Thanks for the feedback. Yes, you are correct about the change in habits when pressured. Growing up in NE Texas, Hogs were just part of life, hunting, trapping, etc.
I have been a resident in the Las Vegas valley for over 10 years now. I know very few hunters out here. Most people here think it is rather strange to hunt, harvest, butcher and store your own meat. I guess they have never seen a feed lot or chicken farm.
Anyway, I'm out there for the meat. I got lucky and drew that deer tag I filed for. If I can harvest a hog....that will make for good sausage this winter.
I picked up a 7STW this last year. I still have not decided on using it for deer or not. Deer skin is rather thin, they're more about shot placement than power. I routinely get within 50 yards of the young deer and within 400 yards of the wise old experienced ones. That's close enough for my 30.06 or .44 S&W at close ranges.
Hogs would be a good starting point to use the 7STW. Especially in this area. If any one is interested, I'll be scouting up the Virgin River crossing from Nevada into North West Az and then toward Black Mountain. I'd be glad to share scouting information with others that are putting forth the effort to bag hog.
Summertimes comming. I know hog habits in the heat. They most likely will be active at night anyway due to the heat. Heat keeps em' isolated. They need lots of water and shade. Those are two ithings that are few and far between here in the Mojave. I know and follow the rules in AZ, I can't shoot at night...but I can stalk and wait for sunrise.