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I don't eat any of the pigs from our place. I know what we feed them......

Hi - older post but still valuable Intel as I & 2nd Hunter will be after Bush Pig w/ Marius/KMG. I was always told, ‘a little Hot Sauce fixes everything!’ Or in Africa that would be ‘Mrs. H.S. Balls Hot Chutney.’:A Stars:
 

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Bushpig I took last week in Limpopo with Booysen Safaris. The biggest of six we saw that evening. Lots of great advice in this thread. I used my 375 H&H and one shot poleaxed him. They are impressively skittish and I did not feel over gunned. Seeing my crosshairs was very difficult and I would bring an illuminated scope next time.
 

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Yes sir, we do. Not for the faint hearted.
That sounds like an absolutely phenomenal time! Any pics with the packs around a pig they caught? Love keeping up with all the 4 legged warriors you have at your place!
 

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What a brute w/ a nice big pumpkin - Congrat’s!
 

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Hi, just a question. Is the bushpig and warthog the one and same species? I am planning a trip to Limpopo to get my first warthog for meat (salami etc)
 

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Hi, just a question. Is the bushpig and warthog the one and same species? I am planning a trip to Limpopo to get my first warthog for meat (salami etc)
No, while they are both in the same family, Suidae, they are two different species.

Bushpig- Potamochoerus larvatus

Warthog- Phaecochoerus africanus
 

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Apart from being different species (and not looking much alike), they are also different in terms of hunting. Warthogs are usually hunted during daylight in the "normal" way - generally spot and stalk.

While not impossible, I've never heard of bushpig being hunted this way. If they have been hunted at all, they are almost entirely nocturnal, and are generally hunted over bait (though I did get one once by chance while night hunting for other animals).

I would go so far as to say that one is a relatively easy hunt - the warthog - while bushpig can be a difficult hunt (it took me two hunts to connect on the first).
 

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Thanks for the valuable information. Do you perhaps know where is the best spot to hunt warthog? I live in Secunda
 

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