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Wild Boar Myths
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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2011 10:21 PM
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If you have exotics, it must be high wire pen. Maybe a 600 acre or more, but still captive.



 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2011 11:13 PM
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I went back and looked at the website. Yep, they have exotics, I didn't even look at anything other than pig hunt prices. There are probably other ranches if there are any recommendations from any forum guys?

I would suggest the ranch I hunted at but the year after I went the owner went to archery only.

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I think Timberghozt can fill us in on the details here. On the website they say 2500+ acres. That's a bit over 4 square miles. I guess that's up to each indivual if that's an enclosure or not. If it was Elk or any other free ranging NA species I'd probably turn it down myself but pigs is pigs. Not native here and IMHO not worthy of game status. Again, others may disagree. Never saw an enclosure that held them long run anyway. RD



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That sounds doable to me. I am curious as to their set-up. When they write me back I will probably have more questions. I get done with school Memorial Day weekend and it takes me 2 days to drive down there from Montana. Anyone else interested?

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Timberghozt: Your Post? I recon hit em butt of the ear. Not hard to kill mostly. We use
everything on 'em. All my sporting/controlling/chiller shooters take em in
rough semi open steep hilly to small flats country..... with
222/22-250/243/270, and most of that 'cept the chiller is body shooting. Smaller pigs here..... to maybe 100k biggest (not many 80/100 though!). On 3800 AC over lots of years. Good test I recon.....

Back aways I had a private handgun licence.....dunno how many years, but.....heaps of pigs
taken off horseback with dogs.....22rimfire semi auto Browning.....less noise on spooky horses. Did the job. Wild pig is Noxious in OZ......
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Watched 3 episodes of Hogs Gone Wild on the Discovery Channel last night. Pretty entertaining although there was not 1 gun in all the episodes. As close as they got was a cross bow.

I guess Discovery doesn't want anyone to know that we actually shoot thousands of them. It seems they were trying to be politically correct.

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I knocked down a bunch of pigs all over California, even on Catalina, mostly with my 06 but the 243 and the 300 also took their fair share.  I am in West Tennessee and none are around me now, but moving this way fast.  



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We had a pocket get started in SW Wisconsin. Lasted 6-8 years but Thank God heavy hunting and a couple of back to back hard winters appear to have wiped them out. We can only hope. Hard on crops, fawns, turkey nests and fences. Had a couple of mushroom hunters and some guys erecting bow stands get run up some trees by sows too. All this in the area I hunt. 2 guys in our crew scored on them but we'd just as soon see them gone. RD



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Just outside Parkfield, CA, saw what I thought was a field freshly disc'd, turned out a pack of hogs had just destroyed the place.   I never had one make a move on me but never had one of them cornered, either.  Hunted that place for a number of years and the only thing that knocked the population down was drought.  If hogs are in your neck of the woods, shoot em all-piglets, pregnant sows, every last one. 




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Any more being done on that group pig hunt? I'd sure be interested in going.
On another note, many years back while I still lived (existed) in San Francisco, I had a neighbor that raised Redbone and Bluetick hounds for hunting. At the time I was doing some free lance photography on the side and he contracted with my to do some pictures for nis new brochure. :cool: Anyway, a day was set for the shoot aand we went to Big Sur to do the hunt/shoot. It didn't take long for the dogs to pick up a scent and shortly thereafter had a good sized hog at bay. Time to take the pictures. Well the clatter of the mirror going ra[id fire from the motor drive got Mr. Piggie's attention and he focused his anger at me quick time. I'm not a dummy and I was standing next to a tree with a low enough brach that I could grab it and get out of the way, which I did, dropping the camera which let the strap hold it around my neck and as I lifted myself up I drew my S&W M28 .357 and triggered off two fast shots as he passed under me. The first hit between the shoulder blades through the spine and shot number two was maybe 3-4 inches back just missing the spine. The only other thing I have to say is we had a very fine cook out with Piggie on the barbie. :thumbs::cool: The pictures? They came out just fine including one of the beginning of the charge.
For the more technically minded, the load was 15.5 gr. of Hercules #2400 and a 158 gr. Lyman cast bullet #358156. I still have and shoot that bullet from that mold. before anyone says that load is way too hot, yest it is in today's manuals. It was considered a safe max back then. I don't use that much 2400 these days.
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Hi Paul,
I made some inquiries into a pig hunt in Texas and found out that the ranches I contacted were not hunting due to the severe drought conditions down there. I then checked into some pig hunt ranches in Oklahoma and while several of them indicated they had openings this summer, most of them recommended a different time of year due to the heat.

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I would highly recommend you take a look at California for pig, BIG pig hunting. 

Not to lead you astray, I hunted the area around Paso Robles from the coast to Interstate 5 north and south of the city.  Camp Roberts is shut down but Fort Hunter Liggett is still open. 

All of this area is no lead nowadays and some shots can be longgggggggg.  Countryside can go from flat to vertical and everything in between.  Look for water.

I am positive I hunted this ranch in days gone by but some outfitter has it now-
http://www.hogswild.com/rifle-hunting

I am sure there are other places in CA  but this general area can be tough going so the pigs grow BIG.  There are snakes, lion, bobcat, and those little quail the size of a dollar bill so have a blast. 



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12semi,
appreciate the input. I have heard California has some good pig hunting.

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Muley. If you want to hunt pigs, we do have some ferals here in Arizona. of course, you might have to dodge drug smugglers nd illegal aliens while doing a hunt. I'll be doing hunter ed class starting tonight and if the Game Warden happens to stpo by I'll ask him what would be required of a non-resident. Residents AKAIK kneed no license of tag to hunt them and I would imagine that would go for non-residents as well. I'd be doig it right now but it's way too hot and night hunting is not allowed. I bought an electronic caller expressly for the purpose of hunting pigs.
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Hi Paul,
I would certainly be interested to know more. I do go back to work the 3rd week of this month but depending on when it cools off enough to make a hunt and how much time it would take for me to get there I am open trying to schedule something.

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It's maybe an hours drive from my house, give ot take depending on the road conditions in the boonies.
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They will charge if irritated. I was playing hound dog and trying to run one out of a thicket for a buddy waiting on the other side. That boar snorted and came right after me. I got scratched up real bad trying to get out of that thicket and to a tree big enough to climb. Well, I made it to the tree and my buddy hearing all the commotion came over and shot the boar. I'll never do that again without a gun. I was about 40 years younger then and didn't know any better. I'd hunted them 4 or 5 times then and they had always ran the other way. Well, I found out they don't always run away.



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swampshooter: Yep. Shure will charge.....especially when they are dogged
or wounded. Can't blame 'em really though can you?
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Lots of hogs in S. Carolin, N. Carolina and Georgia; if you are still looking for a hunt. August is a BIG snake month, so I wear snake proof chaps. Water moc and cane cutters...BUT big boys.



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Rockydog wrote:
muley guy wrote: Anyone living down Texas way want to organize a forum hunter pig hunt? We could meet and greet, go to a ranch, pay some $$ for a great hunt.

muley guy


Perhaps the sponsor of our Big Game Forum might be a place to start??? :thumbs:

http://www.serengetibend.com/

They offer management hunts with unlimited hog shooting.  RD


Any word on whether anything has been done on this?
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