|This lady does it all, plus she shot this one with a 9 MM up close and personal.
|Razorback Wild Hog|
Gathering up information about hunting this beast was easy. The internet is full of information and the search was made to find a spot that would fulfill my requirements, and these are many. On a trip like this I will be a long way from home. There are several things needed to meet my requirements: 1. A private room with a full bath. The older I get the more privacy I require and when on hunting or fishing trips, I am just not into roughing it anymore. 2. An experienced guide that will put me on the animal hunted and after the shot, field dress the beast out. I always help, but again it is called service. 3. Then I want the lodge or outfitter to make sure the meat is taken to a processor. There are excellent processors in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, but I do not like transporting a carcas all the way home in the back of the pickup truck. Most outfitters have a favorite processor that will prepare the meat for shipping, sharp freeze it, and you can put it in your own cooler. 4. All meals furnished. Going on a hunt and doing the meals takes the enjoyment out of the trip for me. Having someone else prepare the food, serve it up, then clean up after is an absolute must. If they serve Tusker Beer, that makes it a first class lodge. All of the above lead to what is known as “Gentleman Hunting,” and that is for me.
|Russian Wild Boar|
Searching the internet there are an abundance of outfitters and ranchers in Texas that want you to come to Texas and kill hogs. In addition, they must have a predator problem because there was also opportunity to shoot a variety of predators. There was one firm that was really advertising this opportunity to round out your hunt. Many of the outfitters and ranchers advertised “NO LIMITS.” Prices were all about the same, but the drive for me would be a long one, and I wanted to stay closer to home. Searching Oklahoma, there again are a lot of spots to kill a big hog, and the prices were all similar. Service in both states ran from “here is my land and go get em cowboy, you are on your own”, all the way up to a first class hunt and being pampered like royalty. Royalty is what I am looking for and that’s for me.
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Good hunting, good fishing and good luck. Hank.