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Hog knowledge needed.

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:47 am
by buttonbuck
Got a ton of hogs on a farmers land. Theres a few 30acre plus blocks of timber on it with drainages. I dont know alot about pigs, any good videos on patterning (if you can) and hunting them? Can I scout bedding and use that to hunt hot sign or should I be concentrating on night hunting them. Im also torn between my desire to hunt them during daylight hours and the possibility that may not be in the farmers best interest. Ive heard you need to eliminate the sounder in one shot.

Re: Hog knowledge needed.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:17 am
by Boogieman1
Small properties are the cats meow for hogs if they feel safe and the property is fenced. Pigs can’t jump a fence! Find the hole where they are getting in and set up there. More than likely it will be where the perimeter fence crosses a ditch or drainage. If no fence then I suggest u bait em in a hunter friendly location.

Re: Hog knowledge needed.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:18 am
by Bowhntr68
Unless you have a feeder or bait pile in the same spot for several days it’s nearly impossible to pattern hogs. They tend to just roam around finding whatever food they can and then move to the next spot. If you want to eliminate an entire sounder you’re best bet is probably a corral trap. It’s hard to lay down 8-10 pigs at a time with guns or bows unless you can catch them out in a large field. If it were me, I’d find a spot along a creek bottom or any other low spot with decent hog sign and start putting out whatever kind of bait you like. Give them some time to find it and you’ll have a shot at them

Re: Hog knowledge needed.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:38 pm
by IkemanTx
If it is legal.... bait.
Texas Hog Baits is phenomenal stuff. Their long range attractant is awesome. Mix a small amount in with your corn, and they will most definitely show up within a day or two.

Also, if legal... hunt them at night.

Re: Hog knowledge needed.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:26 pm
by Rich M
Use a post hole digger and do a couple of holes as deep as you can.

Fill em up with corn and sour corn (fill a 5-gallon bucket about 2/3 with water and corn, put a beer or some sugar in it - leave in the sun for a week and it should be ready) stinky stuff.

The pigs will dig and root until they get it all. The deeper it is the more work it is and the longer they'll hang around.