Oklahoma Hog Hunting Ranch and Warrior Retreat

Escape to the rising plains of Southern Oklahoma to our private warrior playground.

Call us today at 469-834-8256 or use our contact form to schedule your hog hunt.

About Side X Side Ranch:

Side by Side Ranch is located in the southern plains of Oklahoma. In addition to acres of stocked land, covered with rolling hills and mountain range, Side by Side Ranch is home to a 7,000 square foot quality lodge. No other facility in Oklahoma can compare to this retreat. The culinary experience we provide will give you a true taste of southern hospitality.

We are one of the only 25 Feral Hog Facilities in a high fence operations in Oklahoma. Additionally, you’ll see a variety of deer and exotic animals along with birds, including pheasants and quail on our land.

Side by Side Ranch Offers the Following Hog Hunt Types:

  • Guided Hog Hunts
  • Rife Blind Hog Hunts
  • Bow Hog Hunting
  • Night Vision Hog Hunting

We have a package for every level of hunter. Whether you want a simple, quick day trip or an overnight full experience, check out our packages to find the solution that best fits your needs.

“1 Day Hog Day Hunt” –  $300/person

When you and your buddies want a quick day trip, this is the package for you. No overnight packing required for this trip. Check out what’s included:

  • One Day Hunt
  • Guided Hunt with a Professional
  • One Hog Limit
  • No Meals Provided
  • No Lodging Necessary

“1 Day / 1 Night Hog Hunt” – $400/person

A quick and easy overnight getaway, this retreat lets you hunt twice. First at night and then stay just long enough to get the the first shot of the day in the morning.

  • One Evening and Morning Hunt
  • No Meals Provided
  • Lodging for One Night

1 Day/ 1 Night Hog Hunt – All Meals Provided” – $500/person

If you are looking for a quick overnight trip without the hassle of packing your meals or having to leave the ranch to eat, this is the trip for you.

  • One Evening and One Morning Hunt
  • Lodging for One Night
  • All Meals Provided 

HOGAPALOOZA” –  $600/person (Disneyland for Hunters)

When you need a full retreat, or just want to go big, the Hogapalooza package has everything needed for the experience you’re looking for. Check out what all this package has to offer:

  • One Evening and One Morning Hunt
  • One Night Hunt
  • One Hog, Any Size
  • Gun Rental At No Extra Charge
  • Guided Hunt with a Professional
  • Unlimited Sporting Clays and Silhouette Rifle Shooting
  • Lodging for One Night
  • All Meals Provided by Our Culinary Experts

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will we see a hog on the hunt?

Yes! Side by Side Ranch can guarantee a shot at a hog with every hog hunting package.

Can I rent a gun?

Yes! All guns and ammo are provided in hunting packages.

Is there a shooting range?

Yes! Target shooting is available at an additional cost. You have to provide for your own ammo for target shooting.

Do you have ear plugs?

Yes! Ear and eye protection is available.

Can I bring my own gun?

Yes! You can bring your own gun, however you will be required to prove accuracy.

Are these the only package options?

No, we can work with you to customize a package to best suit your needs. Contact us to help us understand what you’re looking for.

Want To Learn More About Hog Hunting? See Our Hog Hunting Guide Below.

A Guide to Hog Hunting in Oklahoma

Early in the morning, before the sun breaks over the horizon, sitting in a blind, suddenly startled by the cracking of tree limbs and brush, the occasional squeal and snort, and the quick shuffling of hooves on damp soil. This unsettling noise continues into day break, until your binoculars catch a glimpse of a large beast zig-zagging away in to the brush. Looking down at the remains of a dirt road, bordering a field, you see dirt tilled up; you only saw one Hog, but half a dozen or more grazed mere yards from you in the dark. How do you hunt an animal this elusive?

Hogs, or feral hogs, are not native to the United States, but they are present, growing in population by leaps and bounds, in the United States.  Biologist have traced the origin of the American Wild Hog to Russia and Indo-China regions. Beginning in the 1500s, explorers and colonist of the Americas brought hogs with them as a source of food. Over time, these hogs either escaped or were let go to become feral hogs. Also, boars, male hogs, have been transplanted from Russia and Indo-China for decades to breed a more “European” hog. These are affectionately known as “Razor Backs.” Hogs more recently have been seen as a pest to farmers and ranchers because of the destruction that they cause to roads and fields. But this is great news for hunters. This offers nearly year-long hunting seasons for a challenging hunt.

Behavior

One may encounter dozens of hogs or simply one visiting a field or feeder. This is due to the specific behavior of wild hogs. When seen in large packs, hog populations can be in the dozens due to a food or water source. They can be found more easily by hunting in the early morning or late evening, but that is not the only way to find a hog. Some ranching packages offer night hunting because hogs are highly active at night.

Before hunting a hog, one must understand the sheer power of this beast from the Old Country. Hogs can range from a few ounces, “a beer can with legs,” or grow to the size of a VW Bug, tipping the scales at 400 pounds or more. Sows, female hogs, give birth to several litters over a lifetime with a very short gestation period – these animals can overpopulate an area very quickly. Small hogs usually stay in large groups of hogs. There may be a boar or two in that group, boars are solitary animals, preferring the company of only a couple of hogs.

