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Old 03-22-2016, 05:10 AM
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Primarily for Fl, but any welcome & will be considered. Which species gets hunted by more people. Here we have a pretty hard core group for both & many hunt both. There's a reason I'm asking, but it will be in another area if certain people don't mind me blabbing about a secret project.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:46 AM
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I only know a few people who go out specifically to hunt hogs and those who do, usually go with dogs, etc. I know a bunch of people who will kill a hog while they're hunting something else (deer, etc.). I know a bunch of people who hunt turkeys.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:59 PM
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Here in Texas hogs. Turkey has a season and hogs don't legal to kill at any type with about anything you can think of.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:23 AM
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Nacho,
i know a little about Florida.
The Osceola turkey is the native turkey.
They're found in central Florida and the folks that hunt them usually do so on private property. Outfitter hunts.
The season is regulated.
Hogs are everywhere and be hunted on private property year round, usually over bait (corn).
The season on hogs on state property generally runs about the same time as deer season.
Outfitter hunts on private lands commonly use dogs.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm aware of all that E.H. what I'm asking is, do you think there is more of a hard core group for 1 vs the other?, OR if you had to pick one, which would it be?
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:32 PM
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Up here we have two turkey seasons per year. If we hunt pigs it's done out of state. So far as this area is concerned I would guess turkey's are more popular although I don't have any numbers to back that up.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:28 PM
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I enjoyed both.

If I had to pick 1 & kind of did for physical reasons. Spring turkey hunting (right around the corner) is pretty hard to beat. It's a great time to be in the woods, getting a Tom to talk to you & come within range is very satisfying. Dragging/cleaning is certainly easier. Calling & making your own calls is rewarding as well.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:16 AM
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I'm aware of all that E.H. what I'm asking is, do you think there is more of a hard core group for 1 vs the other?, OR if you had to pick one, which would it be?
My personal preference has nothing to do with the subject.
Turkey hunters are hard core, they'll travel thousands of miles to take the bird of their choice and would never even think of killing a hog.
I'm not a turkey hunter and have never killed a turkey.
Hogs are a different story.
Most organized hog hunts in Florida are conducted over bait on private lands anytime during the year, although hogs can be taken on state lands, seasons regulated by the state.
I've never thought that hunting over bait for any animal was my choice.
Hope I've answered your question.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:43 PM
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I hunt hogs and turkey in Florida.

Personally, I prefer hog hunting. I guess I've killed to many birds to get excited about it. And I can hunt hogs all year.
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:56 PM
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PERSONAL PREFFERENCE is exactly what I am looking for & thanks for replying. An Eastern hunter that has never taken a turkey comes as a bit of a surprise, but it's your choice. As for hunting over bait, it is not allowed on the majority, if not all of the WMA's (wildlife management areas) I've hunted hogs or turkeys and is NOWHERE allowed for turkey, (to the best of my knowledge). Baiting for hogs by dog hunters would seem impractical as they cover so much ground, & I've never heard of them doing it.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:54 AM
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PERSONAL PREFFERENCE is exactly what I am looking for & thanks for replying. An Eastern hunter that has never taken a turkey comes as a bit of a surprise, but it's your choice. As for hunting over bait, it is not allowed on the majority, if not all of the WMA's (wildlife management areas) I've hunted hogs or turkeys and is NOWHERE allowed for turkey, (to the best of my knowledge). Baiting for hogs by dog hunters would seem impractical as they cover so much ground, & I've never heard of them doing it.
Nacho,
Spring is turkey season, i always occupied my self with fishing and cutting firewood while living in the N.E.
You're correct in saying that bait hunting for turkey is extremely illegal and unethical.
Hogs can be hunted with dogs or over bait in Florida, but not likely both at the same time.
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I prefer spring turkey hunting but never turn down a good hog hunt!




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Old 04-14-2017, 06:03 AM
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As far as a hardcore group in Louisiana, I would say turkeys. There are more people hunting hogs, but that is due to availability, and the fact that they are a nuisance and people shoot them to get rid of them.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:21 AM
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I had a reason for asking, (last march).

If I could remember what that was, I'd rest easy tonight. It MIGHT have had something to do with the last time I spoke with Cissy Gates, she said James was out in his shop working on a turkey load??? It's gonna be a long time, if ever that we see the likes of him again. Thank you & Cissy for the best customer service ever & RIP James.
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Old 04-15-2017, 02:45 AM
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I've watched turkeys my whole life, but for some reason never hunted them. They have alerted me to fox, bobcat, coyotes and deer. (and other hunters) As you say, I'll shoot a pig when I see it, but never specifically went after them.

Honestly, the past three years I've barely had time to hunt or fish. No scouting, no prep. Family and chores have been running me ragged.
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Got a call from my bro'. he and the rest of his family have just limited out (2) on the Osceola turkey. We hunt from Naples up to Acadia. We both hunt turkeys and hog, he prefers turkey...I prefer hogs. But you can do both at the same time, on private land without bait.

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I never got into turkey hunting. Spring was tax season and I usually worked 7 days a week. When i got older and smarter and took more time off, I just could not get into it. Hogs are another story. I would be hunting them right now if I was sufficiently mobile. I hope to do some hog hunting before the weather gets too hot.
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