Some Things I Miss… Tejon Ranch

May 21, 2013

I’ve had my hot and cold attitudes about Tejon Ranch over the years, as they writhed and contorted to appease the environmentalists, to get approval for construction and development projects, and to get ahead of the lead ammo issue.  But the truth is, it’s still a magical place and one of my favorite hunting locations of all time.

And it’s in California.  I am not.

A California-based hunting magazine, Relentless 365, has started cranking out some really cool web videos on YouTube, and the other day I had the chance to view this newest release… Tejon Ranch Hogs.  It’s about 21 minutes of footage of bow hunts all over the ranch, and it gives you a pretty good idea of what the dedicated hunter can find on this place.  What made it particularly special to me was that I’ve hiked and crawled a lot of the same places you see here.  It really got the old memories going, I can say that much!

Anyway, here’s the video.  21 minutes is a long time, in web terms, but this is SO worth sitting still for.  Check it out.


8 Responses to “Some Things I Miss… Tejon Ranch”

  1. Holly Heyser on May 21st, 2013 17:39

    Good lord, I’d be happy to be on any hog hunt. But with the money I dropped on a new camera this year, my hunting’s gonna be low-budget for a while to come.

    And yes, 21 minutes is a long time, but I’ll dip in and check it out.

  2. Greg C on May 21st, 2013 23:54

    Hey Philip,

    I have a writer that wants a bit of info. Can you email me your contact info so I can refer him to you?

    Thanks Sir.


  3. Phillip on May 22nd, 2013 07:02

    Email on the way, Greg.

  4. Phillip on May 22nd, 2013 09:05

    Holly, I thought you just bought a new camera last year? Oh well… I expect if you put the effort to it, the “budget” hunts are there. Maybe time to convince some editor somewhere that a hog hunt is just what the readers need to see… maybe go shotgunning with slugs at Fort Hunter Liggett? What is the latest in lead-free shotgun slugs?

  5. Holly Heyser on May 22nd, 2013 09:22

    I got a high-end point-and-shoot for video last year, but I hadn’t replaced my primary DSLR in three years, which appears to be about how long a camera body seems to last (though I hope this one lasts longer – could’ve bought three good shotguns for what this thing cost).

    With summer break about to start, I’m definitely up for pursuing those ideas you suggested!

  6. Phillip on May 24th, 2013 04:51

    Keep us posted, Holly. I need some vicarious CA hog hunting right about now.

  7. John L. on May 22nd, 2013 20:13

    Damn.. I sure do miss Tejon.

  8. Phillip on May 24th, 2013 04:50

    Good to see ya around, John. And yeah… I’m with you there!