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Posted: 1/31/2011 12:23:18 PM EDT
I and a buddy of mine would like to head out for some hog hunting, I dont want to pay $400 a person for guided hunts. Is there public land that is full of them? Anyone here with a farm that wants help killing them? I dont even know where to begin.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:34:34 PM EDT
Interested in the answer to your question. Also interested on how and where hunters get the pigs processed. I have processed my deer for a long time. Not sure about the porkers.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:42:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 12:43:08 PM EDT by opticalc]
I had to travel to Ft Stewart to do this. And theres nowhere that can process hogs, unless you take it to a hog slaughterhouse; dont know of any though. regular butcher places dont have the disease inspection the state requires for hogs.

And I did a 2 day hunt. didnt see a single thing, though I saw planty of signs of them. they tear the place up good
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:45:07 PM EDT
I'm not worried about getting them processed.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:22:44 PM EDT
Scout, scout, and scout, then maybe you will get lucky.

Any of the WMAs allow hog hunting with small game weapons until the fall.

Pine Log is eat up with them, and has easy access. They have several food plots, as well.

From my experience, the hogs move much more in the afternoons during the winter.

As it warms up, they will move at dusk and dawn.

Rich
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:28:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By opticalc:. And theres nowhere that can process hogs, unless you take it to a hog slaughterhouse; dont know of any though. regular butcher places dont have the disease inspection the state requires for hogs.


For those interested, the statement above is not entirely true. My understanding is that there is a special inspection over and above what your typical deer cooler is subject to, but there are hog processors.

For example, the guy I use just east of Milledgeville on GA-24 - J&A Deer and Hog Processing - does hogs.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:31:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 3:18:36 PM EDT by strycnine]
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 2:57:36 PM EDT
I'm not sure where you're located, but Oaky Woods WMA is loaded with them. I went squirrel hunting out there 2 weeks ago and there were signs of them everywhere. It's really not hard to process them and they're hard to beat if processed correctly.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 3:49:12 PM EDT
tuckahoe wma has hogs...
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:40:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jeffco55:
I, my brother, and a buddy of mine would like to head out for some hog hunting, I dont want to pay $400 a person for guided hunts. Is there public land that is full of them? Anyone here with a farm that wants help killing them? I dont even know where to begin.

Ahem.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:43:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mutki:

Originally Posted By jeffco55:
I, my brother, and a buddy of mine would like to head out for some hog hunting, I dont want to pay $400 a person for guided hunts. Is there public land that is full of them? Anyone here with a farm that wants help killing them? I dont even know where to begin.

Ahem.


oh well I was going to invite you to tag alone until I saw this update....
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:43:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mutki:

Originally Posted By jeffco55:
I, my brother, and a buddy of mine would like to head out for some hog hunting, I dont want to pay $400 a person for guided hunts. Is there public land that is full of them? Anyone here with a farm that wants help killing them? I dont even know where to begin.

Ahem.


oh well I was going to invite you to tag alone until I saw this update....
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:56:41 PM EDT
Lucky for me....I have hogs practically in my backyard. I've hunted them heavily for the past 5 years or so and probably killed over 50.

For starters....don't get wrapped up in the fact that you need a big bore to kill them. The 3 hogs that I never found and ran more than 300 yards were shot with a 50 Beowulf. I found out where the term "bleed like a stuck pig" came from. I've shot pigs with every caliber I have owned. My go to hog gun is my SBR AR. I've experimented with all kinds of bullets and found what I believe to be excellent terminal performers. The biggest factor.....is where you choose to shoot them. A shot to their head usually makes them DRT. Head shots with a low recoiling 223 are easy and make up/follow up shots are fast.

If you have access to land around rivers that rise out of their banks regularly, you will usually find pigs. You can find pigs by their rooting nature and how they destroy the areas they frequent. You will also find their trails where they rub the mud off themselves onto 2-8" sapplings and some larger trees. If there is swamp with a hardwood hollow on some higher ground...pigs will move in and out of those areas.

