Category Archives: Hog Hunting

Feral hogs are so numerous in Texas as to be pests, therefore they can be hunted year ’round, night or day, by virtually any means, with no bag limits. On top of this, they are a challenging quarry, large, have the potential to be dangerous, and are good to eat. No wonder a certain breed of Texas hunter actually prefers hunting hogs to other game animals.

RITES OF SPRING

Anyone worried that feral hogs might be “tough” when cooked and eaten should think about targeting smaller hogs when strictly meat-hunting. Although hogs breed and bear young all year, spring seems to always bring forth a new “crop” of pigs. … Continue reading

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MO’ HOG HUNTING STUFF!

For those who can’t get enough of hog hunting – or reading about it – The May issue of Texas Outdoors Journal has an article of mine about preparing a “Euro” mount of a boar’s head – with pictures to … Continue reading

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“IN SIGHTS” GAME FOOD/ATTRACTANT

I was recently asked to use and evaluate several products from “Insights” designed for attracting game,and possibly as a supplemental food source. What the company sent me was a supply of “Buck Nut”, “Hog Nut”, and “Buck Strut”. The first … Continue reading

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“PIG TOYS” – USE WHAT ‘YA GOT!

While a PVC pig pipe is easy to make and works well for attracting and holding hogs, there are some disadvantages to this system. First is capacity. It is fairly easy for hogs to empty a pipe in one night, … Continue reading

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HOG HUNTING: THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME!

Especially during and right after deer season, when there is lots of activity and hunter presence in the woods, hogs tend to go nocturnal. Actually, they will do this any time or place where they are pressured hard. Of course, … Continue reading

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THERE BE MONSTERS!

These photos show a few large boars with big tusks (cutters), on a small property. If we extrapolate to cover all of Brazoria County with such creatures, it would hardly seem safe to walk in the woods! Perhaps, though, instead … Continue reading

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BREEDING SEASON?

It is often hard to pin down when the rut for deer begins in coastal Texas, as it can be strongly influenced by the weather, but hogs seem to be “in rut” all the time! When several sows in the … Continue reading

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SMOKIN’ THE PIGS WITH A PIPE!

A pig pipe can hold hog’s attention longer than corn from a mechanical cast feeder. In most areas, the best way to get a shot at a hog is to sit in a stand watching a feeder – normally a … Continue reading

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THIS IS WHY IT’S CALLED “HUNTING”, AND NOT “SHOOTING”!

Had a couple of friends down this weekend from the Austin area to shoot hogs. As things often go, my game camera pictures of available targets showed fewer and fewer pigs as the trip got closer. When I put out … Continue reading

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FERAL HOGS AS A FOOD SOURCE?

  When I was a teenager, growing up in Newton County, East Texas, there was no stock law, which meant if a fella registered an ear mark at the courthouse, he could run hogs in the woods. This was a … Continue reading

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