california hog hunting?

Discussion in 'LOCAL CALIFORNIA TALK' started by cliffey07, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    Does anyone around here hog hunt. If so do you guys know any places in southern california to go, or know any ranchers that have wild hogs on there property that want to get rid of them. I only know one spot. That is vandenberg airforce base, but that is a 4-5 hour drive for me.
     
  2. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Cliffey07,
    I know a bunch of decent ares in central californai, Fresno area, IF you are interested let me know. SOme is private land and some is public land.
    -Brian
     

  3. Socal-Mike

    Socal-Mike New Member

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    Brian,
    Your confused. Cliffey is actually talkin about lookin for chicks. :D


    o' man..im funny.
     
  4. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    LMAO :thumbsup:

    Well Cliffey if your lookin for big women as Mike says, I suppose i can help you out with that too up here. :)

    -Brian
     
  5. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    mike you are hilarious. but yea its hard finding places to hunt nowadays, i will contact you when i head north next month. and mike let me know when were going fishing again.
     
  6. Socal-Mike

    Socal-Mike New Member

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    We can go sometime this week if u want. Gonna be a weird week at work and the funds got a lil stretched this weekend. im still down to split a rental vetween the 3 or 4 of us, low budget crampd style... or save even more money...if u can get that one boat :confused:
    Ill bring my float tube, 3 in that boat ill use the tube :cool:
    Saturday theyre having another tourney, free...and i think its prizes theyre gibing away

    Hit me up this week and let me know what ya think..
     
  7. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Hey Brandt, you hunt? too cool. I always wanted to hunt wild pigs but do not know how to get started; hunting licsense, rifle caliber,etc,etc.

    Jaime
     
  8. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Jaime,
    Well to get started all you need is a California Hunting lisence, a pig tag, and something to kill one with.

    I use either a bow or my .300 winchester mag ( a little overkill for California, but I love my old rifle). Any rifle in starting at.243 up through a .30 cal will do, or you can go with a bow like I do occasionally.. :)

    I have also used a 12 gauge shotgun with buckshot or slugs. I know some public land up here I am also in pretty good with a guide up by Redding and he has 100% success rate on any pig hunt.

    Just let know if you guys want to get together sometime.

    -Brian
     
  9. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Thanks for the info and the offer Brian! I have always wanted to hunt. I am a big fan of hunting shows; my favorite is turkey and wild pig. How much would a license and pig tag cost Brian? How about once you harvest the animal, dressing it or butchering the pig; how much would some thing like that cost? How about for the guide? What do you think of the 30/06 caliber Brian?

    Jaime
     
  10. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    just as long as you have good shot placement, i will use either bow or rifle.
     
  11. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    The lisence and tag over all approx $45.00>
    Butchering I do my own most of the time, but it really depends on the butcher on charges>

    If you wanted to go with that guide I know he charges I believe he told me my price was $425.00 garaunteed pig.

    -Brian
     
  12. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Thanks again Brian. It is not cheap but it will be worth it.

    Jaime
     
  13. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    jaime when it starts raining again, well find some land where there is hogs and ill take you. If there are hogs there i guarntee i can find them and get you one
     
  14. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Thanks Brandt, your are too cool. I will definetely take you up on your offer. For the moment, I am saving to buy a rifle. I am not sure which caliber to buy though. I like the caliber 30/06.
    I wonder if sow tastes better than a male pig. I heard they can be dangerous. I heard of stories of pigs charging hunters!

    Jaime
     
  15. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    smaller sows taste the best but we turn most of our meat in to sausage, and it taste real good. yesterday evening i had a monster blacktail in my sights but he didnt give me a good shot, so i am going back tonight. Right now i am up in nor cal cahsing montser B zone balcktails
     
  16. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    as far as pigs being dangerous there just like any other thing on this planet. if you put its back to the wall it will fight back. i have never had one charge, but if you are out there hunting them and you see his haed go down, get out of the way.
     
  17. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Good luck Brandt. Is zone B public land? Never tried deer before, do make deer jerky?
    I bought a piece of deer steak from a local butcher; only thing is, I have know idea, how to prepare it9Grill it or bake it season it, etc)

    Jaime
     
  18. cliffey07

    cliffey07 New Member

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    i got my first deer of the season, it was a 17 inch wide 3x3, not the big one i saw the other day but he will do. ii still got 2 more days to go after the big one. Oh and jaime B-Zone has a lot of public land but there also is some private, but the zone is very big so the best thinng to do is find out what place you are hunting and go to blm and get a map of that area so you know what property to stay off. And as far as your meat goes, cut it into small 1/2 inch pieces. pound them out flat them take your pieces dip them in flour, them dip them in egg and them dip them in italian bread crumbs and fry them in oil untill you see blood come up, flip them and cook untill golden brown. Or throw a little olive oil on them use seasonings you like and throw them on the grill. oh yea if i get this second deer before i come back i will have extra deer meat if anyone wants some.
     
  19. janzaldo

    janzaldo New Member

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    Right on Brandt! congrats on the 3x3 buck. Thanks for the info. I will try it this weekend.

    Jaime