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mrklean

Texas Hog Hunt

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Last week I had the opportunity to head down to North Texas to do my first hog hunt, it was a last minute deal my father in law and a couple others were heading down and one guy had to drop out so a spot opened up for me.  The two guys that set it up went with this outfitter last fall and shot 20+ hogs in 2 nights between the two of them so we were pumped to go.  All hunting was done at night spot and stalk up to 40 yards, the guide had the night vision would get us ready and would turn on the spot light and the shooting started.  Was a very different experience for sure and also very difficult.  Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side first night a cold front have moved though and it was breezy and in the high 50s, the second night there were massive storms in Oklahoma so the sky was lighting up for the first couple hours nonstop but after the storms moved though we got into a few pigs but it was a tough hunt.  Because it was so slow we were invited back for a half price hunt because the main guide didn't want us to think that's how pig hunting was.  A couple pictures of the hogs we got.

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This is something I want to do.  What do 2 guys do with 20 hogs?  Do you have to purchase 20 licenses?  What is the cost of something like this?

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Since it was all private land no license needed, if we went to any public land we would have had to purchase a small game license.  I was very surprised and also bummed out they toss a lot of the hogs I was told when they get bigger the meat was very mushy and a lot of them have worms so they are very selective on what hogs they do cut up.  We did keep the meat off the one my father and I shot just haven't had time to cook it up yet.  It varies but its $150-$200 a day with the outfitter we went with.

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I'm looking to do the helo hunt next year...its a pretty penny thou.

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On Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:54 AM, mrklean said:

Since it was all private land no license needed, if we went to any public land we would have had to purchase a small game license.  I was very surprised and also bummed out they toss a lot of the hogs I was told when they get bigger the meat was very mushy and a lot of them have worms so they are very selective on what hogs they do cut up.  We did keep the meat off the one my father and I shot just haven't had time to cook it up yet.  It varies but its $150-$200 a day with the outfitter we went with.

Would be interesting to see how it tastes?  With all the states with hogs that just want to get rid of them. If they taste like Bacon and Ham I can't see how it would be so hard to take a bunch out! :)

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