Texas javelina hunting is incredibly fun.
Javelina look somewhat similar to feral hogs; however, they are not pigs at all. They belong to their own family called Tayassuidae, which translates to “New World Pigs.” These weird little “skunk pigs” can be found in the more arid or semi-arid parts of the state including South Texas, West Texas and Central Texas.
The Javelina, also known as the Collared Peccary, is classified as a game animal in the state of Texas.
- Hunt with any weapon.
- Two animal limit.
- No tag is required.
- Great for archery hunters. Get multiple stalks every day.
Texas Javelina Hunting
Texas javelina hunting is a relaxing, fun trip, and a great option for bow hunters to get multiple stalks every day.
In fact, there are so many javelina, that if someone want so shoot rifle, they will probably be done in just one day. You WILL get some shooting in. This is a high success hunt, that anyone can do.
Also, if you see feral hogs, they’re usually fair game, and the wild hogs can get up to 100 pounds or more. Another fun thing to do on this hunt is to drive the roads at night, hunting rattlesnakes and calling predators. The rattlers in Texas are BIG, and mean…and there are a lot of them!
Space is limited on our Texas javelina hunting trips, so be sure to book early!
- Two javelina limit.
- Unlimited wild hogs.
- Unlimited rattlesnakes. Texas has gigantic Western Diamondback rattlesnakes!
- Unlimited coyotes and foxes.
- Bobcats – Trophy Fee
- This hunt takes place in April. Be sure to check the five-day forecast before coming to see what you need to bring with you, springtime weather in South Texas can swing wildly.
- When hunting javelina in Texas, you’ll probably hunt safari style, out of a vehicle, safari style until they’re located for a stalk.
- Semi-guided: Guides will put you out at corn fed locations and you will be picked up later.
- Stay in a ranch house or cabins depending on the ranch you will be hunting.
- In some cases, depending on where you’re hunting, you can add a Rio Grande turkey to your hunt.
How to Hunt Javelina in Texas
Typically, Texas javelina hunting is done much the same way as whitetail deer, which is out of a blind overlooking several senderos (cleared roadways) in the brush. However, if you want to really have some fun (especially with a bow), your outfitter will “corn the road,” and drive around until a herd of pigs come out to feed, and then spot and stalk them. You’ll sneak in the cover along the side of the road to get into bow range. This style of hunting is a lot more challenging, but also a lot more fun.
Texas Javelina Hunting Season
There isn’t a set season for javelina, but the best time to go is mid-January through March. This is after the outfitter has been feeding the deer for several months, and it’s not yet too hot to hunt comfortably. Our outfitter only hunts in April. This is a great hunt for a group of friends looking to extend their hunting season.