Sitka Mountain Gear
Tactics for Pigs
Hogs
Contributors to this thread:
Two Feathers 19-Mar-19
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sitO 19-Mar-19
Genesis 20-Mar-19
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Ollie 20-Mar-19
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From: Two Feathers
19-Mar-19
I'm old - 72. I've never been on a pig hunt. I'm leaving for Georgia Thursday for about 11 days and am planning to do a DIY pig hunt on public or private land by a big swamp in the Albany Ga, area. Right now my tactics are spot and stalk or find a spot with good pig sign and park myself on the ground or in a stand and wait. My weapon of choice is a longbow. Any other tactics I should try for my first pig?

From: Buffalo1
19-Mar-19
A hog has 3 things on its mind- eating, sleeping & sex. Hone in on these 3 activities. They are wandering, opportunist animals unless baited.

Study the vital zone carefully.

19-Mar-19
My first trip I found out just how much they use their nose. Where they are laying is for a reason. I way under estimated them. Binoculars and still hunting should work for you. They will run right through the water with out second thoughts of a `gator. Thermacell country and treat clothes for ticks. And if you see one the others are hidden!!! And they really blend in. Best of luck!

From: wild1
19-Mar-19
If I were you, I would first find sign (look near the water). Once I found sign, I would put out some sweet/sour fermented corn and sit in a tree stand. Check the wind for stand placement.

From: Two Feathers
19-Mar-19
I wondered if you could call pigs and I found out yes you can. I'll be shopping for a pig call when get down South.

I assume when using a tree stand I don't have to get very high so I planned on a Lone Wolf hang on with just two climbing sticks.

19-Mar-19
Best thing you can hope for is an overcast day in the 50s, and maybe rain the night before. They will up rooting the ground and leaves and will be easy to put a stalk on. My buddy shot two sows last weekend as we simply covered ground, found them and killed them. The temps were what I described above, perfect.

If it's hot, they'll be in thick, wet, cool places and most likely bedded. Good luck and kill 100!

From: sitO
19-Mar-19
The times I've spot & stalked them in TX (free ranging) we could hear them before we saw them. Granted we knew they were in a general area, and the wind was low, but they are noisy and especially if a sow is in heat. Some good advice from the others, I'd also look for "rubs"...they like to circle tree's or telephone poles and will often leave a "ring of mud/dirt" around them.

From: Genesis
20-Mar-19
Deer are rheostatically controlled in they have some curiosity and a process to go from rest to flight.

Pigs have a switch. They go from docile to widespread panic in a heartbeat .......their short wheelbases makes a guy take his/her FIRST available shot

From: elvspec
20-Mar-19
I've shot a few from tree stands. In the area I hunt, if they haven't been disturbed much, I have found some to be predictable if they are using a particular area. I setup on trails that are heavily used along swampy areas mostly. They use the edges and ridges. Pretty much as everyone above said they are fairly easy to stalk. For the most part they make a lot of noise and if the ground is quiet and they are busy you can sneak up on em. Especially if they're rooting. Their eyesight is terrible so as long as you are downwind you'd be good. More than once I've stalked them on open beaches and just freeze when they look up. Even had them spot me and start walking toward me out of curiosity. But once they figure out your a human they hustle. If you're hunting public in Georgia I'm pretty sure its illegal to bait same as here in Louisiana so check the regs which I'm sure you already have. Its a kick in the butt chasing hogs. Good luck!

From: Two Feathers
20-Mar-19
Do I need to be as concerned with my ground scent with pigs as I am with whitetails?

Will I find a use for trail cameras if I bring some along?

From: Fuzzy
20-Mar-19
Buffalo1 I just realized my spirit animal is the hog

From: elvspec
20-Mar-19
Hogs have a good nose. You'll see them freeze when they catch a scent. That's when they know somethings up, a good time to shoot.:) But as long as you're downwind you'd be good.

Wouldn't hurt to set a camera or two if you think they're using a trail. Not often but I have had them be predictable on trails so at least you'd know what time they were passing.

