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Hog hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by guitarguy1, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. guitarguy1

    guitarguy1 New Member

    Howdy folks, My buddies and I are quite interested in hunting hog. We've all done the deer, a few have done elk and things of that nature.

    What Im looking for are either folks on here, or folks on here that know someone out here on the east coast that has an issue with hogs and would like it to be helped along by like-minded people. Honestly the way we understand it is that they are treated as pests by gov in most states, and so there are fewer restrictions on hunting or ag limits or anything along those lines. We are all going to the gunsmithing school so we're quite familar with firearms and safety and whatnot. We're not asking to be put up or anything along those lines, we just ask for a space to put up a tent or two. We would be willing to work out a deal that involved the property owner being given a portion of the harvested meat. We dont have alot of money, so we wouldn't really be able to do much on that front.

    Please let me know if there is any interest or offers. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for any help.

  2. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    Where on the East coast? Be more specific. Every state is different as are rules on private land and public land.
  3. guitarguy1

    guitarguy1 New Member

    We're in Pittsburgh, but we have the schools break coming up. Pretty much anywhere on or next to the east coast is doable
  4. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    You're more likely to find the populations of problem hogs in the South but you're much less likely to get permission to hunt.
    In Florida hogs are the property of the landowner. If it crosses the fence, it belongs to the neighbor. If they are on public land, there is a season and sometimes a bag limit depending on the individual rules of the area. A hunting license is necessary on public land.

    Every state and area has its own rules.
  5. jrdolall

    jrdolall Well-Known Member

    I don't know of any land owners who are willing to let people they don't know come onto their land with guns. If they have a hog, or deer, problem they will still be reluctant to let people "help" them because of insurance worries.
  6. ScrapMetalSlug

    ScrapMetalSlug Well-Known Member

    I doubt you will find much luck asking around. I ran into the same problem years ago when I first started reading threads about peoples hog problem, and thought it would be easy to just go and hunt them for free. WRONG. People like to complain about them being a pest and the scourge of the earth, but if someone wants to hunt them on their property it makes them take pause. At that point, people think they have worth because someone wants to hunt them, so it will cost money or you just won't be allowed at all on their property for any amount of money.

    Honestly, your best bet is to go with an outfitter in one of the south eastern states or Texas. It should only set you back a couple hundred bucks, not including licenses and travel expenses. Sorry I couldn't help more, but I was trying to do the same thing about 5 or 6 years ago. I ended up going with an outfitter in Florida for $250 to hunt hogs with knife and their dogs. It was a great experience and hassle free.

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