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The Hogs Have Been In Invisible Stealth Mode Lately...

Old 05-06-2018, 11:15 AM
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The other night I walked in after seeing no hogs for the past 5 nights and told my wife.. "Babe we've got a hog problem.. the problem is I haven't seen any hogs lately!!" She looked at me like I was an idiots which is her go-to look for when I talking about anything that she could care less about.. haha! No hogs is a good thing but it looks like I'll have to start patrolling some of our other fields away from the house.. No more lazy front porch hunting for me.. Got a couple hunts here where I caught a couple lonely boars slippin'... What are y'all seeing out there??

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:17 PM
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Kinda spotty here too.

My hunting is always sporadic tho.

I normally cover about 7 miles of road every night, under NV with my truck in black-out.

Shot one sow last week from a sounder of 10-15. They were active after the front came through and it rained.

Ranchers are moving cows a lot to keep them on grass, that affects things too.

I guess the seasonal change will affect their patterns.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:22 AM
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Usually here they cover a lot of territory. They may be around for a few days or until two or three out of the sounder get shot and you won't see them again for weeks. They say a sounder can have a territory anywhere from a hundred square miles to four hundred square miles and covering twenty miles in a single night isn't unusual.

I've found that they get cravings. Protein is a big one, certain plants and trace elements is another. Here they seem to crave earthworms. And at other times certain plants. I planted a plot of Watercress in a seep and they periodically hit the Watercress hard.

I also put out a plot of Lovage. many years old now. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovage, they love the stuff. Makes tracking them and finding their fresh bedding areas easy, Lovage has a strong distinctive odor, kind of like super Celery.

Feeders and baiting is forbidden (regulated) here, more than a pound of Corn cannot be used. So we have gotten sneaky. Fish guts, offal and blood meal will draw them in, especially if they get hungry for protean.

A giant steaming pile of horse manure, straw, compost (kitchen waste) and Chicken bones works as well as a corn feeder.

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Old 05-26-2018, 04:29 AM
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With the big moon and hot weather, they have been out in force for a few nights.
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