New hog hunter learning the ropes.

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  1. SamSan

    SamSan New Member

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    I'm new to hog hunting. A friend in AL who's just bought some property there has a significant hog problem. So, I'm helping him out with mitigation and have come here to learn the ropes, tip, tricks and tactics.
    Thanks Todd for all the awesome free information.
    Respectfully,
    Sam
     
  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome to the fray, best of luck on the culling work ahead.
     
  3. SamSan

    SamSan New Member

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    Indeed, its going to be fun. If only I were a richer man. It seems in this realm, one can quickly catch a case of GAD (gear acquisition disorder).
    DO you all book hunts out there in TX?
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  4. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    The only hogs (here) in Seattle are the one wearing the pink hats with ears. No open season on those either. What's a feller to do?
     
  5. Wellbornpapa

    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Sam, If you can find ammo, buy all you can and get to shootin'. That's one way to get rid of them.
     
  6. SamSan

    SamSan New Member

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    Tomorrow I'll be ordering my first Thermal optic. And looking forward to getting into the fray.
     
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    Jhop LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Hunt into the wind. Pigs sence of smell is probably better than any animal out there. They see as good if not better than you do, day or night. Use the shadows day or night to close the distance on them. Pigs seldom stand still. Go for neck instead of headshots.
     
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    pruhdlr Cantonment,Fla. SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Hogs are similar to coyotes in that - -> You can fool a hogs hearing with calls. You can fool a hogs sight with camouflage. But a hog ALWAYS believes their nose.
    Never underestimate a hogs eyesight. They can smell far better than a whitetail. They are one of the most intellegent animals on the face of the earth. (Number five I believe.)
    CNS shot for no tracking. Otherwise,put it ON THE SHOULDER. Never behind it. Use enough gun . . . and bullet.
    Welcome to a "addiction". ---- pruhdlr
     
  10. DeadPigs

    DeadPigs New Member

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    “GAD” I love it! I think I have that like 100x between hunting, climbing, scuba diving and amateur radio.
    Welcome to the fray. If you’re looking for a guided hunt check out hogswat.com. I hunt on my own property in Texas but after talking to Hal, I think I’m going to book with these guys to learn.
     

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