20-Mar-19

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If you're stalking with wind in your face, I wouldn't be too worried about your scent. Stand hunting, where your scent will drift, yes.

This pig here from last week, we did the gutless method on and packed it out with us. Something to try if you're way back in like we were.

From: elvspec
20-Mar-19
"Buffalo1 I just realized my spirit animal is the hog" LOL!

From: SlipShot
20-Mar-19
I have had luck with still hunting in the wind. Take your time, glass a lot, and walk into the wind.

From: Ollie
20-Mar-19
Pigs tend to roam around quite a bit. Don't spend a lot of time slow hunting an area where the pigs are not. I like to quickly move through an area looking for fresh and old sign. When I get into fresh sign I slow down and become a lot more deliberate in my movements. Use your ears a lot. Pigs are quite vocal when traveling and when feeding. You will often hear pigs long before seeing them.

From: Rocky D
20-Mar-19

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X 2 Ollie and Temby, cover ground quickly looking for rooting first then fresh rooting keep wind in face for crosswind. If wind is at your back you are toast. I shot this one weekend before last in Georgia. Woods were dry as toast so shot was 47 yards.

From: Buffalo1
20-Mar-19
Fuzzy,

If you ever get an email from me, right below my name is a quote, “What is time to a hog” To me, that quote beautifully described life in retirement. I have tried my best to live up to the quote !!

From: Two Feathers
20-Mar-19
I appreciate all the advice. I'm packing for the trip and having second thoughts on the two sticks and the Lone Wolf hang on. My mind told me two sticks up I wouldn't get beat up by a pig. It's relatively light but nothing I want to lug around. How much a concern is it to bet beat up by a pig. I've seen pictures and heard stories so I know it happens.

From: elvspec
20-Mar-19
Obviously getting charged and/or tagged happens. My experience has been unless they are cornered, for the most part they just haul ass the other way. I did have three of them run straight at me last year and all three just ran around me within 10' when I jumped up and yelled at em.

From: Rocky D
20-Mar-19
Spot and stalk is what I do all the time I haven’t ever had a hog to charge. I hear stories from people all the time but I don’t put a lot of credence on it since I typically stalk hundreds of pigs every year and it hasn’t happened!

From: Lee
21-Mar-19
They are a blast to stalk - personally I’d leave the stand at home! I’ve killed a bunch out of stands but usually deer hunting and it’s opportunistic. What I always did was walk into the wind along the creek or river and look for sign. Once I found good, FRESH sign I’d go into creep mode and just really take my time looking and listening. I almost always hear them bedore seeing them as once they are on their feet they make a lot of racket. Once I spot them I get the wind right and damn near run to them - they make a lot of racket and won’t associate your noise with anything other than another hog. Reason to get In on them quick is if the wind shifts and one smells you it is over. I’ve killed multiple hogs out of the same herd many times - have plenty of arrows.

As far as them getting you I’ve had a few scares with big boars on about 4 occasions. All but one had already been shot and were pissed. The other was with a big boar that I shot and the one I shot pounded him thinking he was the source of his troubles! It was something to watch at 16 yards! That hog was plenty pissed after and it was pretty hairy but he didn’t get me but did scare me pretty good.

Good luck and have fun - they are a blast!

Lee

From: Two Feathers
21-Mar-19
My last post on the Bowsite for a bit. Heading down to Georgia for a pig hunt and my youngest daughter's wedding. Looking forward to both. I had enough room to pack my Lone Wolf and sticks but I'm leaving them behind and will try and stick with being mobile. If I want to park it, I can do that on the ground.

After I arrive in Albany I will pick up a hog call, visit Big Jim's Bow Company, stop at library for plat sheets w/land owners and check out my hunting area, break out gear and get ready to hunt the Chickasawhatchee Swamp. Hope the snow up here is gone when I get back.

