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April 26, 2011
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Myself and a couple of hunting buddies would like to find a place in Texas or New Mexico where we could hunt feral pigs with our bows without having to pay to hunt them. I have checked into advertised hunts in Texas and do not want to pay what they are wanting to hunt them. We live in Tucson, Az and if anyone knows of a place in New Mexico that would be great. Thanks

April 27, 2011
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I would like to see the feedback, because me and some of my hunting buddies want to take our bows and get some feral pigs ourselves.

April 27, 2011
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Whenever I try and look it up, its always someone advertising hunting on properties it seems like.

April 27, 2011
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I live in NETex,

I don't hunt hogs, just shoot the damned things

whenever I see them on the property.

Plain and simple, they're pests and are treated as such.

I might be able to arrange to do a hunt, but it would take

some time to put togather. No promises, but I'd give it a shot.

April 27, 2011
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They are all over the southern portion of unit 34 in NM however I have hunted the specifically and during my other hunts and have yet to see them.  I do see all the damage they create though.   I know a guy that lives down there and hunts them on a regular basis and says out of every 10 hunts for the pigs he gets one.  Best of luck and take as many as possible.

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April 27, 2011
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I was also wondering what they taste like.  Is there alot of wild pigs around Deming, I go there at least once yr to visit the ol' ladys grandparents.

April 27, 2011
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couchmountain said:

I live in NETex,

I don't hunt hogs, just shoot the damned things

whenever I see them on the property.

Plain and simple, they're pests and are treated as such.

I might be able to arrange to do a hunt, but it would take

some time to put togather. No promises, but I'd give it a shot.


Thanks couchmountain,

I will pm you and maybe we can work something out.

April 27, 2011
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elkmuzzleloader,

Thanks for the info and will definitely check it out.

April 27, 2011
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chrisj42,

Several years ago I was given some of the meat off a exceptionally large feral hog that was shot just north of Tucson and it was excellent. Have been trying for years to locate some here close by but haven't had any luck. Supposedly there are a few here and there around this area but due to lack of water and food they are not taking over any of the places that I have heard of them being seen in. I don't think you will find any right in the Deming area. From my understanding they are around Animas--Hachita area. If I find out more I will let you know.

April 27, 2011
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Just remembered that there are a bunch in the ruidoso area.  Have a friend there and he has played hell keeping his bear dogs off the hogs.

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April 27, 2011
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elkmuzzleloader said:

Just remembered that there are a bunch in the ruidoso area.  Have a friend there and he has played hell keeping his bear dogs off the hogs.


Thanks elkmuzzleloader,

If you can find out more from your friend I would appreciate you letting me know. Just pm me. Thanks again.

April 27, 2011
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Sign up for the Texas draw hunts from TPWD

April 27, 2011
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cwbyupp said:

chrisj42,

Several years ago I was given some of the meat off a exceptionally large feral hog that was shot just north of Tucson and it was excellent. Have been trying for years to locate some here close by but haven't had any luck. Supposedly there are a few here and there around this area but due to lack of water and food they are not taking over any of the places that I have heard of them being seen in. I don't think you will find any right in the Deming area. From my understanding they are around Animas--Hachita area. If I find out more I will let you know.


Thanks that would be greatly appreciated.
April 28, 2011
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Thanks hogndog,

I'll check them out. Have you hunted them over there??

April 28, 2011
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cwbyupp you answered a question I've had for years . I have heard for years that arizona had feral pigs, I've just never seen one.

April 28, 2011
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Texas is absolutely loaded with hogs and I find that whenever we hunt a ranch down there for deer or exotics, we have free reign on all the hogs we can shoot.  Most have invited us back in the off season to shoot hogs because they have met us and know what kind of guys we are.  We aren't going to shoot their cattle or destroy anything.  We close gates when we go through them and make it  a point to leave the place better than we find it.  We usually bring the landowner a special care package when we come as well (Jack Daniels).  He tells us that he gets calls all the time to come shoot hogs, but he is just affraid to let people he doesn't know on the land. 

As far as eating fare goes, I absolutely love those little porkers.  I try to whack sows and younger boars for eating.  The big old boars make good fertalizer and skull mounts, but suck for food quality.  You will know when you walk up to one.  A big old boar stinks to the high heavens and taste worse than they smell.

Best of luck hog hunters!

Michael Deming Sportsman's News/President Cedar City, Ut.  84721
April 28, 2011
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paul said:

cwbyupp you answered a question I've had for years . I have heard for years that arizona had feral pigs, I've just never seen one.


paul,

It has probably been about seven years ago that it was reported that there were a few still left up around Picacho Peak area and I went out looking for them but never found one. So not sure if a few may still be in that area but as far as I know no one has mentioned seeing one. Also just East of Tucson on the San Pedro river there use to be a outfit that had brought some of the russian hogs in and were holding hunts for them and then they quit doing it and it has been said there are a few still roaming that area. We have tried to find them as well and no luck so I think around here if spotted or supposedly spotted they are akin to Bigfoot. I am pretty well in touch with alot of hunters and I have yet to hear of anyone shooting at one?????

