December 09, 2017 at 10:57pm
I hog hunt wma’s quite a bit. Regardless of what wma you go to this is the recipe for killing hogs. As hogs hear vehicles coming in they start heading back to bed. Think of it as your alarm clock. That is their survival clock. With that said pick a large block of woods with hog sign and go straight back from road a half mile in dark. Once daylight parallel road so your crossing trails. Most trails will go straight away from road. Hogs will travel straight back from road and go 1/2 to 3/4 mile deep and bed. If you parallel road you will cross the most trails. Stalk with any favorable wind but don’t stalk to slow. If you go slow you won’t cross enough trails before hogs get past you and usually in woods you’ll get variable winds that will burn you if you stalk real slow. I passed on 2 groups six Total hogs this morning with this technique as I arrowed 7 the last 3 morning hunts. Also use this method in am as ground is damp and you can stalk quietly and you have all day to get out. A good GPS is worth it’s weight in gold. Bring a backpack and clean hogs in woods as it will be too hard to get out. Don’t short yourself keep covering ground till you find them. When you see a briar thicket the size of a truck to the size of a house slip over real quiet and get ready. Hog will get up and make an arc away from you in the shape of a banana most times. If they are unsure they will pause once to check wind if not they will keep traveling. Take a shot, any decent deer rifle or primitive caliber will wreck them. My 270 and my 35 isre 100% lethal as is my bow. Also if you’re stalking and hear some pigs note direction and estimated distance and go as quickly but quietly as possible as they will keep traveling. Be sure to circle slightly either direction if needed to put wind in your favor. Good luck. If you follow this technique and don’t quit stalking till 11:30 am you will get them almost every single time with a little practice. I get 2 almost every hunt sometimes 3 if they’re under 40 lbs. I rarely shoot one much over a 100 lbs but see lots of big boars between 160 and 300 lbs.