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  1. SirRoyal

    LAST DAY JAVELINA

    Thar's pigs in them there hills. Admittedly they are fun to hunt with a bow and it's a big rush every time! Glassed em, stalked em, bedded em, shot um! Now time to taste um! Phew! That's a self portrait with my cell phone! The pig wins the beauty contest!
  2. rschaumb

    Trophy Javelina

    Well I started off my pig hunt with hopes of killing a blonde pig I had seen the previous year while hunting whitetail. The group with the blonde one had been hitting our trail cam irregularly but we knew it used the area. After opening day went by without seeing the pigs or any fresh sign I went to bed hoping the next day would turn out better. Around 10 in the morning came and still hadn't seen anything so I figured they had gone over into the next range of hills and was about to head that way. Then all of a sudden I see a dark object 400 yards away and I checked with the binos and sure enough it was a javelina and there were more around it all feeding. And the blonde one was with them. To sum the story up, after about two hours of stalking the group several times and being busted each time; after drawing my bow back and almost decided to fill my tag on a normal dark javelina but deciding against it each time; I finally got it done. I was just full draw on a pig at 25 yards as it walked a circle around me and I almost let an arrow fly. I take a few more steps and there's the blonde one facing me at 33 yards but hadn't seen me. He turned ever so slightly and I let it fly through his neck and front shoulders. He ran down the hill 20 yards and expired. It's hard to get a specific javelina out of a group when they are all around you. Normally I just shoot the first one that gives me a shot opportunity, but I'm glad I passed up those other shots. I'm going to have him shoulder mounted and then later whenever I get a really dark javelina I'll mount them side by side. Enjoy the pics and thanks for reading.
  3. djchristensen

    20c Javelina Help

    This is my first post here but am pretty active over on another Site. I have been skunked in both Mulies and Javelina in 20c this entire season. I see a lot of tracks for some big mulies, but not so much Javelina. I mostly hunt the north side of Hwy 89 just outside of Congress AZ along the Date Creek Road on the Ox Ranch. This is a last ditch effort to ask if anyone else has seen Javelina along this route and how far in. Any help would be great, I took a 7 mile hike and tons of prickly pear, but no droppings or tracks of the piggies. The water tanks are too high to drink from and there is little to no standing water. I know folks do not want to give up their spots, but any help would be appreciated.
  4. Flatlander

    37A Q&A

    Ok, I posted on this earlier and got no response so I am hoping it was just the way I titled it. I agreed to take out a couple of guys who have not ever hunted before on the 37A HAM hunt. They have been trying to get me to go out with them for a while and I just haven't made time. Since this will be their first hunt I am hoping to at least provide a memorable experience. I hit up the G&F website but I know those pages can get pretty outdated and I haven't hunted 37A in like 15 yrs. Can anyone help me with the following questions? I was thinking of hunting the Picacho's/Newman peak area East of the canal, is there typically a bunch of guys in that area? And is there anywhere to get across the canal with a vehicle from the West? One other spot I was considering were the hills bordering the ag lands north of Red Rock. I seem to remember quite a few folks hunting that area way back when and glassing areas were pretty limited, can anyone confirm or deny? Thanks for any response, and if I can ever help you out I will be happy to return the favor.
  5. Hanksaiditbest

    Got creative with this years skulls

    Dug up the skulls from this winter, built a shelf out of an old pallet and here she is.... next time i'll remember to keep track of the teeth
  6. Gary I

