Have you ever wanted to venture to Texas to help out with the invasive wild pig problem? Do you want to enjoy the tasty results of that hunt in the form of fresh wild game going into your freezer? It doesn’t matter if you have hunted for years or are just picking up a rifle, we have a spot for you to come join us at our hunting skills camp this spring in North Texas.
Harvesting Nature is hosting two pig hunting skills camp in 2023. We want to invite you to come along for the adventure. At this camp, we will teach you how to shoot, hunt, butcher, package, and cook wild pigs all in one extended weekend.
04-07 May 2023
07-10 Dec 2023
Our hunting camp will be held at a North Texas ranch nestled off the beaten path that reflects the rustic elegance of Texas while combining the comforts and conveniences of home. Meals will be prepared by our highly-skilled, professional chefs, Adam Berkelmans and Justin Townsend.
Our shooting instructor, Ryan Long, will spend time ensuring you are comfortable shooting on the range to prepare you to transition to the hunting blind where you will have the opportunity to hunt wild hogs in a free-range setting. If you enjoy grass-fed domestic meat then you will love the taste of wild pork.
After the hunt, our expert butcher, Adam Steele, will walk you through the steps on how to process the meat for storage in the freezer and for later eating.
Each night, after the hunts, our chefs will bring you into the kitchen. There they will provide hands-on instruction on how to prepare different cuts from the game you harvested. You will be taught kitchen skills that you can take back home and showcase for your friends and family.
At the end of the camp, you will walk away with the skills to hunt, shoot, process, store, and cook your wild game. These skills easily translate over into any other wild game you would decide to hunt in the future.
Listen to our May 2022 Pig Camp Recap
Photos from around the ranch
Spring Camp: Arrive Evening of 04 May and Depart 07 May
Winter Camp: Arrive Evening of 07 Dec and Depart 10 Dec
$1750 per person (early bird special until Christmas 2022)
$2000 per person after 25 December 2022.
* This includes a $325 non-refundable deposit.
Included in the Camp:
- 3 nights lodging/ 4 days with all meals included
- A free copy of The Hog Book by Jesse Griffiths and Jody Horton
- Beverages from local brewery or vineyard
- Shooting instruction
- Hunting opportunities for 1-2 meat hogs
- Butchering and storage instruction. Vac sealed meat to take home.
- Cooking instruction for various pork cuts of meat
Hunter Safety Card to be verified after booking. Hunting wild pigs and fishing on private property in Texas does not require a license.
The lodge is showcased with stunning furniture, a wood-burning fireplace and reflects the rustic elegance of Texas combined with the comforts and conveniences of home. The lodge offers a full-sized kitchen, living room, and more! In addition, the lodge has two lakes stocked with fish, stunning sunset views, and a resort-style swimming pool and hot tub.
Occupancy is sold by the person. We will try to group parties, but you may have to share space. Space will be gender divided unless people are in the same group. Please communicate lodging desires and we will try our best to accommodate.
- 3 nights, 4 days
- Day one: arrival in evening for check-in, camp social hour, overview brief
- Day two: shooting instruction, hunting, butchering, and cooking class
- Day three: hunting, butchering, and cooking class
- Day four: breakfast social and check-out before noon
Travel To Camp:
The Ranch is located 1.5 hours NW of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. It’s recommended to rent a car and drive from the airport to the ranch. Driving directions will be provided after booking.
What to bring for your hunt:
- Hunter Safety Card or copy
- Rifle, scope, and ammo (Rifles for rent for a fee). Rifle calibers no smaller than .223 preferred. No Full Metal Jackets.
- Long pants and hunting boots or closed toed shoes required (Dress for the season)
- Fishing gear (optional)
What if members of my group are inexperienced hunters?
We love teaching hunters of all ages and skills. So if it’s your first time hunting, we would be more than happy to help you create that unforgettable moment of harvesting your first animal.
What is the minimum age for hunters?
There is no minimum age for hunters. We just fall back on a verification of a Hunter Safety Card for any person planning to shoot an animal.
What if someone does not want to hunt, but wants to attend?
All are welcome! We will keep the price the same for all participants based on the nature of the event, access to valuable lessons, and incredible experiences outside of just hunting.
Other Important Information:
- Taxidermy available upon request
- Tips not included in pricing but greatly appreciated!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.