hog hunting 101?


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sawdeanz
January 4, 2013, 11:27 AM
I put a question mark because I am the noobiest of noobs, no hunting experience at all but a friend of mine knows someone in central fl with some land and hogs. As I understand there are no regulations or restrictions when hunting hog on private property. We are going to try and find someone with experience to tag along but i m still confused with what to do after we take one? I figure the last thing you want to do is leave the carcas, so is this like a take to a butcher kind of deal or can I easily learn to skin it myself? Links to guides or books would also be appreciated.

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dprice3844444
January 4, 2013, 11:44 AM
http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=dressing+wild+hogs&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home

or google field dressing wild hogs.might want to check and see if there is any locals folks who can butcher/process the meat for you.or see if there are any places you can donate the kill to for the needy etc.local fish and game place can advise.fwc.com

if your going to tackle dressing them yourself,long sleeve rubber gloves/ slip over rubber boots and aprons a precaution against tricinosis

http://www.primehealthchannel.com/trichinosis-symptoms-diagnosis-prevention-treatment-and-pictures.html


http://msucares.com/pubs/infosheets/is0327.pdf

brnmw
January 4, 2013, 12:35 PM
Not a bad video here either there are also other parts to it so make sure you look off to the side for any continuations that may go with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ywih5zF9Ve8

Make sure you "Always" check your local hunting laws every state has a site to look at, so no reason not to look.
Remember to have good knives and an Ice Chest to store the meat if staying over night, etc...
In Texas usually I go to hunt at Ranchers request to control the population.

This is copied and pasted off the FFWCC Website:

Hunting (Florida)
Wild pigs are legally defined as wildlife and are the second-most popular, large animal hunted in Florida (second only to the white-tailed deer).

On private property with landowner permission, wild pigs may be trapped and hunted year round using any legal to own rifle, shotgun, crossbow, bow or pistol. There is no size or bag limit, and you may harvest either sex. Also, no hunting license is required. A gun and light at night permit is not required to take wild hogs with a gun and light on private lands with landowner permission.

oneounceload
January 4, 2013, 12:47 PM
Depends on where you consider "central" Florida to be - for some it is down near Lake Okeechobee, for others it is north of Gainesville.

Somewhere in between are many folks who will butcher and process your hog however you want. There are also a lot of folks that you can pay to guide you if needed

Patocazador
January 4, 2013, 09:32 PM
if your going to tackle dressing them yourself,long sleeve rubber gloves/ slip over rubber boots and aprons a precaution against tricinosis

The above is correct but brucellosis is the real worry. Trichinosis is a worry only for eating undercooked pork. Brucellosis can be transmitted to humans and dogs and can be fatal. Pseudo-rabies is quickly fatal to dogs but not humans. Always wear latex gloves and don't dress/butcher the hog if you have open cuts because latex tears easily.

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