    Skulls

    **Unbelievable response! All are spoken for now. Thanks so much for the response.** I have some newly cleaned/whitened skulls that I really don't need. These skulls were from a local taxidermist: they weren't wanted when the animals were brought in to be mounted. He was going to throw them away. Since I clean skulls, I hated to see them go to waste. So I took them, cleaned them and would like to sell, trade or even donate them to a school or other worthy cause. I didn't take them to make a profit; even though I have time and some money in them, I just didn't want to see them wasted. They are professionally cleaned, odor-free and ready to go. There are five bears, three javelina, two mountain lions and three bobcats. Make me an offer, let's talk trade or tell me who needs them. Top of my wishlist: an early '70s, original, gold single-mantle Coleman lantern. Call Gary at 928-978-2627, PM me or email me at antlerfinder@hotmail.com
  7. For sale here is a beautiful, lightly used, highly efficient, 2011 PSE Stinger compound bow. It has been through a few months of the archery season in 2011, and the month of January 2012 for Javelina. Shot less then 300 arrows easily. The bow comes with the hard case, the quiver to match the color of the bow, the sights, arrows, release, vibration dampening components, and broad heads. It also comes with the card to set it up for the warranty through PSE, again just never had time to apply said warranty. Its a spectacular bow, very accurate, light weight given the size, and talk about neat colors on this bad boy! Many many online reviews cannot stop talking about what a grand bow this is for both the sport of hunting, and target practice. This is a very durable bow, easy to use, performs well, and great quality. This bow shoots an average of 304-316 FPS, and has a draw weight ranging from 40lbs, to 70lbs, talk about a variation. This is the perfect bow to grow along with you. Honestly, if you don't believe all I am saying, take some time and do the research yourself, this bow is one of the best selling in America for a reason!!! Contact Paige @ (480)823-1160 with inquiries, or if you'd like to see more pictures. You can either text (preferably as I work and am in school most days) But if you call, I will gladly return it as soon as time opens up for me! Emailing is fine too, I will check as frequently as I can. Thank you for looking, have a fantastic day! ASKING PRICE OBO: 360.00$
  8. Hi all, I’m Rian. This is my first post to the forum. I’m from Flagstaff. This was my first hunt EVER- I found out about it when I attended BOW in January. I had a great time, though I didn't “tip over” anything. Sharing my experience here... Super short version: I had fun, I learned a lot, I didn't get a pig, and I’d like to go again next year! Having trouble adding pictures, so here's a link to my photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rianpie/sets/72157632802393131/detail/ Long version: I arrived around 7 pm Thursday. I brought a tent, but Amanda offered me one of the ‘guest’ tents TJ had set up, which was WAY nicer than my tent (and had a cot and a small space heater!). Thank you TJ! (also thanks to Peggy for a camo shirt, and Doug for his very cozy camo jacket) Dropped my stuff and joined the group for dinner. Was introduced to my mentor, Bill Deshaw. That first night I slept poorly, and around 4 am, the coyotes woke me up. They ‘sang’ long enough that I sat up and recorded some on my iPhone! In the morning, met up with Bill and two other ladies, and we headed out into 36B. Bill led us around to numerous water tanks/holes to look for signs of javelinas, and taught us what to look for, how to tell how fresh the tracks are, and how large the javs might be based on distance of tracks from the water’s edge. When we weren’t near watering spots, we were on high lookouts with our binoculars, “glassing” for javs (I learned lots of new terms on this trip). The first day, we saw several coues deer, cows (up close and personal), and a coyote. We didn’t spot any javelina all day, but one of our last stops seemed promising, and Bill found more recent tracks at a nearby water tank. We headed back to camp, with a plan to return to that final spot the next morning. Saturday Up and at ‘em. The night before, two more guys drove down to camp to help out for a bit. Stan and Dave came with us for the morning- They had to drive a couple hours each way- and had to leave at noon, so it was REALLY generous of them to come! So we all drove out to our lookout spot, a hill with a 360* view, and started glassing. About 30-40 minutes in, I spied a coyote. As I called out what I saw, another coyote popped into view, and a big jackrabbit leaped out of a bush and dashed away. The coyotes didn't pursue. I swear they were standing there looking at me. They were so big that I asked “are there wolves here?” Bonnie laughed, but then looked through my glass and admitted she could see why I’d say that- they were big! The coyotes were about 440 yards away (per Bill’s range scope). There was some excitement at the prospect of trying to harvest one. While Bonnie was looking for ammo for one of her guns with a long enough range, Dave was looking around more and saw a group of campers/picnickers not terribly far beyond