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Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

I just got back from a Hog hunt at Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge in SC. Highly recommended. The hunting is free range and the lodging and guides are top notch. Very reasonable and I saw hogs and lots and lots of Turkeys (> 100). Shot a nice 175# russian boar. I think Turkey season starts on the 15th of March down there.
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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

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Great to hear that you scored on a hog. Please post up some pics. I'm headed to Cypress Creek in May for a 2 day hog hunt. This will be my second time hunting with Danny. I'm anxious to hear any details you can give on how many hogs you saw, other hunters success, etc. Cypress Creek is hard to beat.

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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

I don't mean this as a cut in any way, but I'd like to see pics of a free range South Carolina "russian boar". If they are free range, they are good ol South Carolina feral pigs, not russian boars.

Again, not meant as a cut GL. It only takes a few generations of wild breeding and many feral hogs are very similar to european wild hogs, especially the solid black males.

Here goes one. 200 lbs on the nose.

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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

Good job on the kill! Post some pics and I'd like to know the same information Venatic previously posted. Russian or not its free range, and id rather shoot a mixed feral without fences, then a russian in them.
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Russian or not its free range, and id rather shoot a mixed feral without fences, then a russian in them.
Absolutely! Like I said, my comment was in no way meant as a cut. I'd also like more details on the outfitter, I hunt SC every year.
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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

The feral hogs at Cypress Creek are not pure European or Russian boar but many have strong Russian characteristics. I shot a 230 lb. boar in 2002 very similar to the one loridr posted a picture of. You can check out the Cypress Creek website and blog.

http://www.cypresscreekhunting.com

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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

Thanks for the link, Venatic, I'll check it out.

BTW, there was an extremely interesting show, I believe on Discovery Channel, about this very subject. (This was not the History Channel Monster Quest episode on mega feral hogs, it was a different show.)

It was an investigation into the growing feral hog problem in the United States, including genetic testing to determine the extent, if any, of European genetics in feral hogs in the US. So far the genetic testing is not conclusive, but experts do see physical characteristics in bone structure, as well as behavioral traits, in some US feral hogs that suggest a possible genetic link.
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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

It was Discovery, it was called "the hog bomb".




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It was Discovery, it was called "the hog bomb".
Yep, that's it. Should re-air several times, worth the watch.
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Re: Hog / Turkey Hunts - Cyrpress Creek Hunting Lodge

I saw one called pig bomb, probably the same show you are talking about. Has everyone seen the youtube video where they shoot hogs at night with thermal optics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EymHKsaOpRg

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