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Florida Hunting Leases for Pigs

I'm new to Florida hunting. How does one go about finding a club, lease, etc? I'm assuming it's all word of mouth? I really only want to hunt pigs since I go back home to Eastern Montana every year for deer. I've considered public land as I live right by the Ocala National Forest, but it's scary out there! I'm an extremely safe and responsible hunter and any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated.

Or do I have it all wrong in assuming one has to join a club or are there still farmers / ranchers who let responsible people hunt? I've met a lot of people down here, but ther are all the non hunter type.

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Florida Hunting Leases for Pigs

Welcome to BGH Highflyer.
Sorry to say that most farmers already know that folks will pay top dollar to be allowed to hunt their property, even for Hogs.
Public land is a good choice as there are Hogs almost anywhere in the State of Florida. Go here http://myfwc.com/hunting/ to find what is close to you and hunting dates.
As for leases, I would start by going to all the local Sporting Goods and Feed and Seed stores, especially the rural ones, and strike up friendships with the people who work there. They'll know who needs new members or maybe a Farmer or Rancher who is having a Pig problem. These places and the people who work and do business there are a wealth of information and most will be more than happy to share it.
Good Luck

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Florida Hunting Leases for Pigs

Thanks a bunch, and I never even thought of the feed store to be honest. Truthfully I thought I'd stumble across something by now but people are pretty tight lipped about their hunting around here. But I'd be a hypocrite by saying thats a bad thing because we do the same thing back home. Until something good pops up I'll have to maybe locate some tract of public land and at least enjoy getting bit up by some bugs.

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