Ace In The Hole Guide Services
Welcome to Ace in the Hole Guide Service (Rockport, Texas)
With over 30 years of experience in saltwater fishing the Coastal Bend area year around, Capt. Brent Hopkins is a full-time professional fishing and hunting guide for the Rockport, Texas area and beyond. While owning his own business for the last 15 years now, he is well-seasoned to accommodating individuals, families, corporate groups and tournament fisherman, both male and female alike, for over 300 days a year which sets him apart from most other guides and outfitters found on the coast that spend much less time out on the water.
Ace In The Hole Guide Service also offers hunts for whitetail deer, feral hogs, javelina, migratory ducks/waterfowl, Rio Grande turkey, and exotics found here in the South Texas Coastal Bend area and marsh during the fall and winter months.
The coastal scenery of the Rockport area bays, teeming with wildlife, are second to none!
There are plenty of fun things to do for families looking for a great vacation, or just friends looking to get away for a few days to enjoy and relax in the great Texas outdoors while fishing or hunting.
You will be welcomed by a friendly smile, treated like family, and taken well care of when booking with us. Come and join the many satisfied clients and friends of Ace in the Hole Guide Service.
About this trip
Hog and Javelina Hunts
These hunts are conducted late January through mid-March respectively, after deer season, while it's cool and the wild game are used to coming to the feed from the yearsâ€™ closed deer hunting season. We have several ranches scattered throughout the South Texas brush country and the Hill Country area around Austin / San Antonio insuring you have a good hunt. Ranches vary in size from 1,000 to 10,000 acres.
We only hunt a particular ranch for a week or so before moving onto another which aids in our hunters in always being on fresh game which equates to usually higher success rates. Long before your hunt, we will have set up rifle & archery stands, and have filled corn feeders at different ranches to keep the hogs and other game coming to them without being molested so that every hunter has an equally fair chance at non-pressured game.
Hunts are a semi guided type of hunt, where once you arrive at ranch, we will show you around the ranch to familiarize you with stand locations and lay of the land, then "turn you loose" to do your own hunting. We will also advise you on which areas of the ranch look more promising than others so that your chances of harvesting go up, instead of you going in blind and wasting precious hunting time trying to find game "hotspots".
Brent, personally, will be at the ranch for any help you may need during your hunt at all times, and will feed stand location roads every afternoon also aiding in drawing the game out of the brush and cutting down on your valuable hunting time.
Some Ranches have accommodations (all the comforts of home) for a nominal fee, while some ranches do not. If hunting ranches that have no accommodations available, you can either camp on ranch with RV or tents for free, or get a hotel room which you are responsible for covering costs.
Space is limited so that we do not crowd hunters
We allow night hunting
Hunt with any weapon except fully autos
One trophy javelina per man
Unlimited feral hogs and varmints
Accommodations for a nominal fee if ranch has them
Corn is supplied at ranch at bulk pricing costs
Free tracking of wounded game with lacy dogs
Skinning of game for a fee if you wish
our own food and drink
Accommodations if there are none on ranch
Transportation while hunting
Skinning of game
Costs of corn / attractant
WE ALSO OFFER DOG / CATCH HUNTS!!!!!
(Call for details & pricing)
Pricing each hunter:
1 days $250
2 days $400
3 days $500
4 days $650
Plus cost of corn and lodging.
(Typically $100 total per hunter for 4 or less hunters 3 days hunting)