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Hog Hunt

We have our annual hog hunting trip scheduled for mid January, upcoming. This seems to be a good time for us, coming after all our big game seasons have ended (and the withdrawl that brings) along with giving us a holiday weekend to work with, which helps with planning and vacation time. The weather where we have been going, south central Georgia, does vary widely with mornings as cold a 14* to afternoons where we see mosquitos buzzing around.

I'd suppose most of the swamps or wet areas have been moistened by winter rains as well. Actually one of our favorite areas was too wet last season, especially after a monsoon like rain on day one of our hunt.

Any other ideas from hog hunters out there as to best timing, best month or when they enjoy their hunts the most? One other plus in going to Georgia after mid January is that the deer hunters are finished by then normally and the woods are a bit quieter. This does lead to one more question and that is if it might be better to wait another couple weeks to go and let the woods quiet down even more. Of course the down side there is that other hog hunters may have hit the same areas already and taken some hogs already. The place we hunt seems to take their largest hogs at this time, late winter. Is that common?

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where do you hunt in GA

Are you on a hunting ranch there, or know folks in GA.  Public land? Just curious as to how you located good hog hunting land and got access to it.

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groovy mike wrote:

Are you on a hunting ranch there, or know folks in GA.  Public land? Just curious as to how you located good hog hunting land and got access to it.

We pay to hunt with an outfitter/guide that has leased lands in the area, I believe about 2500 acres total. All areas are unfenced and the hogs are completely free ranging/roaming. They do, in most of their areas, have some supplemental feeders set up as most hog hunting operations do. This place also does a lot of deer hunting on these same tracts. This will be the third trip for two of us to the same place and they pretty much point us two to an area, even provide a truck for our use and let us hunt as we desire.

 

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Thanks for the info!

That may be something I look into in a year or two.  Sounds like a great Father / Son hunting opportunity with a high chance of bagging something

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Winter hog hunt

 

groovy mike wrote:

We pay to hunt with an outfitter/guide that has leased lands in the area, I believe about 2500 acres total. All areas are unfenced and the hogs are completely free ranging/roaming. They do, in most of their areas, have some supplemental feeders set up as most hog hunting operations do. This place also does a lot of deer hunting on these same tracts. This will be the third trip for two of us to the same place and they pretty much point us two to an area, even provide a truck for our use and let us hunt as we desire.

 

That sounds like us. We started doing night vision hunts as well but all that is on large private farms mainly during planting season. Best night so far is 22. It is more hog shooting/control than hunting. Lots of fun though.

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