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trip description for Hog Hunt with Lodging! in Bivins

Embark on an unforgettable guided hunting adventure in the heart of Bivins, TX, where our seasoned team with over 35 years of experience invites you to reconnect with nature and experience the thrill of the hunt. Choose between high fence or low fence hunting based on your preference, and whether you prefer stalking or sitting in a stand, we cater to your individual hunting style. **Bag limits are 2 per day in the high fence and free range is unlimited hogs!!** Our expansive 2,000 acres of prime hunting land ensures a diverse and challenging experience. The adventure begins when you declare, "I'm ready," and whether you're a seasoned hunter or a novice, our experienced guides are here to make your trip extraordinary. At our hunting lodge, immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature without interruptions. With two bathrooms, two showers, and comfortable sleeping accommodations, including a bunk bed room and a separate bedroom with three beds, our rustic cabin provides the perfect retreat after a day in the wilderness. Make a weekend out of your hunting expedition as we offer lodging and two hearty meals to recharge your energy. Indulge in the camaraderie of fellow hunters and relive the stories of the day in the cozy atmosphere of our lodge. Hunting is not just a sport; it's a connection to our primal instincts and the essence of survival. Join us in Bivins, TX, for an authentic and guided hunting experience that combines tradition, nature, and camaraderie. With competitive prices and a commitment to excellence, we invite you to become a part of our legacy in the world of hunting. Read More

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trip description for Bivins Hog Hunts in Bivins

Embark on an unforgettable hunting adventure with our expert guides in Bivins, TX! Whether you crave the thrill of high-fence or the challenge of low-fence hunting, the choice is yours. When you declare 'I'm ready,' the hunt begins. Our seasoned guides will lead you through the rugged terrain, offering the option to stealthily stalk your prey or patiently wait in a strategically positioned stand. It's your hunt, your way. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you pursue your trophy in the heart of Texas. Book your guided hunting trip now and experience the excitement of the chase in Bivins, where every moment is a new opportunity for a legendary encounter. **Bag limits are 2 per day in the high fence and free range is unlimited hogs!!** Read More

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trip description for Pheasant Frenzy! in Gilmer

*Up to 12 Pheasant Per Person* Embark on a Texas Chinese Ringneck Pheasant Hunt with Guide Zach! Step into the heart of Texas for a hunting experience like no other, as we venture into the wild with Guide Zach on a thrilling Chinese Ringneck Pheasant hunt. These magnificent birds are renowned for their size and strength, making each encounter an adrenaline-pumping adventure you won't soon forget. A Hunter's Dream: Big, Beautiful Birds and Incredible Flight The Texas Chinese Ringneck Pheasants are true marvels of the sky, boasting stunning plumage and a powerful wingspan. While they may not match the quail's speed, their aerial agility is awe-inspiring. With Guide Zach's expert guidance, you stand a great chance of hitting your target with your first shot, making every moment count in this heart-pounding pursuit. Challenges and Rewards Await Hunting these elusive beauties requires skill, precision, and quick reflexes. As you immerse yourself in the hunt, the camaraderie among fellow hunters and the thrill of the chase will create unforgettable memories. Be prepared for an authentic Texas hunting experience like no other. Two for the Price of One: Free Pig Hunt! But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, your paid bird hunt includes a free pig hunt. After taking on the pheasants, set your sights on wild pigs, testing your prowess as a versatile hunter. Double the excitement, double the adventure - this is the ultimate hunting package you've been searching for. Create Lasting Memories As the day unfolds, and the Texas landscape surrounds you, you'll forge lasting memories and stories to share for generations. With Guide Zach's deep knowledge of the land and wildlife, your hunting trip promises to be not only rewarding but also an educational journey into the heart of Texas. Book Your Texas Hunting Experience Today! Seize the opportunity to encounter the Texas Chinese Ringneck Pheasant and claim your free pig hunt. Spaces are limited, and this one-of-a-kind adventure is in high demand. Don't miss out on this chance to challenge yourself and revel in the beauty of the Texas wilderness. Book now for an unforgettable hunting experience with Guide Zach at your side. Read More

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trip description for Upland Birds Combo Hunt in Gilmer