I heard people talk up Ft. Steward on this site. My daughter is getting married in Savannah which is 41 miles from Ft. Steward. But that didn't work out. To hunt Ft. Steward your required to possess a state hunting safety certificate. Not required for me in Wis. But I have two mentees that need to attend so I will attend so one day I can pig hunt Ft. Steward. Their game warden at Ft. Steward was very helpful.

For a hog call I would like to get a cheap one with batteries. I think that would sound better than me blowing on a grunt tube.

Rocky, that's a lot of stalking. And a 47 yard kill shot tells me your a good shot. I'm more like 7 yds - 20 yds.

Time to get on the road. Thanks again for all the advice.

From: Ollie
21-Mar-19
Most pig "charges" are nothing more than a frightened and confused pig running the wrong direction.

21-Mar-19
I agree Ollie. TV has average people scared to death of wild hogs. I've killed a bunch of hogs with bows and a few with guns. Some were from stands, some were from the ground. The only time I had a pig "charge" me was blood trailing a one lung hit boar. He bluffed charged me twice before I was able to get a finish arrow in him.

The other time was when I shot a boar in his bed and the hogs flushed like quail. The boar died quick and a BIG sow come running in to investigate. She was aggressive, but was merely looking for danger. She took an arrow to the lungs too.

From: Rocky D
21-Mar-19
Hell, two feathers if ft BENNING’s pig season wasn’t closed for turkey season I would invite you up to hunt a couple of days.

Luckily pigs are pretty easy to get close on.

From: swampmoss
21-Mar-19
This weekend is opening weekend for turkey season. Just checked Chickasawhatchee WMA is a quota hunt only for the first couple of weekends. Which means you will have to draw to hunt turkeys/pigs on the WMA. You will most likely have to find some private land in that area. Just saw this post.

From: swampmoss
21-Mar-19
If you go spot and stalk and watch the wind as others have said they have a great nose.

From: elvspec
21-Mar-19
"Most pig "charges" are nothing more than a frightened and confused pig running the wrong direction." Agreed

From: drycreek
21-Mar-19
I agree with the "most pig charges" comments, but I know two guys who have been hurt by big boars, one pretty badly, and another that was knocked off his feet by one. It does happen, and it won't mean a thing until happens to you. I can't remember how many I've killed and only had one charge me. My first shot from a Glock 10mm went too high in his neck and just pissed him off. The second shot caught him between the ears and he slid to wighin three feet of me.

I had a standoff with another two years ago while walking to my stand in the early morning. I could only see a big black shape but I knew what it was. I pulled my pistol out and commenced to slowly walk toward him. I knew he didn't smell me, (probably why he stood there that long), and I cut the distance in half before he eased off into the woods. Needless to say, I slicked right on by that spot pretty quickly ! My first thought when I saw him was, I need a better light and a bigger pistol !

21-Mar-19
I hunt GA hogs every year. Forget the hog call, you are more likely to spook one that way than to call one in. I have had some luck using my voice to call/grunt in a boar when I came upon several boars fighting over a hot sow, but that's not common. Best bet is to cover ground, stop and listen a lot, then hang around on the downwind side of any fresh sign you find. Take pics and remember to tell us what happened when you get home.

From: Fuzzy
22-Mar-19
Buffalo1 the late great Jerry Clower, rest his dear soul. He's my inspiration.

From: Two Feathers
23-Mar-19
Pulled in to Albany Ga, this morning. Took about 24 hours for 1100 miles and included 2 rest area naps. My first stop in Albany was Big Jim's Bow Company. Bought some gear and found out they pig hunt at night. Also found out about WMA's. My second stop was the library to look at the county Plat Book. The girls behind the desk never heard of a Plat Book. Stopped by a realtor's office and he confirmed what the library girls said. No Plat Book for Dougherty county. I have to go to the court house for that information. Maybe Monday. We have Plat Books in Wisconsin. It shows who the land owner is for a plot of land. Got on the library computer and found out hunting a WMA or national forest is NOT going to work out just like swampmoss said. Swampmoss, I agree I will get some maps of the area and start driving roads and start knocking on doors. On private land hog hunting is like 24/7 365. On public land not so.