the coyotes. We knew immediately we wouldn't take a shot with people that close. Given the presence of people on that side, I relocated myself to look at the opposite side of our lookout point. There was some BS’ing going on after the excitement...so it was that shortly after, Bill and I were the only ones actively glassing when BAM, there they were- 4 javelina on a hillside. “I SEE ‘EM!” I yelled before my brain even really registered. Looking more, we saw at least 10 on that hill. Bill had said that hunting is “Hours of boredom for a few minutes of pure adrenaline” and he was right! As soon as I saw them, everyone’s energy changed. We started planning our approach, and gearing up. Dave came with us. Stan stayed on the hilltop with a walkie-talkie to watch (Bill had its mate) We stalked over, wind in our faces. They’d decided that a longer-range muzzle loader would give me a better chance at a hit, so Bonnie gave me her muzzleloader and a stand to rest the end on. I got set up about 100 yards away (I had to move a bit, because Dave was taller than I- I couldn't see over the crest of the hill in between us and the pigs). The plan was that Bill, Bonnie, and Misty would get closer (50 yards) and the girls would use their handguns. Bill would use a call to try to keep the javelina close, and we’d all fire. The whole time they were working their way closer, I was keeping pigs in my sights. As they fed and wandered, about 4 passed through my crosshairs. Dave and I were anxious for Bill to give us a ‘go’...then the pigs started cresting over their hill and I didn't have a shot. Dave (who is 6’7”) told me there were more walking up the hill and they’d be in my sight soon. I kept my focus right at the edge of the smaller hill blocking. And that’s when Bill gave the go ahead. Shots were fired, pigs ran. I didn't have a shot. A couple javs ran down into the brush between our two groups. Dave and I worked to relocate so I could be ready for a shot, but the pigs ran before I was set up, and I didn't have a chance to sight them in time. RATS! We tried to trail them for a bit, but they were well-spooked and had disappeared in the brush. We eventually headed back to our hilltop to see if they’d regroup after some quiet, but we didn't see them again. Stan and Dave had to leave. We glassed some more, and then checked out a couple more areas further on, before heading back to camp. In the rehash of the event, some lessons emerged: 1) Having 2 different ranges of fire (100 yd and 50 yd) made it difficult to coordinate 2) We got greedy. Bill regretted not letting me shoot first (since I’d spotted them) and having Bonnie and Misty be ready to try to nab a runner. 3) Know how to safely and quickly un-cock your gun if you need to move. 4) I’m not great with a scope - couldn't quickly find my target through it. Sunday morning, we planned to go straight back to our hilltop, which I now dubbed ‘javelina point’. I had planned to leave by noon, so was worried it would be a fruitless venture. This day, it was Bonnie, Bill, and me, plus Linda (mentor) and Ellie (hunter). The drive to our spot is an hour long. We got there, and gave a quick scan, then started setting up to glass for real. I didn't even have my lenses attached to my tripod when Ellie found them! We immediately started getting ready to stalk. This time we all 3 had muzzleloaders. We hiked out, with Linda staying on the hill with the walkie. We got set up, and Bill said “Have at it, ladies”. I lined up my shot and pulled the trigger. Big puff of smoke. Javis started running. Bill started using a call, and got a big one to turn around and head our way. Ellie fired a shot, and doubled over---she had her face too close and the scope hit her HARD. The pig ran by, about 20 yards on my right. I had the presence of mind to consider pulling my 9mm off my side and trying to hit him, but I wasn't confident I’d be fast enough and was worried about safety- Bill had told me to stay down because Bonnie was off to my right. Also at that point I thought my one shot was good, I felt like I was on target, and through the smoke I hadn't seen what happened to the pig, so I didn't think I should be shooting at another one. Bill had to run for supplies to patch up Ellie - the scope cut was deep, though it didn't bleed too bad. After she was OK, we went to check for blood sign but didn't find any...so yeah, I missed. We tracked a little ways, but weren't seeing any sign of them and needed to get Ellie back, so that was the end of my hung- Linda, Ellie and I headed back to camp...then I had a long drive back to Flag. (Bill and Bonnie stayed to track the herd, and I hear they at least found them again) My lessons for Sunday: 1) I need to work on target/shooting practice 2) I need more guns 3) Don’t put your face too close to your scope! 4) Calls do work, so be PREPARED for a second chance Overall it was a real adventure. Bill was a great mentor, I really appreciate the time he spent with us and the knowledge he shared (along with jokes and stories). I enjoyed the company of all the ladies, too. Thanks Amanda and crew for organizing this event. I’d never have ventured out on my own, so I’d say it was a success!
  9. Check this video of me tracking down my Javelina. He was NOT happy with me!Spooky!
  10. Gut Pile

