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Title: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on September 28, 2010, 10:10:39 AM
My kid called up from Florida the other day and invited me out to my first ever Hog Hunt.  When it comes to hunting hogs, I feel like Sergeant Schultz in Stalag 13, "I know nothing....".  My kid doesn't know anything about hog hunting either.  He says he has a friend who will take us out to hunt.  I hope this works out better than some hunts for deer that I've been out on.  Do I need camo or does it make any difference?  Is it better to get a smaller one for eating or do all of them taste the same?  It never gets cold (or even very cool) in Florida (near Miami) so how do I keep the meat from spoiling?  My boy has a Hawaian friend who wants to roast the whole hog on a spit, do I have to skin it first for that?  Is this going to be as much fun as it should be?  So many questions! :crazy2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Morax on September 28, 2010, 10:13:31 AM
roasting the whole pig is just that gut it cook it. spoiled meat use ice... thats what i would think,  and hell yes it will be a blast you are doing something with your kid, that you both enjoy!!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on September 28, 2010, 11:07:31 AM
A smaller one will taste better.  O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on September 28, 2010, 05:50:05 PM
I lived in Florida and Miami for several years and shot, arrowed and even used knives to kill my share of hogs.

First off you don't need camo, hogs have terrible eyesight. They can hear pretty good though and depending on the weather can smell pretty well too.

I'm guessing you're not using dogs, which means you'll either be stand hunting or still hunting (stalking) Some guys have fancy swamp buggys that ride up like 15 feet above the ground and allow you to see over the very flat landscape. If you're hunting in south Florida expect to get wet and expect to sweat too.

If the person you're hunting with knows the area hopefully he'll put you where the pigs have been feeding or resting(wallows)

To spot and stalk might require some long shots. A flat shooting rifle with a good scope is a plus. Contrary to what you might read, a hog can be taken with any deer caliber and even small caliber rounds. Placement of the shot is all important, much more so than caliber.

Hogs can cover allot of area, but if the food and water are close by they'll usually stay close to it. The south Florida heat, makes them just as tired as it makes humans.

Hogs in south Florida are smaller than the hogs in other parts of the country, partially due to climate and partially due to lack of quality forage. A 200lb pig in south Florida(south of lake Okeechobee) is very rare and even hogs over a 100lbs are not that common. Expect most to be in the 50-100lb range, and the smaller, the better for eatting.

A smaller pig, preferably a sow is best to eat. Meat spoilage can be a problem but if you gut and even quarter the pig early and wrap it in some cheese cloth, it will keep for a few hours until you get it to a good butcher or until you can do it yourself. Try and get it processed as soon as possible regardless.

Shoot me a pm if you need any more info!

Hope this helped a little. O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Morax on September 28, 2010, 06:45:32 PM
wow bo  you sure KNOW your pigs...
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on September 28, 2010, 09:56:45 PM
wow bo  you sure KNOW your pigs...

Well....You know how it is when you're single. Hit the bar, have a few and then they don't look TOO bad......

OH WAIT!? You're talking about hunting!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on September 28, 2010, 11:05:16 PM
nothin wrong with the motto " I can do fat i can do ugly  i cant do fat and ugly"
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Morax on September 29, 2010, 08:42:59 AM
nothin wrong with the motto " I can do fat i can do ugly  i cant do fat and ugly"

ummm... ummmmm.. all i can say is this is when you know who your true friends really are.. they get you out of there before hand..
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on September 29, 2010, 09:44:05 AM
ummm... ummmmm.. all i can say is this is when you know who your true friends really are.. they get you out of there before hand..
  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Unless he doesn't WANT to be rescued.
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on September 29, 2010, 10:59:05 AM
I'm planning on using my Thompson Contender pistol in 7X30 Waters for this hunt.  I shoot pot-guts at 100 yards with it so I suppose I can hit a hog at that distance.  I'm guessing the real challenge is actually finding a hog to shoot at.  I'm hoping that the guy who is guiding this hunt knows where there are a whole bunch of hogs hanging out (is that what's called "Hog Heaven"?). :wink:  I'm getting excited! :D 
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on September 29, 2010, 11:25:45 AM
Bring us some Bacon Back so BC can do more experaments! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on September 29, 2010, 12:22:10 PM
Bring us some Bacon Back so BC can do more experaments! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
I thought animal experimentation was illegal. :tickedoff
Is "sowbelly" the same thing as bacon?  What if I shoot a boar instead of a sow?  I know, I know, I'm supposed to shoot a small sow because it tastes better. :roll:  I think I'll take what I can get!  Not only that, if I get one, we're going to eat the whole hog! (so that's where the term comes from) :)

Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on October 26, 2010, 09:46:50 AM
Got a couple of them!
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/mrjimsfc/Pigs.jpg)
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/mrjimsfc/KIF_0272.jpg)
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/mrjimsfc/Roasting.jpg)
Not a difficult hunt.  Pigs everywhere!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on October 26, 2010, 10:10:18 AM
  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 You done great, mr! Hand cannon must have worked really great! The roasting porkers look great, too.
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on October 26, 2010, 02:17:10 PM
Looks like a heck of a time!  O0

But you can't post a picture like that last one without offering some up to the rest of us savages here.  :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on October 26, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
Ba Ba Bacon!!!!!!!!! :knuppel2 :-P :D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on October 26, 2010, 10:51:53 PM
Looks like a heck of a time!  O0

But you can't post a picture like that last one without offering some up to the rest of us savages here.  :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2

We invited all sorts of people and about 40 or 50 of them showed up.  I guess it just too far for you to travel being as we were in Florida. ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on October 26, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
Interesting to note, it's a lot less expensive to hunt on private land than to hunt on public (state) land.  We were on the west side of Okeechobee at a place called "Chappy's". O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on October 27, 2010, 05:29:13 PM
Outstanding!! O0 O0 O0

Never have heard of Chappy's, but Okeechobee has got some of the best hunting in the state around it!!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on October 28, 2010, 12:32:21 AM
You must have every dog and cat within miles  heading for that BBQ. OK so how much does this Chappy's dude charge for a hunt? I'm heading to Fl in about a month myself.
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 01, 2010, 12:02:32 PM
You can find all the info on the Chappy's Websight (http://www.okeechobee-hunting-fishing.com/).  Didn't need a Florida license, hunter saftey, special tags or anything else!  It cost $50.00 to hunt, another $50.00 for killing a pig and if you want them to gut, skin and prep the pig for cooking, another $75.00 for a total of $175.00.  Just to hunt pigs on state land was $135.00 and you have to gut it and skin it yourself!  Good luck and HAVE FUN! O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 01, 2010, 12:24:45 PM
You can find all the info on the Chappy's Websight ([url]http://www.okeechobee-hunting-fishing.com/[/url]).  Didn't need a Florida license, hunter saftey, special tags or anything else!  It cost $50.00 to hunt, another $50.00 for killing a pig and if you want them to gut, skin and prep the pig for cooking, another $75.00 for a total of $175.00.  Just to hunt pigs on state land was $135.00 and you have to gut it and skin it yourself!  Good luck and HAVE FUN! O0
  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 Wow! Great deal!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on November 01, 2010, 05:41:02 PM
Can you shoot more then one porker?
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 02, 2010, 07:58:54 PM
Can you shoot more then one porker?
Well, Of course you can!  It cost more money though for each pig you shoot.  We each shot one and it cost $175.00 for each pig.  You saw the pictures of the two pigs being roasted in the back yard a little earlier on this post. ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 02, 2010, 08:12:07 PM
Be careful in Florida cause if ya have bad luck ya might run into a low life who calls himself AB or one of his partners in crime
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 02, 2010, 10:14:11 PM
Be careful in Florida cause if ya have bad luck ya might run into a low life who calls himself AB or one of his partners in crime

Aren't you considered one of those "partners in crime"?  ???
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 02, 2010, 10:44:57 PM
Hell!! Aint they got their own show, Swamp People? ??? :-X ;D ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 03, 2010, 08:58:39 AM
Hell!! Aint they got their own show, Swamp People? ??? :-X ;D ;D

Shows what you know.  :roll:  That's in Louisiana.
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 03, 2010, 09:15:19 AM
Probably
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 03, 2010, 09:57:17 AM
Probably
  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D No doubt! Hey, AB still kicking?
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 03, 2010, 06:39:08 PM
Yeah he is still kicking and now the father of a kid that looks to me is from his Mexican housekeeper . His wife left him to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 03, 2010, 07:30:32 PM
His wife left him to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry

Do I know her?
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 03, 2010, 07:38:27 PM
Shows what you know.  :roll:  That's in Louisiana.

Hell! Inbreeders are inbreeders huh!!!!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 04, 2010, 09:10:52 AM
Yeah he is still kicking and now the father of a kid that looks to me is from his Mexican housekeeper . His wife left him to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry

When I read that "looks to me", I thought it was "looks like me".  ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 04, 2010, 09:35:58 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Yeah he is still kicking and now the father of a kid that looks to me is from his Mexican housekeeper . His wife left him to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry
Tell me you are joking!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on November 04, 2010, 06:36:35 PM
I looked a Chappy's website. That 50 bucks is for 1/2 day hunt :-\
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 05, 2010, 05:56:58 PM
I looked a Chappy's website. That 50 bucks is for 1/2 day hunt :-\
That's right!  Go in the evening and take one as they come out to feed when it gets a little cooler.  We were there from about 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM and then left with two hogs.  Not difficult!  I'm already looking foreward to next fall. :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on November 08, 2010, 09:54:41 AM
Aha, I comprehend !!   You gotta have a good low light glass on your rifle then!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 08, 2010, 01:17:14 PM
Aha, I comprehend !!   You gotta have a good low light glass on your rifle then!

Why not just open sights, with something like the fiber optics.  O0
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 08, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Or a knife then ya only need a flashlight or headlight
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 08, 2010, 10:07:38 PM
Or a knife then ya only need a flashlight or headlight

SI SENOR!! NEVER FORGET THE FLASHLIGHT!!!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on November 09, 2010, 09:29:07 AM
Why not just open sights, with something like the fiber optics.  O0

Print this post foryourself and see how that would work for you  when you have reached your 68th birthday  :wink:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 09, 2010, 10:20:50 AM
Print this post foryourself and see how that would work for you  when you have reached your 68th birthday  :wink:
Yeah on that!
I do good with iron sights but for really fine shooting (squirrel eye at 100 yards) I find I need plenty of glass on top of the rifle.  :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 09, 2010, 11:10:33 AM
Well, the light was good enough that I took those pictures (on the first page) without using a flash.  But, as you can clearly see, both guns have scopes on them. 
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 14, 2010, 10:04:14 PM
Print this post foryourself and see how that would work for you  when you have reached your 68th birthday  :wink:

Don't imagine I'll make it that long.  O0 ;D  At the rate I'm going, I'll be lucky to make 60.  :wink:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 15, 2010, 08:41:52 AM
Heck, with all the bionics they have nowdays, y'all ought to live to be at least 200!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 15, 2010, 06:30:19 PM
Heck, with all the bionics they have nowdays, y'all ought to live to be at least 200!
But who the hell would want to
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 17, 2010, 09:52:48 AM
But who the hell would want to
Well, I've heard that there aint no huntin or fishin in heaven so...... :uglystupid2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 17, 2010, 02:11:26 PM
Well, I've heard that there aint no huntin or fishin in heaven so...... :uglystupid2
What scandelist liar said that? :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Morax on November 17, 2010, 02:29:23 PM
Heck, with all the bionics they have nowdays, y'all ought to live to be at least 200!
yeah then i will be half the man you are JA..

as far as no hunting and fishing in heaven, come on if there isnt then it wouldnt be heaven...
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 17, 2010, 04:05:10 PM
Couldnt you see Bo with bionic arms!  :shock: He would be in the ER all the time getting his winkie sewn back on! :roll: :roll: :shock: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 17, 2010, 04:25:20 PM
as far as no hunting and fishing in heaven, come on if there isnt then it wouldnt be heaven...
Yeah, that's sortta what I figured too.  Of course I have to wonder where the critters go when I kill em in heaven?  Do I get to eat them?  Do I even get to (need to) eat there?  Is it heaven for me and hell for them? :tickedoff
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 17, 2010, 05:11:45 PM
Couldnt you see Bo with bionic arms!  :shock: He would be in the ER all the time getting his winkie sewn back on! :roll: :roll: :shock: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

 MY WINKIE WOULD NEED A LOT MORE THAN BIONIC ARMS TO PULL IT OFF!!! :twisted: :roll: :wink:

If there was a nuclear war, three things are guaranteed to survive. Cockroaches, Keith Richards and my winkie!!!

But thanks for the concern. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 17, 2010, 07:20:52 PM
So what your saying is it looks like Keith huh? :roll: ;D ;D ;D ;D Didnt get er sercomsized in time either!  :shock: :shock: :-X
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 17, 2010, 08:37:16 PM
I said Keith and cockroaches because those are two things you're familiar with......you and keith are about the same age and look alike, and because you're hung like a cockroach and only come out when the lights are off!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :roll: :-P
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Ks_Sniper on November 17, 2010, 09:54:56 PM
Ok... This will be in a few parts...

