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    Default Any hogs or deer reports?

    Haven't heard from anyone in awhile. Has anyone been out that can report on the deer herd or hog sightings?

    With all the rain, the range should be looking good.
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    going hog hunting after work tonight, will let you know how it goes.

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    Saw one muley forker and about 10 does in the Palomar district... on Nat'l forrest land too. I spent several days all over CNF and saw no hogs or sign of hogs. Made some friends with some local land-owners and they said the hogs are in the Descanso district and their numbers are increasing. The forest looked great this year- plenty of water and greener then I've seen it in a long time. Last years mud puddles are now big ponds full of teal ducks and gadwal... should be a good year.
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    I haven't been out, and I'm not sure when I will get the chance to get out, as my temporary retirement days are over, and I have once again joined the ranks of the gainfully employed, to my dismay. However, with this little weather system we are having, my advice is to get out there if you can. There has been plenty of food sources for pigs with the decent rainfall we have received. As such the pigs were fairly well dispersed. But, things had started to dry out, and the pigs were no longer able to root in many locations, as the ground was simply to dry and hard. In short the expenditure was greater than the return. I suspect that with this system, we will get enough rainfall in many areas to get the pigs rooting again; and subsequently make them easier to find, with the obvious fresh sign.

    Keep in mind that if the barley crops are seeding out (it is likely a bit early for this still), the pigs will be in those fields gorging. So if your hunting in such an area, and you can, you might not want to stray to far from those barley fields. However, if the pigs are only hitting those barley fields at night, then you can likely find them in or around those areas moist enough for rooting. The food sources in most areas are still plentiful, so if your not hunting an area with barely seeding out, then the pigs will have been utilizing alternative food sources. If there are no other crops being grown in the area, then this is certainly the time to take advantage of this new rooting activity, and hone in on the pigs.

    Best of luck guys, and gals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblehide View Post
    I haven't been out, and I'm not sure when I will get the chance to get out, as my temporary retirement days are over, and I have once again joined the ranks of the gainfully employed, to my dismay. However, with this little weather system we are having, my advice is to get out there if you can. There has been plenty of food sources for pigs with the decent rainfall we have received. As such the pigs were fairly well dispersed. But, things had started to dry out, and the pigs were no longer able to root in many locations, as the ground was simply to dry and hard. In short the expenditure was greater than the return. I suspect that with this system, we will get enough rainfall in many areas to get the pigs rooting again; and subsequently make them easier to find, with the obvious fresh sign.

    Keep in mind that if the barley crops are seeding out (it is likely a bit early for this still), the pigs will be in those fields gorging. So if your hunting in such an area, and you can, you might not want to stray to far from those barley fields. However, if the pigs are only hitting those barley fields at night, then you can likely find them in or around those areas moist enough for rooting. The food sources in most areas are still plentiful, so if your not hunting an area with barely seeding out, then the pigs will have been utilizing alternative food sources. If there are no other crops being grown in the area, then this is certainly the time to take advantage of this new rooting activity, and hone in on the pigs.

    Best of luck guys, and gals!
    bubblehide,

    where are these barley fields b4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterfwl View Post
    bubblehide,

    where are these barley fields b4?
    Sorry waterfwl, I responded without realizing this thread was about Vandy. I made the assumption this was the general pig forum; my mistake. I don't know of any barley being grown around Vandy. But then I haven't been there in close to 2 decades.

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    me too ... thought it was general question
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    never had a chance to hunt the base
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    Havent been up to the base to hunt since last September. I heard the last hog taken was 28FEB. have they all moved off base. I remember 3 years ago and seeing hogs everywhere has the drought really done that much damage or is it cause hunters keep shooting the sows and not letting the population grow. Also where are these barely fields that were talked about?

