Hunting Javelinas with a Shotgun?

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first off, is it legal to hunt javelinas with a shotgun using slugs? second, if so does anybody hunt javelinas with a shotgun?
 

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i have hunted them and a shotgun would be handy in many ways but i'd use shot , not slugs.
 

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Shit I know a guy Jim Duque that hunts them witha BOWIE KNIfE.From a Jeep.Crazy Bastard and hes got the scars to prove it
 

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i figured itd be nice since its in between a rifle and a pistol in some ways. what size shot? id say 00, maybe 000...
 

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id be using 3" hevishot in 12ga. i dont see mush point of 3 1/2" shells other than self mutilation.....
 

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You could kill one with a shot gun. But if you want to hunt them I would use a bow, or pistol if you don't have a bow. Javelina hunting is a lot of fun, but spending all the cash to go on the hunt to drop one at 15 to 20 yards with a shot gun wouldn't be worth it to me. Getting within bow range is not hard to do if you are down wind of them. BTW. they taste just like they smell.
 

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I have only hunted them once but that big sow had zero stank, the skinned carcass weighed 35lbs and the meat was sweet like pork.

We saw 4 and got on them and got two shots with bows. I skewered mine within spitting distance. I don't hunt with anything but a bow, but even if I did javelina is one of those critters that I wouldn't bother hunting with anything but a bow. They are fun to get in on. Inside 30 yards is where the fun is...
 

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im looking to get into archery hunting (i have a 5'2" recurve i use to shoot as a kid), but for right now its firearms