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  1. commandernavi

    commandernavi Member

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    Hello all.

    Me and a few of my friends would like to go hunting somewhere outside of the Houston area. We have plenty of experience with firearms and many different choices of firearms to bring, but have never been hunting before and feel a bit above our heads when it comes to figuring out how to get started. We were thinking of going hog hunting but don't know where we could do this, how to organize it, and what to do (not to mention that it sounds very difficult to actually hunt feral hogs).

    Can you please offer advice and locations to us? Unfortunately we don't have any close friends who have done it before to teach us so would like to learn as much as possible from other sources including here. Please don't just tell us not to go. There are many people who don't have the privilege of having a family member teach you growing up and I have heard many account of people starting to hunt without any prior experience or training.

    Thank you all very much!
     


  2. UncleSamsMisguidedChild

    UncleSamsMisguidedChild Active Member

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    Everyone started at one point or another. Personally, my family wasn't into hunting so I picked it up much later in life. What you want to look for is a lease to hunt on. A quick google search would find you what you're looking for there.
     
  3. LJH

    LJH Well-Known

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    Hunting is easy, harvesting game is not. (That was a joke) How to start hunting? hmmm, If you have never hunted at all, you might look into guided, or semi-guided hunts. Just be sure to tell them you have ZERO hunting experence and could use instruction if you bag and animal.
     
  4. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    ^ yep. And money.
     
  5. LJH

    LJH Well-Known

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    Forgot to add, most guides will not field dress your animal, but will explain how to do it if you dont know how. Youtube has tons of videos on the subject.
     
  6. LJH

    LJH Well-Known

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    Yes, money.
     
  7. cbigclarke

    cbigclarke TGT Addict

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    in case it wasnt mentioned "money"
     
  8. Mic

    Mic TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Really? Why is that? I figured they would, but would probably charge for it.
     
  9. LJH

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    Well if you pay them, they will do it. But most would rather feel you gained experence from their teaching.
     
  10. commandernavi

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    Is there anything that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? How about hunting on public land?
     


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