Rocky I shot my first ever turkey off Ft, Benning. I was stationed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base here in Albany. I think I would run into the same problem at Ft. Benning I did at Ft, Stewart., i.e., no wis. state hunter safety completed.

Jeff, I'm taking your advice about the hog call.

Finally made it to my daughter's place and unpacked. Everyone at work so I had the place to myself with cats and dogs. Got my laptop up and running. Time to look at maps.

From: Two Feathers
23-Mar-19
I lucked out! The first landowner I spoke with gave me permission to hunt and has pigs. 600 Acres and he drove me around showing boundaries and piggy spots. He looked a little disappointed when he asked me what kind of rifle I was using,

From: drycreek
23-Mar-19

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Big boar stinkin up my block !
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Big boar stinkin up my block !
Two Feathers, I know why he looked at you funny ! :-). To some hog hunting is a pastime, to us hog haters, hog hunting is an obligation !

From: Two Feathers
23-Mar-19
Now I'm street legal. License cost $38 + $2.50 transaction fee. $40.50 - Short Term (4 days) non resident Georgia hunting license.

From: Rocky D
24-Mar-19
Twofeathers, At first glance that would be the case on Ft Benning. You would be grandfathered and a safety video would satisfy the requirement.

I just worked a week some Marines and retirees on things that help you go bang in the night.

From: Ace
24-Mar-19
Two, good luck! Some of us in colder areas are watching and following your adventure. After you stalk and hopefully arrow a pig or 2, don’t be afraid to borrow a rifle and shoot a couple of roasting size ones. They are delicious and you’ll make the landowner a friend for life.

Watch where you sit and step, everything down there will sting or bite you!

From: Two Feathers
26-Mar-19
Day 1 of a four day hunt. Got out to the property about 1300 and left at 2015. No pigs seen. Put out 2 cameras with bait and ambush site and another ambush site with no camera or bait. Saw plenty of pig sign but no fresh pig sign. No fresh pig crap. Without that I have nothing. Tried to jump a canal/ditch and failed. Must be the old coming out. At least I didn't get wet.

I hear hogs move most during the night and early morning. Hunting at night here is legal. I'll give that a try and early morning if they found my bait. I will talk to some of the locals and hope they can help with getting an arrow in a pig.

The field I put the corn and cameras is a huge peanut field with lots of peanuts still on the ground from last years harvest. I was told pigs like peanut plants and corn plants but not cotton plants.

There is a lot of storm damage from the early March storm that hit Alabama and SW Georgia. Lots of trees down especially were the ground was/is soft, lots of trees. A big mess. I sweated up walking around and I was only wearing a T-shirt. Right now it's raining here by my daughter. Where I hunt is about 30 miles away. Hope it's raining there also.

From: swampmoss
26-Mar-19
Good Luck

From: Two Feathers
26-Mar-19
Day 2. Saw 10 pigs today. All shapes and sizes. They were dead hanging in a meat locker waiting to be processed. I was wondering if the processor had any left over pig he wanted to get rid of but no, he has a waiting list of customers who want wild pig. He did mention that the state went up in helicopters and shot them from the air in an effort to control population numbers. Talking to the processor was an education in itself.

No pigs on my cameras. Did have some armadillos on camera. The rain last night helped locating fresh sign. I spoke with the first locals I saw and they pointed me to Fred's across the road. Fred gave me permission to hunt behind him and behind the church. No live pigs seen. Saw 1 deer and heard a commotion and a pig squeal.

Same routine tomorrow, check cameras, hunt behind the church and talk to locals.

26-Mar-19
Good luck, Tom!

From: swampmoss
27-Mar-19
A good resource is the GON.Forum under Feral Hogs: Spot and Stalk and also under Bowhunting/Traditional Archery. You may be able to get some help or advice on hunting pigs in the area you are hunting.

