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Offline Arwin

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Chasing Florida bacon!
« on: January 15, 2012, 10:59:00 PM »
Coming to Florida hell or highwater!!        :D      

 Been looking at guide services which aren't that badly priced. DIY would be my preference but I'm looking at limited time since my wonderful wife will be traveling along and I have to make time for her too.        ;)      

 The guide services say the hogs are free range, which is important to me. I really want a wild hog. Michigan has game ranches but I want something that I can display and know it was roaming free on Gods creation.

 So I'm going in COMPLETELY blind.        :help:       and thanks!        :wavey:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 11:13:00 PM »
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 09:38:00 AM »
Archery Outfitters. 1246 acre farmland (mixture of swamp, thicket, pasture, woods), (Archery ONLY, no guns or dogs, 1 hunt per month), loaded with WILD hogs, not fenced in "pigs". Fair price, great guides and Nickie Roth is an old school bowhunter, a great guy to talk to. I was there in September and got a nice hog with my 50# 1968 Kodiak Hunter. It was HOT, but I had a blast.
PS; you won't get much bacon... wild hogs are very lean, but the roast pork is to die for! It was well worth my long drive down from Maine to Florida. There are some BIG hogs down there, but the smaller ones taste better, more tender, same as deer. Stalk or feeder stand (12-20 yards...MAX), your choice.

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 09:06:00 PM »
Pm returned Hal, thanks!   :)  

 Thanks for the info Chris, I took a peek at their site.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 06:43:00 PM »
SWEET!!! Looks like I will be joining bawana bowman and Chad Holm for some hunting in March!!
 Woo HOO!!!    :notworthy:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 07:26:00 PM »
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 08:12:00 PM »
What do you guys recommend for clothing in March down there and what boots?
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 08:25:00 AM »
Arwin you should test our new Hog Estrous Scent Web that we are carring from A-Way
Just get outside and blow the stink off!!!

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 08:56:00 AM »
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Arwin you should test our new Hog Estrous Scent Web that we are carring from A-Way
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 I'll dab a little behind the ears!!   :biglaugh:  Would love to try it and see what happens.   ;)
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 01:42:00 PM »
Make sure you take a look at the shot placement thread so you no where to shoot the hogs. It is at the top of this section. Good luck, i'm sure you will have a blast.
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 08:39:00 AM »
Thanks!! I noticed it might be better to hit them a little higher than a deer.  ;)  

 Can't decide between 2 blade or 3. Either it's gong to be Magnus 2's or Wensel Woodsmans.

  Never killed a hog with a 3 blade. I've shot a couple at game ranches with a 2 blade and they go down pretty quick.
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 11:37:00 AM »
Definitely rubber boots(to stay dry and scent control). The temps can vary greatly but the average historically is 79 for the high and 56 for the low.
Darb colored clothes, camo(I like ASAT), or plaid.
I shot clean through a 100# hog yesterday with a two blade Simmons shark and 46# Check-mate recurve.
I've seen some amazing blood trails with 3 blade heads ,though.

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 06:48:00 PM »
I'll pick up some black rubber boots from Wally World and stick some Dr. Scholls gel soles in.   :thumbsup:    All I have here are 1000 grams, a little toasty.   :D  

  Rockin' the Predator Spring Green. I used ASAT for many years, killed alot of critters with it.   ;)    

 Still hung up on heads. I love the big holes of a 3 blade but a 2 blade zips right through them. 3 blade has always been luckier for me, seems most of my biggest deer were taken with 3 blades.

 Congrats on the hog!!!! 100# hogs sound perfect for eating.    :campfire:    I think my set up will be adequate for the hogs. Shooting a 56# St. Joe longbow and 125 grain heads. Torn between 2117's and weighted carbons. I've been playing with aluminum lately and miss it.

 I do in fact know the first one that gets close enough will be accosted!   :goldtooth:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 07:26:00 AM »
Hunting with Nickie for the first time for the March hunt too. Look forward to meeting you guys there! Todd
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 09:14:00 PM »
Great!   :thumbsup:  

 It's not that far away from now, been shooting a ton and talking with guys who have been down there. SO cannot wait!!!!!!!   :campfire:  

 Decided to camp over one of the nights, i must have a campfire story to come back with.   :cool:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 09:36:00 PM »
VPA 2 or 3 blade will take out hogs easy

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 04:02:00 AM »
please let us know how it was I was talking with him last night I cant go until febuary.Iam going down a week early an fishing then finish up with a hog hunt then back up the road.thanks ED

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 10:32:00 AM »
Funny you should bring this back up to the top!!

 I was supposed to go last year, but due to some personal issues I didn't go...

 Guess what?? I sent in my deposit today, YAY!!!! Looks like the end of March or early April I will finally be able to live out a long awaited dream.   :jumper:
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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 04:17:00 AM »
that is crazy I thought it was a current post.Iam going in feb still a ways away 2014 but it will give me something to work on gettin ready for,

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Re: Chasing Florida bacon!
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2013, 10:25:00 AM »
You'll have a good time Arwin. Don't forget the thermo-cell as the bugs will be out and bring a fishing arrow or two with a reel. Watch out for the big gator in the drain pipe. You might not know he's there but he will know where you are. I was on the bank only 4 four feet above him last time when he decided to get and I jumped 10 feet straight up when he made his move and shot back into the pipe.

And take your 3 blades. High or a shoulder shoot is bad with little blood.  Draw a line from nose to tail and belly to back and stick the pig there and you will have lots of blood and dead pig.

Are you driving? Taking the family? I have a double stand for Jim and Irv I was going to give Irv at Compton but they could use it now but I didn't want to ship it.

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