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nvarcher
11-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Anyone hunt them this year? I wish I could of. It's a pretty premium tag, right now i guess.

Ikeepitcold
11-22-2011, 10:28 PM
I tried scouting for a month for Bears in Ca. I finally found were to go but now I haven't had the time to hunt.

nvarcher
11-25-2011, 09:57 PM
Just curious do you know anything about pug hunts in Ca. I have no idea about seasons, areas. Sounds to me like a fun time.

Ikeepitcold
11-25-2011, 10:40 PM
I have hunted pigs a few times in Ca. Not sure about the seasons but we go in Jan. I posted in the OTHER about pig hunts and have gotten some responses. I'm looking for a outfitter in N Ca, a little closer to Reno then Coalinga were I usually go.
Pig hunts have been pretty fun. You should try it if you haven't.

xtreme
11-26-2011, 11:36 AM
I hunted on the Jicarilla and it was a fun hunt. My hunting partner got a 322lb bear and mine was about 200lb. I will be going again in april. There is so much game there, 200 inch deer, 400inch elk, 200lb tom cats, 350 lb color phased bear, whats not to like?
My New Mexico bear hunt lasted about four hours before the qutoa was filled. I had seen a giant on the border with Colorado three years running but was not able to find him in either state the last two years. I will look again next year. I have enough points to get a tag in Colorado. There is a black boar near my cabin that I see a lot, he will work as a back up bear.

Leveller
11-26-2011, 06:01 PM
I hunted black bears this year and missed a nice 300lb one at about 365yds. A few weeks later I did get a 150lb at 180yds. Spent a lot of time this year scouting and glassing, and have some nice honey holes lined up for Spring next year now. Bear chorizo (sp) tastes soooo good too.

nvarcher
11-26-2011, 08:28 PM
I have hunted pigs a few times in Ca. Not sure about the seasons but we go in Jan. I posted in the OTHER about pig hunts and have gotten some responses. I'm looking for a outfitter in N Ca, a little closer to Reno then Coalinga were I usually go.
Pig hunts have been pretty fun. You should try it if you haven't.
Have you found any fairly close to reno, as I live near there also.

Ikeepitcold
11-26-2011, 11:30 PM
Have you found any fairly close to reno, as I live near there also.

I haven't yet but I know there are many in the Redding and Cottonwood area. As soon as I find something I will PM you.

JNDEER
11-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Just curious do you know anything about pug hunts in Ca. I have no idea about seasons, areas. Sounds to me like a fun time.

It is my understanding that hunting "pugs" is illegal in the state of CA. :p

Pig season is year round. Public land hunting is right around 2% success.

cali_hornhunter
11-27-2011, 08:14 PM
Your best oppurtunity for pigs is to pay a outfitter and hunt on private land

nvarcher
11-28-2011, 07:41 PM
It is my understanding that hunting "pugs" is illegal in the state of CA. :p

Pig season is year round. Public land hunting is right around 2% success.
Haha I guess I should check my spelling! How much does it usually run to hunt with an outfitter?

sjsmallfield
11-28-2011, 08:01 PM
Haha I guess I should check my spelling! How much does it usually run to hunt with an outfitter?

I've seen hunts run anywhere from $400 to $1,500.

Ikeepitcold
11-30-2011, 09:13 PM
I've paid $500 for pig hunts in the past and was well with the coin. Also we shot a ton of ground squirrels and called lots of coyotes at no extra charge. These were weekend hunts and went for 3 years in a row and we always got pigs.