Hog hunting is a way to reduce our hog population in the southeast, but, at the same time, offers hunters a great and challenging hunt. Hogs have proliferated in parts of our hunting areas. They can be very smart and wise, especially old boars. We have permanent stands set up in feeding areas and near water holes. Hogs will frequent these areas daily. The hogs are most active June through September, and offer a great hunt during this time.
Hog Hunting Tips
- Hogs have a great sense of smell, so have the wind direction in your favor.
- Set up near water holes and wallows.
- Midday is a great time for hunting hogs — we see lots of them in the middle of the day.
- Because hogs are populating at an alarming rate, our hunts in Alabama and Georgia constantly have an open season.
- Hogs tend to be a more aggressive hunt. Extreme caution is always warranted as they are more prone to attack.
- With the possibility of attack, your weapon of choice is important. The correct caliber of bullet is essential in guaranteeing a kill.
- Hogs are more likely to attack when wounded. Always make sure your boar or sow is dead before approaching. Sometimes, a seemingly dead hog may simply be wounded, and injury can occur if you get too close.