Bow hunt for hogs - Deer Hunting Forums
Bow Hunting Discuss Bow Season topics

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 8
Bow hunt for hogs

There are 2 of us that want to go on a hog hunt. We are from Wisconsin and we are looking at Tennesee as I have some family there. Is there anybody on here that can offer us some good advice.
Thanks
Orlin is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 05:45 PM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
only thing i can tell ya is learn to say "y'all". kidding but its true. good luck with the hunt
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 06:10 PM
B&C 160 Class
 
hunt NH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: concord nh
Posts: 1,203
bow hunting for hogs? yall are braver than me. them things can get real ugly if you dont bring it down quick.
hunt NH is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 10:31 PM
B&C 140 Class
 
kemster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 602
bow hunt them often down here in Florida. i would suggest looking on the internet for a pic of their vitals. little different from a deer. their heart is very low in the chest. good tracking skills will come in handy after the shot. my last bow kill, double lung shot , walked off like he wasn't even hit, had to blood trail him about 3/4 of a mile. very tough critters.
kemster99 is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 11:02 PM
B&C 140 Class
 
kemster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 602
just remembered, here is a pic of that hog. my black lab in the photo is about 75 pounds.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	005.JPG
Views:	14
Size:	54.6 KB
ID:	772  

kemster99 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Moderator
 
timberghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: western new york
Posts: 3,942
I've seen a hog hunt on the outdoor channel and the arrow went into the hog and the darn thing ran around in a big circle and then continued to feed again for awhile before staggering about. I've also seen hogs go down like a ton of bricks immediately. I don't know anything about hogs but like ronn said "y'all" will come in handy and tomatoes are called "maters."
timberghost is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 03:11 AM
Scrub Buck
 
extreme01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 8
To get an idea of what this sport is like, read the following short story about a recent hunt. Was it all true? Can't say, but it was a published newspaper article...

On a ranch in Texas that shall remain nameless, we embarked on a bow hunt for "wild hog". Little did we know that this particular ranch had all varieties -- Russian Boar, Javelina and plain old wild hogs. And little did we know just how dangerous two of those breeds were. Stalking was the style and rugged brush was the territory. So now, not only did we have some mean strong hogs to worry about, but we also had rattlesnake concerns!
To shorten the story, let me just say we stalked for many hours killed NO hogs, but got scared out of our boots more than once. When you do find hogs, they are generally in groups, and getting close and spooking them can be scary -- they get loud, aggressive and swarm like little freight trains. And, if one gets cornered (like one did) they don't run -- they turn and prepare for battle. Not a situation one wants when carrying a bow!
I said we had no kills. We did target and hit several, but these beasts do not go down quickly or easily and we never did find them. Our guide said they likely lived to be hunted another day and that was a common occurrence.
Feral Pig

Javelina

Best Regards...
extreme01 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 07:24 AM
B&C 140 Class
 
kemster99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 602
bow hunt them all you want. they are fun. give them some respect but, don't fear them. they can hurt you, but it is rare. I used to guide hog hunts here, for a couple years. all my hunts where spot and stalk, on the ground with the hogs. i've probably been charged , really charged, about 5 times. other times it has been when you shoot one in a group and the others scatter. and one will usually head your way, it isn't charging, just doesn't know where to run to. if it was to spot you, 99.8% of the time it will make a hard 90 degree turn and get the heck out of there.
kemster99 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 8
We will be heading to Louisiana for 2 weeks next January for fishing ,deer hunting and some hog hunting. A good freind of mine has family there and they are all hunters and fisherman. We will be just across the state line from Arkansas. How is the deer hunting ther at that time of year
Orlin is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Deer Hunting Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome