Javelina, also known as peccary or collared peccary, are weird little critters, and if you’ve never been hunting for them, you should! Especially if you’re an archery hunter. Even though they look, and act like a wild boar, they definitely are not. Surprisingly, they are more closely related to rodents than to pigs.
In most states they’re considered a game animal, so be sure to check regulations. Javelina hunting is a year-round affair in some parts of Texas, but Arizona requires you to draw a tag. A great combo hunt opportunity is a Spring hog/wild turkey hunt in Texas.
Javelina are fun to hunt with a bow, and make a great first hunt for a new hunter since they are fairly easy to stalk. Their eyesight is poor, and they are always busy. They can be baited, but spot-and-stalk is tons of fun! Another fun javelina hunting method is to call them in. They come into a simple predator call, and you can even purchase special javelina distress calls.