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hog hunting 101?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by sawdeanz, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. sawdeanz

    sawdeanz Active Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    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.
  2. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

    Feb 26, 2011
    se fla i love claymores 01/sot

    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


  3. brnmw

    brnmw Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    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.


    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.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2013
  4. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Hot and Humid FL
    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
  5. Patocazador

    Patocazador Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Central Florida
    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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