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Question by finnyk. Uploaded on February 05, 2010
I can't speak to N GA, but I can point to numerous places in S Ga.
rabbitpolice88, DakotaMan, and Beekeeper may have more info for you there. I would think there would be some hogs somewhere up there. Possibly a call to the DNR might be in order. GON may be a source too.
Hogs are not as rampant in that area as they are below the fall line. Populations in North and west GA are spotty, but they are there. Check with local farmers, DNR personel and WMA area managers for their where abouts. Bleow the fall line they pretty much every where!
My friends in NW Ga tell me that they're starting to see more hogs farther north in the last couple of years. Otherwise spotty, like Beekeeper said.
I have been fishing, hiking, and hunting for 15 years in the SW corner of SC around Big Bend right outside of Walhalla and right over the line from your neck of the woods, and have only seen one hog. I think you will have to get closer to the coast. I've been hunting in the lower SE part of SC and theyre everywhere. NE GA should be just as good.
Abbeville is literally wild hog heaven. I grew up two counties over and now live about 40 miles west of there.
The last hunt I went on (on the Dodge Co. side of the Ocmulgee river)near there everyone on the hunt, seven of us, all scored.
Hogs do exist in the NW part of the state but good land is hard to find an the hogs are sparse. I chatted with a DNR wildlife biologist responsible for NW GA a couple of weeks ago looking for hogs and he advised that they remain sparse in that section of the state. A hunting buddy did shoot a 400 pounder on our private land near the Dawsonville forest WMA but I have hunted there a lot and haven't seen one. I talked to a guy about Christmas time that got 8 on a property along the Chatahoochee in Douglas County but that is private land too. I'm with sgaredneck... Abbeyville is loaded with BIG hogs and would be worth the trip. If you can afford the cash, a guided hunt with Addison (wildhog.com) will be the best but even the WMAs along the Ocmulgee (Oaky Woods and Ocmulgee) are good. The only problem with WMAs is that the hogs are smaller and you have to hunt them with a .22 at this time of the year. I hunted Addison's place several years ago and seven of us each got hogs over 300 lbs and had a great 3 day hunt. Maybe we should arrange a hunt... I am ready to chase hogs myself right now.
Stop talking like that....you'll get us all in trouble :-)!!!!!!
Just for the sake of asking, and if you don't mind, what were Addison's rates like?
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