From: Forest bows
27-Mar-19
Steal some fryer grease from a restaurant. Usually out back by the dumpster. Best bait going.

27-Mar-19
Good luck!

From: Two Feathers
27-Mar-19
Day 3. No pigs seen or heard. Camera 1 = a doe and yearling @ 2200. Camera 2 = 2 hen turkeys @1000. No pigs on cameras. I'm beginning to appreciate the value of an outfitter.

From: Two Feathers
28-Mar-19
Day 4. Pig hunt over. No pigs seen, no pigs on camera. Leaving with experience and some ideas for the next time.

28-Mar-19
Tom, since you shoot a trad bow, and if you plan to return to GA, give Traditional Bowhunters of GA a look. I joined them over a decade ago as a NR and attended several of their member hunts on public land. Became friends with several members and that led to other hunt opportunities. They have a nice newsletter with good Intel on WMAs and just being able to hunt with experienced trad bowhunters might be what you need next time.

From: Rocky D
29-Mar-19
Tom if you plan to hunt Georgia again plan on hunting a couple of days with me. I am about 90 miles from Georgia. Where I hunt you cannot hunt during turkey season or I would have invited you this time.

From: Two Feathers
03-Apr-19
Arrived back to Wisconsin this am from my trip south. Not all the snow has melted here at home. 3,650 miles total. Got to shop at Big Jim's Bow Company in Albany, got to visit with my oldest daughter, got to go on a 4 day DIY pig hunt. Got to drive across the state and walk my youngest daughter down the aisle in Savannah. Left Savannah and headed to Leesburg, FL and visit wife #1 and back up to Albany, rest and back to Wisconsin.

Thanks for all the advice. I slept good after doing a lot of walking looking for pigs. My day with a pig will come. Rocky, I was thinking next time I would look for pigs closer to my daughters place in Leesburg GA. But, I can see the benefits of going with an experienced pig hunter. I may run down to Ga over the Christmas holidays or there after. I'll have my bow and I will be looking for pigs.

Jeff, I'm a member of Wisconsin Traditional Archers. Traditional Bowhunters of GA is worth a look at. It would be kind of cool to come down as a member for one of their hunts.

I have some time to spend educating myself on hunting pigs. More like finding pigs. Not as easy as I had envisioned. Lots of different tactics. Spot and stalk, sit and cover an established bait site, different baits, hunt during the day, hunt at night, hunt with lights, run them with dogs. For me it starts with finding them and that wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Semper Fi - Tom

03-Apr-19
Tom, the TBG is having a hog/spring turkey hunt open to any member the last weekend of April on a great WMA. They have similar hunts all over the state throughout the year, and they are very NR friendly. Something to consider if you plan to return in spring 2020; they do this every year but not always at the same WMA. There will be a whole camp full of experienced hog hunters who are very good at finding, stalking and shooting hogs at close range with trad bows.

From: t-roy
04-Apr-19
Tom.....2 thumbs up for your valiant effort! Good luck to you on the next one!

From: White Falcon
04-Apr-19

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Put out a bag of corn.

From: Two Feathers
03-Mar-20
A year later and I'm headed back down to Georgia for 10 days to visit kids with a diy pig hunt on my mind. My weapon of choice will again be the longbow. I leave Wis April 16 and head back home April 26th. I've read and reread all the advice, good stuff thanks again. I also assume turkey season will be going on during my time frame. My plan is to talk to the locals and find pigs closer to Albany than where I hunted last year. Wish me luck! Semper Fi - Tom

From: drycreek
03-Mar-20
Good luck Sir !

03-Mar-20
Tom. Their noses are incredible need the wind, and thermals,,,, good luck

From: HH
03-Mar-20

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Called plenty with a rabbit squeal coyote call on groundCoyotes to while pig hunting.

They got good nose.

Best part is when get a got hit.....that squeal!

Best hunt is with the dogs and a knife. Once bayec and fight is on. Then, dogs can het em stretched then come in with my handmade pig knives!