Physiology

Hogs are very stocky with large heads and short legs; they range the spectrum of color with long coarse hair from black, white, tan, brown, red, and spotted every way between. The larger a hog grows a hard layer of fat develops around the rib cage creating a tough shield of skin and fat inches thick (this is important to know this for bow hunting). Possibly the most notable feature of a wild hog are the pronounced incisors which tend to look like tusks, commonly referred to as “Cutters” for obvious reasons. Cutters can be present in both boars and sows, but a boar will grow larger cutters and a tougher shield than a sow.

What do I need to hunt hogs?

1. One will need camouflage, even though a hog’s eyesight is very poor. When hunting these animals, think T-Rex; if you move, hogs will see you. So, a good camouflage pattern that blends with your immediate surroundings is excellent.

2. Next, a well-equipped hog hunter will need a good pair of binoculars; one may spend hours glassing a field for hog sign. A good pair of shooting sticks, either homemade or store bought, will make the difference for a quick, steady rest.

3. Now, decide on which method of hunting you wish to do; this may depend on the place a hunter chooses to hunt. Factor like trees, distance, and visibility may play a part in choosing a gun over a bow.

What is the best weapon to use when hog hunting?

A hog hunter’s choice in calibers needs to start at a small deer rifle, .223 or larger. No matter the caliber of bullet, do not use a full-metal jacket slug. A full-metal jacket will fly through an animal without expanding, so the shot will have little impact on the hog, close up due to the fat in the shield making it difficult to track, and make you wonder whether you hit the animal at all. When choosing bullets, core-lock technology, ballistic tips, or lead tipped bullets are the way to go. A hog of 200 pounds will take a slug like an elk, and a hog shot in the heart with a .308 may still run 60 or so yards before expiring. So, any caliber larger than a .223 will do the trick with the right shot placement.

Keep in mind that the larger the caliber bullet used, the less delicious meat you will be left with. Aim for the heart/lung area, just behind the shoulder blade of a hog standing broadside.  If you are using the right ballistics, then the bullet should expand and provide enough impact to finish the kill shot. Remember, you are shooting at an evolutionarily adapted animal/tank, so the likelihood of the hog running is high. The important thing to remember is if your hog runs, do not get discouraged.  With the right shot placement, you will bring down a hog.

Bow hunting for hogs is a little trickier. Of course, a hunter will need to be close to their target, 10 -30 yards. Knowing how a hog acts really comes in handy here. And if you don’t know how they act, they’ll show you real quick. Hogs have excellent smell and hearing, so if a hunter wants a hog or a pack of hogs to come to your area, stillness and quiet are essential. In order to eliminate the odor issue, sit down wind from an established game trail, or some hunters roll in the dirt to mask and blend their sent with their surroundings (this may be a little extreme!) Once a hog is within range, slow movements are necessary, even drawing back your bow needs to be quiet, smooth, and as motionless as possible. You may be lucky to be in front of a large boar looking away from you as you draw, but there is the possibility of a pack coming in.

In this case, the hunter has multiple ears, noses, and eyes to worry about. Once a pack of hogs has sensed your presence, the entire pack will stop; this is your que to stay as still as possible. Any noise or movement will spook the entire pack. Again, shot placement is very important, even more so with an arrow. Aim for the heart/lung area with an arrow traveling at least 285 fps. There are many broadheads to choose from and any will do as long as the shot placement is good. The best chance a hunter has to bring down a hog is still the tried and true killzone shot. The arrow will penetrate the shield and make its way into the chest cavity – arrows are surprisingly effective hunting tools. No matter your choice in weapon, make sure that your aim is true.

How do I know where to find hogs?

There are many ways to identify when and where hogs come and go. First, hogs use established game trails and sometimes create their own. Become familiar with what a hog track looks like, and depending on the size and shape of the track, a hunter will know how long, and how big, the hogs are visiting an area. Hogs have a large roaming radius, frequently circling back to familiar water or food sources.

Second, look for muddy holes or “wallows.” A hunter will be able to tell a water spillway from a wallow just by the smell of it. It will have a hint of musk, urine, and feces from the last hogs to visit the wallow.

Third, hogs till up the ground (which are one of the reasons farmer and rancher encourage hog hunting) looking for roots and nuts. They will burrow their snouts in the dirt picking up the surrounding soil, seeking for anything edible. Hogs are omnivores. The tilled-up dirt is active hog sign, letting the hunter know that the hogs visit that area to “root.” Rooting may take place on the side of the roads, in the road, on the edge of fields, in the middle of fields, and sporadically off of game trails.

Did I hit it?

…will be one of the first things a hunter might think after the shot, as the dust from the freaked-out hogs settles. Hogs move quickly, so make sure you know the direction the shot hog ran. If using a small caliber rifle, or any caliber bullet that might have wounded the animal, do not go after the hog. It may not be dead. The safest thing to do is to wait 30 to 45 minutes before tracking the hog. If the shot was true, then you should have no trouble finding your kill. Now, if you run up on your hog alive, immediately shoot it again (preferably in the head.) Remember, hogs are dangerous and will attack when hurt.

So, if you want a big game sized challenge, try your hand at Hog Hunting. No one hog acts or looks the same – each experience will be unique. Also, what other delicious animal do most American hunters have the opportunity to hunt nearly year-round. Looking for that big buck may take a back seat to the first time you see a big boar.