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Hog Hunting Trip Questions

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by i4Marc, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    I love the "Custom Knives at Work" thread but I didn't want to derail it with my questions. I see a lot of you hunt pigs. My brother and I will be doing a hog hunt in the next few months and we need recommendations for guided hunt outfits. We are interested in using the knives I made but we would also like to use handguns on other days as well. We're not interested in a canned hunt. My brother has done some research on places but a lot of them have negative reviews. We need experienced guides with well trained dogs. We're coming from NY but hunts in any state will be considered. Thanks.
     
  2. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    There's a great one in Argentina ! Their suggestion for a knife is 8-12" blade with a strong point and guard. Their dogs are well trained but some are lost. The pigs there are European imports , big and nasty !
     
  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Are you wanting to kill a hog with a knife??????
    I'm not sure a reputable outfitter will allow it due to liability reasons.
     
  4. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Thanks mete! I'd love to head down to Argentina but we're looking for something a little closer to home this time. :D


    Yes, wanting to hunt hogs with knives. A lot of outfitters offer it. We'll be careful. I promise.;)



    Any other suggestions for places in the USA?
     
  5. Wicked Sharp

    Wicked Sharp

    Jun 20, 2007
    Check out Tom Walker in Florida or Osceola Outfitters. Some good hunting in Georgia also around Long county.
     
  6. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Thanks WS. I'll pass that along to my brother. He's booking the trip.


    Still open to other suggestions.
     
  7. Wicked Sharp

    Wicked Sharp

    Jun 20, 2007
    Also..., check out Rusty Knife Kennels on Facebook or YouTube. They guide hog hunts out of Ludowici, Georgia. Good luck !!!
     
  8. the possum

    the possum

    Jul 31, 2002
    The first one I ever heard of back in the 90's was Larry Harley of Bristol Pine, Tennessee. Far as I know, he's still doing it. He's a knifemaker himself, so that might add to experience.
     
  9. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
  10. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    Bill Wilson does some hunts using dogs and knives on his Texas ranch. Those need to be set up ahead of time.
     
  11. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Thanks for the suggestions folks. All of them will be researched.
     
  12. Amoo

    Amoo Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 8, 2017
    Just another man's two pennies, so take it for what it's worth. If y'all have never been hog hunting before, go pistols first day then knife second. I only say that so you really know what you're getting into with all those teeth and tusks flying around. If you guys have hog hunted before, disregard and stay safe.
     
  13. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    The dogs find , chase , catch and hold the hog. The hunter then runs in and stabs the hog. NEVER hesitate ! There was a TV type who hesitated and lost the hog. The next show he had learned -no hesitation and he got his hog !

    The most interesting and educational posts I've read are on Accurate Reloading with JuanPozzi in Argentina. Serious hogs, serious dogs and hunters !
     
  14. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    i wanna use dogs, horses, and a spear. they used to have pig sticking clubs in india and 'lanka. a somewhat cruel way to kill a boar, though.

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    nice looking trophy (the kadir cup.) note the boar on the cap.

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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017
  15. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ok, my brother finally booked a trip. We'll be heading down to North Carolina to Cribs Creek Outfitters in March for a two day hunt. One day will be with knives and the other will be night hunting with AR10's I think. There are some good testimonials on their webpage but that doesn't mean much. I'm going to expect that they're good people until I hear otherwise. Does anybody here have any experience with this outfitter?
     

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