Basic Hog Hunting Tips
Basic hog hunting tips and tricks are universal. It never ceases to amaze me how many people I meet that have this same interest.
This summer we took our kids parasailing and believe it or not, I met a guy on the boat from West Texas. Sure enough, we got into talking about hog hunting…. It was great. Very refreshing. Definitely a universal language.
Most of us are getting our sets together, building & repairing blinds. Mowing grass, moving feeders and making plans for that early bow season this time of year. I know I can’t wait.
Here’s a couple of simple tips for some early action on some hogs….
1) Use kool-aid, or hog wild mixed in with your corn. A hog won’t find your new feeder unless he walks right under it, but the scent that hog wild, or kool-aid puts out will definitely help to get them interested if they are in the area.
2) Mix your own recipe of “starter” sauce to pour on the ground for 30 yards around your feeder. Use it like a spider does a web…to lure them in.
3) Don’t disturb your site more than you ABSOLUTELY have to. No beer cans, tobacco, cigarrettes on the ground. This will keep your hogs coming in only at 2 am guaranteed. That’s some hard hunting.
4) Get a good spot light, set of feeder lights, or Rifle Lite/ Bow Lite. Nothing beats a good set up with lights. My boys have been picking hogs off our feeders for 2 years now. A good set of lights definitely gives the hunter the advantage.
5) Use a good game camera. One that works. All the time. Nothing is worse than driving 2 hours to your lease to find that your camera is crapped out. I have upgraded to Moultrie’s Game Management System this year. It has enabled my to pick off those tough to hunt dominant boars with amazing regularity. I’m not a fan of Moultrie Game Cameras, but this system is priced right and has worked great for me. You can read my full review of this new game camera system I put to use to make my hunts easier and more predictable here.
Using the uploaded data from my new game cam, within a week and a half I was able to take this 245lb trophy boar with my .50 Beowulf and my new Rifle LiteTM.
6) I also harvest the urine from our dominant boars. I use it to entice any new comers to stick around for a couple of days longer to establish a “new” territory. This takes a couple of days to work, but you only need a few ounces. I cook it down and concentrate it. One full bladders will give me a couple of gallons of “good stuff”. This gets them really irritated. The best part is that it is “local”. Meaning the hogs are harvested from the same property. Not like buying hog urine at the store…..all that stuff does is scare them off.
I know some of these are basic……BUT they work! When you get the basics down….the rest comes easy!