Humpback Hog (NASTY)

Zen Archery

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One of the nastiest hogs I’ve ever shot.

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BFD Guns

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You actually get to hunt these like a controlled population? If the rancher knew I was being picky he'd throw me off the property. I think he wants me to use grenades and belt fed weapons! LOL

How long does it take them to frequent a feeder after set up? Regular corn or soured?
 

Zen Archery

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Great video! You showed great restraint by not killing any hogs before the humpback came in.
Patience is not my game, until it needs to be. It was actually fun watching the little terrors running around!
I’ve enjoyed your videos for a while. It’s neat to see you posting here.
Thank you!
You actually get to hunt these like a controlled population? If the rancher knew I was being picky he'd throw me off the property. I think he wants me to use grenades and belt fed weapons! LOL

How long does it take them to frequent a feeder after set up? Regular corn or soured?
Prior to his injury he was sticking his snout in the feeder tube almost knocking it down. So I knocked him down!
Your weapon in video appears the be a sniper rifle adapted for hog hunting at long range. What is the brand of the rifle, caliber, and ammo? Butch523
Tikka T3, .308, Atomic 175 Subsonic, SilencerCo Omega 3, NVision Halo X-35 Thermal.
 

Double Naught Spy

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You actually get to hunt these like a controlled population? If the rancher knew I was being picky he'd throw me off the property. I think he wants me to use grenades and belt fed weapons! LOL

How long does it take them to frequent a feeder after set up? Regular corn or soured?

That depends on the locally available resources, density of hogs in the immediate area, and where they are traveling, etc. They may become aware of the feeder quite soon, but not not frequent it immediately. If you are smart and put up a feeder in an area with active/recent hog sign, the hogs may show up within a couple of days. I had a location on the south side of my property where I tested the attraction powers of some home concoctions. There was no hog sign in the immediate area, though there were other feeders within 400 and 500 yards that that had active hog activity. In 10 weeks time, I never had a hog show up to my test location, though I got a few coons and deer to stop by.

People spend time and money on special "hog attracting bait" and as near as I can tell, while hogs will eat just about anything, that doesn't mean that it necessarily works particularly well to bring in hogs. Just because a product has a strong smell does not mean that it will bring in hogs from a greater distance. Also, sometimes introducing a new smell to a local environment will keep hogs away for a few days until they realize that the newly introduced item isn't a threat. My point? You can spend the time and hassle souring corn, or you can use just plain old corn. You can buy some expensive hog bait, or just use plain old corn.
 
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