Guided Pig Hunts
The Ranch has a cross of Feral and Russian wild boar that have fully reverted to the wild. The Russian boars were imported for the San Carlos Ranch in Monterey County by George G. Moore in 1926. Over the years they have interbred into what we have today, but have retained both the looks and disposition of their European cousins.
These pigs are lean and muscular and can obtain speeds up to 30 m.p.h. They have great agility and can maneuver through brush and open terrain with great ease. An average pig weighs in between 150 and 180 pounds. An adult boar stands about 30 inches tall and weighs between 200 and 300 pounds. They are covered with a thick armor plating around the shoulders and develop tusks sometimes in the excess of three inches in length.
The wild pig is fierce, intelligent and always dangerous at bay. You are required to use a rifle of not less than .25 caliber (.270, 30-06, or 7mm mag are preferred). Rifles should be sighted in at 200 yards. If you wish to hunt with a handgun, we prefer you use the 41 44 mag caliber. Handguns should be sighted in at 50 yards. We use a 4×4 vehicle to get around on the ranches. We also hike to spot and stalk game. No dogs are used. A Guide will be provided for every group of 3-4 hunters.
Your Guide will recover your game, skin, clean and split your pig so that it is ready for processing. Your pig will then be stored in a cold box until you are ready to leave. Bring along a 120 quart ice chest chilled down with ice to transport your game. Normally our pig hunts are for 2 days; 2 mornings and 2 evenings. All hunters are required to have a valid hunting license and tags. Pig tags are non-transferable and that means you cannot share or sell the tags to another hunter. All state and local laws will be followed and safety is stressed at all times.
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