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PIG/Hog HUNTING

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by blazindorito, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    My dad and I will be going pig/hog hunting on April 21-22 at FT. Hunter Liggett. Has anyone ever gone hunting here before that could give some input? It's our first time hunting pig.
     
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    Blazin'

    I've never hunted Fort Hunter Liggett, but I did some training there. ANyway, I've talked to folks who have, and they say the pig population is big down there. The only advice I have for pig, is, on a broadside shot, to try and shoot them right behind the eye, that's where their little tiny brain is. But you shoot magnums, so a shoulder shot ought to do the trick. They have a thick armor, and I've heard of pigs taking numerous shots to bring them down. I haven't shot but a few, and they've been within range to do the behind the eye shot, and they have dropped.

    Bonus, there are elk on the ort, although you can't shoot them, seeing them would be a bonus, and you never know if you might come across a shed.
     
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    Mofugly,
    I am glad you warned me about them pigs. I was planning on taking the 30-06. I read a lot about them and heard that they are tough. I will definately be taking my 300 now. I amreading a lot about pigs on the net. What do you recommend I take in case I do seal the deal? Do I bone it out or???? Thanks for your help Mofugly. This is my first time going.
     
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    You going on horseback?
     
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    I've alway' staken my game to the butcher to be processed, but from now on I'm going to bone them out myself. My GF got me a foodsaver fo xmas, so I'll be able to seal everything up nicely. As far as butchering a pig, I've never done it, but I imagine you bone em out like a deer. I highly recommend the book "Basic Butchering of Livestock and Game", it's an axcellent book with everything you need to know. You can get it on Amazon.
     
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    CBBR, I will be walking. I wish I had a horse.
    Mofugly, I will ook into the book.
     
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    If this is too graphic then i can delete it.... Or Mr. Mod man can....

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    I used to go with some guys who marked wild pigs on their property. We went on horseback at night. I pretty much stayed on the horse and was along for the ride. It was big fun.
     
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    ;) Thats what this forum is for...
     
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    Onlychevy6,

    JEff Is that a 7mm SENDERO? Jeff I met you at Glendale at your job maybe 1 or 2 years ago. I picked up the train horn from you. It's 83blazer at SCBD. Does your cousin have a ranch in texas to hunt hogs? I would like to go hunting in Texas for pig but looking for a ranch to hunt out of. I would be willing to pay, LMK. By the way great looking rifle set up? What type of scope you have on it?
     
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    No it is a remington.

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    Oh and as far as a ranch yes we go to a ranch but it is not his. Just a friends. He has something like a couple of thousand acres. When i go back out there i will see if he allows people to hunt on his property other than friends.
     
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    Update? How did you guys do?
     
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    We didn't end up going. They closed down all areas except one. Which is walk in only and string and stick. I scheduled 3 other weekends to go up there but it was the same thing only area 29 would open which is the stick and string. They are closed for the whole month of June. I don't know when I'll get a chance to go back up there. I was really looking forward to it. NEXT TIME...
     

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