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  1. #1
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    Hog hunting location?

    I'm going to be in Scottsdale over memorial day weekend and I'm possibly going to fly to Texas first and drive out with my brother who is stationed at Fort Bliss in the Army. I am wondering if anyone knows a good outfitter or place to hog hunt near Fort Bliss or somewhere between western Texas and Scottsdale, AZ?

    Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. #2
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    There aren't a lot of hogs down in the El Paso area but there are a lot of javelina, so you might look into a javelina hunt.

    Oh and welcome to the site!


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    Javelina season open all year in Texas?

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    Wild Hog Hunter Ponyboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy800 View Post
    Javelina season open all year in Texas?
    Hell, I guess not. Just looked. I've never been javelina hunting, didn't think about there actually being a season for them.

    I've been searching but I can't find any place remotely close to Ft. Bliss to hunt hogs. There just aren't many of them way out west.

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    Yeah thanks for trying, i've done a bunch of research too and I can't seem to find anything near there or between there and Scottsdale either. Kinda bummed but oh well just no hunting this vacation! I live in MN so turkey season will have to fill my hunting appetite until deer opener.

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    You will find that as the climate changes to a more arid climate that hogs will not range into that area. Hogs do have sweat glands, but they don't function like a humans. They can release a little water and heat through passive diffusion, but it is not enough for the pigs to rely on. So in order to combat heat, pigs have adapted by using behavioural thermoregulation, which is the act of cooling themselves in water or mud, ie, making the hog wallows we find along the creeks and rivers here in the Red River basin. Javelinas are peccaries and while they are not rodents as some have speculated, they are not pigs either.
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    That is intersting, I'm excited to learn more about hog hunting. I will just have to schedule a different trip down south to meet my brother and do some hog hunting on the other side of Texas, unfortunatly our destination being Scottsdale makes going the other way difficult!! Thanks for all the replies.

  8. #8
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    Buddy800, you should think about hunting in New Mexico. Went to Las Cruces to get my hunting license to hunt hogs. Guess what they told me, that I didn't need a license to hunt hogs in New Mexico. Not even non-residents. You don't even need the two habitat stamps. Still question that one. Also want to hunt coyotes so I got the license anyway. I went up east of Cloudcroft and north of Riudoso this past sunday. Didn't find to much going east but did find some good signs north of Bonito Lake which is north of Riudoso. Your brother should know how to get to Riudoso. Go north on 48 to 37, turn left. Go past Bonito Lake until you see a small brown sign with white letters that reads "NOGAL". Go up that road. Can't find my notes to let you know how far to drive, but it's a good clearing on your right. Since I don't have a four-wheel drive or ATV, I could only go so far. Planning another trip to go further north on 37 to the town of Nogal and the forest ranger told me there is another place that hogs have been seen. It's "NOGAL CANYON" and its on your right. Use a good website to find the canyon. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by TXHARLEY99; 04-22-2011 at 02:52 PM.


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