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.
WE ARE IN THE NO LEAD, CONDOR ZONE.
A $200.00 per person deposit is required to book a meat pig hunt. The total amount of the deposit is refundable with notice of cancellation 30 days prior to the hunt. The deposit is applied to the total fee.
Total Package – $850
Self Guided Pig Hunts
Come hunt a 2500 acre ranch at your disposal. Terrain includes steep canyons, oak filled flats, multiple ponds and water troughs, brushy hill sides and big pine canyons. Expect to see pigs and lots of sign.
75% shot opportunity.
Hunters will receive full (walking) only access to the ranch and access to sleep in the lodge. An electric winch skinning rack, BBQ area, shower and bathroom is all available for use. A Ranch Representative will give you a hand held radio and drop you off at a well known water hole or drop off point, from there you can travel around on foot as you please. When a pig is shot, radio the guide and he will be there to pick you and your pig up and the nearest road.
Hunters will need, good hiking boots, flash lights, backpacks, gas to run the generator, food and drinks, knives, a warm jacket, rifle of your choice complying with CA state laws and copper bullets. (We are
in a lead free zone)
Note: Failure to follow Fish and Wildlife laws and regulations will result in termination of your hunt.
Price: $200 Per person / per day
$300 kill fee (wounded or lost pigs counted as killed pigs)
$35 skinning fee (optional)
Minimum of 2 Hunters