Some WMA's are good spots. Just knowing how to scout for them and stalk them is key to finding them in public areas. Its always beneficial to scout and stalk into the wind. When the wind comes in from behind......you can guarantee the hogs are gone a half mile before you get close. Once you learn they are occupying an area....sometimes you can come in from both ends and if they spook....the other guy or group can get them on their exit.

I once shot a line of pigs leaving the area that got spooked. I shot five pigs in a row with five shots to the head. They fell over like steel silhouettes. It was great.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:00:18 PM EDT
1. Get a gun

2. Figure out where the hell this is

3. Take me with you.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:13:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By coastal_shredder:
1. Get a gun

2. Figure out where the hell this is

3. Take me with you.


holy shit.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:17:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jeffco55:
Originally Posted By coastal_shredder:
1. Get a gun

2. Figure out where the hell this is

3. Take me with you.


holy shit.


wow i cant imagine the damage that many can wreck
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:18:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 6:18:49 PM EDT by coastal_shredder]
i know, right?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 6:23:00 PM EDT
Damn....those are all Russians too. I've got a small herd of Russians, with mostly Ferals and some Eurasians mixed in. I don't see the Russians too often. Only killed two in five years.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:33:08 PM EDT
You need to get some catch dogs. Sometimes the hogs will steer clear of you, so send the dogs out to round them up. Just don't get near a sow and her babies.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:43:38 PM EDT
I'm pretty sure its not allowed in GA to take a hog with a firearm while running dogs. You must use knives,spears,snares and ropes to do such.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:56:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
I'm pretty sure its not allowed in GA to take a hog with a firearm while running dogs. You must use knives,spears,snares and ropes to do such.


I guess its different when you're just trying to get them off some land. Not really hunting then, more like exterminating.

There is still a ton on Ft. Benning.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:00:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By telsonman:
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
I'm pretty sure its not allowed in GA to take a hog with a firearm while running dogs. You must use knives,spears,snares and ropes to do such.


I guess its different when you're just trying to get them off some land. Not really hunting then, more like exterminating.

There is still a ton on Ft. Benning.


Fort Benning is slap ate up with them. I'd like to get on the base to scout them out and pop a few. I had heard at one time the base was offering a bounty on them.

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:41:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By coastal_shredder:
1. Get a gun

2. Figure out where the hell this is

3. Take me with you.


And they say an M16 isnt a hunting rifle.

3 rnd burst sure would be handy
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 2:37:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ExKalifornian:
Originally Posted By coastal_shredder:
1. Get a gun

2. Figure out where the hell this is

3. Take me with you.


And they say an M16 isnt a hunting rifle.

3 rnd burst sure would be handy


I found a GREAT sporting purpose for a SPAS!

That, and a SHRIKE
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:52:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
For starters....don't get wrapped up in the fact that you need a big bore to kill them. The 3 hogs that I never found and ran more than 300 yards were shot with a 50 Beowulf. I found out where the term "bleed like a stuck pig" came from. I've shot pigs with every caliber I have owned. My go to hog gun is my SBR AR. I've experimented with all kinds of bullets and found what I believe to be excellent terminal performers. The biggest factor.....is where you choose to shoot them. A shot to their head usually makes them DRT. Head shots with a low recoiling 223 are easy and make up/follow up shots are fast.


I totally agree with the above statement. The son of a guy I work with has access to some major acreage near Anderson SC that we regularly go out on. I've been using a Mk12 SPR w/ Mk262 and it's been DRT every time. I have no illusions of putting one through the shoulder but a head shot is easy enough (it's a huge target) and they've dropped like a rock every time. I've read some of the articles and even what people have had to say about it on ARFCOM and you'd think anything less than a .30-06 is asking for problems.

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:20:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
Originally Posted By telsonman:
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
I'm pretty sure its not allowed in GA to take a hog with a firearm while running dogs. You must use knives,spears,snares and ropes to do such.


I guess its different when you're just trying to get them off some land. Not really hunting then, more like exterminating.

There is still a ton on Ft. Benning.


Fort Benning is slap ate up with them. I'd like to get on the base to scout them out and pop a few. I had heard at one time the base was offering a bounty on them.


