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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:04 pm 
I've been invited on two hunts this year; trophy whitetails in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio, and south Texas whitetails and feral hogs near Houston.

I can probably only afford to do one or the other.

Damn.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:49 pm 
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I'm near Houston, but that shouldn't influence you.

Have you hunted deer before? Javalina/feral hogs?

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If you want the danger, go for the hogs. Especially feral ones. Be sure to bring a _big_ backup gun.

If you want interesting scenery, go for the Ozarks :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:13 am 
Yeah, swine go feral really really easily. I'm not sure why.

People I know who hunt them tell me to look for a young, tender sow if I want one for eating. With big trophy boars, you take pictures, take the skull for curing (that's the trophy) and bury the rest.

From my experience hunting javelinas, I'd sure believe it.


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Best as I can recall, to eat boar, you have to hang it for at _least_ three days before it's edible.

(aging -i.e. rotting - the meat)

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