do here on our ranch.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Helicopter ride & shooting experience
  • Luxury accommodations with Texas Style Cuisine
  • 60 hog species free ranging on over 2.5 million acres in West Texas
  • 3 different models of helicopters to choose from – R44 Raven, R66 Turbine & MD500

SAMPLE ITINERARY

5:30 am Light Breakfast

6:00 am Helicopter Hog Hunting

Noon Onsite Field Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm Helicopter Hog Hunting

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Socialize

Helicopter hug hunting 2019-2020 season

DATES

Year Round Helicopter Hog Hunts Available

PRICES

Day rate: $1975 per hunter

TEXAS RANCH PACKAGE:

1 day/2 nights: $2675
2 days/2 nights: $4650

*Upgrade to 5-Star Ranch – $300 night/double occupancy

Pricing is based on groups of 4+ hunters / R44 Helicopter

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Transportation to and from airport
  • 2 hours of flight time per day per hunter
  • On-site transportation
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Meals made fresh with natural ingredients/Texas Cuisine
  • 200 rounds of ammo per day
  • Exotic Big Game Add-On Available

LODGE’S INFORMATION

Luxury accommodation
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WHY GAGE OUTDOORS

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LOCATION

  • Transportation to and from airport
  • 2 hours of flight time per day per hunter
  • On-site transportation
  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Meals made fresh with natural ingredients/Texas Cuisine
  • 200 rounds of ammo per day
  • Gratuities
  • Airfare

Texas Exotic/Big Game Hunts:

  • Black Buck Antelope Hunt
  • Axis Dear Hunt
  • Texas Whitetail Hunt

Predator Hunts:

  • Coyote Hunt
  • Bobcat Hunt

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

TEXAS RANCH PACKAGE

Our ranch is an elegant combination of ranch decor combined with a rich Texas flair. We have created a warm relaxing environment that all guests will enjoy.  We have a custom-built dining hall with a full sports bar. Hunting hogs during the day and hanging out at the sports bar in the evening to watch your favorite teams.

Our Executive Chef serves only the finest meals with attention to detail.  Meals are served at our 2000 square foot dining room and pavilion year-round (weather permitting).

5-STAR LODGE – Upgrade Available

Our 5-Star Texas Resort & Spa features 16 luxury cabins & 16 spacious guest rooms, offering private elegance in a serene setting. Each appointed with custom-made furniture, woven textiles & lavish linens that combine rustic elegance with modern luxury.

King One-Bedroom Cabin:

The exclusive setting of our king one-bedroom cabin offers spacious and luxurious accommodations for the most discerning guest.  Featuring an over-sized king bed and a host of amenities that will make your stay unforgettable.

King One-Bedroom Suite:

Furnished with king bed and luxurious furnishings, our king suites offer convenient access to a host of amenities and contain everything you’ll need for a good night’s rest in preparation for the next day’s adventure.

Two Queen One-Bedroom Suite:

Our double guest rooms are nestled in a tranquil setting with convenient access to a host of amenities, this room contains everything you’ll need for a good night’s rest.

TEXAS STYLE CUISINE AT THE 5-STAR LODGE 

Our cuisine is reflective of the current seasons, with the emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients which are selected with great care by our culinary staff. To compliment & add a further dimension to your dining experience, our wine cellar boasts an extensive selection of wines to accompany the delicate & flavorful entrees. Open to the public, our restaurant boasts an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Dress is casual.

Our chef grew up in Sacramento, California, and learned to cook by watching his Sicilian mother and grandmother dish up spectacular Christmas Eve dinners and nightly meals that were just as tasty. When he was 12 his mother took a traveling sales job. With a father whose idea of cooking was making a sandwich, our chef was determined to make meals just like his mother and grandmother had. By age 16, he was helping at local restaurants, and at age 18, he became a professional chef and completed a culinary apprenticeship at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. In his nearly 30-year career, he has taken various chef positions at four & five-star resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Arizona, Louisiana, Maui, Utah, California and Texas.

Just a few days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the chef began consulting with and later accepted the challenge of being the Executive Chef at the historic Windsor Court Hotel. He was tasked with reopening all culinary operations at the world class hotel, while revamping the menu at its fabled restaurant, The New Orleans Grill. While our chef ensured that every guest had the perfect meal, he will never forget meeting with then President Bush on several occasions and preparing many meals for him and his staff during their visits to the city.

Our chef is working on updating the ranch’s menu, keeping many of the dishes that locals and guests love while bringing his own unique creations to diners’ plates. He envisions the menu as one that blends Hill Country flavors and influences, combined with subtle sophistication to produce rustic dishes that are full of bold, yet simple flavors. The chef is working to train his sous chefs to cook by taste, rather than recipe, a skill they will continue to need as the resort strives to purchase as many local ingredients as possible, including eggs, fresh produce, meats and seafood.

Gage Outdoor Expeditions owns and operates some of the finest hunting and fishing lodges throughout the Americas. From Alaska to the tip of Argentina, Gage Outdoor Expeditions seeks out the world’s premier hunting and fishing adventures so you don’t have to. Every hunting and fishing expedition we offer has been explored by a Gage Outdoor consultant and only the finest venues are represented. We understand your time is valuable & you can’t afford to plan for weeks or months just to have some minor detail ruin your hunting or fishing experience. We travel the distance to bring you “The Best of The Best”.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

A 50% deposit per person is required to reserve a space for each person. All deposits are non-refundable and cannot be applied towards final payment when your group size is reduced.

Weights Stipulations

Groups of 2 must be under 430 lbs or will need to upgrade to a R66, individuals cannot weight over 300 lbs.

Add on Texas Exotics

Axis Deer $3500.00
Aoudad $5500.00
Blackbuck $3500.00
Bongo $35,000.00
Dama Gazelle $9500.00
Fallow Deer $5500.00
Gemsbok Oryx $7500.00
Kudu $19,000.00
Red Stag 300-330” $7500.00
Scimitar Horned Oryx $5500.00
Scimbok Oryx $7500.00
Zebra $7500.00
Afghan Urial Sheep $7500.00
Black Hawaiian Sheep $3500.00
Corsican Sheep $3500.00
Texas Dall Sheep $3500.00
Red Sheep $5500.00
Stumburg Sheep $15,000.00
Trans Caspian Urial Sheep $18,000.00
Markor $25,000.00
Tahr $7500.00

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