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    Spotted five hogs Sunday evening outside the C1 area. Yep, they were on the wrong side of the fence and too far away. Best I could tell, I think they were three sows and two boars. I did not see any deer from the location I was at and I could see a mile in most directions. Honestly, I'm concerned about the deer herd in C1. I haven't seen very many at all.
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    Have the fawns dropped yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltdann View Post
    Have the fawns dropped yet?
    Yes, I've only seen one so far.
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    Actually, there are hogs around due to the rainy winter i guess. here is the picture from less than 2 weeks ago.
    Sorry for the bat quality of cell phone pictures

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    That's on the base? I don't recognize the area....where was that taken?
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    No, it is LPNF

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    That'd be worth hunting. Nice little sounder going on there. Go get 'em!
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    Actually i took 4 out of 6 piglets already in the last 2 weeks :-).
    This group was 6 piglets 40-50LB and 2 larger saws. Not all of them in the picture
    I left the larger ones and two saws to bring me some more babies for the after the surgery if i'm able to hunt.

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    Strong work, good on ya!
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    Whats lpnf and what do you have to do to hug t there

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGray View Post
    Spotted five hogs Sunday evening outside the C1 area. Yep, they were on the wrong side of the fence and too far away. Best I could tell, I think they were three sows and two boars. I did not see any deer from the location I was at and I could see a mile in most directions. Honestly, I'm concerned about the deer herd in C1. I haven't seen very many at all.
    Was out looking around last week and seen quite a few deer in B-5 and B-6 nothing real big but a lot of does C-6 not a lot a few does no bucks and not very many fawns be a interesting year

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    LPNF stands for Los Padres National Forest. You can hunt their year round but check with the rangers first for fire arms restrictions and do you need an Adventure Pass to park your vehicle in a given area. Make sure of course that you are using non-lead ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim_2181 View Post
    Whats lpnf and what do you have to do to hug t there
    LPNF is Los Padres National forest,
    To hug there you just need a person who agrees, or a tree, but if you meant hunt, a licence and a gun

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    Lol yes I meant hunt. How far is lpnf from the base n where is a good place to see some hogs

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    It is real LOL, look at the map, it depends what base and what part of LPNF you want to hunt. It is huge
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    I usually hunt vandenberg but the pig population has declined. Been looking for a new place to hunt hogs is the hog population on LPNF better

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    Sure it is, also much more land to choose from

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    Hunted with All Season Outfitters on their Priest Valley ranch in early june. Saw a lot of sign but only one hog. Our guides method of hunting hogs was driving us around the ranch in a jeep. Never stopped to glass or anything except for him to shoot at a coyote and a bobcat. Missed both. Horrible experience. Left a message for Tony Phelps but no reply. Don't waste your time with them.

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    On Sat took a n00b to my property for his first deer hunt. Saw 2 good size bucks approximately 6-700 yard away. A little far for the bow. Not many deer at all. also saw 4-5 does.
    Finally we spoted a little forkie behind a hill. He could get to him at 20-25 yards. Made a head shot. The arrow split the tong in half and stuck in the base of the head in the spinal cord.
    The guy was so exited he forgot to take the pictures :-). He was almost crying all the way back because of it.

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    i'll bet those good size bucks are on your radar...congrats on helping that guy get his buck! Sounds like he's pretty good with a bow.
    There wasn't enough room in the boat.

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    Oh yes he is very good. He is competitive shooter.

    About those 2 bucks, i'm not sure what to do with them. They are on public land but behind my neighbor. To get to them i have to trespass, but she is never there to ask her permission.
    If i trespass without permission, which i don't want to do, another neighbor who lives in a house on the overlooking hill would see me. They all are good neighbors and i do not want to make any mess because of one buck
    In addition to the trouble, the areas they are in is separated from the "main land" by a wide canon. If i drop one over there, i have no idea how to get it, especially now with my back condition.

    I'll go there in the weekdays in hope to see this lady neighbor. Than i'll be able to put same cameras and see if they ever getting to my site.

    Meanwhile i will be satisfying myself with rabbit hunting. At least they are easy to carry out...
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