I have heard about a few hog sightings between Richmond and Raleigh. Generally they are much further east, but does anyone else know about these sightings. Looking for an opportunity to try for some over christmas.
they are on the list for VA. No season and the VDGIF notes sacttered populations accross the state but they don;t say where outside of back bay. I heard about Wise, that was one area of interest, also Culpepper/Lake Anna Area.I hunt public land in Wise County Va. Jefferson National Forrest ,And they shut down a whole section that we call the glades( kinda a swampy area) for almost the entire deer season. Hoggs tore it up in there, from what i heard they was trying to trap them! I hope they put a season on them,or put them on the nuisance list!
Thanks. Caswell got my interest. I was on a guided hunt there last year and saw tracks. I asked and they said there some around, but lots more closer to VA (martinville, Danville.) I have been hearing about them scattered around Dinwiddie, Prince George and even extreme SE Chesterfield/Charles city. All of that make sense given that it is relatively rural, swampy, and has a looong history of hog farming. I cannot beleive there are no feral hogs in places like Isle of Wright, suffolk and Cheasapeke! That is the home of Smithfield ham and free range hogs since colonial days! Anyways, also hear of a few around Raleigh, but again no pics posted or proof of life so to speak. One was also hit by a car in traffic on 15-501 in Durham just before chapel hill. Thats Orange county which abuts Caswell so........They're around, mostly on private land. Lots in extreme SE NC and of course in the mountains, but that's not between Raleigh and Richmond. There are some in the Neuse River Drainage east of Raleigh and a lot in the Roanoke River drainage in NE NC. Try website for Northeastern Hunting (around Ahoskie), or just google wild hogs hunting nc. There used to be quite a few in parts of Caswell County, NC, and in Halifax County, VA (where I live). Haven't seen any sign of them in a while, but there are still a few around. SC is better for hogs, except for a few spots in NC. My son and I are lined up for a hunt with a place on the Neuse River drainage. I'll let you know how we do.
Back Bay has a ton of them. My old man and I drew for Back Bay deer hunting and were able to get the island draw...which was real nice. I couldn't imagine the amount of pigs running around on that island and in that area in general.they are on the list for VA. No season and the VDGIF notes sacttered populations accross the state but they don;t say where outside of back bay. I heard about Wise, that was one area of interest, also Culpepper/Lake Anna Area.