April 28, 2011
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trophyhunter said:

Texas is absolutely loaded with hogs and I find that whenever we hunt a ranch down there for deer or exotics, we have free reign on all the hogs we can shoot.  Most have invited us back in the off season to shoot hogs because they have met us and know what kind of guys we are.  We aren't going to shoot their cattle or destroy anything.  We close gates when we go through them and make it  a point to leave the place better than we find it.  We usually bring the landowner a special care package when we come as well (Jack Daniels).  He tells us that he gets calls all the time to come shoot hogs, but he is just affraid to let people he doesn't know on the land. 

As far as eating fare goes, I absolutely love those little porkers.  I try to whack sows and younger boars for eating.  The big old boars make good fertalizer and skull mounts, but suck for food quality.  You will know when you walk up to one.  A big old boar stinks to the high heavens and taste worse than they smell.

Best of luck hog hunters!


trophyhunter,

If you wouldn't mind sending me a pm as to where you go to hunt deer and exotics in Texas I would really appreciate it. I would feel alot more comfortable going on a paid hunt, if that's what it comes to, that was recommended by someone who has been there!! Thanks 

April 28, 2011
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cwbyupp said:


paul,
 

It has probably been about seven years ago that it was reported that there were a few still left up around Picacho Peak area and I went out looking for them but never found one. So not sure if a few may still be in that area but as far as I know no one has mentioned seeing one. Also just East of Tucson on the San Pedro river there use to be a outfit that had brought some of the russian hogs in and were holding hunts for them and then they quit doing it and it has been said there are a few still roaming that area. We have tried to find them as well and no luck so I think around here if spotted or supposedly spotted they are akin to Bigfoot. I am pretty well in touch with alot of hunters and I have yet to hear of anyone shooting at one?????


How does Arizona not have feral pigs and/or wild boar? I thought they'd pretty much infested all the states by now (aside from Alaska). Heck, they're in plague proportions out here, but most are smart enough to avoid public lands. It makes hunting them rather difficult. There are huge pig populations in California, but it's almost impossible to get one on public land. I guess they're smarter than the look.
April 28, 2011
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Mt guess is the summer temps here in arizona remind them of a frying pan.

April 28, 2011
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shiveley said:

cwbyupp said:


paul,
 
It has probably been about seven years ago that it was reported that there were a few still left up around Picacho Peak area and I went out looking for them but never found one. So not sure if a few may still be in that area but as far as I know no one has mentioned seeing one. Also just East of Tucson on the San Pedro river there use to be a outfit that had brought some of the russian hogs in and were holding hunts for them and then they quit doing it and it has been said there are a few still roaming that area. We have tried to find them as well and no luck so I think around here if spotted or supposedly spotted they are akin to Bigfoot. I am pretty well in touch with alot of hunters and I have yet to hear of anyone shooting at one?????

How does Arizona not have feral pigs and/or wild boar? I thought they'd pretty much infested all the states by now (aside from Alaska). Heck, they're in plague proportions out here, but most are smart enough to avoid public lands. It makes hunting them rather difficult. There are huge pig populations in California, but it's almost impossible to get one on public land. I guess they're smarter than the look.

According to what I have been told, due to the lack of water and food they just haven't been able to infest here and if you have ever spent a summer and winter here (dry and hot) you would accept that as fact!!! According to the Arizona Game and Fish the main factor that has reduced the mule deer populations here is due to the drought (and predators which they will not ackowledge--mnt. lions an coyotes) and having moved here over 20 years ago we just don't see as many mule deer due to this. Couse whitetail are being able to slightly sustain themselves but hunting pressure is tremendous here. So I can understand why the feral hogs have not infiltrated this area and I believe due to the interest in hunting them they would not be able to survive the hunting pressure mainly because there is so much public land to hunt.
April 29, 2011
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trophyhunter said:

Texas is absolutely loaded with hogs and I find that whenever we hunt a ranch down there for deer or exotics, we have free reign on all the hogs we can shoot.  Most have invited us back in the off season to shoot hogs because they have met us and know what kind of guys we are.  We aren't going to shoot their cattle or destroy anything.  We close gates when we go through them and make it  a point to leave the place better than we find it.  We usually bring the landowner a special care package when we come as well (Jack Daniels).  He tells us that he gets calls all the time to come shoot hogs, but he is just affraid to let people he doesn't know on the land. 

As far as eating fare goes, I absolutely love those little porkers.  I try to whack sows and younger boars for eating.  The big old boars make good fertalizer and skull mounts, but suck for food quality.  You will know when you walk up to one.  A big old boar stinks to the high heavens and taste worse than they smell.

Best of luck hog hunters!


