We got access to 1400 private acres in Parkfield, Ca. No one hunts this property and got 2 hogs this weekend. Try and stay with me here...... my buddies sisters fiances family owns this working cattle ranch and no one in the family hunts it. We asked for permission and they said anytime. SCORE!!! 1400 private acres in Ca. to hunt??? It has a ton of hogs on it too. On to the story...
Got camp set up on Fri evening and went out scouting, saw a few hogs a couple ridges over so we knew where we would start the next morning. We got set up the next morning and had a pack of hogs come over a ridge right in front of me, maybe 10 yds. The lead hog was facing me so I had no shot with my bow. Once he figured me out they were gone in a flash. About an hour later same thing but they winded us way before we could get a shot. We figured we had them patterned and would be up there on Sunday morning even earlier. Well they were there earlier and further down the ridge then the day before. We put a stalk on them but the damn wind got us again. Time was winding down so we went to the rifles. We found a bed and could only see one pig, my buddy took a shot and missed low at 150 yds. 8 pigs came boiling out of this bed. The first 2 were gone, the rest kinda hung out. My buddy got a shot at 185 yds and dropped one and I got a shot at 150 yds. 2 nice 140 lb sows. They even rolled to the bottom of the hill for us. Should eat real good!! I can't wait to go back and get another. Next time I'm looking for a nice boar. Sorry for the long story but I hope you all enjoyed it!!
Last edited by JMS; 05-28-2012 at 07:59 PM.
Congratulations on the hogs, and the access; it's a previlage, so take care of the previlage well.
Just one piece of advice, DFG is pretty active there, so keep written permission on you at all times; okay, one more piece of advice, enjoy it!
Congrats!! Great story, me and a couple buddies went hog hunting today but only got a young coyote... enjoy the ranch you lucky bastard lol
WTG! congrats on scoring some property to hunt on and scoring pigs!.thanks for sharing your hog hunting adventure story and photo's!......tra
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Congrats! Private land is always a blast! Good eatin' hogs right there.
Nice hogs and congrats on the access score.
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Congratulations on all accounts! Nice story, not too long at all and thanks for sharing with the rest of us.
I keep hearing about and seeing photos of successful Parkfield hunts. Haven't gotten there yet but I guess it's mostly private land so yes, you scored!!! I woulf give anything to be 10 yards from a hog w/ a bow. That's serious fun! Congratulations...you hit the lottery!
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Congrats, bet that place has a few Deer roaming around also.
Score is right. Have fun forever. Jeez.
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Nice, didn't know there were antelope out that way, any elk out there?
Very nice Lope buck on the right DAM, looks good.
I didn't know there were speed goats out there either!! Didn't see any elk though.
Boy i wounder if your aloud to pop one on PP or do you need to draw a tag in the zones specified ?
Parkfield has a wild hog problem.
Parkfield, CA, population 36 according to the sign at the entrance of town, has a cool little park in the center of town with a fountain built from plumbing/piping/mechanical stuff from the Parkfield Waterworks. They also have a special heavy duty fence around the park with a serious gate next to which stands this sign. Yeah, this town has some hogs around. As for antelope, these are "the same" antelope that you see on Jack Ranch that borders Parkfield on the south. I was told by the folks at Jack Ranch that the antelope population is quite a bit down from what it used to be due to predation and other factors. They do NOT hunt them on Jack Ranch.
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OK so no one offered yet so I will take the bullet. If you need a secretary on the next hunt I will go with you and keep written permission slips and document the entire hunt. No really I insist. It is the least we can do to help out.
Good hunt and congrats. PM anytime you need the secretary skills on a hunt.
i hunted the same area where you hunted took three wild boars there. the biggest of the bunch weighted 250 with three and a half inch tusks. the property is owned by grahams construction com. fam. nice black tails there too. we camped on a little hill there hung or pigs in the under ground s called cellar.