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Honey Island Swamp Hog Hunting

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Wondering if anybody has any experience hog hunting down in the Honey Island Swamp. I've been looking for some spots around the New Orleans area. Within a 1 hour drive. I have heard people have brought out some nice hogs from the Honey Island Swamp. I want to go down there. I don't have a boat. Does anyone know where you can walk in at? Also what about gun choice? Should I go out there with a 12 gauge with a slug or I also have a .270 and a .7mm. Should I bring one of those rifles out there? Any help would be great.
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Honey Island
Yes they have a very good population of hogs. Most anywhere u walk in will put u on hog sign. Pls make sure u get u a pamphlet, read and understand it to a T. On the days the game warden shows up and checks he writes a pile of tickets. People show up during split or closed seasons all the time with rifles and when its only squirrel and rabbit they have buckshot. Make sure u read check in requirements and orange requirements. Those $350 dollar tickets hurt but its not there fault, make sure u have correct gear including correct gun, license, self clearing permit, orange etc. If your gonna get off a trail u better be competent with a gps. Like Viet Nam in there, thick and confusing.
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Pearl
yep plenty hogs out there. if no boat then the north end off of hwy 11 is the easiest access. I use my 12 guage mostly but you should use some heavy ammo like some high powered #2's or 4's, not bird shot. yes rifle or slugs when legal are better. it is pretty thick so use your gps and try to hunt wet sloppy places which isnt too hard to find out there. I hunt the Pearl alot so if any more questions just ask. good luck!
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Kayak?
Good advice, BigJim. Does anyone have experience with a kayak in pearl river wma? I was wondering if putting a kayak in anywhere gives you an advantage. It seems like the smaller creeks around the shooting range area/ hwy 11 are too full of stumps and branches for a kayak, but I was wondering if the waterways in the southern part of the wma might be more suitable for a boat than a kayak? Anybody having success with a pirogue or kayak?
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South PRWMA
I know when I head to the southern portion of the pearl to hunt pigs, I want to be as high as possible to see out over the tall marsh grass. From my experience, I've rarely seen pigs right on the waters edge down on the southern portion they are usually a little ways off the bank in the tall grass which would make them impossible to see from a low sitting kayak.
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Yakking
I usually don't see pigs within sight of the water. They are usually 60 to 80 yards off sloughs in areas I hunt. About 4 times this year I saw pigs cross sloughs but they weren't hanging out there. It gets real scary in Pearl when water gets up like it is now. U can get lost so easy in water and if u step in a slough the water may be 7 to 10 ft. The current rips so hard in woods it's like surf fishing at Caminada on a 2 ft tide. I stay away when it's like this. A pig just isn't worth it and the river is even scarier, zero room for error.
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