Hunting at night is one of the most challenging things you can do. Wild hogs are nocturnal, and they hunt for their food at night. Since hogs are active at night, it is a popular time to hunt for them. Here are some hog hunting tips to consider when night hunting that will improve your experience.
Night Hog Hunting Tips
Many places only permit night hunting on private land. Know the area where you are hunting. Landmarks are harder to see at night, so make sure you are familiar with the area enough to stay on permitted land during the entire hunt.
Use a Feeder
Using a feeder keeps you from wandering around in the dark and makes the hogs come to you. Hogs can smell food set out in a feeder 5-7 miles away. Their favorite foods include corn, fruits and nuts, and acorns. Once they locate a feeder, they will return again and again. Mounting a red light under the feeder will allow enough light for a hunter to see the hogs, but the hog’s bad eyesight will not deter them from approaching the feeder.
Shadows are your number one enemy when it comes to night hunting. If you want to be successful hunting at night, you will have to reduce the shadows. Engaging in a constant scan with your handheld lighting will cast shadows and make the animals suspicious. Keep your scans to a minimum. The less scanning you do, the fewer shadows there will be, and it will improve your night hunting success.
You have to keep in mind that hogs and other nocturnal animals usually roam in complete darkness. Your light intensity should only be enough to identify the target to make a clean shot. Don’t keep your lighting intensity too high. High intensity creates more shadows. As we learned above, shadows will ruin your chances of night-hunting success.
According to research, there is a wavelength of green light that nocturnal animals can’t detect. However, many companies took advantage of this research, and they started producing ineffective and cheap green lights. Lighting that does use the correct wavelength has the opposite effect ruining your chances for success. Invest in a high-rated green light and limit your scans to reduce shadows. Do the research and buy the best light. This investment pays off with a higher success rate.
Gum Log Plantation
Nocturnal animals have the advantage because they like moving around in the cover of darkness. Intelligent hunters will equip themselves with the tools for success. The experienced guides at Gum Log Plantation will do all the planning for you. They have all the proper equipment necessary for a successful hunt. If you want to hunt hogs, Gum Log Plantation is waiting to take you on the best hunting experience in Georgia. We can accommodate large and small groups. Call us at 229-318-9015 and make your reservation today.