Boar Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by reallylucky, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. reallylucky

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    I am new to hunting and I'm interested in going after boar. Just looking for ideas on kinds of gear, hunting methods other stuff that would be helpful.

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  2. beltbuckle

    beltbuckle Well-Known Member

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    No worries I took care of all that.



    I havent ever hunted boar but from what I hear they are a pretty dangerous animal to hunt!
     

  3. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    There's a lot of hog hunting here in Florida. They use dogs quite a bit to track them. I haven't done any hunting for them but the hunters that do like to use handguns. Powerful handguns, minimum of .357 Mag. There's a hunter in southern Georgia that just took one that weighed 900 pounds. That was one big pig! As BeltBuckle stated, they can be a dangerous animal. They've got tusks that'll shredd you to pieces. They routinely hurt or kill the dogs tracking them. Do a Google search for wild hog hunting and you'll get a bunch of places to look for more information. I know there are ranches in Texas that will set up private hunts for you for a reasonable price. Guaranteed hunts.
     
  4. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Lucky, check this information out! It's an 1100 pound hog that a fellow Floridian took out with one shot from his handgun. He fed a lot of people with a single tap of the trigger! (Delete the double spaces after the slash / marks)



    www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bighog.asp
     
  5. droberts

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    Any one want to hunt boar let me know , we are over run with them, No closed season. 30 min. outside Birmingham Al.
     
  6. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer DR! I will definitely spread the word around. I have seen posts not too long ago about people interested in doing some boar hunting so this should work out great for them. I believe the last guy I talked to was in Georgia, that's an easy days ride to your area. If the put a permanent open season on them they must need clearing out! That makes for some fun too. So many you don't where they'll jump from! One of those hunts that requires an extra pair of jockey shorts!! LOL! Thanks again~~



    Tig
     
  7. DOCB

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    TIG, WHAT IS THE BOAR POPULATION LIKE IN FLORIDA? I HAVE A GYSGT IN MY UNIT WHO SAYS THAT HE HAS A RANCH IN FL SOMEWHERE, I DONT KNOW WHERE, AND HE SAYS THAT IT IS OVERRUN WITH THEM, HE TOLD US WE COULD COME DOWN ANYTIME AND KILL THEM ALL IF WE WANT, IS THIER ANY LAW REGARDING SEASONS, BAG LIMIT THAT SORT OF THING? I WOULD APRECIATE ANY INFO, I AM CONSIDERING MAKING THE DRIVE DOWN WITH SOME FRIENDS WHEN WE GET BACK HOME

    THANKS
     
  8. DOCB

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    IF ANYBODY ELSE HAS ANY INFO, I WOULD APRECIATE IT, LIKE BEST WAYTO HUNT THEM, BAITING, ANYTHING, I HAVE NEVER HUNTED THEM BEFORE THANKS
     
  9. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Doc, the Gunny isn't shitting you, there are a lot of them here. I'll have to look up that other info for you regarding season and limit. I haven't done any hog hunting but I know that there are a lot of people that do. I understand that there are some big MFr's that are as willing to hunt you as you them! Taking them with handguns is popular, I know that.
     
  10. DOCB

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    thanks tig, i apreciate it. i have heard that they can be pretty dangerous. it should be a great time. i dont plan (knock on wood) on letting any of them get to close to me. i have a savage model 10 LE heavy barrel .308 and i am just itching to rain down some death on those hogs
     
  11. shimyt25

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    hey tig, im planning on going on that trip with docb and i was wondering what is the smallest cal you have heard take down a pig? i have a XD40 tactical and an ar that i plan on taking... if one round wont take them i figure 30 will!
     
  12. tigwelder56

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    Hey Shimy! Whas' happening Brother? If you're planning on taking them with a handgun, I think I'd probably feel okay with a 357, depending on the angle of your shot. They say the big ones have hide a half inch thick so I'd probably consider a solid bullet versus a hollowpoint. I've never heard of anyone hunting them with a 40. I'd feel good with a 44 though!! An AR with at least a 60 grain slug, heavier the better would work fine. They say the smaller the bullet the bigger your balls need to be!! If you're going after them with a pistol, bigger is always better!!
     
  13. DOCB

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    shimmy, you should probably listen to tigs advise,



    "They say the smaller the bullet the bigger your balls need to be!! "



    you should probably go with the biggest bullet they make! lol!!
     
  14. beltbuckle

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    Ya know, I think I'm going too, screw the guns I'm gonna hunt them with a 6" bowie! LMAO
     
  15. DOCB

    DOCB Well-Known Member

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    haha buckle. feel free to come, the more the marrier!
     
  16. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    You know something I've always wanted to try and it is legal here in Florida is Crossbow hunting. I think it places more nerve on the hunter simply because the ethical limit for Crossbow hunters is 30 yards max. So you're going to be close if you're stalking them. It's going to require some of those BIG BALLS we talked about earlier!! It would be a hell of a lot of fun!
     
  17. shimyt25

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    very funny B... A$$!!!! sorry i havent been on for a while guys... the site has been really slow loadingand i been too tired to put up with it.



    Anyway, ive heard all the stories about how thick their hides are... im pretty sure the AR would do it, i was just seeing what yall though... oh and B, my nuts look like a pair of 40 MM HE rouunds bro!
     
  18. shimyt25

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    alright, im convinced i need a bigger weapon. I really dont want to get handled by a 1000 lb pig!
     
  19. beltbuckle

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    Your right, I think I'll rethink that 6" bowie, better make it a 12! LOL... and a hand grenade!