Do a web search for hog hunting in CA and one for outfitters as well. The San Louise O'bispo (sp) area has several outfitters and guide services. I believe Camp 5 Outfitters is home based there. You can also get on at the Harris Ranch with a guide. Try Jessies hunting page for an extensive amout of CA hogs hunting info. They even set of group hunts. I took part on 2 at Fort Hunter Liggett. Had a great time and filled a tag as well.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...