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Hog hunting season

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by buffalo soldier, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. buffalo soldier

    buffalo soldier

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    Have an opportunity to book a spot & stalk hunt for mid-December at Tejon Ranch and am wondering about the likely conditions and 'fun factor'.

    What should I expect during a Winter hunt versus an early Summer hunt (meat quality, difficulty of hunt, weather)? Intend to use a handgun (10mm) and gunning for a meat pig.

    I've already booked a June '04 hunt and ideally would hunt in September/October, but the earliest possibility at Tejon is Dec. 03.

    Any recommendations for quality guided hunts in southern California otherthan Tejon Ranch?

    Thanks,
    Buffalo
     
  2. noway

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    In my state the hogs season is open 12months, no license is needed on private sponsored hunts. Best time in the year is in the cooler months and after the rain-season.

    suggestion: if you are going on a guided-hunt it would best to ask the guide. Most truely good guide services almost surely offer you a "shot" vrs you tracking out into the field and hunting on your own.

    Stalking is more of a miss or hits unless you are familiar with the land and movement of the hogs.
     

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    Thanks for the info Noway,

    Yeh, I've booked a guided hunt and trust he/she will get me into position for a shot...the rest is up to me.

    So....cool weather and post rainy season is the best times. Thanks

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    {So....cool weather and post rainy season is the best times. Thanks}

    talk with you're guide s/he will tell you when it is best., but every guide that runs the dogs have told me , their dogs pick up the scent better when the ground is a little bit drier and the fields aren't floodedor have big standing water.

    It's also much drier on the hunter also.
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