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Flux Capacitor
05-10-2007, 10:06 AM
I had planned on Vandenberg AFB, but my military friend is such a flake, I minus well forget about it. Where can I go where I have a decent chance of nailing a pig w/o needing to join the military or pay for an expensive guided pig hunt? Thanks

bernieb90
05-31-2007, 3:52 PM
When you find out be sure to let me know.

FreedomIsNotFree
06-06-2007, 8:53 PM
Here is a guide from 2004. Sure, its not current to this year, but there is some great information provided.

http://www.californiagameandfish.com/hunting/ca_aa010804a/

glockman19
06-06-2007, 9:13 PM
You can find wild pig North of Santa Barbara on Public land in teh Los Padres National Forrest. Look for Oak trees and water. Pigs won't be far away.

Flux Capacitor
06-07-2007, 8:06 AM
You can find wild pig North of Santa Barbara on Public land in teh Los Padres National Forrest. Look for Oak trees and water. Pigs won't be far away.



Glockman. thanks. Do I need a raised truck or a 4x4 out there? Thanks

1SGMAT
06-08-2007, 6:20 AM
Camp Roberts CA. Its near Paso Robles. I have killed many pigs there. The season for civilians is SEPT thru JAN I think.

I know Ft Hunter Ligget has pigs as well but I have been unable to crack the code there and kill any.

glockman19
06-08-2007, 6:54 AM
The season for civilians is SEPT thru JAN I think.

Pigs are open all year.

glockman19
06-08-2007, 7:00 AM
Glockman. thanks. Do I need a raised truck or a 4x4 out there? Thanks

I drive the fire roads and hike it.

1SGMAT
06-12-2007, 6:06 PM
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The season for civilians is SEPT thru JAN I think.

Pigs are open all year.


On camp roberts the hunting dates are SEPT to JAN. The rest of the state for public land is all year.

Dump1567
06-12-2007, 7:03 PM
I use to "not" shoot pig NE of King City on BLM land. A buddy and I use to go during Deer season (zone A IIRC) and always had pig tags with us. No success, but we saw plenty of deer and pig. Mostly on the private land throughout that area, but they are also on the BLM land. Also saw lots of turkey. We use to camp at the RV park in King City right off the 101 hwy.
Good luck.

Get a BLM map of the below area.
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=&city=king+city&state=ca&zipcode=

crs1
06-13-2007, 7:34 AM
If you want a guarantee, you have to pay. Unfortunately, thats how it is. You can try public areas over and over and get mixed results...and even get lucky. Best bet for your first pig is to try one of the private setups that are advertised in Raahauge's or Turner's...They can be somewhat pricey, and its not 'real' hunting, but its pretty much guaranteed unless you can't shoot straight.

If you want the real hunting experience, you have to work for it...Best advice is to go with someone who knows the area. There are alot of pigs in the wild in CA...tons...you just have to keep on top of where they are -- and they do tend to like private land. All of my kills have been on private land around the Paso area...It seems they like the wine grapes.

Whitesmoke
06-13-2007, 11:09 AM
Camp Roberts CA. Its near Paso Robles. I have killed many pigs there. The season for civilians is SEPT thru JAN I think.

I know Ft Hunter Ligget has pigs as well but I have been unable to crack the code there and kill any.

Are you ready to share anymore hints (to a ARNG guy) on where to find those pigs on Roberts? Last time I guessed the North side of the camp....now I'm thinking the SW? Aw..heck with it...just give the grid square!:D

popndrop
06-13-2007, 11:34 AM
I'd suggest for your first time anyways that you pay.There's a lot to learn about hunting pigs that you'll gain if you actually get to see them...like for instance, most people don't realize that they prefer to walk on their 2 hind legs when walking through water, so you'll have a harder time tracking them when them come out of the water. Or the really odd thing about them isn't that they usually speak Romanian, but that they've never even been to Europe...but I digress..:chris:

I've hunted on Ft. Hnter-Lgt and areas around there, with no luck. I've hunted on private property (paid/guided) in that same area and was 100% on several hunts (see above post from CRS-1, who has learned more from me about hunting than can be learned from twelve Indian Chiefs). I've also had 100% success on Private property (free) in the central valley (near Mariposa). I know of friends who have had great success in the Northern Part of this great state of ours as well - in the Redding area and west to the coast.
But if you just want to have fun and put some tasty meat in your freezer, try one of the "High-Fence" hunts that CRS-1 Mentioned above. He and I did one last year with some other buddies and He was able to get close enough to take a squeeler with a bow...(even though it had to taste hot lead before it could enter into 'Allah's Special Place for True Believers")(so no 'pope and young' for CRSSY-Boy). The deal with these hunts are: They're fun, they're usually closer for us idiots who live in SoCal, and they're more cost effective than a low-fence guided hunt w/trophey fee.
So you have 3 choices:
1) Learn Romanian,
2)Pay for guidance,
3)Swing for the Fences (high)

mmmm, Pork, its whats for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner...

crs1
06-14-2007, 2:52 PM
A regular comedian....All is true except it is Ukranian, and not Romainian....(Russian Boar)....:D

C.G.
06-14-2007, 7:28 PM
A regular comedian....All is true except it is Ukrainian, and not Romainian....(Russian Boar)....:D

If you value your life don't tell a Ukrainian that he is Russian.:D

Ford8N
06-14-2007, 8:59 PM
I've seen pigs in the Happy Canyon area of Los Padres Forest. They come up from the private ranch areas down below. But if you really want pigs, make friends with someone who manages a winery. Wineries always get depredation permits to blast deer and pigs. I've spoke with guys who work in the vineyards who slaughter deer and pigs at night with F&G permits all year round.

glockman19
06-14-2007, 10:02 PM
Happy Canyon area of Los Padres Forest

Yep that's one place.

crs1
06-15-2007, 5:49 PM
If you value your life don't tell a Ukrainian that he is Russian.:D

I am Ukranian:43:

...Russian Boars by generic name (the pigs don't know the politics, etc.).