these guys aren’t steering you wrong. the place I know in Alabama is isolated, by a river, prone to flooding and, mostly forested. Pigs galore. If that helps your Ga search.
Also Georgia certainly knows how to tax these days. Especially if there is growth around, ie schools etc.
As vehicles go, it may differ but there’s a $20 tag fee and annual ad valorum that drops with age or value. An 08 mountaineer was $65 total this year plus $25 emission test, Forsyth co.
How are vehicles taxed. Here in PA, we pay to have our vehicles annual inspection and an emmissions test. The registration per vehicle is $36 per vehicle, providing you don't have a heavy vehicle. I heard that some states tax each vehicle based on the value of each vehicle, so I'm hoping GA isn't like that as we currently own three vehicles.
Look up Ad Valorum tax. Basically figure on a one time up front 7% of the current value of your vehicle fee in order to transfer your tags to GA. After that it’s like 20 bucks a year for emissions to renew your registration.
Crop insurance usually doesn't get filed for deer or hog damage as the crop usually has to be declared a total loss. I've been working with deer and hogs in DNR on a statewide level for 15 years and this idea that things are being run by insurance companies is ludicrous. Sure they want there to be fewer deer and hogs, but they aren't orchestrating some big conspiracy within DNR as some seem to think. I struggle to see how DNR would benefit in any way from inflating hog numbers anyway.
With that said, I've always been an open book on the forum so I'm happy to answer any questions you have. Not trying to get down on you at all, just makes me chuckle when I see stuff like that since I would have to be at the heart of the conspiracy for it to be true (and I'm not).
Since I am looking to move to GA in say 16 months, I'm starting to do my research. My primary hunting would involve hunting pigs, so my question is...are pigs concentrated in certain areas in GA, or can pigs be found throughout the state?
I want to buy land where I can actually hunt the pigs on the property that I buy, so I need to narrow down my search as to where we'd want to live in GA. Can you guys give me some counties to research. Are people hunting the pigs from public land and hunting clubs, or do you guys hunt on your own property?
Can remember, back when hogs were few, seems there were more people wanting to hog hunt. Now that areas of Georgia is infested with them, Less people want to fool with em. I've killed many over the last couple years. Butchered some, gave some to folks who wanted em. And had to do away with many because couldn't find anyone to take them. And with leased land, not allowed to let non members of the club come hunt the darn things. Here are photo's of a few of them
In my experience, unless you are in an area that they are just everywhere, like along the coast or along a major river corridor, etc.... they move a lot. I’ve had them move in for a while to feed on something specific a while and them move not to be seen again for a while. You can travel not all that far to buddy of mines place that is right on the river, and they can’t get rid of them. I think in large part they are moving on both places, he just get replenished immediately because they are constantly traveling along that river.
I agree, the land I hunt in Talbot always has pigs. We don't bait during deer season (Club Rule) or Turkey Season yet the pigs are always there.
I think it is due to lots of creeks,cover and food plots.
But like someone said, they always seem to be on another trail cam than where I am.
Maybe I will get a drone and sit on the camper porch and scout hogs!