Best hog-hunting tactics

Patterning wild hogs in February is similar to deer in deer season. By figuring out their travel routes, a hunter can get one in his scope.

Still hunting for hogs is done in nearly identical technique as for deer. Hogs are more active during early morning and late evening hours as they have a lower tolerance for heat. Hunters who invest in night vision and/or thermal imaging optics also have tremendous success hunting at night.

Hogs are also attracted to many food sources that deer find attractive. Hard and soft mast, young greenery, and legal baiting stations will draw hogs into gun range.

Still and stalk hunting for hogs is most successful around areas such as firebreaks, logging roads, or levees where the hunter can visually see the animal then use the terrain to approach undetected from downwind in order to get within gun range.

Hunting hogs with dogs is legal, except during the spring turkey season.

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