    1st Javy with a Pistol

    Well, after missing a nice Javy bow hunting early season, thanks to the new 2 bag limit I had rifle tag for this month down south. I only had 2 days to hunt (the last 2 days of the season) due to work, so I booked it down there right after punching out. I hit the tent around 11pm and rose before the sun. I hunted a spot I killed a brute Javy in '09, but nothing showed but a fox which I missed unfortunately. I spent the afternoon checking out the beautiful desert and ancient ranch houses. I decided that I would hunt near camp where there are washes and small hills to glass from. I set up for about an hour and saw nothing, so decided to give my varmint call a try. Maybe get a yote or a fox if not a pig. 15 mins of calling I spotted movement in the brush. It's a Javelina and he was now at 20yds! Too close for my REM .300 Ultra Mag, would've turned him inside out. So I grabbed my Ruger GP100 .357mag off my hip and snuck a little closer. I had a shot through a hole in a bush and let him have it. Even with 220 grain Buffalo Bore bullets he still managed to slip away. Now the light was starting to fade as started the track job. I knew he didn't go far but the dense brush made it a little spooky as I thought I hit him a little far back. I found him after 5 mins of searching and he was MAD! Jaw popping, lunging at me even with a shattered pelvis, and hackles straight up! One more hit of "Big Medicine" ( my .357) and One Happy Hunter. It was so much fun. I hunt alone often and sometimes that's just what I need. Kill or no kill I love AZ!
  11. Gut Pile

    skunked by tag#1 stinkpig

    Well, no archery pig for me yet. Missed 1 @30 yds due to operator error. But as always had a blast. Still got tag#2 to go!
  12. Flatlander

    Pig in a blanket . .

    Or at least it probably wished it would have been this morning when it was 22 degrees. We started out this morning back in our usual spot looking for pigs and deer. We found some about 8:30 and the stalk was on. Well everything that could go wrong did, wind swirled all over the place, a cow spooked and ran right through the herd, a coyote chased a jack rabbit all over the hill they were on. Needless to say when we got to where they were, they were no longer. We setup the tripods and got started looking for them. We glassed up the pigs and a buck about the same time and there was a decision to be made. Well the buck slipped into a wash so we decided the pigs were a better better bet, but by this time another hunter had closed in on them. After watching for a few minutes we realized he had no idea where they had moved to so Mike took off to see if he could cut them off while I kept track of them from our hill top. As Mike headed out I settled in to watch the show. Before long I could see the pigs scatter and I realized the other hunter had stumbled into them and flung an arrow. Fortunately the pigs ran right into Mike's lap and after a couple of tries a pig stayed in front of one of his arrows long enough to get stuck. The hit was low and the blood trail was long. While working the blood trail we met up with the other hunters who turned out to be some acquaintances Mike has met down there hunting before. They were kind enough to help us out and after a couple hours we were able to find the wounded pig holed up in some mesquites. Mike got another arrow in her and she only went another 50 yards or so. All told it took us about 3 hours to recover the Javi after the first hit. This was a great day and ended a couple year drought for Mike.
  13. This was a very special archery Javy hunt for me Took my beautiful huntress with me for a little unexpected surprise I had in store for her. Wanted to share with my CWT.com family! Enjoy!
  14. To show our appreciation for all the CouesWhitetail members, Southwest Wildlife is having a special discount for members only. We will discount any Javelina shoulder and 1/2 Lifesize mount this year 75.00, and any Lifesize 100.00. stop by the showroom or call (480) 661-0372
  15. I took my sweet huntress out to film som B roll footage for www.bloodinstinct.blogspot.com ...or so she thought I do believe it was a successful hunt! I wanted to share with my CWT.com family! Enjoy!
  16. bhuntin

    20a javelina

    My 14 year old son has a 20a Jrs tag,any tips,never been in this unit,plan to scout a few times before october hunt,THX
  17. rschaumb

    Javelina Pics (baby)

    This is a little late but we had some close encounters with Javelina in December while scouting for our archery and rifle hunts. And this is with the Nikon D40 18-55mm lense so no real zooming here. A little scary being this close to mamma. Hope you enjoyed
  18. WildHeritageTaxidermy

    Lifesize Javelina and a Color Phase Bear Rug

    Here are a couple pieces just finished up......
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