Okay, here's the situation. I am in the process of reviewing spots for my first official hog hunt. My choices are:
-$450, no guide, 2 days of hunting. Free camping, and I have a buddy who has killed tons of pigs there, and for a beer or 2, he will sit down and mark up my map with all of the locations that he knows hold hogs. Lots of hogs, but one massive ranch. Only a 3 hour drive.
-$200, no guide, one day of hunting. Must add $75 for lodging, and it's 6 hours each way (gas money too). Lots of pigs, but land is broken into small parcels.
I am torn, because I hate to spend alot of money and not get anything. That's why I lean towards the $200. However, after lodging and gas money, I'll probably spend close to as much anyway.
I figure I may go with the $450 place. There is another option that is only the cost of a permit, by draw, and only a 4 hour drive. However, I can't seem to find many stories of past hunts, successful or not, at that place.
Ugh.... I hate this.,......