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Offline talkingcabbage

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Advise please - DIY hogs
« on: March 29, 2015, 05:43:00 PM »
I posted this over in pow-wow also.

Hey guys. Me and a buddy are wanting to do a diy hog hunt this fall and have no idea where to start. We both have families, so it has to be as inexpensive as possible. We're planning on primitive camping (tents, fire, no electric) at least 5 days and spot-n-stalk hunting. We're from Southern Iowa, so drive and gas will be a factor. It doesn't matter to me if we're on public or private land, but we'd really like to connect with a hog.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to be looking? Maybe a favorite piece of ground or area that is thick enough with hogs that a couple Iowa boys could make it work? Maybe a private area that we could get permission to hunt on? I'm not opposed to paying to hunt private land, but it needs to be within reason for us. We both have wife and kids at home that we need to care for too!

Thanks in advance for some suggestions!

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Offline Brett Leinmiller

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 11:39:00 AM »
Have you found anything Joe? I'm from Kansas and trying to do the same thing. I'm told Oklahoma, a short drive for me, has public land hogs. I'm also told that without hunting a highly populated area over a feeder, or hunting behind dogs, a hunter doesn't have much chance. This would be particularly tough for a bowhunter.

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 03:56:00 PM »
Another Iowan here that would love to connect on hogs on a DIY hunt.
Im new to the forum but been a bowhunter for many years.
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Offline Mitch Edwards

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 01:11:00 AM »
Missouri guy here that has also wanted to go after some hogs for many years. Would love to get on some hogs in a free range spot and stalk environment. As much as everyone seems to hate them they don't hate them enough to let people shoot them for free from what I've seen

Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 10:47:00 AM »
If you could head south, a lot of guys could help you out.

Offline swampcrawler

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 06:53:00 PM »
Obviously I'm a little late here, and it would be about a 13 hour drive, but the Pearl River wildlife management area here in southern Louisiana is quite densely populated with piggies.

There is a "camping area" which is just an open area with a water faucet and portapotties.  But it's right by a boat launch, swamp tour place, and a little area where the game wardens stash their equipment so it certainly doesn't have that wilderness feel.

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Re: Advise please - DIY hogs
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 06:54:00 PM »
Moving to the POWWOW

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