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#5815816 - 07/02/15 11:41 PM Hog hunt - what to do during the night?
turbogrill Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 22
Hi,

I have booked a hog hunt for tomorrow mid day to noon the next day.
All my previous hunts has been evenings/early mornings.

Might sound like a stupid question, but what do you do during the night? Sleep on the ground in the feeder? Drive to a motel? Sleep in the car?
Pay extra for a cabin on the property?

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#5815822 - 07/02/15 11:59 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 783
Loc: DFW
...night is when you hunt hogs. Doen't your outfitter provide night vision and/or thermal? If not, 1] you were ripped off if you paid more than $100 bucks/day for a daytime only hog hunt 2] Rent NV equip to take with you.

If you cannot find a place to rent NV on sort notice (this weekend may be rough to find rental equip), go to academy and buy either a gun mounted light with a red lens or, if there is someone hunting with you, get a battery powered hand held spotlight. http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/cyclops-...071?N=123946736


Edited by nak (07/03/15 12:03 AM)
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#5815973 - 07/03/15 08:23 AM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch without knowing what type set up place.has, its tough ta say ... People ya have booked hunt with could give better recamendations... Warm weather as Nak suggested & you, evening & if able, here have cullular lights at corn feeder by creek, & use scope over, laser under, full moon nights work best, & early morning hunts, are best times... Thermal cell from what i hear ta keep skeeters away... Of get tired sleep in car or truck... Best wishes... flag
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#5816026 - 07/03/15 09:12 AM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
turbogrill Offline
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Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 22
Yes they have lights on all the feeders so I don't think that is a problem.

Just curious how people normally do. Seems like most people might hunt to late at night like 3am or so and call it a day.
But then they miss the morning slot I guess.

Leaning towards getting some sleep in the car between 2-5 or so.

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#5816058 - 07/03/15 09:48 AM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Hope they have game cam data to predict when hogs show up. Be there then. Comfy chair in blind for snooze. Phone to occupy time. My feeders have motion activated lights to alert me.
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#5816160 - 07/03/15 11:11 AM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Originally Posted By: turbogrill
Yes they have lights on all the feeders so I don't think that is a problem.
Leaning towards getting some sleep in the car between 2-5 or so.

scratch thinking moon should be highest between 11:00pm & 1:00am... Those that have been hunting last few nights, can help ya with that... Have found ya can usualy hear hogs before seeing em... Best wishes Safe hunting... flag
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#5816791 - 07/03/15 09:54 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 783
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Pigs are coming in early at my place right now...just before dark. I sow a little sow with still enough light to fetch her with the tractor.

As the previous poster said, use the game cams to get an idea.

All of that said...I give up by 2:00 most nights, unless it is a group of us driving and stalking
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#5816905 - 07/03/15 11:11 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 867
Loc: Deep East Texas
Peak activity (per my game cams) on our place is right before dark (but not for long) then again about midnight.

Not seeing anything (hogs) from noon until about 7:00 p.m. BUT these cameras are on bait sites.

Hogs will move some during the day in hot weather, but 'travel' and 'feeding' will shift to the cooler hours of the night.

In almost every case...the hogs I am seeing (right at dark) are of hogs that have first been to our pond to water and wet themselves down. Then they come to the feeder(s).
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#5817431 - 07/04/15 03:03 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
turbogrill Offline
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Registered: 04/09/15
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I was hunting yesterday, didn't see a single hog until 2 am. Then some babies with a sow and later a lonely boar walked by the feeder.
I was about to give up and catch some sleep in the car.

Didn't get a good shot on the sow but the boar is in my cooler.

Yesterday was a very warm night, maybe that is why they started so late?

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#5817455 - 07/04/15 03:30 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
colt.45 Offline
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cheers flag
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#5818318 - 07/05/15 01:05 PM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 10432
Loc: Grayson County
No advise on when hogs are coming out this week. Idiots have been setting fireworks off. If I were you I would stay up all night.
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#5821036 - 07/07/15 09:05 AM Re: Hog hunt - what to do during the night? [Re: turbogrill]
REALKILLER Offline
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Registered: 02/19/15
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Man its so hot right now that the hogs I hunt wont even hardly walk away from their cool down holes, and its thick off in there. Lights guns action cameras all in that order. up
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