It is important to understand a few things about the wild hog’s anatomy in order to consistently kill him, regardless of the weapon. Through the years, I’ve lost more hogs from shots that were too far behind the shoulder or too high into the shoulders than any other shot placement. Hogs carry their vitals a bit farther forward and lower in the chest cavity than deer. A hog’s heart is very low in his chest.
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!
If you’ve tried your hand at hog hunting before and didn’t have much luck, congratulations, you’re in good company. Many seasoned hunters of other game have attempted to tackle the continuously growing hog problems around the country and have gone home empty handed.
Whether it’s for the hogs’ role as a nuisance to farmers and landowners, or you’re just after some tasty meat, hunting hogs is a growing sport.