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.