The BLM lands just west of I-5 and I believe Hwy-58 going to Monteray have mass amounts of hogs. The Holister area has alot of hogs . North of Colinga off Hwy-198 has about 5 differant BLM areas all having hogs. I took some at Clear Creek, Laguna Mt., and Conden Peak all up Los Gatos Road outside Colinga. Its all hit and miss but you can get lucky now and again. Contact the BLM state office and you can get a big state map that show's all public lands in CA. You would be amazed how much there is. It cost me like $15 but was worth every cent.
Here is Laguna Mountain BLM, one of the BLM Plats that was mentioned by Bullbuster. It’s one of my favorites, and is also the pride of the BLM Office in Hollister. The hike up to the summit is worth the effort, because there is a flat spot near the top with a small pond that hogs wallow in. The pond is shown on my map. You will be able to see another nice pond with pigs wallowing East on private land when you reach the summit, but it is patroled.
Note, the GPS Coordinates of each corner of this drape are printed in the corners of the picture. My Web Pages explain how to use my maps with a hand held GPS.
If you try Conden Peak just up the road here is some advice for ya.
The hike to the top is nasty and at times is choked with manzaneeta and sage. I spent alota time in the lower area in the oak draws. From the entrance go up and in a quarter mile or so and work your way east to the boundry. There it meets up with some wildrness unlimited land (private hunt club) there are several small streams through the east boundry area. I've seen and taken a couple there. Its best to learn the area in the day before ya do it in the early morning dark. Also its a good area for yotes. Seen and heard a turkey but never in seasion. Its hit and miss but after a rain its always a good place to try.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...