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Old 11-19-2014, 11:38 AM
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Hog and Deer Hunting Season at Cecil Webb Wildlife Management area 65,000 acre preserve has closed for this Year. 68 Deer and 58 hogs were taken this year. The Largest Deer was 148 Lb which is pretty good size for south Florida deer. Most run 65 to 100 pounds.

58 Hogs is Low. Most years more than twice that amount are shot in the Wildlife area. No I didn't go hunting with the Hoard of people At the wildlife management area. I have a few spots I can hunt year round without a Thousand hunters. I do use their Rifle range and was there Monday sighting in a New Scope on a old Gun.

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Old 11-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Always figure i will take the shot if the opportunity presents itself but dont specifically go hunting for them.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:14 AM
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Always figure i will take the shot if the opportunity presents itself but dont specifically go hunting for them.
You got to Hunt Hogs, they are very smart animals. However once you find them, it is like shooting Clay targets. If I see fresh hog rooting I bait the area and let them have a buffet for several days. You can actually scare them off at that point. Finally I set up a stand 50 yard down wind and hope for the best. If you get a real clean head kill it doesn't scare off the other hogs and you can keep shooting. I use a suppressor which helps.


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Old 12-07-2014, 11:58 AM
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UP date, I bought a second Sweet 22 Scope for my 22 Mag. Right at $ 50 with shipping. That is Real Cheap. After bore sighting it, I took it to the range. First Shot 200 yard I was right on. I am Shooting the Hornady 30 Gr V-Max Varmint Round which has super Flat trajectory. I have enough Hog meat in my freezer, so I am ready to do some Coyote hunting.

BTW My 10/22 is a Bull Pup conversion with a Suppressor. IMHO for 200 yards and under, nothing beats that Bull Pup rifle. I also have a IWI Tar 21 (+suppressor) which is a 5.56 Bull Pup also. 200 yards and under it is a tack driver also. However that Gun is not a long range and at 300 yards starts to drop off. Truth is any thing I shoot is going to be 200 yards or under, so The Tavor works for me.

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Old 12-07-2014, 12:40 PM
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Nothing like lambing season and getting to shoot coyotes.

Back when we were teens in South CA, where our family friend would lamb his sheep, even in a corral area, the coyotes would sneak in and get a new born lamb. So we were welcomed any time to reduce the local population.

Problem is, new corral doesn't exist, sheep are gone, and houses now stand where once was wild grass land and pasture.

Nothing real fancy, just a little .22 and iron sights. Oh, CA F&G also frowns on this practice now. Also, dumb people leave their dog and cat food outside and they wonder why their small puppies and cats are getting eaten or why their small child is bitten while walking a nature trail....go figure.
There was a time, not so very long ago, a man could drive down Vestal rd and see the remains of coyotes for 2.5 miles.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of these elusive dogs intured the old fashioned way, hanging on the fence.

This was the work of the late great Eddie Weston, varmant control specialist extaordinar.

While not what one would call politically correct, Eddie was the best of the best at talking in the wiliest coyote.

Many a coyote breathed a sigh of relief the day Eddie passed on.

You're right about the attitude the former dept of fish and game, now known as fish and wildlife has on hunting, not just yotes but hunting period.
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