I am hunting a new place in Anderson county. There is a mixture of pine and hardwoods with a creek. I see fresh hog tracks in the creek and in other areas of the property but I don't see a whole lot of hog trails. I would love to hunt hogs outside of deer season. We have had feeders out since Mid October and have only seen one hog on the cams. We see plenty of deer at the feeders. I am wondering if hogs are perhaps eating acorns and therefore not coming to the feeder or if all the pressure from deer season is running them off? Or if maybe there are certain months where hogs constantly come to feeders or some months that they prefer to root and eat other foods? I figured if they are in the city at the park near my house in Dallas they would be at the property in East Texas but so far that has not been the case.
Anyway what are your thoughts and have you all had the similar experiences?
Mixture of both....they are eating acorns and move when pressured. If in the area, they should start hitting your feeders very soon. I have very few hog pics on my feeders from Oct 15th to Jan 15th each year and we have tons of hogs in the area. I see many along the creek in a few of my stands. They go from tree to tree eating the crude out of acorns and root on the soft soil on warm days for bugs/worms. If you have a wheat field it is golden right now through the harvest.