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Location: Orange, CA
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Pig Hunting in California

What are some good places in California (Central and Southern only) to hunt pigs? I want to find some BLM land that is good for pigs, any tips for a newbie?

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
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Pig Hunting in California

i know of some places about 30 miles from fresno...

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Location: Southern California
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OK, then - can you tell us any more? I know there's pigs all around your hills. But Tejon's just gotten ridiculous lately - $1000 for a guided pig now!. And most of the other private guys are $600 or more.

There was an article in one of the mags some years back about all the great pig hunting in the mountains behind Santa Barbara. I made two trips up there and tromped all the hell over everywhere. Bottom line: I couldn't find pigs on any accessible public land. They're all on private land, unless they're somewhere back in East Jesus where you gotta get coptered in or something.. Gee - thanks a lot, Mr. Magazine Writer.

Anyway - you got any serious info on public lands around Fresno (or elsewhere) that are worth a darn?

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Kern County Pigs

Anybody know where the best pig hunting is in Kern County. Besides Tejon Ranch that is. I am wondering about the Soda Lake area.

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There are other paid ranches close to kern county. I just can't remember the names right now. For public areas, you can try fort hunter leggitt and camp roberts. I think they are in Kern County. Good Luck!

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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Soda lake , CampRoberts,FT Hunter Lig. are all in SLO county. And I haven't heard of a pig on public in Soda Lake/Carriza in Years,like maybe a few before the drought. There are pigs to be had on the bases,you just have to deal with the military and crowds at times. But my biggest boar was Roberts,355lb. The only pig I saw that day,and it tasted like a boar.Last big pig I've shot.

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There are indeed pig hunts near Soda Lake, in the Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve. Controlled by Fish and Game dept, and free. But I spoke with them awhile back, and they said there are very few taken. Mostly guys get quail and bunnies.

Monte Rudnick runs a low-key pig operation out of his family's 13,000 acre ranch near Soda Lake. $400 for a guided one day hunt, which is about as cheap as they come. It's a nice ranch with lots of pigs.

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pig hunts california

Look up "monsterhogs".I think that's the name.It's a ranch near Gilroy,loaded with hogs, and they have an unguided weekend hunt for $400/bows and a guided rifle for like $750.They claim like 98% success for the rifle hunt.They have a cabin/camping area, but you provide your own food/cooking.The bow area is closed off to gun hunters,like 800 acres of the ranch.

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blaze209 wrote:
Look up "monsterhogs".I think that's the name.It's a ranch near Gilroy,loaded with hogs, and they have an unguided weekend hunt for $400/bows and a guided rifle for like $750.They claim like 98% success for the rifle hunt.They have a cabin/camping area, but you provide your own food/cooking.The bow area is closed off to gun hunters,like 800 acres of the ranch.

That sounds like a lot of money to be spending on a porker. Can you imagine how much meat you can get from the supermarket with that kind of money? Even fresh, unkilled domestic pigs. I'm sure you can buy two or three for that price. Yeah, you may think, the money is going towards the experience of a kill....but come on....over $700. That's just jibberish! LOL I've gotten a couple on public lands already and I'm sticking to it. woo hoooooooo

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That sounds like a lot of money to be spending on a porker. come on....over $700.

Well, it's all relative, isn't it? With Tejon charging $1000, then $750 doesn't look that bad.

That's just jibberish! LOL I've gotten a couple on public lands already and I'm sticking to it. woo hoooooooo

Your woo hooooooo aside, this is where we started out here - looking for some public lands to hunt in So. Cal. Camp Roberts and Camp Ligget aren't in Kern County - they're a bit farther up the state. So if you know of some good public lands south of there, we'd rather hear about them than be
"woo hooooooooed". Care to help out???

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DaGooster wrote:
That sounds like a lot of money to be spending on a porker. come on....over $700.

Well, it's all relative, isn't it? With Tejon charging $1000, then $750 doesn't look that bad.

That's just jibberish! LOL I've gotten a couple on public lands already and I'm sticking to it. woo hoooooooo

Your woo hooooooo aside, this is where we started out here - looking for some public lands to hunt in So. Cal. Camp Roberts and Camp Ligget aren't in Kern County - they're a bit farther up the state. So if you know of some good public lands south of there, we'd rather hear about them than be
"woo hooooooooed". Care to help out???

Buddy, I wish I could help you out but I'm up in Fresno. Even i don't go to camp roberts, or FHL. Those are still too far of a drive for me. I have been sticking to the national forest around Pine Flat Lake. I'm hoping to hit another one before having to buy a new tag.

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