Reading through these threads over the years I've picked up on lots of things good and bad. There are definitely some things I think some of you could pick up on and improve your success rates. Hogs are smart, if you pressure the same bunch more than a couple of times over a few days or weeks they will disappear on you and find more peaceful surroundings. They are not like say the Whitetail deer that pretty well has to be hunted to extinction rather than leave their home turf. Hogs are extremely unpredictable. Water is basically their only limiting factor so as long as there is water generally available in an area they will basically go whatever way their noses are pointed when they wake up. They are absolute omnivores meaning they will eat anything they can get into their mouths and few real preferences. Any sort of a sweet cane is candy to them. Haygrazer, Sudan, Red Topped Cain, Corn stalks, basically any of the grains that come from segmented stalks with a high sugar content and a sweet taste is crack to them. They like corn of course as well as pretty much any other grain. What most people don't realize is that they are every bit as inclined to eat rats, snakes, carrion of all sorts as they are any of the veggies. In fact snakes rate up there among their most favorite meals. While they are a pestilence in many ways if your place is overrun with rattlesnakes, invite the hogs to come in and stay a while. Not only will they eat the rats and snakes, they'll eat prickly pear right to the ground and dig out the roots to get at all the tasty critters living in the ratholes below. Now to the important part. Pigs have terrible eyesight, incredible hearing and a nose that can Identify a human at over a half mile if they are downwind of you. Now take the above in consideration when attempting to stalk them. Even in broad daylight if you are down wind of them and simply move slowly and quietly you can easily stalk up to within handgun or bow range in most cases. Over the years we've snuck up on many of them to just stupidly close range just to prove that we could. We first started seeing feral hogs in our area in the seventies following a semi full of hogs overturning and breaking open on the highway. Prior to that if you saw a hog in the wild it probably got loose from your neighbor's farm. I'm sure some of the others here have their own tips, so pile in and pile on. Happy Hog hunting boys and girls.