This is my first post on the forum. Me and a buddy live in AZ and are looking to javelina/hog hunt in west Texas. We just want to drive over and stay a few nights. Only problem is, neither of us have done it before. We both have AR15 5.56 that we would hunt with. Ideally we would like to just park the car somewhere for a few nights and hike in somewhere and set up some tents to stay in for the duration of our time there. Is this a possibility? We'd prefer to just do our own thing and not pay for a guided hunt although I realize for our first time that might be the best option. Where are the best spots in west Texas to hog/javelina hunt? Are there any public lands like this where this makes sense and where there is plenty of hog/javelina traffic? Any reply would be awesome.
you'll need night vision
majority of hogs here come out at night
and I would bring AR-10 or .30 cal something
Not much public land in west Texas
Not much public land in Texas ... period
Haskell, Thockmorton , Shackleford Co and areas near the river
have big hogs ( they grow wheat around there )
You can shoot hogs with 5.56 if you don't care about eating them,
or harvesting them.
Seen too many run off to die somewhere
I run hog hunts on my place and March - May would be
If you can't find anything, contact me later
I have a group of hog hunters from Wyoming coming in March
I don't know exact dates yet. They have been hunting hogs
with me since 2015. They eat everything they shoot and they
bring big calibers to make sure they drop on the spot.
The old man (75 yrs old) would shoot one , drag it off,
gut it, come back shoot again. He killed 4 in one night.
The best hunter and group of hunters I've met.
Those Wyoming hunters can hunt and clean animals