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.
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
Nighttime Swamp Buggy with Dogs
Set your spotlight on wild hogs as you cruise through complete darkness on this challenging nighttime adventure.
Take your hunting skills to the next level. Not for the beginner—the spotlight is your only light source, making this hunt an especially thrilling challenge. A nighttime wild hog hunt requires patience and endurance.
Spear or You're Outta Here
The best way to take a hog at night is with a spear or knife. If the opportunity arises we may use a firearm, but you should be capable of spearing or knifing a hog.
Night Owls Welcome
Sleep in! No need to wake up early for your wild hog hunt or let it consume your day. Great for an after dinner adventure or an exciting escape after the theme parks close.
Spotlight on Success
Our nighttime wild hog swamp buggy hunt with dogs includes state-of-the-art spotlights and everything needed to be the star of your hunt.
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!
Dogs & Swamp Buggy
Skinning & Quartering
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!
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”.
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.
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!
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.
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6 PM (Fall/Winter) 8 PM (Spring/Summer)