Last Saturday I got to see it first hand.

Hogs are seriously everywhere.

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:49:46 AM EDT
I went out to Fort Stewart this weekend and didnt see any hogs at all.

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Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:15:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By strycnine:
I went out to Fort Stewart this weekend and didnt see any hogs at all.

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well that is NOT what I want to hear.....considering....
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:55:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lawman734:
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
For starters....don't get wrapped up in the fact that you need a big bore to kill them. The 3 hogs that I never found and ran more than 300 yards were shot with a 50 Beowulf. I found out where the term "bleed like a stuck pig" came from. I've shot pigs with every caliber I have owned. My go to hog gun is my SBR AR. I've experimented with all kinds of bullets and found what I believe to be excellent terminal performers. The biggest factor.....is where you choose to shoot them. A shot to their head usually makes them DRT. Head shots with a low recoiling 223 are easy and make up/follow up shots are fast.


I totally agree with the above statement. The son of a guy I work with has access to some major acreage near Anderson SC that we regularly go out on. I've been using a Mk12 SPR w/ Mk262 and it's been DRT every time. I have no illusions of putting one through the shoulder but a head shot is easy enough (it's a huge target) and they've dropped like a rock every time. I've read some of the articles and even what people have had to say about it on ARFCOM and you'd think anything less than a .30-06 is asking for problems.



ITS THE ARMOR PLATE!!!!!!! THEY HAVE AN ARMOR PLATE!!!!!! ITS BULLETPROOF!!!!! ARMOR PLATE!!!

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 2:47:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By strycnine:
I went out to Fort Stewart this weekend and didnt see any hogs at all.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


well that is NOT what I want to hear.....considering....



I know.

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:24:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By strycnine:
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By strycnine:
I went out to Fort Stewart this weekend and didnt see any hogs at all.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


well that is NOT what I want to hear.....considering....



I know.




don't worry I have faith in you...
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 7:34:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 7:42:59 PM EDT by ElevenBravo87]
Originally Posted By 00bullitt:
I'm pretty sure its not allowed in GA to take a hog with a firearm while running dogs. You must use knives,spears,snares and ropes to do such.


Bullshit.....Hogs are a NON-GAME SPECIES.....Jesus doesn't anybody read the fucking regulations anymore or do ya'll just make up shit as you go along?


PRIVATE LANDS No closed season; no limit. Feral hogs may be hunted
at night with a light, which is carried on the person, affixed to
a helmet or hat, or part of a belt system worn by a hunter. No
hunting over bait or from a vehicle. A resident Hunting License is
required to hunt feral hogs for all resident hunters 16 years old or
older, except when hunting on land owned by them or their immediate
family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the
same household. Non-residents must meet non-resident license
requirements. Contact the Game Management office nearest you
for more information (see page 4).

Feral Hog Control Permits may be issued to landowners experiencing
wildlife habitat destruction and/or agricultural crop damage.
This free permit may be obtained through your local Game
Management office. Restrictions apply. See page 4 for contact
information.

NATIONAL FOREST & CORPS OF ENGINEERS LANDS (out side of WMAs)
Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer
season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey
weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during
small game season. Pursuing, catching or hunting hogs with dogs is
prohibited during firearms deer season. No limit. No night hunting.
No hunting over bait. Hunting license requirements must be met.
Hunter orange is required during firearms and primitive weapons deer
seasons. It is illegal to release hogs on any public lands. It is illegal
to release hogs on private land without permission of the landowner.

FERAL HOG FIREARMS: Any deer, bear, turkey
or small game firearms.

WMA Regs....
May be hunted with archery equipment during
archery deer hunts, with deer firearms
during firearms deer hunts, with turkey
weapons during turkey hunts and with small
game weapons during small game dates on
most WMAs or as otherwise specified in the
WMA listings on pages 34–53.
On special hog hunts, specified in the WMA
listings on pages 34–53, big game weapons
may be used and hunter orange may be required.
Pursuing, catching or hunting hogs
with dogs is not allowed. No limit unless
otherwise specified. Hunting and WMA Licenses
are required. Electronic hog
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