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Location: California - Ventura County
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cailfornia

Yeah Oz, But I guess you'll have to email me.
I'll get you the number of a ranch that charges only $225.00 per person (Min. of 4 people) but no pig fees or extras and it includes lodging in a real bunk house. The place is beautiful.

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Location: Sunny San Diego
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cailfornia

Thanks F350, I sent you a PM.

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Location: Northern California
Joined: 02/09/2004
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cailfornia

Actually I’d say get a Marlin or Winchester 30-30. Put a 1-4x scope on it or shoot with open sites. Pass hunters safety, then practice until you can put all 6 rounds in a 6 inch circle at 50 yards from your shoulder and 100 yards from the rest and you’re ready!

Hunter Ligget is great I hear. I go both deer and hog hunting in Coalinga area.There is a lot of really good pig AND deer habitat there. Slack Canyon road leads you to Stockdale Mountain which is quite a nice camp and hunt area. I really like it. Laguna Which is in the San Benito county area is full of pigs. I was just looking for a site and I found The Holister BLM web page. It lists the above areas and more!

Good luck! You can take hunters safety through most ranges here in CA. Learn about safety so that you can really have fun!

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Location: California - Ventura County
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cailfornia

Try the Vanhorn's place in Parkfield.

$250.00 per hunter (4 min.) no extras for getting hogs.
Fri-Sun. and includes lodging. You bring your own food.
Its on 800 acres.
These are real wild hogs, not "put and take" like some of the ranches.

805-463-2320

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Location: Sunny San Diego
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cailfornia

F350 - after reading about the Ham Slam on JHO - how does the Vanhorn place compare?

Do they have a website?

Here's what I'm thinking - $300 for Tejon HamSlam was good - fun trip and great people to camp with. I came home with sore legs and no pig, but that wasn't Tejon's fault. I'd do it again tomorrow. By my calculations the Tejon Ham Slam had a 40% success rate (19 confirmed kills divided by 47 hunters). But they say it's going up to $400 next year. That's too steep. I'll either pay $450 and get a guided hunt, or go somewhere like the Vanhorns for $250.

What's your opinion?

Jesse

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Location: Buellton,Ca
Joined: 08/22/2004
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cailfornia

Good to hear your headed in the right direction Lever-Hunter. You may hunt legally in Ca. now as long as you pass your hunter-Ed class. The schedules are listed by region on the DFG web site. http://www.dfg.ca.gov/ THere ya have it. Good luck.

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Location: California
Joined: 09/04/2004
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cailfornia

Depends on where you live. Central and Northern Coast is where all the piggies are. Try Fort Hunter Ligget. They have a website (don't remember it, try internet search). Cost $25 a year for the permit to hunt on the military base. Camping is free. Hunter Ligget is right next to King City. Also next to Hollister is a place called clear creek. Good hunting there too. Both of these places are well known to local hunters, so the piggies are wary. Best time is in early fall during the evening. Gonna have to get down and dirty too. They are used to human presence and stick to thick cover. Try using a partner to flush them if you are having trouble locating. Baiting is illegal in this state, but look for the acorns, the hogs won't be far from them! Good luck.

P.S. I'm new to this forum as well. Howdy all.

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Location: Sunny San Diego
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cailfornia

Good information, thanks for the tips. I will definately have to check out those areas.

Welcome to the board!

Jesse

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Joined: 04/30/2007
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cailfornia

Anyone had any luck at these places, namely Hunter Ligget?

I'm getting into hog dogs and just got a new pup that I want to prove. Have some trips planned down south but obviously lookin for some closer hunts along the coast. If anyones hunting with a pack feel free to e-mail me or post your experience. Not looking to take over any secret spots but am looking to build relationships with experienced hog doggers.

Not lookin to spend any money on those private land (guided) hunts. Hogs need to be controlled, it shouldn't cost hundreds for hog control. Brick Wall,)

~Blake