Hunting is a challenge. It helps if you prepare by learning about the animal you want to hunt. Understanding how an animal can sense a humans’ presence allows you to hide better while hunting.
Wild Hog Hunting Tips
If hunting hogs is on your list, you are in the right place. Here are some of the top hog hunting tips.
Cover Your Scent
Wild hogs have one of the most acute senses of smell of all game animals. They are capable of detecting a scent from a distance of five miles. Since humans are not odorless, covering your scent is critical. There are many cover scents on the market that can help mask you. However, the smell of food is the best distraction. When hunting, keep a pound of corn in your bag. Cut a small hole so the corn can drop as you move. (Note: Make sure the hole is not big enough to allow the corn to fall quickly.)
Control Your Movement
Eyesight is the second most important sense for a wild hog. A hog’s eyesight is not exceptional, but neither is it poor. The thing you need to remember is that hogs have monocular vision. Monocular vision means hogs use each eye separately instead of both eyes simultaneously as humans do. This vision enhances their field of vision and their ability to detect danger and locate food. However, they lack depth perception.
A wild hog can detect movement from a distance of more than a hundred yards. For them, this is not an immediate danger, and so they will most likely not take any action. They detect shadows as threats, so you need to minimize those when night hunting.
Exercise Sound Awareness
This last hint is the best because it is the one advantage you have. A hog’s sense of hearing is the least developed. Even though this is true, you should still exercise awareness and avoid making unnecessary and sudden loud noises. Hogs will tolerate familiar natural sounds such as shuffling of ricks, the rustling of bushes, etc. They detect a problem when these noises persist. If your voice is above a whisper, they will hear it. So, keep quiet while hog hunting.
Gum Log Plantation
These are the top three hog hunting tips that can be used to take advantage of the hogs’ senses. If you want a guided hunt, contact Gum Log Plantation today at 229-318-9015.
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