Here are some pics from my January javelina hunt in Arizona. I had never been there before and had never seen a javelina in my life. I hunted self-guided on public land with a friend of mine. We chose our areas based on google earth scouting, maps, and some advice from others on where to start looking. The area of Arizona I was hunting is amazing it's about 75% public land ownership all open to hunting, with some amazing out of the way places. We were bowhunting and had to get very close so we had to hunt hard and I didn't take my javelina until the morning of the 7th day straight of hunting. I figure we hiked at least 60 miles and spent countless hours glassing. I spotted the herd I took mine from feeding on a ridge opposite me and with a good wind jogged across the canyon seperating us and climbed the ridge as fast as I could. I stalked to where I had seen them feeding and the first thing I saw was the bushes moving as they rooted. I found myself looking at just bits and pieces with no clear shot and had to wait and wait and finally I had a clear shot on a nice boar at 17 yards. The shot was true and he expired less than 20 feet from where he stood at the shot. My friend was on the ridge we had spotted them from and took video of the entire stalk including the shot.
We had 10 days to hunt before I had to return home and on the morning of the last day my friend finally got a nice 10 yard shot on a very old boar, an excellent trophy.
I guess I could have posted in the boar section but javelina are not exactly pigs and are only anciently related. Large differences include complex versus simple stomachs and toe like hooves with three toes rather than the cloven hoof. Also javelina have a scent gland on the back that is quite pungent, the locals call them "skunk-pigs". We consider them big game here so I put them here.