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    Default Hog Hunting in Colorado?

    Where can I go Hog hunting in Colorado? I know we got em here. Can you hunt them on BLM?

    I found one outfitter - http://www.coloradopighunting.com - Severson Outfitters, but they want a buttload of money to go hunt in a high fence.

    Seeing as how they're a seriously destructive force with no permit requirements, I don't understand why they want $700 to hunt a hog

    Thanks in advance!

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    There is not a significant population of wild hogs in Colorado, nor will there be until more high fence operations like the one you posted about lose hogs through the fence. Almost all hog hunting is high fence stuff and the whole narrative about them being destructive is just part of a narrative that attracts people who are on the fence about hunting in general and want to have an easy way to justify killing something.

    You won't find free/cheap hog hunting in Colorado because 1) there aren't significant populations of wild hogs here, 2) it's way too much of a cash cow, 3) even when enough hogs get loose to have a significant population, land owners aren't going to be real interested in letting a bunch of strangers run around on their property with guns, and 4) any property owners who are more interested in actually getting rid of the hogs instead of selling hunts for them would trap them as that is a far more efficient method than shooting them.

    ETA: Hogs ARE destructive, but that doesn't stop the places that sell hog hunts from constantly importing them to the property to just sell hog hunts.
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    This is why most natives is Colorado migrate to TX for hog blasting.
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    It is illegal to have commercial hunts for feral swine in Colorado. There is no limit and no tag required to shoot them on public land. The only place they are is down in the SE corner which is mostly private land.
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    Some states are beginning to ban hog hunting. Apparently they have found that populations of hogs just seem to appear out of nowhere hundreds of miles away from where any other known populations exist. What is happening around the country is that people like to hog hunt as well as other pele have learned that people like to pay to hog hunt. enterprising individuals are trapping hogs and then transporting them and releasing them into new areas.

    As for Texas, good luck finding a place to shoot hogs for free unless you know a land owner and are good enough friends with them that they feel bad charging you for it.

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    In Texas it is only legal to transport hogs if they've been castrated. So a lot of places that tell you that they have a hog problem and you're doing your part, you'll find a bunch of boars that have been castrated. It's mostly just a narrative to drive sales. Finally, those pictures you see of enormous hogs like Hogzilla are hogs that have been farm raised, then released for a hunt. They don't get that large in the wild. Not that the 300lbs that a wild hog gets to is anything to shake a stick at.
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    I would look at TX or OK if you are looking for reasonable rates for hog hunting that is close to CO. As others have said, we don't really have them here.

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    And I just go to ft Benning,GA for an annual hog hunt with friends....kill em all...eat a few, donate the rest
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    I have heard really good things about the Dos Plumas hunting ranch in TX. It's about a 10 hour drive from Denver.

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    If hogs are here in Colorado it will be a matter of time until they explode in numbers. I'm from Louisiana and they are everywhere . I prefer the meat to all other game and hunting with dogs is the most fun you'll ever have . so it wouldn't bother me if they were here to stay.

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