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Javelinas

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by gun runner, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

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    What caliber rifle do you use if you do hunt them? I been using my first .223 I got a long time ago and its been working quite well. Before that I been using my .270. Javelinas sure do stink and when you trap them you hear nothing but them snapping their tusks :D
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    Havent had a chance to hunt any javelinas yet. Killed lots of thier cousins though. I've killed a couple hundred hogs with my 30-30 and .45.
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    They are smaller than feral hogs. Most I have shot were at 100-300 yards with a .270. A good quartering shoulder/lung shot will drop them in their tracks. They have a musk gland along their back a few inches in front of their tail. Young ones are tasty BBQ'd slow over Mesquite. Not a lot of fat on them. Avoid the musk gland while dressing them out.
    They are no where near as destructive as feral hogs on the land and on fences. Teeth/tushes are razor sharp and they will charge and slash if cornered, and can severely injure man, dogs, and horses.
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    In the mid 60s had the opportunity to help handle the dogs for a javelina guide-Texas hill counrty.

    I never shot one but was in on several kills. A BIG boar will weigh 45# or less.

    Saw em shot w/ 357 and two were killed-one shot. Guide liked 22 LR for bayed ones.
  5. gun runner

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    I want to get the head mount of one taxidermied, I just thought about it yesterday. How much should I expect to pay for a head mount?
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    I had one done in 1972. It was $90 then. It is still on my wall. I think it might cost a little more now.:)
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    Especially if in '72 it was $90
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    I'm guessing it would cost about 250-350, depending on who did it.

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