K

From: HH
03-Mar-20

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Called plenty with a rabbit squeal coyote call on groundCoyotes to while pig hunting.

They got good nose.

Best part is when get a got hit.....that squeal!

Best hunt is with the dogs and a knife. Once bayed and fight is on. Then, dogs can het em stretched then come in with my handmade pig knives!

K

From: Busta'Ribs
03-Mar-20
Corn and lots of it has always worked for me. Start dumping as many high percentage sites as you can cover as soon as you arrive, plan the wind according to the upcoming forecast, get trail cams on the set ups and let the cards tell you where to hunt. Hogs are always near water. Set up accordingly. If you can hunt at night and the hogs are hitting your corn after dark make sure you have a bow mounted light set up. If you have a week to hunt and you sling a thousand pounds of corn you’ll find the hogs if they are in the country you are hunting. If not, hire an outfitter on your trip next year cause three strikes and your out! Good luck!

From: Shawn
04-Mar-20

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His results from last Friday
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His results from last Friday
My son in law in who lives on SC/GA Border kills lots of pigs on WMAs. He walks slowly using the wind and listens, always here's them first. He than tries to get an eye on them from a distance and plans his stalk. He lives in WAHALLA SC and hunts with his recurve for hogs exclusively. Shawn

From: Shawn
04-Mar-20
Do any of the guys mentioning bait know that you cannot bait on public land or WMA Lands in Georgia or SC? It is illegal!!!!! Shawn

From: Shawn
04-Mar-20
Private you are good to go with bait but it's baiting, up to you but again it's baiting! Shawn

From: Busta'Ribs
04-Mar-20
But he said he planned to hunt "established bait sites", so presumably he's doing that legally. Yea, it's baiting, but then again, it hogs!

From: drycreek
04-Mar-20
Yes, it’s baiting, but then, IT’S AMERICA !

From: HH
04-Mar-20
Baiting. Like hunting in a zoo!

K

From: Busta'Ribs
04-Mar-20
Thanks for finally coming along and giving us all your opinion HH, now I can quit baiting hogs and do something more challenging. And perhaps now you can tell me what I should be doing besides baiting hogs, maybe something that you would approve of? This is precisely why I check the Bowsite so often. I really don't know what I'd do without all the helpful advice intelligent folks like you provide less knowledgeable bowhunters like me. So again, thank you.

From: Highlife
04-Mar-20
Lmao! Best post I've read in awhile lol

From: White Falcon
04-Mar-20
Good luck!

From: bigswivle
04-Mar-20

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Elusive wild boars!!! Up wind and sitting in my truck. Which one do I shoot
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Elusive wild boars!!! Up wind and sitting in my truck. Which one do I shoot

04-Mar-20
Get 'em Two Feathers!!!

From: Scooby-doo
04-Mar-20
My thing about baiting is if you are doing it just use a rifel. Hogs are the scourge of the earth and if ya bait use an AR and kill as many as possible as quick as possible. I would never bait I could kind of care less if you do but its more like shooting than hunting is all. Shawn

From: drycreek
04-Mar-20

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Scooby, exactly why I bait hogs, not to hunt them, just to kill them. I trap them, shoot them if I’m deer hunting, and shoot them at night and they still overrun my place.

From: Busta'Ribs
04-Mar-20
Call it hunting, shooting, slaughter, whatever you want, I could give a rip. I just know killing pigs with my bow is about as much fun as I can have with my pants on. And I know the more corn I sling, the more hogs I kill. So all the ethics police can take a chill pill. Don’t forget boys, we are talking about killing HOGS. They’re called hogs for a reason.

From: HH
04-Mar-20
Baiting hogs never stops more hogs.

Get some dogs or make circle cages.

Killing hogs and hunting hogs is two different things entirely.

Dint why you come here at all really either.

K

From: Busta'Ribs
05-Mar-20
Another profound post there HH, that really helps to clear things up. Thanks again for your input!

