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Scouting for Javelina

Things are starting to look good for my upcoming New Mexico Javelina hunt in January. I had a few pose for some pics in front of my trail cam. Seems like some rough country but doable. I'll keep everyone updated.

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Very cool.  Not easy little

Very cool.  Not easy little guys to get trailscams of.  Good luck!

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Yep, that is what they look

Yep, that is what they look like.  Now you just need to hope that someone doesn't spook them out of the area before your hunt.

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Very nice!! Never heard of

Very nice!! Never heard of anyine putting cams out for them before.

 

Good luck with your Hunt!

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I have actually thought about

I have actually thought about putting up a trail camera while I am down in Arizona hunting them but then I know that 99% of the shots that I would get on the camera are going to be a cow wandering past the camera. 

But I may just try it this coming February and see what I get on the camera and if it is warm enough I might even place one on the  rattlesnake den that we found years ago.  It might reveil some neat pictures. 

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The reason why I put the

The reason why I put the trail cam up in that area is because last year I ran into a small herd of Javelina during my Barbary Sheep hunt. I just wanted to make sure that there was still some movement in the area.

They seem to be active most of the day. Hopefully they'll be around when the season starts. I don't expect to see many other hunters since most of the most popular Javelina units in NM are in the southwestern part of the state.

Any recomendations of what caliber to use (or what you all prefer) for the Javelinas?

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Lets see, I have taken them

Lets see, I have taken them with a .38, .357mag, 9mm, 40S&W, .41mag, 44mag, 7-30 Waters and those were my pistol ones.  For rifle I have use 22-250, .270, and a .54 cal muzzle loader. 

The furthest that I have shot one was a little over 300 yards with the .22-250 and the closest one was at 5' with the 7-30 Waters.  In all reallity what ever you use for deer hunting would work quite fine, just stay away from the .22 rim fires, but if you do use a .22 lr or magnum if they are legal do not shoot them in the front shoulder but just behind it.  I have seen .223's out of a Thompson Center just break the shoulder with them getting away with very little blood loss. 

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That is more or less what I

That is more or less what I had in mind. Thanks for the info.

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