6 replies [Last post]
Offline
Location: Massillon, Ohio 44647
Joined: 01/05/2007
Posts: 4
Need Help

I'm from Ohio and my friend and I, both of whom are retired wanted to go to Virginia to hunt hogs with our bows. I found out that it is only in the fall and three is a quota system in place. What are the chances for two guys to get drawn for this hunt? Is it like the Pa Elk drawing that even most people from Pa don't have a chance to get?

Is it possible to hunt hogs on Priviate land other than in the fall and if so what are the chances to get permission? My friend and I just want to set up camp somewhere and hut for a week or two like you use to be able to do. It seems lately all the effort is placed on the killing and not the hunting. Camping with friends and just enjoying each other company and God's beauty is what hunting is all about. Not a gauranted kill in 2 to 3 days or a fenced in hunt is really hunting.

I understand that today people lives are so busy trying to make ends meet that it is a fence in hunt or nothing and I'm not knocking that or your preference. It is just not the hunting that it use to be and that is what my friend and I are loking for. Ed is 68 years old and I'm 56 years old. We both have had heart surgry and health problems however we can still hunt at our speed and enjoy the outdoors. The weather does effect us more that when we were young and in good shape that is why we want to hunt the Southern part of the USA that is still close to Ohio. Neither of us have much money, but would be willing to pay something for the use of the land and possible setting up out camper for a week or two.

Anyone have any information on this subject please let me know.

God Bless:
Gary

Offline
Moderator
Location: Florida,USA
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 1566
Need Help

Welcome to BGH King.
I am sorry that I know nothing about Virginia hunting or their laws but I am sure there are some folks on here thatll be happy to answer your questions.

Florida, however, is a place I do know about. Basically Hogs are considered a Domestic Game animal which means that they belong to who's ever property they happen to be on at that moment. You can hunt them year round on private property but they have seasons on them in the WMA's.
If you decide to come way south then there are numerous State Forest that allow camping, primitive albeit, but maybe some have improvements. Go here http://myfwc.com/hunting/ to look around and see whats available and might be suitable for your needs and wants.
Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi all have excellent Hog hunting for you to consider also.
Good luck !!

Offline
Location: Massillon, Ohio 44647
Joined: 01/05/2007
Posts: 4
Need Help

Thank you so much for your reply. I will check Florida out., however, I remember looking at Florida last year and it seems priviate land was hard to come by. Most was leased by hunting Preserves.

God Bless:
Gary

Offline
Joined: 08/17/2005
Posts: 51
Need Help

Try your home state for a fun filled hunt Washington co. there hogs down that way

Offline
Location: Massillon, Ohio 44647
Joined: 01/05/2007
Posts: 4
Need Help

Thanks I will check that out. I never knew there was hogs there, but have heard hogs are coming into Ohio, however, no one I know has seen or knows where that might be.

God Bless:
Gary

Offline
Joined: 08/17/2005
Posts: 51
Need Help

I got my info from odnr they will help somewhat go down threre to small sporting good's store's they may help some to good luck

Offline
Location: Alpharetta
Joined: 07/28/2007
Posts: 30
Need Help

When you confront a land owner bring up the law that protects them from being sued if you hurt yourself, and obviousley tell them how long you have been hunting and your safety precausions.