10 Quail; 4 Pheasant; 6 Chukar Embark on the Ultimate Hunting Adventure with Guide Zach! Get ready for the hunt of a lifetime as we offer our most sought-after experience - a thrilling combination of quail, pheasant, and chukar hunting in a single outing. Led by the expert Guide Zach, this action-packed trip promises to keep you on your toes, rapidly shifting from one hunting style to the next as these beautiful birds flush from the scrub. A Hunter's Dream Come True Immerse yourself in the thrill of the chase as you pursue quail, pheasant, and chukar, each requiring unique strategies and skills. Guide Zach's expertise and knowledge of the land ensure you'll have the best chance of success, making this hunting adventure truly unforgettable. Experience the Perfect Challenge The diverse mix of game birds provides the perfect challenge for both seasoned hunters and beginners alike. Sharpen your instincts, refine your techniques, and savor the excitement of tracking these elusive targets. Double the Adventure: Free Pig Hunt Included! But wait, there's more! As an added bonus, your paid bird hunt includes a free pig hunt, expanding the adventure even further. After bagging your feathered trophies, take on the wild pigs and put your hunting skills to the test once again. Create Lifelong Memories This hunting trip promises not only to be exhilarating but also a bonding experience like no other. Share the camaraderie with fellow hunters, revel in the beauty of nature, and return home with unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime. Book Your Multi-Game Hunting Experience Today! Spaces are limited for this popular hunting package. Don't miss your chance to experience the thrill of quail, pheasant, and chukar hunting, complemented by a free pig hunt for added excitement. Reserve your spot now and join Guide Zach for an extraordinary hunting expedition you'll be talking about for years to come. Read More

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trip description for Texas Chukar Thrills in Gilmer

*Up to 15 Chukar Per Person* Conquer the Wild with Guide Zach on a Texas Chukar Hunting Adventure! Join us for an adrenaline-pumping hunting expedition in pursuit of the elusive Texas Chukar. Led by the expert Guide Zach, you'll experience the thrill of the chase, where the first hunt is all about fun, but every return trip becomes a personal quest for revenge against these cunning mid-sized birds. A Challenge Like No Other: Skill and Luck Required Be prepared to test your hunting prowess as these chukars prove to be surprisingly formidable targets. Bagging them requires an astonishing combination of skill and luck, making each successful shot a triumph to be cherished. Double the Adventure: Free Pig Hunt Included! As an extra bonus, your paid bird hunt includes a free pig hunt, adding even more excitement and variety to your Texas hunting experience. Two thrilling pursuits in one unforgettable trip! Create Lasting Memories With Guide Zach's expert guidance and knowledge of the land, you'll have the opportunity to forge enduring memories in the picturesque Texas wilderness. Gather your hunting companions and embark on a journey of camaraderie, challenge, and adventure. Book Your Texas Hunting Experience Today! Don't miss out on the chance to encounter the Texas Chukar, the bird that ignites the hunter's spirit. Reserve your spot now and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with Guide Zach. Experience the thrill of the hunt, the joy of success, and the camaraderie that comes with conquering the wild. Read More

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Welcome to the ultimate Texas Quail Hunt, an adrenaline-pumping adventure that promises an unrivaled hunting experience like no other! Guided by the skilled and passionate Zach, prepare to be immersed in the heart of Texas's stunning landscapes, teeming with the thrilling challenge of hunting quail. Quail hunting offers a unique thrill, as these small, elusive birds dart through the air with incredible speed, making every shot a true test of your marksmanship. But fear not, with Zach by your side, you'll receive expert guidance and tips to improve your chances of a successful shot. And even if you miss, there's always another chance to take aim and revel in the excitement of the chase! To add even more excitement to your adventure, we're thrilled to offer you a Free Pig Hunt included in this package! After your quail hunting expedition, you'll have the opportunity to pursue wild pigs, an additional thrilling experience that's sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Shoot up to 20 quail as you explore the vast Texas terrain, filled with natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Capture the essence of the Lone Star State as you partake in this time-honored tradition of quail hunting, surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts and experienced hunters. So, whether you're a seasoned quail hunter looking to test your skills or a first-time adventurer eager to embark on a thrilling hunting journey, our Texas Quail Hunt guided by Zach is the perfect choice. Book your spot now and prepare for an extraordinary experience, creating cherished memories and forging bonds that will last a lifetime. Let the hunt begin! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Hunting Guide in Gilmer

What are the best hunting trips in Gilmer?

Why should I book a hunting trip in Gilmer with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 trips in Gilmer, and the most popular trips in the area are Upland Birds Combo Hunt guided by Zach, Texas Chukar Thrills guided by Zach, and Texas Quail Thriller guided by Zach.

Our guides in Gilmer are rated a 4.5 out of 5 based on 3191 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, and more.

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What types of hunting trips are common in Gilmer?

Hog hunting is the most popular in Gilmer as well as upland hunting.

The most commonly sought after species in Gilmer are: 1. hog, 2. quail, 3. pheasant, and 4. chukar.

The most common hunting techniques in Gilmer are hunting with dogs, rifle hunting, and shotgun hunting but hunting from a blind and archery are popular as well.