Sounds like fun.  I wish we had a bad hog problem here in Colorado so we can go open season on them whenever we want.  i am looking forward to finding somewhere down in Texas for now.
April 29, 2011
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Anyone that has a wild hog problem will tell you to be glad you don't. They destroy the land, fences, habitat, food for other game, feeders, and just about anything else you can think of. Once they get established trying to get rid of them is like trying to eliminate coyotes. A sow may have as many as 30 piglets a year and at that rate they can take over an area in a hurry. Fortunately the lease I am on we have only had one on the place as far as we can tell but they are all around us. We have all agreed that any time anyone sees on on our lease they will dispatch it with extreme prejudice.

April 29, 2011
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Texas Slayer said:

Anyone that has a wild hog problem will tell you to be glad you don't. They destroy the land, fences, habitat, food for other game, feeders, and just about anything else you can think of. Once they get established trying to get rid of them is like trying to eliminate coyotes. A sow may have as many as 30 piglets a year and at that rate they can take over an area in a hurry. Fortunately the lease I am on we have only had one on the place as far as we can tell but they are all around us. We have all agreed that any time anyone sees on on our lease they will dispatch it with extreme prejudice.


I totally agree, they are a huge problem here in California. They cause a substantial amount of agricultural damage, and ruin habitat for our native species as well. They have the same problem in Hawaii.
April 29, 2011
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Anyone interested in doing in hog hunting is Texas should give Terry Hansen with Texas Ts Trophy Hunts.   He has access to numerous different ranches in the area and can get you hogs, exotics, or big whitetails.   He is in the hill country area and also is a great taxidermist.  You can go ahead hunt and then have him do your mounts.   We just came back from down there and hunted 3 different ranches for exotics and took pigs on all 3 ranches as a bonus hunt.   You can reach him at 830-377-2449 and let him know Mike Deming at Sportsman's News sent you.  You can also e-mail him at terryhansenhunts@yahoo.com

Michael Deming Sportsman's News/President Cedar City, Ut.  84721
April 29, 2011
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trophyhunter said:

Anyone interested in doing in hog hunting is Texas should give Terry Hansen with Texas Ts Trophy Hunts.   He has access to numerous different ranches in the area and can get you hogs, exotics, or big whitetails.   He is in the hill country area and also is a great taxidermist.  You can go ahead hunt and then have him do your mounts.   We just came back from down there and hunted 3 different ranches for exotics and took pigs on all 3 ranches as a bonus hunt.   You can reach him at 830-377-2449 and let him know Mike Deming at Sportsman's News sent you.  You can also e-mail him at terryhansenhunts@yahoo.com


Thanks for the info.
May 1, 2011
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Try looking at craigslist, sounds silly but have got a few contacts that way!!

May 1, 2011
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cobowhunter said:

Try looking at craigslist, sounds silly but have got a few contacts that way!!


Actually that is a good idea.  I always see people advertising there property for hunting on craigslist.
May 6, 2011
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I read recently that the texas govenor signed a bill allowing the shooting of feral pigs from a helicopter. It sounds like the problem has gotten completely out of hand.

May 7, 2011
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They have been shooting them from helicopters and planes for years.  Their still here!!!! Laugh

May 7, 2011
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Haha…Shooting Pigs from planes and helicopters, dang they must be a problem.

May 12, 2011
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I take back what I said about thinking it would be fun.  I seen some show called wild hog or something like that, and now I truly see why they are such a problem.  They were destroying everything and families were scared to let there kids play outsite…dang

May 23, 2011
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Love to hunt pigs. Here's my son's from this past year. 155lb sow taken at 80yds with a 6.8 SPC.

May 23, 2011
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archer417 said:

Love to hunt pigs. Here's my son's from this past year. 155lb sow taken at 80yds with a 6.8 SPC.


That's a nice-size pig – and a great big grin on that young man's face!
May 24, 2011
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Granger Lake outside of Austin is loaded with pigs and archery only public hunting land. It is thick nast cover though so wear your heavy pants and long sleeves.

May 24, 2011
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archer417 said:

Love to hunt pigs. Here's my son's from this past year. 155lb sow taken at 80yds with a 6.8 SPC.


Nice.  I want to head down to Texas ang get me one bad.  looks like fun
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We operate and manage a hunting facility 20 miles north of Quanah, Texas where we mostly host, as a nonprofit 501 c corporation, free hunts and lodging for NWTF's Wheelin' Sportsmen Membership of physically Challanged Sportsmen.  We also sell Hunting and lodging packages with all proceeds earmarked to support our program to benefit the Wheelin" Sportsmen.  We do sell hog hunts at a very affordable price and include lodging and meals at our guest house.  You may want to look at our website http://www.comanchecreek.net and consider enjoying not only a great hunting experience but be of help in supporting a group of Sportsmen that love our hunting heritage but are not as fortunate as most in being able to do so.  Comanche Creek is dedicated to helping these fellow hunters and sportsmen enjoy the hunting experience in an environment that caters to their special needs.  Maybe you will help us do so.  My email is dpoe11@charter.net.

 

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