This link takes you to the AZ Game and Fish Dept. site on Javeliva (ref: http://www.azgfd.com). I have never seen one in 5a, but I wouldn't be surprised. I always hunt (archery) them in the desert areas and see them all the time. In fact we watched them at lunch yesterday digging around a fire hydrant for water not more than 20 yards away. To bad it wasn't hunting season yet.
Damn, you watched one over lunch? Never seen one of these things ever... Are they any good to eat? I have visions of pork chops...
I imagine these javelina are pretty skiddish and if you are bow hunting you have to have a close shot. Desert hunting means no trees, so tree stands are out. So I assume that you must use some type of call in order to get into striking range???
Of course, if they just grouse around the fire hydrants around there, I don't imagine a call is even necessary. (bad attempt at humor) :smile:
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...