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Arwin
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Coming to Florida hell or highwater!! [Big Grin]

Been looking at guide services which aren't that badly priced. DIY would be my preference but I'm looking at limited time since my wonderful wife will be traveling along and I have to make time for her too. [Wink]

The guide services say the hogs are free range, which is important to me. I really want a wild hog. Michigan has game ranches but I want something that I can display and know it was roaming free on Gods creation.

So I'm going in COMPLETELY blind. [help] and thanks! [wavey]

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Archery Outfitters. 1246 acre farmland (mixture of swamp, thicket, pasture, woods), (Archery ONLY, no guns or dogs, 1 hunt per month), loaded with WILD hogs, not fenced in "pigs". Fair price, great guides and Nickie Roth is an old school bowhunter, a great guy to talk to. I was there in September and got a nice hog with my 50# 1968 Kodiak Hunter. It was HOT, but I had a blast.
PS; you won't get much bacon... wild hogs are very lean, but the roast pork is to die for! It was well worth my long drive down from Maine to Florida. There are some BIG hogs down there, but the smaller ones taste better, more tender, same as deer. Stalk or feeder stand (12-20 yards...MAX), your choice.

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Arwin
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Pm returned Hal, thanks! [Smile]

Thanks for the info Chris, I took a peek at their site. [archer]

Now the wife is getting into the trip, thank God!! I assured her we will spend some quality time aside from hog hunting. [Wink] 2-3 days on pigs and 4 days sight seeing. [thumbsup]

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SWEET!!! Looks like I will be joining bawana bowman and Chad Holm for some hunting in March!!
Woo HOO!!! [jumper] [Not Worthy]

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Arwin
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What do you guys recommend for clothing in March down there and what boots?

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Arwin you should test our new Hog Estrous Scent Web that we are carring from A-Way

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Arwin
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quote:
Originally posted by justracey:
Arwin you should test our new Hog Estrous Scent Web that we are carring from A-Way

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I'll dab a little behind the ears!! [biglaugh] Would love to try it and see what happens. [Wink]

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Make sure you take a look at the shot placement thread so you no where to shoot the hogs. It is at the top of this section. Good luck, i'm sure you will have a blast.

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Arwin
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Thanks!! I noticed it might be better to hit them a little higher than a deer. [Wink]

Can't decide between 2 blade or 3. Either it's gong to be Magnus 2's or Wensel Woodsmans.

Never killed a hog with a 3 blade. I've shot a couple at game ranches with a 2 blade and they go down pretty quick.

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Definitely rubber boots(to stay dry and scent control). The temps can vary greatly but the average historically is 79 for the high and 56 for the low.
Darb colored clothes, camo(I like ASAT), or plaid.
I shot clean through a 100# hog yesterday with a two blade Simmons shark and 46# Check-mate recurve.
I've seen some amazing blood trails with 3 blade heads ,though.

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I'll pick up some black rubber boots from Wally World and stick some Dr. Scholls gel soles in. [thumbsup] All I have here are 1000 grams, a little toasty. [Big Grin]

Rockin' the Predator Spring Green. I used ASAT for many years, killed alot of critters with it. [Wink]

Still hung up on heads. I love the big holes of a 3 blade but a 2 blade zips right through them. 3 blade has always been luckier for me, seems most of my biggest deer were taken with 3 blades.

Congrats on the hog!!!! 100# hogs sound perfect for eating. [campfire] I think my set up will be adequate for the hogs. Shooting a 56# St. Joe longbow and 125 grain heads. Torn between 2117's and weighted carbons. I've been playing with aluminum lately and miss it.

I do in fact know the first one that gets close enough will be accosted! [goldtooth]

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Hunting with Nickie for the first time for the March hunt too. Look forward to meeting you guys there! Todd
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Arwin
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Great! [thumbsup]

It's not that far away from now, been shooting a ton and talking with guys who have been down there. SO cannot wait!!!!!!! [campfire]

Decided to camp over one of the nights, i must have a campfire story to come back with. [Cool]

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