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Posted: 2/13/2006 12:06:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 4:56:58 AM EDT by cheaptrickfan]
Well, after living in FL for a decade, I've finally gotten the bug to hunt again so this past weekend I finally got a fresh/salt/hunt license. I figured the first thing I would like to hunt would be a boar, so I start reading the rules & regs, only to learn that hog season doesn't start 'til November.

Big diff between WI and FL when it comes to deer season, in WI a hunter could only get one buck and a possible second deer (doe) if you got a special tag. In FL you can get FOUR deer!!! Damn, I could fill a freezer with that much venison!

Anyway, I haven't gone hunting or fishing, literally, since 1989 when I lived in WI. No, that's not a typo, I said 1989! (yeah, yeah, I know... turn in the man card!)

Anyway, back to hunting - - anybody have any suggestions on boar season? Where to hunt, what rifle I'll most likely need, etc. Thanks.

Fire That Bad-Boy UP!!!


eta- I didn't know hunting on private land was a year 'round option.

eta- Thanks, again.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:28:32 PM EDT
privy land hogs are free game all year long!!!! also hogs last i rmeber are considerd small game in some places and small game isnt over till late feb/march.. been awhile since i mess'd with WMA's but its what i recall.

as to where to hunt,, well you gotta do some scouting... parts of ocala natl forrest hold some huge hogs as do place snorth near palatka ect. theres few wmas up that way, lake george WMA has some relaly big ones also.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:39:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 1:40:00 PM EDT by Lakeguy]

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
. In FL you can get FOUR deer!!! Damn, I could fill a freezer with that much venison!
.



You should really see a Florida deer before making that statement. They are not much bigger then a wild dog

Little bit o difference between the deer up north and the "deer" down here
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:12:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lakeguy:

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
. In FL you can get FOUR deer!!! Damn, I could fill a freezer with that much venison!
.



You should really see a Florida deer before making that statement. They are not much bigger then a wild dog

Little bit o difference between the deer up north and the "deer" down here



yea funny how different diets make such a big difference.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 3:45:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:
Anyway, back to hunting - - anybody have any suggestions on boar season? Where to hunt, what rifle I'll most likely need, etc. Thanks.



Any good centerfire rifle will work, but I'd stay away from the .22's (Yes, I know a lot of hogs are killed with .223, but I've killed hogs that have had a half dozen .22 bullets in'em)

Most hog hunting is done in heavy brush, so a quick handling carbine would be ideal. My two favorite hog guns are my AR15 in .50 Beowulf and a Savage M24V in .30-30 over 20 gauge.

Check the FWC website for the WMA's in your area. Some still offer hog hunting until March. If you know of any private land, go any time.

By the way- you can take 2 deer per day in Florida.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:51:21 PM EDT
JW Corbett WMA in Palm Beach doesn't allow centerfire rifles with more than 5 round mags. Be sure to read the rules, there are some other oddities at these places.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:40:54 AM EDT
Hog hunting is a blast,

great for off season hunts after deer/bird/Turkey season is over. I've killed them with 17HMR up through .308 & bows. My taxidermist likes to shoot them with 223 in the head, just makes a small repairable hole & no tracking. Private land is all year long, property owners will even let you hunt on thier property to keep the beast from eating up thier gardens. I've heard that the Fish & Game folks are thinking abt setting up land owners who have hog problems with hunters to help bth sides out, but can't find the link, maybe it's just theory right now.

Hog is tasty, I usually smoke for 4 hrs then put in the crock pot all night to tenderize. Then I seperate into meal size zip locs for the freezer & enjoy for months.

I saw 6-8 on the side of I-75 coming back to Tampa from the Ft. Myers show on Sunday. They are all over the place down there.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 4:53:14 PM EDT
http://www.outwestfarms.com/index.html

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Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:42:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragnet:
www.outwestfarms.com/index.html

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Thanks for the link. I have a couple of friends that will be visiting from MI in April and we've talked about something to do and have narrowed it down to hog hunting on private land, or chartering a fishing boat and hitting the gulf. I think we'll go hunting!
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 10:15:13 AM EDT
couple places I've heard about but not tried personally, trying to change that though href=www.ronsguideservice.com/index.htm

www.huntsflorida.com/
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