Where To Go For Warthogs????

DillonG

AH veteran
Joined
May 28, 2019
Messages
155
Reaction score
172
Location
Illinois, USA
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Hunted
None
Man a big set of warthog tusks with bone etching sure does sound like a nice trophy.
 

outwestidaho

AH veteran
Joined
Apr 4, 2014
Messages
153
Reaction score
297
Location
IDAHO
Media
38
Articles
1
Member of
SCI, NRA
Hunted
South Africa, cape of south Africa , Namibia, Alaska, British Columbia, Manitoba
I seen some nice big ones in the Kalahari in Namibia. They were everywhere. Took a nice one with my 375 .View attachment 374724View attachment 374725
That's a warty of my dreams right there !!!! I have a decent one from Namibia ! (see photo below) But nothing like that.
I have been to the Limpopo twice and haven't even seen one that big.

Going to shows I have looked at photo books from Motsomi Safaris and they have an awful lot of huge warthog in their books.
100_0524.JPG
 
Last edited:

WAB

AH legend
Joined
Oct 8, 2015
Messages
3,661
Reaction score
8,734
Location
Alabama
Media
108
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
1
Member of
DSC, NRA, SCI
Hunted
Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
Funny, we hunted Limpopo, the Zambezi valley (Zim), and the Otavi area in Namibia last year. We were counting on big Warthog in Namibia. We ended up shooting two old pigs, one in Limpopo and the other in the Zambezi valley. Go figure!

IMG_0649.JPG
IMG_0280.JPG
 

Peter Larsson

AH enthusiast
Joined
Oct 10, 2014
Messages
363
Reaction score
709
Location
Sweden
Website
www.petersknivar.n.nu
Media
233
Member of
Nordisk safari klubb,Riksjägarna,Svenska Jagareförbundet.
Hunted
Southafrika,Tunisia,Russia,Latvia, Estonia,Sweden.
Shot one i Limpopo that is ok.
sydafrika 2 048.JPG


I also bought a pair of tusks on an internet auction that was shot in Senegal.
29cm long. A 375HH as comparison.
Was mounted on a plaque with date.Think it was in the -60s.
Seems to be of an other shape compared with the one I shot in Limpopo.
Bought them to use in my knife making hobby.
thumbnail_20201108_202209.jpg
 

crs

AH elite
Joined
Jun 17, 2009
Messages
1,353
Reaction score
2,268
Location
Republic of Texas
Website
sheltontechnologies.com
Media
9
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
CRS, NRA Patron Member, TSRA, DWWC, DRSS
Hunted
RSA
Jim P said "I don't know about free range warthogs but looking at the prices for hunts for them in south Texas and you might as well as go to Africa and enjoy the trip over there."

Jim,
I looked into this and found that the only Texas hunting operation that advertised Warthog hunts does indeed charge a trophy fee of $9,000.

I also found that the State of Texas encourages all hunters on state land that see warthogs to kill all that they see. State game management employees on these lands do the same as the W hogs are thriving in the southwestern parts of the state and present a threat to some native game species.

Sounds a lot like the news when the feral hog population began to increase. Time will tell, but we may some day have more reasonably priced h W Hog hunting.
 

JimP

AH legend
Joined
Dec 14, 2014
Messages
2,665
Reaction score
4,189
Location
Gypsum, Co
Media
50
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
3
Member of
NRA, RMEF
Hunted
US (Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada. Canada (British Colombia), South Africa (Eastern Cape)
One bad thing about hunting Texas is all the private land. Yes, you can find public but would it hold warthogs?

I think that if their population does explode like the wild pigs then the land owners will try to get as much as they can out of the hunters. I have a friend who stopped at some property in Texas that had signs all over their fences saying "Pig Hunters Needed" He talked to the owner and they wanted $300 a day to hunt their property.
 

crs

AH elite
Joined
Jun 17, 2009
Messages
1,353
Reaction score
2,268
Location
Republic of Texas
Website
sheltontechnologies.com
Media
9
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Member of
CRS, NRA Patron Member, TSRA, DWWC, DRSS
Hunted
RSA
"Pig Hunters Needed" He talked to the owner and they wanted $300 a day to hunt their property.

Interesting and common for farmers and ranchers with a hog problem.
Reminds me of the Boars Nest hog hunting preserve in OK, just a 90 minute drive north of my farm.
Two pastures:
1. Do it your self, walk and stalk for hogs from 100 to 200 pounds for $200. they bring dead hogs in to cleaning station and will clean them for a fee. I usually watch the cleaning while eating lunch. Also a good time to BS and maybe add a pig or two as needed.
2. Trophy pasture, they run the dogs and hunters ride in their pickup until a Boar is bayed and then a hunter gets out , walks to bay, and shoots hog before it breaks and runs. Big Fun! Hogs usually around 300 pounds. Price is $300.

