Hog hunting is gaining popularity across much of the country. With long seasons, liberal bag limits, and inexpensive licenses there is no wonder for the increase in people wanting to hunt wild hogs.
But, if you have never hunted hogs before, it can be frustrating. Pure Instinct Hunting has great advice on how to become a hog hunter.
If your going to be successful hunting hogs then you have to hunt where there are pigs present. Finding signs of hog activity is not hard at all. Hogs will root up the ground and create wallows usually destroying the land where they are feeding. As with all types of hunting, to be most successful it pays to scout the area your planning to hunt ahead of time. I recommend to use a attractant or bait to keep the hogs coming to the feeding area. A trail camera should be used to determine what time of day the hogs are coming and how many groups of hogs coming to feed in that area. Once you have the hogs coming in daily to feed and pictures of what time they are coming all you need to do is set upwind of that area with a good vantage point.
Shot Placement On Wild Hogs
The new hog hunter will usually make the mistake of trying to shoot a hog in the same place you would shoot a deer. This is a common mistake, the wild hogs vitals are more froward so most hunters actually gut shoot hogs and wonder why they never recover the animal. Shooting an animal and never recovering, is a downright horrible feeling. Instead shoot the hogs in the shoulder or just in front of the shoulder for your broadside shots. If your more comfortable with your marksmanship then the ear hole shot will drop a hog in his tracks. Here is a diagram of the hogs vitals so you may become more comfortable shooting these beastly animals. Continued