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I just booked my first Wild boar hunt! I did some research and found that Tioga wild boar preserve (Tioga, Pa) is offering a $375 boar hunt. I'm taking my 16 year old brother (the punk got his first deer this year too:) and I can't wait to tell him about it. Any past experiences or stories would be great to hear!

Chris

ps-If I posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize.
 

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Took both my sons, they were 9 and 12 at the time. Both got boars but it wasn't for me. You won't need 2 days, maybe 2 hours.
 

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You already have it booked so I sincerely hope you have a good time. Preserve hunts are what they are and some people enjoy them. Worst thing that can happen is you'll kill a hog and have some good eating. You'll make up you own mind about whether you want to do it again.

If you find that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and you still want to kill a truly wild hog, there are lots of places in the south where you can do that. If you want I can hook you up with my outfitter in South Carolina. His mid-winter hog hunts are very successful and at a good price. The hunts are priced per day with food and accomodations, not per animal. 3 day minimum.You can take 2 hogs per day if you’re lucky enough to see em (one per sitting), and again, the mid-winter hunts have a very high success rate.
 

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Loridr is correct. The meat is great also. If you can forgo the gun and use a bow I would go that route. Have a good time.
PS. You paying? You're a good brother..
 

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I have said that it's a canned hunt to begin with but being Wild boar hunting is new to the both of us, whatda gonna do. Yes I already booked the hunt and yes I'll be paying. I think what it truly comes down to in the end is seeing my younger brothers face light up with smiles and hear him having a good time. One day I won't be on this earth and I want to know when I die that I was the best big brother I could ever be...

I have to admit I've never felt guilty killing an animal. I had to slit a deer neck to put him out of his misery, never felt bad then...


http://www.hunt-tioga.com/

Cheers!
 

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Would you mind posting your outfitter's name and address loridr? I am interested in a hog hunt myself that doesn't use livestock hogs. Thanks
 

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I've been hunting Deerfield Plantation in St. George South Carolina for 15 years. I do the deer hunts, lately the third week of October (best time to catch the rut there). On deer hunts, you can take hogs on the side for a trophy fee. In deer season some years are good for hogs and some years aren't so good, but I've taken a couple of good, black boars and passed on quite a few off color boars and lots of sows and small hogs over the last 10 years (prior to that there weren’t many hogs in that area, now they are prolific).

On the winter and spring hog specific hunts, there is no trophy fee for hogs and you can take one per sitting, 2 per day. With hogs, good hunting depends on how much natural feed is in the swamps, the less the better because the critters are then drawn out to the corn. This is why the winter hunts are really good for hogs as the natural mast crop has been depleted. In South Carolina, a good, wild boar will go 200 to 250 pounds although they kill some much larger. For eating, you can’t beat a sow between 100 and 150 lbs.

If you go to the Harrisburg show, they usually run a winter hog special. It is my understanding that they will also be at several other Pa shows this year as well. I’ll pm you some pics etc.
 

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It is a nice thing you are doing for your brother. Enjoy the time with him and do not worry about the canned hunt / no canned hunt issue. When you are done decide if its for you in the future or not. Just enjoy your time out.
 

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Congrads on your Hog hunt oppertunity. I would like to warn you though that that LOW price is probably a feral hog, and the cost will be higher if you want them to skin and quarter it. If you look at the site the cost of a russian is 650. I have hunted Tioga and when I was there it was just a Shoot, Give me your money,Bye, sort of thing. I hope you have a different time.
A hunt like this is what you make it, have fun.
When chosing a place to hunt you should ask the place if you could come and look the place over and see what you are getting into and find out any hiddin costs. Most places won't want to take the time to do this or will charge you to do it. I have contacted Stoney Fork Hunts, in Stoney Fork, Tioga, and they will do that, You need to find out what kind of operation they have and what the terrain and animals look like. It is you Hard Earned money and you what to spend it and have a great time. So next time anyone wants to go on a hunt of this manner, call and ask for a visit, see how many will say yes. If thier answer is no, "what are they tring to let you NOT SEE.

A lot of people on here will put down these types of hunts, AND NOT ONCE BEEN TO ONE, or BEEN THERE WITHOUT DOING THE HOME WORK.

When checking on a hunt, find out what you can shoo tof that money, what size or type hog it includes. Many have a price for different sizes and breeds. Stoney Forks price is for any hog, and the price is 550. Is skinnning and quartering included or is that an additional price, S F's is included and also give you ice. Is lunch included with the hunt, S F's is.

Have a GREAT time and don't let these HATERS spoil your time. This type of hunting is going to be the only type in years to come, wait and see. Some on here see no problem with going out on the first day of trout season and fish for STOCKED trout but condem the type of hunt we are talking about. Some will even go out and hunt those STOCKED pheasants that dot fly and see nothing wrong with that.

HAVE A BLAST CHRIS!!!!!
 

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No hater here. I've been there and done that, well I didn't but at the time my 9 and 12 year old did. The hogs you are going to hunt are the small feral ones for that price. My kids shot russian boars and when all was said and done I was out about 1600 bucks. Honestly, if you guys use archery equipment go that route. YOU WILL BE DONE IN 2-3 HRS. with rifles. Like I said the pork is delicious. Have fun.
 

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Well it looks like the hunt will have to be put on hold. I have been going through different tests and medical reviews for the PA Department of Corrections. Today my mom calls me up with some goods news. I start orientation on the 28th and go to the academy on the 4th of Jan! I called up the camp and it wasn't a problem.

As far as everyones opinions go with this and other types of hunts, I appericate the help and advice. Regardless of the say about this place, I am and will be stoaked till it's completed.
 

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for all you people that have hunted tioga or are bashing it..they do hunt 100% wild boar that are trapped and brought in from the south...trust me..also they don't have any feral hogs there at all...and if you go south to hunt them it's the same kind of hogs from the same area..
 

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Just my take on this age old high fence debate... If it works for you ..great. If it doesn't appeal to you..great. we shouldn't be beating each other up over type, kind, method of hunting...the antis do it enough. My opinion, not that it matters, if its legal-do it if you want

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