How much does a Gilmer hunting trip cost?

in Gilmer prices can range anywhere from about $528 to $5,500, but the average price for a half day trip in Gilmer is $2,637. The average price for a full day trip in Gilmer is $2,307.

Is booking a hunting guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a hunting guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced hunting guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is outside every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your backyard, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for hunting in Gilmer?

The most popular season for hunting in Gilmer is summer, and most hunters book their trips 0 days in advance.

Where can I look through all Captain Experiences trips?

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What is fishing in Gilmer?

Fishing in Gilmer, Texas, offers anglers a chance to connect with nature and reel in a variety of freshwater species amidst the region's scenic beauty. Situated near several lakes and reservoirs, Gilmer provides ample opportunities for anglers to pursue their passion for fishing. Lake Gilmer, in particular, stands out as a popular destination for local anglers and visitors alike. This 1,010-acre reservoir is stocked with a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish, making it a prime spot for anglers of all skill levels to enjoy a day on the water.

In addition to Lake Gilmer, anglers in Gilmer can explore nearby bodies of water such as Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines, which offer additional fishing opportunities. These lakes are known for their diverse fish populations and scenic surroundings, providing anglers with a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Whether fishing from the shoreline, casting from a boat, or trying their luck at one of the many fishing piers and docks, anglers in Gilmer can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing while surrounded by the natural beauty of East Texas.

For those seeking a more secluded and immersive fishing experience, Gilmer's proximity to the Sabine National Forest opens up opportunities for anglers to explore remote streams, creeks, and rivers teeming with fish. These pristine waterways are home to a variety of freshwater species, including trout, bass, and panfish, providing anglers with a chance to test their skills in a natural and untouched setting. Whether fly fishing in a mountain stream or casting a line in a quiet river, anglers in Gilmer can enjoy the peace and solitude of fishing in the heart of the forest while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

What are the most popular months to fish in Gilmer?

Fishing seasons in Gilmer, Texas, follow a rhythm dictated by the changing seasons and the behavior of fish populations in the region's lakes and reservoirs. Spring marks the beginning of prime fishing season, as warmer temperatures trigger increased activity among freshwater species. Largemouth bass, in particular, become more active as they move into shallower waters to spawn, making spring an ideal time for anglers to target trophy-sized catches. Additionally, crappie and catfish become more active during the spring months, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in a variety of fish species.

As summer arrives, fishing in Gilmer remains productive, with anglers continuing to enjoy success on the area's lakes and reservoirs. While the intense heat may drive fish to seek cooler, deeper waters during the hottest parts of the day, early mornings and evenings often provide optimal fishing conditions. Anglers can target bass, crappie, and catfish using a variety of techniques, from casting along the shoreline to trolling the open waters. Summer also offers opportunities for night fishing, as many species become more active after sunset, providing anglers with a unique angling experience under the stars.

As fall approaches, fishing in Gilmer enters a transitional period characterized by changing water temperatures and the onset of cooler weather. This time of year can be particularly rewarding for anglers, as fish populations become more active in preparation for the winter months. Largemouth bass continue to feed voraciously in anticipation of the colder temperatures ahead, providing anglers with plenty of action on the water. Additionally, crappie and catfish remain active throughout the fall months, making it an ideal time for anglers to enjoy a day of fishing on the area's lakes and reservoirs. With its diverse range of fishing opportunities and year-round appeal, Gilmer offers anglers an unforgettable fishing experience amidst the scenic beauty of East Texas.

What types of fishing are popular in Gilmer?

In Gilmer, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of fishing experiences thanks to the region's diverse aquatic habitats. One popular method of fishing is freshwater angling in Lake Gilmer, the town's namesake reservoir. This 1,010-acre lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish, making it a prime destination for anglers of all skill levels. Whether fishing from the shoreline, launching a boat, or even kayak fishing, Lake Gilmer promises a rewarding angling experience amidst the tranquility of East Texas.

For those seeking a more secluded and immersive fishing experience, Gilmer's proximity to the Sabine National Forest opens up opportunities for anglers to explore remote streams, creeks, and rivers teeming with fish. These pristine waterways offer opportunities for fly fishing and spin fishing for a variety of freshwater species, including trout, bass, and panfish. Anglers can wade into mountain streams or cast lines from the banks of quiet rivers, enjoying the peace and solitude of fishing in the heart of the forest while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Additionally, anglers in Gilmer can explore nearby bodies of water such as Lake Cherokee and Lake O' the Pines, which offer additional fishing opportunities. These lakes are known for their diverse fish populations and scenic surroundings, providing anglers with a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Whether fishing from the shoreline, casting from a boat, or trying their luck at one of the many fishing piers and docks, anglers in Gilmer can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing while surrounded by the natural beauty of East Texas.

