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#3326948 - 08/18/13 06:26 PM Hog Hunting Big South Fork
Atchman2
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I noticed that they have an after deer season hog season. Are there lots of hogs up there? I've read that there is a place that used to be a hunting reserve and that is the source of the hog infestation.

The other question I have are there lots of landowners that let you hunt them or is that a myth? I know in other states they whine about the hogs but then charge you to hunt them. \:\)

I've been to South Carolina hunting hogs in the swamps and I'm addicted. Since I can't get the landowner to give me a clear day to return, I'm probably just going to pay for a trip up on the plateau. It isn't that much more than the cost of driving there and staying and you usually get a big hog since they are fenced hunts.

Also, I've heard of a couple of WMAs that you can shoot them during big game seasons. I'm going to look into that as well.

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#3327097 - 08/18/13 08:18 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: Atchman2]
cecil30-30
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Hogs are there,but don't go expecting to see some.They are hard to find.
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#3327385 - 08/19/13 03:45 AM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: cecil30-30]
stik
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it's a fun hunt just to get out of the house. it's a waste of time if you expect to kill or even see a hog.
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#3331155 - 08/21/13 10:04 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: stik]
AT Hiker
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 Originally Posted By: stik
it's a fun hunt just to get out of the house. it's a waste of time if you expect to kill or even see a hog.


I agree 100%, never been there but any reason to get out of the house is a great reason to go.
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#3331997 - 08/22/13 02:44 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: AT Hiker]
Lost Lake
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I hunted up there with some buddies a few years back and while there was hog sign everywhere we didn't collect any hogs. Beautiful country and a good hike every day and like mentioned earlier, it's a nice way to get back in the woods after deer season closes. Those old hogs are pretty durn crafty.
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#3372446 - 09/24/13 11:31 AM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: Lost Lake]
Atchman2
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I'm thinking of taking my wife's stupid horse up there. \:D I pay every stinking month for that stupid thing, surely I can use it as a pack horse or something. :P
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#3372598 - 09/24/13 01:43 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: Atchman2]
dovahkiin
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might want to check with the rangers office first. i was told you could not hunt off of a horse or tie one up and leave it while hunting
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#3372676 - 09/24/13 02:48 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: stik]
Brisco Darlin
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 Originally Posted By: stik
it's a fun hunt just to get out of the house. it's a waste of time if you expect to kill or even see a hog.
we camp up there alot. i've seen sign but never seen a hog up there.
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#3372856 - 09/24/13 05:31 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: Brisco Darlin]
fredfred
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 Originally Posted By: Brisco Darlin
 Originally Posted By: stik
it's a fun hunt just to get out of the house. it's a waste of time if you expect to kill or even see a hog.
we camp up there alot. i've seen sign but never seen a hog up there.


That because you need dogs to hog hunt
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#3373001 - 09/24/13 07:40 PM Re: Hog Hunting Big South Fork [Re: fredfred]
dovahkiin
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i killed one without a dog one time
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