I said Keith and cockroaches because those are two things you're familiar with......you and keith are about the same age and look alike, and because you're hung like a cockroach and only come out when the lights are off!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :roll: :-P

Oh, BURN! ;D O0 :evil:


What scandelist liar said that? :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2

GAH!!! Where the he77 is that spellchecker?!? It's S-C-A-N-D-A-L-O-U-S... As in, "The way you spell is scandalous." ;)

yeah then i will be half the man you are JA..

So what you're saying is that John is roughly 8 times the man you are presently? ??? ;D Or did you mean you would be half his age? ;)

So what your saying is it looks like Keith huh? :roll: ;D ;D ;D ;D Didnt get er sercomsized in time either!  :shock: :shock: :-X

Really?!? Twice in one thread? I'ma start the "Spellchecker for Nutz Foundation." ;D :evil: I'm beginning to wonder if Nutz is really PTCruiser virtually reincarnated. :roll:

Sorry, Nutz... Somebody had to say it & I'm sleep deprived at present.
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 18, 2010, 12:21:29 AM
Hell it is turning Obamist in here again! I aint conforming and you aint getting me fixed!  :knuppel2 :knuppel2 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 18, 2010, 06:38:55 PM
How can you fix something that's never been working? :D :twisted: :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on November 18, 2010, 10:40:39 PM
That happens when you actually wear it out!!!  O0 :shock:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Big58cal on November 19, 2010, 08:22:35 AM
Nutz's posts are like the tag line I found on another site once..........

"Man, your posts used to drive me crazy trying to figure out what you were saying, but I actually look forward to the challenge now of decyphering them."  ;D

Besides Ks, Nutz would just blow up a spell checker.  :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: BBF on November 19, 2010, 12:31:00 PM
Yep, I feel like a mushroom at times here as well, kept in the dark and fed BS :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: bohicajuan on November 19, 2010, 04:03:49 PM
Yepm I feel like a mushroom at times here as well, kept in the dark and fed BS :roll:

BUT!

It's QUALITY bs!!!!

That makes ALL the difference! :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: John Andrews on November 21, 2010, 09:46:17 AM
BUT!

It's QUALITY bs!!!!

That makes ALL the difference! :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink:
  O0 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Heck yeah! There is no better BS than here!
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on November 24, 2010, 10:31:37 AM
I sure hope that the B in "BS" stands for Boar because we're talkin Pork here, not Beef! :knuppel2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on November 24, 2010, 04:21:05 PM
Actually it aint BS its ESD
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on February 28, 2011, 07:23:36 PM
Looks like I'm going back down to Florida again in April.  I'm hoping to go out hog hunting again!  I hope  Chapy's  (http://www.okeechobee-hunting-fishing.com/) still has some hogs for me to shoot. 
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on April 10, 2011, 01:24:20 AM
Hell boys, where I live now. I got hogs on and around my property. I have yet to go after any yet, but its free to....
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on April 10, 2011, 08:45:52 AM
Tech start headin this way ill pick ya up. Were headin to nutz oh better stop and pick him up a tranny along the way
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Techno on April 10, 2011, 01:36:40 PM
I been walking for 3 hours now and ain't seen hide nor hair of the one called ploot the juaningest dogger there be :roll:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on April 10, 2011, 05:53:32 PM
Hey dont be bringen that dam Bo around here! lol I just got all the fleas off my squrril dog, dont want to spend anymore on her yet! :roll: :twisted: :twisted:
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: Juandogg on April 10, 2011, 06:48:09 PM
Keep walkin tech wait a minuteya are walkin south west right? Sorry nutz I already loaded bo in the trailer and headin for atlanta to get the other bo so ya can have yer choice of bo the mule bo the cur or bo the 2 legged walkin petri dish. Crap I better move the 2 legged one I don't want my critters gettin infested with snookie diseases
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: 2Nutz on April 11, 2011, 09:58:24 AM
:roll: :shock: ;D ;D :uglystupid2
Title: Re: Been Invited!!
Post by: mrjimsfc on April 11, 2011, 09:09:09 PM
Hmmmm....got the last one on the wrong thread.  I think TNUTZ should start passing out invites.  :roll: :roll: O0