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We've heard the stories - How hard are wild hogs to kill?

The real Question? -  How hard are they to kill with what?

Most archery and bow hunting enthusiats will attempt to shoot wild hogs / pigs in the heart or lung region immediately behind the shoulder from broadside or at a slightly quartering away angle. Hunters using firearms are advised to shoot the pigs in the neck or in the vitals - heart, lung region and the preferred rifles for pigs are 25 to 30 caliber. Regardless of the caliber or weapon, shot placement is essential for a clean and ethical kill. Archers typically limit their shots to 25-30 yards to help ensure a clean kill. - REMEMBER - the only good hog is on the BBQ Pit! 

How and where do wild hogs sleep?

Wild Hogs, Ferel Pigs and Russian Boars and Wild Pigs can simply lie down and sleep, usually on their sides. They will actually construct  bedding nests that they use for sleeping as well as farrowing. Some are very simple depressions and others can be quite elaborate. Oftentimes, they simply seek out thick underbrush for security or root into a brush pile or downed tree top for security. In the hot months, they will often lie in mud near a water pond or stock tank and  seek deep shade as much as possible because they lack swet glands.

How high can a wild hog jump?

Wild pigs, Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars can run up to 30 mph. They can jump over fences less than 3 feet high and have been documented to climb out of pig traps with walls 5 to 6 feet high. Therefore, traps with 90 degree corners must be covered on the top corners because the pigs tend to pile up in that corner and literally climb over each other and get enough leverage for them to go over the top. Either use a 5 foot high trap with no corners such as a circular or tear-drop shaped design or be sure to cover the corners and top of the trap.

Are Wild Hogs and Boars violent in nature?

Just look around online and you'll find ample documentation of wild hogs and human encounters. However, the likelihood of a human being impacted by a hog / vehicle collision or disease risk - while still low is greater than an actual physical attack by a wild hog or boar. Where the rare wild hog attacks occur, it is usually during a hunting scenario where dogs are used to bay or corner a pig. Occasionally, hunters might walk between a sow and her litter and the sow reacts to protect her young. Totally unprovoked attacks outside of these two scenarios are rare. Given a choice, wild hogs usually flee rather than fight. 

What are wild hogs eating habits?

Wild pigs are opportunistic omnivores - this simply means they feed on plant and animal matter in addition to being scavengers. They are largely indiscriminant in their feeding habits and eat both almost anything - approximately 75% to 85% of their diet is believed to be composed of vegetation such as crops where available and about 10% animal matter. Small pigs may eat approximately 5% of their body weight daily and larger wild feral hogs and pigs an estimated 3 % of body weight.
 

What is the best color to use for a hog hunting feeder night light?

BigDaddy has probably been making LED hog hunting feeder lights longer than anyone except Karl over at Ultramatic - Red, Green, White, Amber or White Light? .. The advantage of a red light is that you will be able to light up a wider variety of areas and animals without spooking, or allowing them to get more relaxed in that lighted area. I'm not a scientist - But A Hunter. You can read all you want about animals not seeing red light and this animal not seeing green light, the truth is they all see light! It is true that a hog, because of its visual spectrum, will not see the color red or green and that the same holds true for coyotes not being able to recognize the color red.

BigDaddy's Philosophy On Lights is simple - they need to be "elevated" above a feeding or shooting area for best results - regardless of color. The visible spectrum of light is the portion of the spectrum that is visible to animals, called visible light or simply light - BigDaddy recommends RED or Infrared Light as best.

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