We’ve seen a recent uptick in the number of orders for our Game Alert equipment come through from states where wild hogs aren’t quite so rampant.
So what gives? Varmints
Rifle. Bow. Handgun. Lightsaber. Whatever your choice of weapon when taking on a wild hog, there are a few things to understand about the troublesome, but oh so tasty, beasts.
Most hunters heading into pig killer territory are deer hunters looking for some action in the off-seasons. Which makes perfect sense given that feral hog hunting is allowed in most areas year round!
Is it better to hunt hogs during the day or at night?
As the need for feral hog hunting continues to explode in the U.S. it’s important to understand your prey as much as possible. Depending on the population of hogs in your area, and the rise in activity for trapping and hunting feral hogs, your considerations for night-time feral hog hunting become greater.
The exploding feral hog population is wreaking havoc on states nationwide. Feral hogs, considered a non-native, invasive species, pose a serious threat to both land and wildlife: hogs root land and eat crops, resulting in mounting costs in production losses and land repair. Additionally, native species are forced to compete with the omnivore hogs for food resources, and are at risk for contracting several infectious diseases feral hogs carry, including Leptospirosis, brucellosis and pseudo-rabies.
It’s night in the woods – hog hunting season. How long have you been in ground position, waiting for the familiar sound of a twig snapping under a sow’s hoof? How long have you lying, belly-down in the dirt, waiting for a hog to slink up to the feeder, 200 hundred yards away? How long have you been waiting to take aim, to make the perfect shot?