Half Day Hog Hunt

Ron's Guide Service

Established in 1985—Ron’s Guide Service is a family owned Florida fishing, hunting, and tour guide service with over 30 years of experience.​

One Man's Dream

Captain Ron is a native New Yorker who first discovered Lake Okeechobee in 1976. Mesmerized by the serene environment and the abundance of fish and wildlife, Captain Ron had a vision to share his love of the outdoors with people from around the world and make experiencing Lake Okeechobee an affordable dream.

In 1985 Ron’s Guide Service opened. Captain Ron’s first venture was bass fishing. He began with one boat and a few rods and reels. Okeechobee townsfolk were surprised at this “city slickers” fishing skills and Ron began receiving media attention from newspaper publications throughout the state. Once Ron proved himself to the locals he began advertising in magazines and sending out mailings. Business began growing and by 1990 Ron’s Guide Service dominated Lake Okeechobee.

Step Into the Web

Launched in 1996—ronsguideservice.com was the first guide service website on the internet. Our website is designed to be informative with clear upfront rates. No “call for prices” mambo-jumbo, we believe in easy to understand pricing as simple as sweet tea.

Family Owned & Operated

No grouchy know-it-all huntsman! No call centers! When you call or email us you’re chatting with a RGS family member happy to answer your questions. We all fish, hunt, and love the outdoors.

Our Promise

Being from New York—Ron approaches his business with a street smart and professional attitude. Okeechobee and the surrounding areas are very rural. Country folks are kind—but they can be slippery when it comes to doing business. Ron would hear countless stories about guides leaving folks stranded in the backwoods of Florida or taking advantage of them with surprise fees. Ron’s ultimate goal is quality assurance. If any problems arise during your experience, we promise to make things right.

About this trip

Climb aboard an open-air swamp vehicle and hang on tight as you take off on a fully guided hunt into the backwoods of Okeechobee, Lakeport, and Venus—where some of Florida’s 500,000 wild hog population make their home. Listen for the excitement of your hunting dogs—yelping with delight—it means they found a hog!

What's Included:

Personal Guide

Dogs & Swamp Buggy

Skinning & Quartering

Loaner Weapons

One Wild Hog—Guaranteed

Friends and family can watch for $30!

Bring your friends and family along to participate in the excitement of your wild hog hunt as “non-hunters” for only $30 per person. Non-hunters get to ride on the swamp buggy, take photos, and be part of your adventure—they just don’t hunt anything!

Glimpse real wild hogs under the bright Florida sun in their natural habitat as you follow the lead of our hunting dogs on a massive swamp buggy.

Why Hunt with Us

Family owned and operated Since 1985, Ron’s Guide Service is the top choice among hunters new and old when it comes to planning an exciting wild boar hunt, commonly known as “hog hunting”.

Guaranteed Success

You will see hogs! With our skilled guides, trained dogs, and properties teeming with wild hogs we have a 99% success rate and guarantee you will see and have an opportunity to hunt wild hogs.

Quality Assurance

Feel safe! We work only with properties and guides that are friendly, reputable, and meet our quality standards. We pre-vet them all to make sure you always have an exceptional experience.

No Hidden Fees

Know what you're getting! Our transparent pricing lets you know what's included in your experience—and what isn't. When it comes to the outdoors there are enough surprises creeping up on you—hidden fees shouldn’t be one of them!

Swamp Buggy

Climb aboard our swamp buggy—loved by kids and adults of all ages and perfect for guests with mobility issues. Each buggy accommodates eight passengers.

Endless Weapon Choices

Rifles, and bows, and spears, OH MY! All perfect for hog hunting!

No Trophy Fees

Many outfitters separate hogs into two price groups. “meat hogs” and “trophy boar”. In the event your hog has tusks you will not be charged additional fees. Hunters can spend hundreds of dollars for a guaranteed “trophy boar” which usually consists of placing an already captured boar with tusks into a field. Most hunters say a qualified “trophy boar” has tusks that measure from two to four inches beyond the lower lip line. Currently, there is no official way to rank “trophy boar”. We can’t guarantee you a certain size or gender of a hog—or if it will have tusks. If you are looking for something specific—then we are not the right guide service for you. Look for outfitters that specifically offer “trophy” hunts or a fixed size weight range.

Attention picky hunters…

We try to allow some discretion when it comes to not hunting the first hog you see—however, we cannot keep passing on multiple hogs because you want a hog that is a specific size, color, sex, or has tusks. If you are concerned about size—we do not allow hunting of small hogs which are less than 15 inches high at the shoulder. Most of our kills run in the 90 to 175 pound range.

Locations

Ron’s Guide Service Okeechobee

Ron’s Guide Service Lakeport

Ron’s Guide Service Lorida

Ron’s Guide Service Venus

Arrival Times

8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

Average Duration

1-2 Hours

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Payment
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target game:
Wild Boar
Type of guiding available:
Guided
Weapon(s) used:
Bow
Rifle
Shotgun
Spear
What's Included:
Transport on territory
Gun rental
Hunting Methods:
Driven hunt
Wounding Policy:
Wounding the animal is considered harvesting.

ABOUT THE LAND

Property description:
Make us part of your vacation! We are only a short drive from popular Florida destinations such as Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and the Walt Disney World Resort. RGS Lakeport Lakeport, Florida, is a small town located near the western shore of Lake Okeechobee. Our Lakeport hunting property is roughly 2,000 acres and features resort style lodging, home-cooked meals, on-site professional butchering, and a shipping center. RGS Lorida Lorida, Florida, contains numerous fish camps and lodges on the north and east shore of Lake Istokpoga. Our Lorida hunting property is roughly 4,000 acres and features resort style lodging, home-cooked meals, on-site professional butchering, and a shipping center. RGS Okeechobee Okeechobee, Florida, is a small town along the northern rim of the famous Lake Okeechobee. Our Okeechobee hunting property is roughly 1,100 acres and is a short drive to many hotels, motels, RV parks, campgrounds, and restaurants found in the city center. RGS Venus In Venus, Florida, the only sounds are the wind rustling through the pines and the singing of birds. Our Venus hunting property is roughly 2,000 acres. Property features resort style lodging, home-cooked meals, modern barn with waiting room.
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