As the temps continues to climb, so does the hog body count. After a successful week last week with 4 hogs taken by 5 hunters in two days. We began this week with high hopes. The hog hunt last night was a little slow to say the least. The feeders spun at appointed times(6 and 10pm) and we waited. Then, the racoons’ started to show up for a free buffet meal. The coons stayed at the feeders until midnight. At 3 am, my hunters were tired and texting for a pickup when I saw the first group of pigs come out of the creek bottom. I quickly alerted the hunters to be prepared. With the bright moon shining across the fields, the hogs had plenty of places to eat and root. However, at 3:45 am a 130 pound boar hog made the mistake of stopping by the brickhouse feeder and was shot. It was not a total loss of an evening. We ended up going 50 percent with one of two hunters leaving with some pork meat.
More hunts this week and a new moon by the weekend should have the hogs back on the feeders at decent hours. But What is decent for a pig?
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