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Old October 21, 2012, 07:15 PM   #26
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Yall want big pigs, Call me up and come to south florida. Im talkin bout seein 3-400lb pigs on the side of the highway going to work every mornin. So big they look like bears walkin through the orange groves...
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Old October 22, 2012, 08:01 AM   #27
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Yall want big pigs, Call me up and come to south florida. Im talkin bout seein 3-400lb pigs on the side of the highway going to work every mornin. So big they look like bears walkin through the orange groves...
Yes, but do you have hunting rights? The problem with almost anywhere in FL is not the availability of big pigs - it's getting permission to hunt the land they are on.
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Old October 22, 2012, 09:13 AM   #28
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Side window mounted minigun for the Florida orange grove pig hunts on your way to work.

Everyone else should consider the range that you expect to shoot the pigs as to which caliber you should need.
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Old October 22, 2012, 03:31 PM   #29
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Yessir I do. 3500 acres in Palmdale

Rickyrick, there has been times I wished I had a minigun haha.
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Old October 22, 2012, 08:04 PM   #30
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Do orange grove pigs taste better? I bet their teeth rot out....

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Old October 22, 2012, 09:48 PM   #31
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Do orange grove pigs taste better?
I don't know about better but their fat does take on a definately yellow tint when they've been eating lots of citrus.
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Old October 22, 2012, 09:52 PM   #32
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Keg, Yes they do. Ive killed pigs off the grove that taste just as good, if not BETTER than store bought pork. The oranges fatten them up better than corn or grain. Last one I got out of there about two weeks ago was a cinamin color an only weighed 100lbs (Yes, small but that was intended for a hog roast..great eating...) and she had about a 1" layer of fat across her back. Not many wild pigs have that lol. That's a good lookin pig. Although it looks if it may have some russian decent or maybe piney ridge rooter.
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Old October 22, 2012, 11:14 PM   #33
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I don't know about better but their fat does take on a definately yellow tint when they've been eating lots of citrus.
The fat on these trinity river hogs is white white....

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The oranges fatten them up better than corn or grain.
I thought maybe oranges gave the meat a sweeter flavor....


Many of our pigs are quite hairy..and the boars can be hard as a rock....
I only eat smaller type pigs....There is an abundance....
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Old October 23, 2012, 02:50 PM   #34
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Keg, it does make them sweeter but it does fatten them up as well.
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Old October 25, 2012, 01:48 PM   #35
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Don't know about y'all, but most of my hog hunting is done in what could almost be knife fighting distance.

I use a Mini-14 with Remington 55 grn HPs to great effect.

And in the past, I've used or seen used a .17 HMR, .22 LR, .22 RFM, .22-250, .30-30, and .357 Magnum.
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Old October 25, 2012, 03:49 PM   #36
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You are right, my longest pig kill was 75yds I think, I thought it was 25 until I walked it off, most are less than 25yds. My tactic is to find out where they go at night and wait for them to show.

I use a mini 14 also with various bullets, all of which causes the pigs to malfunction.
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Old October 27, 2012, 02:29 PM   #37
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Ive killed them with .17hmr and .22lr before as well with shotguns , .44mag and .45acp, but my .223 does its job in the groves Closest encounter Ive had with a piggy was in a palmetto patch taller than me and charged by a 300lb+ boar...He cut my pants from my knee to my crotch but he did'nt make contact with skin, Thank god...
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Old October 28, 2012, 10:18 AM   #38
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I consider .308 just right for medium pigs with the heavier bullets for big uns. It helps that .308 comes in a variety of brush/swamp friendly guns also. No reason to use a long barreled 400 yard plains burner rifle to hunt pigs anywhere near where I live...
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Old October 28, 2012, 12:02 PM   #39
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