From: Fuzzy
05-Mar-20
gotta love it when the "I've never done it but" crowd starts lecturing about how easy something is. I think we can call that "Bloomberging" from now on.

From: 4nolz@work
05-Mar-20
As usual people that don't have hogs have all the answers.I have alot of hogs.Friday evening I drove up on 3 sows with maybe 20 shoats under a feeder.Rolled down the window and shot the biggest in the ear with a .22 magnum.I don't try to "erradicate" them it's nice to have something to shoot when deer hunting slows.I keep a couple feeders going just to keep than away from my deer stands.I also enjoy shooting them with a bow in the Fall.

From: 4nolz@work
05-Mar-20
Two Feathers if you ever come to Florida and it's not deer or turkey season give me a holler.I live on the Georgia line south of Valdosta.

From: 4nolz@work
05-Mar-20

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Last summer

From: drycreek
05-Mar-20

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That enough ?
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That enough ?
I didn’t see any hogs harmed in that video :-)

Check these out in my wheat plot.

From: 4nolz@work
05-Mar-20
drycreek I hate messing with hogs in the off season.Too hot. I let a guy that works for me go out there the next week he killed 2 sows for the freezer. :)

From: 4nolz@work
05-Mar-20

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I've dog caught them,tied them,stuck them,shot them,snared them,trapped them.Its all good.

From: Busta'Ribs
05-Mar-20

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Ghost Hunter says, always wear a face mask when hunting hogs.
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Ghost Hunter says, always wear a face mask when hunting hogs.
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Especially at night...
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Especially at night...

From: HH
05-Mar-20
Hunted hogs for 32 yea in Hawaii. Never dropped a kernal.

Hunted them from CA to GA. Again, Hunted them not Killed for damage control.

I would if I had to. Did snare some on my Jugle Ranger Traning Camp. Training studs how 550 cord can feed you in a pinch. Think the biggest i coked out with 550 was right at 300lbs. Let Joe gut quarter and cook some in ammo can over fire. Happy Jungle Ranger Students.

K

From: ki-ke
05-Mar-20
I hear the best place to snare a 300 lb hog is near a meth lab................

From: Fuzzy
06-Mar-20
^ lol

From: Fuzzy
06-Mar-20
I'm always a bit mystified at folks who say stuff like "baiting is too easy" and "trapping takes the sport out" in reference to hogs. It's like arguing against bug zappers and pest strips for insect control

From: nowheels
06-Mar-20
ki-ke, you better catch that one early, after a couple months on the “bait”, it’ll be down below 150 and have no tusks left :-)

06-Mar-20
nowheels... lol, I was thinking the same thing! But... I was thinking like 105 lbs, no tusks, sucking it's gums and picking scabs. :)

From: Busta'Ribs
06-Mar-20
I don’t care what it weighs or how many teeth it has, as long as its still a hog, I’m sticking it...

From: HH
06-Mar-20
Thinkin your getting tactics confused with techniques.

Throwing bait down to thin out hogs is population reduction technique.

Like aerial shooting.

Not a HUNTING tactic

K

From: Busta'Ribs
06-Mar-20
You’ve made your point HH. We all know you don’t consider killing hogs over bait hunting. Thanks again for telling us. Thanks again for reminding us. And thanks again for clarifying it for us. We definitely all need it because we’re obviously not as smart as you. It’s amusing for me to see what a tool you are, but God help the poor people that can’t get away from you on a daily basis. I can only imagine how tough it must be on them!

From: HH
06-Mar-20
Just common sense.

Yer a killah!

Got it.

K

From: drycreek
06-Mar-20

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How I prefer my hogs. In multiples. Had these this morning. Tonight they’re in my son’s freezer. Like grocery shopping !

From: wytex
23-Mar-20
Maybe some folks hunt hogs to reduce the population and baiting definitely works for that. Hope you don't ever have the problem that many have with feral hogs but if you ever do you'll understand.

From: Highlife
23-Mar-20
Drycreek I bet you have a plethora of recipes lol. Keep wackin and stackin.

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