Discussion in 'The Lodge' started by FINN, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. FINN

    FINN Senior Member

    Does anybody have information on hunting wild boar in ohio? I really wanna go out and hunt for them but dont know any public places with them...please let me know
  2. As far as I know there are no "wild boar" in Ohio just
    wild pigs (ferral hogs) the only real wild boars would
    have escaped from an exotic ranch.

    From what I have found out from the ODNR is that
    there are some public spots in Belmont county (Egypt
    Valley Area) also around Wayne National Forest.

    They also told me to go and knock on some doors in
    those areas because the wild pigs do alot of damage
    and most farmers would be happy to let you hunt them.

    Good Luck and Good Hunting.

  3. bronzebackyac

    bronzebackyac Crick Smallie Fisherman

    There are both in types in Vinton and Hocking Co. They are spreading and the ODNR would like you to help control them. They are good eating. Some guys I know that deer hunt the area either see some or kill a couple each year.
  4. i live only a few miles from egypt valley and hunt it alot ive never seen any wild hogs in the areas i hunt, but i do know a couple farms that do have hogs on them around where i live there used to be a preserve that had them on it and alot of them got loose from it when they were getting ready to close it down and they have boomed in these areas in the past few years..
  5. carpassassin

    carpassassin Got ta luv it!!!!

    I grew up not far from the preserve that Ronnie is talking about. I have only seen one in my life and that was in the headlights on my way home from night fishing a couple summers ago. I thought it was a black dog until it stood on the side of the road and got a better look. Pretty neat to see.
  6. there was one killed this past sunday not far from nelsonville i was told by the guy processing my deer he seen it and it weighed 180 lbs
  7. I think I read a report here on OGF a while back about a hunter killing a couple at the Delaware Wildlife area. I would like to catch one wandering past my stand one of these days, I here they are better than any pork you can go get at the store!
  8. They had a picture of one at the Ohio valley hunting store in Nellsonville It was very large. It was shot in hocking county I think. I believe that they did escape from the boar hunting place in Vinton county. They reproduce like rabbits.
  9. ....My guess they are escapees from one of the Hunting Preserves here in Ohio...Nothing will stop them from getting out if they want too...Talked to a guide one time he told me they hit the fence full blast..head stretched out and cut through like a knife..You are right they breed like rabbits...They are out there....C.L....!%
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  10. here is a link to the dnr site that shows the locations of hogs on a map.

    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/Images/hunting/maps/2008 Feral swine map.bmp

    Vinton county looks like the best place to go. I have been thinking of going over that way in the spring to hunt hogs with some buddies of mine. any body know of some public land to hunt hogs on over that way? or know of some private land owners who are willing to let people hunt?

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  11. around lake hope there is alot of public hunting grounds
  12. Is lake hope right in wayne national forest? do you need any special permits to hunt there?
  13. No permit needed, this is in zaleski state forest. right in my back yard. over the last 2 years has been approx. 4 to 5 hogs killed in this area that i've heard about.
  14. Wild Hog Meat is wonderful very gamey I love it. I have yet to hunt any in Ohio yet. But thanks for the headsup looks like another creature to add to the list.
  15. neighbor shot a 15lb piglet yesterday, he was on 4 wheeler and spooked 2 big 250lbers along with 10 to12 piglets,by the time he got his pistol out the little ones were the only ones around.
  16. Good enough for dinner;)
  17. I own a 100 acre farm about 2 miles from Double D Ranch. I have been hunting my farm since the 1980's and have yet to see a wild boar. I'm glad because they do a lot of damage on a property.