This operation is so close that I am always back to drop off quartered hog at processor near farm before dark. For out of town hunters, they have a couple of bunk housed with bath and kitchen.

I shot this sow, my all time (so far) biggest hog, walking the Trophy pasture a couple years back:; the owner said it was a 600 pounder, but it was too big for the scales.
52180_600x400.jpg

They did have to use a tractor with front end loader to retrieve it from the field.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

R.M.C.

AH fanatic
Joined
Jun 28, 2020
Messages
855
Reaction score
1,257
Location
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Media
6
Hunted
U.S. and Canada
Texas is indeed all private land and there's definitely no farmers dying for out of staters to come hunt for free on their land.
And the high fenced "exotics" are vastly overpriced for the assembly line experience. Africa is a far better deal.
 
  • Like
Reactions: WAB

mdwest

AH legend
Joined
Mar 20, 2016
Messages
2,448
Reaction score
6,216
Location
DFW
Media
48
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Mex/S.Amer
1
Member of
DSC Life Member
Hunted
USA, South Africa, Argentina, Peru
Texas is indeed all private land and there's definitely no farmers dying for out of staters to come hunt for free on their land.

There are a few... your just have to know where to look :)

I arrange a veterans hunt every year in the spring in SE Texas.. we have a landowner that gives us access to his several thousand acres at no charge... we typically take 12-15 pigs off of his property every hunt.. we have guys come in from all over the country for a 3 day hunting weekend.. AK, VA, NY, FL, TN, GA, OH, and MO were all represented last spring...
 

JimP

AH legend
Joined
Dec 14, 2014
Messages
2,665
Reaction score
4,189
Location
Gypsum, Co
Media
50
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
3
Member of
NRA, RMEF
Hunted
US (Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada. Canada (British Colombia), South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Texas is indeed all private land and there's definitely no farmers dying for out of staters to come hunt for free on their land.
And the high fenced "exotics" are vastly overpriced for the assembly line experience. Africa is a far better deal.

I figure that if they are desperate to get rid of wild pigs that they would be more than happy to allow a few hunters onto their property to thin out the herd some

I agree on the high fence exotics, they are way overpriced but if you just have a weekend to hunt and don't want to go to the expense of a African trip it might be for you. But when you can have a full 10 day safari which includes just about everything including the kitchen sink and 5-10 animals Africa is your best value.
 

375Fox

AH fanatic
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
976
Reaction score
2,539
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
127
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
Funny, we hunted Limpopo, the Zambezi valley (Zim), and the Otavi area in Namibia last year. We were counting on big Warthog in Namibia. We ended up shooting two old pigs, one in Limpopo and the other in the Zambezi valley. Go figure!

View attachment 374751View attachment 374752
The 2 warthog in my photo are from Otavi. We hunted waterholes two sittings and saw very little, then we went to a huge ranch where the owner was also a distributor of herbicide in area and was nearly all cleared of brush. I’ve never seen so many warthogs. We took 4 that evening driving ranch, the 2 in photo were largest.
 

375Fox

AH fanatic
Joined
Feb 19, 2020
Messages
976
Reaction score
2,539
Location
Pennsylvania
Media
127
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
Zambia, Namibia, South Africa
Texas is indeed all private land and there's definitely no farmers dying for out of staters to come hunt for free on their land.
And the high fenced "exotics" are vastly overpriced for the assembly line experience. Africa is a far better deal.
Not all exotics in Texas are behind a fence. I took these 2 axis in Sonora Texas this year. All low fence, saw several hundred over 2 days. I thought price was very fair for the experience. All spot and stalk. I think west Texas aoudad are priced well for the experience and country they live in as well.
2AC2A5E1-8DF5-4E28-82BE-8C028D42D827.jpeg
E418F0DE-2B89-495F-A689-D1531DC15038.jpeg
 

Tally-Ho HUNTING SAFARIS

Sponsor
Since 2015
AH elite
Reviews
2
Joined
May 14, 2013
Messages
1,065
Reaction score
1,329
Website
www.tallyho.co.za
Media
738
Member of
SCI, PHASA, SA Wingshooters
hi all

great warthogs
hunt northern limpopo, south africa
make sure not too rocky or very hard ground in the area where you hunt, as the warthogs will often wear down or break their tusks off
so soft sandy soil often produces good looking unbroken tusks

regards
 

Scott CWO

AH elite
Joined
Apr 10, 2013
Messages
1,291
Reaction score
3,282
Media
92
Articles
2
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Asia/M.East
1
Member of
SCI, WSF, RMEF, GSCO, and NRA
Hunted
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique x3, Tanzania and CAR. Tajikistan, Canada, Mexico, AK, WY, NM, SD, CO, UT, AZ, NV

50by50

AH enthusiast
Joined
Feb 22, 2013
Messages
249
Reaction score
242
Location
Highland Utah
Media
21
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Hunted
S. Africa and Namibia
I have had great luck on warthogs in the limpopo. Took three monsters on two trips. Can't remember what they measured but it was up there. I want to say one hit 14"....?

