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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012

    First Hog Hunt needing advice

    I am heading to northern Arkansas next weekend to do some fishing and my first hog hunt. I am bringing 3 buddies along and it is going to cost us $1,400.00 just for the hunt. This seems a little high but I don't know. I have been looking around the internet, there are some higher and some lower but the guy I have been talking to seems to be a honest guy with what all he has told me. Rolling R Ranch is where we are going to hunt for one day and David at the ranch again, seems to be a very good honest person. Anybody ever had experiences there?

    Also I think I am spelling this correct??? I am taking a Russian Naggat rifle 762.54 and I assume that will be adequate to kill a hog but I really wanted to use my M4 Carbine which is .223 cal. but some people say that might not be powerful enough to kill a hog. If anyone can give me some advice on this subject as well I would appreciate it.

    We are from Southern Ohio and country boys and are big time deer hunters. We have some nice trophy's on our walls up to 17 point buck and are avid outdoorsmen. Once I get around this site some more maybe I can post some Ohio buck pics for you guys. Ask me about the one side shed find at 19 pointer,,yep one horn.
    If you don't play the wind you don't get the kill

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  2. #2
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    I can't comment on the Rolling R Ranch as I've never been there. The price does sound a little high but again, I don't know what all that includes. How many days of hunting? Is that also food and accommodations? How many hogs do each of you get to shoot?

    The rifle you're talking about is a Russian Mosin Nagant chambered in 7.62x54R. That will definitely get the job done and you can use it later to start a controlled burn with the fireball that thing puts out when you shoot it They're good guns, I've owned several and it'll have plenty of power to take down the biggest hog as long as you do your part.

    As far as using a .223/5.56, that's normally what I carry. We're in the process of switching over to .300blk but it doesn't have anything to do with the .223/5.56 not killing the hogs. With a smaller round you do need to be more accurate and make a good shot. We try for neck shots if possible. A .223 right behind the ear in the neck of any hog is going to anchor it to the ground, I don't care how big it is.

    The most important thing is that yall need to go out and have a good time. Enjoy the hunt, have fun with your buddies and bring home some meat to make sausage with. Those things are what it's all about.

    Good luck!

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    double tap

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    Thanks Pony. The 350 per person is one day hunt for one hog any size. Like you said, it's worth the good memories with the buds and the hunt and we aren't too concerned over the price. We are going to do it anyway, then there is a place called Choctaw in south Arkansas we may hit for a noon to noon hunt later in the week and it's 275 for one hog any size. I shouldn't complain I spend some money here in Ohio chasing those big bucks and I know how to find them and kill them. It is more a learning lesson with these hogs. One of my buds is only gonna use his bow and determined to do so. He is extremely accurate and believes he will have no problem since we will be on stand at feeders.

    Yes the nagant puts out a flame lol. That is one serious gun and it shoots extremely accurate so I will feel confident. My second hunt I may use my M4 carbine just for the fact I can say I did it. Maybe next year we come to Texas and go hunt together somewhere and kill some hog. I hear bad on some websites about Dos Plumas ranch but I don't know if that's just hog wash There are alot of places in Texas it seems what I see here on internet. Talk soon Pony and thanks again
    If you don't play the wind you don't get the kill

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    Wild Hog Hunter
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    Splendora, TX
    Keep us updated on you hunt.

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    If he can shoot a bow and the hogs are coming to the feeder then he shouldn't have any problem killing one, sometimes finding it is the problem. David shot a big boar this past year and I was filming and that thing ran and ran and ran. Very little blood and we tracking it mostly by prints all the way to the property line. We came back 4 or 5 days later and found it about 50 yards from where we stopped tracking.

    Killin em with an AR is nothing. Just shoot it in the neck and it'll drop in it's tracks.

    I can't comment on Dos Plumas as I've never been there personally but I suggest you research and read up on any place you're thinking of going and make your best decision based upon other hunters experiences.

    Let us know how the hunts go!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    ft worth,texas
    that is very high for a hog hunt.there are many ranches thruout texas that have 3 day hunts for $400..there is one with great food,great lodging, and tonsd of is named Frontier is palestine.his ranch backs up to a river. he has mostly 100% russian but many come in off the river.he has a small web site.his name is bobby.the phone number is will never meet a nicer host.

  8. #8
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    Sep 2012
    Hey playthewindmike, I am coming to S. Ohio to hunt at Double D Ranch. Have you checked that place out? Should be in your back yard.


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