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How should I hunt?

Old 01-06-2009, 10:33 AM
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I went on my first hog hunt last summer and it was...amazing.

Now I am going back for round two and was wondering what your suggestions would be for the hunt. The basic set up is like this. I go with a guide who can drop me in a stand early and if I am unsuccessful by noon they will bring out the dogs.

Last year I went with the dogs from the get go.

I will be flying to Florida from the north east. That means I won't bring a gun, I would at best bring a bow (which I have never hunted with). Or I can rent a gun.

So what would you do? Bow, gun from the stand, gun with dogs, or....the knife?

I would love to hear your feedback on which you would prefer and why.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:58 PM
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I have yet to stick one with a knife, but I definately would prefer to do it that way than any other way. Actuallyfinishing the hunt up close and personal withmy hands seems to be a pretty neat idea to me.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:33 PM
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Just curious, when you say hunting with a knife you mean dispatching the hog while the dogs have him caught don't you? Lol, I have this mental picture of sitting in a tree and dropping down on one and stabbing for all your worth.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:38 PM
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Obviously you are unfamiliar with my ninja skills. Actually, I only do that when I 'm really hungry.

I thinking going to try and go from the stand and then see how I feel. If I am successful and I want more then I'll head after it with a knife, and you are right, many many dogs.

If I am unsuccessful in the stand then I'll just tuck my tail and do dogs and guns.

Now I'm getting excited.

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Old 01-08-2009, 01:13 PM
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Rambo could do it, I can too.

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Old 01-08-2009, 09:24 PM
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How about the spear. No dogs. Just caveman style.

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Old 01-09-2009, 01:48 PM
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do it with a knife done it lots of time its a good rush just make sure the dogs have the hog first, can get really ugly if they dont, good luck
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:57 PM
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I use a bow exclusively for everything. To me it takes more skill and a lot more patience. Gun hunting to me is like going to the meat market.
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:41 PM
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Thanks for everyone's responses. I will tell you what the final verdict is once I head down there and I will definitely post a photo of the hunt.

Thanks again everyone, and keep the input coming.
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