What species are popular in Gilmer?

In Gilmer, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to target a diverse array of fish species that inhabit the local lakes and waterways, providing a variety of angling experiences throughout the year. Largemouth bass reigns as one of the most sought-after catches in Gilmer's lakes, including Lake Gilmer itself. Known for their aggressive strikes and formidable fights, largemouth bass attract anglers of all skill levels seeking to hook into trophy-sized specimens. Whether casting from the shoreline, navigating the waters by boat, or even kayak fishing, anglers can enjoy the thrill of pursuing these prized game fish amidst the scenic beauty of East Texas.

Crappie are another popular species targeted by anglers in Gilmer, offering plentiful opportunities for rewarding fishing experiences. These panfish are abundant in the region's lakes and reservoirs, including Lake Gilmer, Lake Cherokee, and Lake O' the Pines. Anglers can find crappie congregating around submerged structure such as brush piles and fallen trees, particularly during the spring spawning season. Whether fishing from the shore, drifting along in a boat, or even ice fishing during the winter months, anglers can enjoy consistent action targeting crappie while enjoying the peaceful surroundings of Gilmer's lakes.

Additionally, Gilmer's lakes are home to a variety of other freshwater species that provide plenty of angling opportunities for enthusiasts. Catfish, sunfish, and perch are among the species commonly caught by anglers in the area, offering a chance for families and beginners to enjoy a day of fishing. Whether fishing from the shore, casting from a boat, or trying their luck at one of the many fishing piers and docks, anglers in Gilmer can enjoy a diverse range of fishing experiences and the chance to reel in a variety of prized catches.

What are the best places to fish in Gilmer?

In Gilmer, Texas, anglers have access to a variety of excellent fishing spots that promise memorable experiences and bountiful catches. Lake Gilmer stands out as a premier destination for anglers of all skill levels, boasting a diverse array of fish species and picturesque surroundings. This 1,010-acre reservoir offers ample opportunities for freshwater angling, with largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and sunfish among the species commonly caught by anglers. Whether fishing from the shoreline, launching a boat, or even kayak fishing, Lake Gilmer provides a tranquil setting for anglers to enjoy a day on the water while pursuing their favorite catches.

Lake Cherokee is another popular fishing destination in Gilmer, offering anglers the chance to explore its expansive waters in search of trophy-sized fish. Largemouth bass are abundant in Lake Cherokee, attracting anglers from near and far in pursuit of their next big catch. Additionally, the lake is home to other freshwater species such as crappie, catfish, and sunfish, providing anglers with plenty of action and variety. With its clear waters and scenic surroundings, Lake Cherokee offers anglers a serene setting to cast their lines and enjoy the natural beauty of East Texas.

For those seeking a more secluded and immersive fishing experience, Gilmer's proximity to the Sabine National Forest opens up opportunities for anglers to explore remote streams, creeks, and rivers teeming with fish. These pristine waterways offer opportunities for fly fishing and spin fishing for a variety of freshwater species, including trout, bass, and panfish. Whether wading into mountain streams or casting lines from the banks of quiet rivers, anglers can enjoy the peace and solitude of fishing in the heart of the forest while surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Other things to do in Gilmer

While fishing may be a major attraction in Gilmer, Texas, the town offers plenty of other activities to entertain visitors and residents alike. Nature enthusiasts can explore the scenic beauty of the area by hiking or biking along the trails in nearby parks and nature preserves. Places like the East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and education, with picturesque landscapes and diverse plant collections to discover. Visitors can also enjoy birdwatching, picnicking, and wildlife viewing while immersing themselves in the tranquility of nature.

History buffs will find plenty to fascinate them in Gilmer, with numerous historical sites and landmarks showcasing the town's rich heritage. The Upshur County Historical Museum offers a glimpse into the area's past, with exhibits highlighting local history, culture, and artifacts. Visitors can explore historic buildings, monuments, and markers throughout the town, learning about Gilmer's pioneer roots and its role in Texas history. Guided tours and special events provide engaging ways to learn about Gilmer's past and immerse oneself in its vibrant cultural heritage.

For those seeking relaxation and recreation, Gilmer offers a variety of parks, recreational facilities, and community events to enjoy. Visitors can spend the day lounging in a local park, playing a round of golf, or attending a live performance at the Gilmer Civic Center. The town also hosts annual festivals, fairs, and events celebrating music, arts, and culture, providing opportunities for residents and visitors to come together and enjoy the vibrant community spirit of Gilmer. Whether it's exploring nature, delving into history, or simply enjoying leisurely activities with family and friends, Gilmer offers something for everyone to enjoy beyond the waters of its lakes and reservoirs.

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