IMG_5570.jpeg
IMG_3438.JPG
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Proneshooter

AH veteran
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
146
Reaction score
249
Media
16
Hunted
Argentina, Zimbabwe x 3, South Africa, Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota, Texas
Give the folks at Mokore Safaris a call. I just saw a picture last week of a 16" Warthog they pulled from a poachers snare. One of their PH's told me they have shot one that went 17" but many many above 14".
 

JimP

AH legend
Joined
Dec 14, 2014
Messages
2,665
Reaction score
4,189
Location
Gypsum, Co
Media
50
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
3
Member of
NRA, RMEF
Hunted
US (Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada. Canada (British Colombia), South Africa (Eastern Cape)
As is usually the case once I presented the choices of where we could get some nice warthogs my friend decided to back out of the idea of hunting them.

But all might not be lost because I still want one
 

Proneshooter

AH veteran
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
146
Reaction score
249
Media
16
Hunted
Argentina, Zimbabwe x 3, South Africa, Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota, Texas
As is usually the case once I presented the choices of where we could get some nice warthogs my friend decided to back out of the idea of hunting them.

But all might not be lost because I still want one
Jim,
I got this photo from our PH at Mokore Safaris. It was taken this year at their concession in Mozambique, and sadly was killed by a poachers snare. They have some of the best Warthog in this concession. We (the wife and I) are planning to hunt there in 2023 and it was recommended to set aside trophy fees for 2 Warthog each. Reason being our PH said " you will see many 12"-14" and shoot one, before the trip is over you WILL see a bigger one and want to shoot it".
WhatsApp Image 2020-12-10 at 02.04.33.jpeg
 

Dick Fisher

New member
Joined
Dec 30, 2020
Messages
7
Reaction score
16
Media
7
Hunting reports
Africa
1
A friend asked me about going back to South Africa and doing a hunt for a great warthog and perhaps just a couple other animals.

I hunted the area around a hour north of Port Elizabeth the first time and while there were warthogs available most of the areas were too rocky to allow them to get the great tusk that I want. We did see one nice old boar but once he disappeared into some brush we never did find him. One of the other hunters did get into some nice ones but at the time he was also hunting fallow deer which were not on the farm that we were hunting and they had to drive a few hours to get to the area that they hunted them.

So, if I wanted to find a great outfitter with some great warthogs and perhaps a few other animals where would I go and with whom? I'd also like a zebra rug but am not sure of what the other person would like to shoot. But I am sure that he would be flexible. Then there are always the animals where the PH says to shoot and you just shoot it and worry about it later.
Khomas Highlands Safaris Namibia--on 5 day trip saw hundreds of warthog and some very impressive trophies. Shot trophy Kudu, 2 gemsbok that made SCI book one made SCI and Rowland ward at 41 3/8". trophy Impala, and Springbok . Had chances at numerous other species and planned on going back 2020 had bought tickets and covid shut it down. AM going this May if it remains open, everything you could want in a Outfitter. Best food ever very clean and safe and friendly.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
39,907
Messages
777,725
Members
72,773
Latest member
tedbird
 

 

 

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

gprippers wrote on Tucketed's profile.
Hello, saw that you want the Jeffries brass. So you an either send a USPS money order or paypal i guess, which ever works for you is fine with me at this point. If you want to us Paypal use [redacted] friends and family and dont mention gun stuff at all or they will go bananas! LOL!

Let me know what you want to do.
Thanks,
Rob
Cowboy wrote on MBIZI SAFARIS's profile.
Good afternoon, please send me a list of pricing for 2022.
NTH wrote on JimT's profile.
Hey Jim, I read that you’re from Dequincey and just returned from Africa. I’m from Lake Charles and went there in April. What outfitter did you use and would you share your experience and pics? I won our trip to Kuche through DU.
gprippers wrote on SAFARIKIDD's profile.
Hello! Nice rifle! I have IDENTICAL rifle in 375 H&H so i was wondering what gunsmith did the work on it? Appreciate it and if you decide there is anything you are willing to take in partial trade, let me know. I have quite a few pistols, long guns and sxs & o/u shotguns as well.

Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular.

Thanks,
Rob
Bearhunter46 wrote on Philip Glass's profile.
Philip, do you still have the 416 for sale?
 
Top