Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about a Chain Ranch Hog & Exotic Hunt
If I don't want to cook at the lodge, is there a restaurant close by?
Yes, Canton and Seiling have restaurants as well as gas, grocery, and a liquor store.
Is there a place to clean the hog or will someone do it for me?
Yes, we have a complete cleaning facility for your use at no additional charge. This includes skinning poles, knives, saws, hot/cold water, ice machine, and walk-in cooler. If you want one of our guides to gut, skin, and quarter your animal there is a $75 charge.
What are the lodges like?
The lodge is fully furnished with bunk beds (2-6 people per room, three rooms), television with satellite and VCR/DVD, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, washer/dryer, stove/oven, cooking utensils, dishware, charcoal grill, central heat and air, and, yes, even hot water!
What happens if I miss or wound an animal?
Unfortunately a wounded animal is a dead animal. Very seldom do we lose a wounded animal, however, if that occurs, the odds of that animal living are very slim. Therefore, if blood is drawn, the animal is considered dead regardless of a successful recovery. Our guides monitor shots fired during the hunt and will ask for an accounting of those shots after each group is picked up from the field.
Can I bring my ATV?
No. There is no reason for you to bring your ATV. You will be transported to and from the hunting area.
What do we do when we're not hunting?
There are other activities available on the Chain Ranch. The rifle/pistol range is free for your use during your stay. For additional fees, fishing, upland bird preserve hunts, predator hunting and off-road adventures can be arranged.
What is the average shot distance?
The average shot distance for a rifle hunter is less than 100 yards. Be prepared to take shots anywhere from twenty-five yards to 125 yards. For the archer and pistol hunter, the average shot will be approximately twenty yards.
Explain to me a typical hunt.
You will arrive at the ranch between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. You'll settle into the lodge and head to the range for a quick site-in session. The guide will then take you to within 20 yards of your blind and drop you off. You will stay in your blind until the guide returns after sunset to pick you up. If you killed an animal it will be loaded on the truck and transported back to the lodge along with the other hunters. Do not field dress your hog in the field. You will have the opportunity to do that at the cleaning facility. If you choose not to, you can pay a guide $75 to skin, gut, and quarter your animal. You will have the evening to yourself and will depart by 10:00 am the following morning, unless you have scheduled multiple day hunt.
Do I need a license or a tag?
As of September 11, 2016, all hunters hunting at a feral swine sporting facilities are required to have a “Captive Feral Swine Hunting License” issued by The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODAFF). This license does not restrict the number of feral swine killed by the hunter and is valid at all sporting facilities within the calendar year it is issued. Hunters may obtain this license through ODAFF’s webpage at www.ag.ok.gov/ais/feralswine. The cost is $25.00. A license will then immediately be emailed to the hunter. Chain Ranch highly advises hunters to complete this upon arrival. Internet and phone service is limited. A printed copy or electronic confirmation is acceptable.
What type of terrain are we hunting?
Our Reserve has been developed for hog/exotic hunting. The area was solid timber and rolling sand hills prior to our arrival. We have cut shooting lanes and food plots through out the area. The Free Range hunts take place in a variety of habitats, from river bottom swamps to blackjack oak covered sand hills.