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#6006384 - 11/02/15 11:06 AM Ground sitting for hogs
fishcast Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 9
Loc: Magnolia
How many of y'all sit on the ground against a tree or brush when hunting hogs? To me blinds can be restrictive with getting off multiple shots, getting the gum from one window to the next, making movement noise, not to mention a reduced field of vision. Setting on the ground camo-ed up also provides better peripheral vision to detect movement.

Blinds are probably more comfortable but you can sit against a tree on a chair with camo net or poncho covering you and the chair.

Just curious how many hunt outside of blinds?

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#6006408 - 11/02/15 11:19 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
texashunter900 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 554
yep, one of my favorite things to do is find a tree and sit down. Pigs don't hit feeders where I hunt so you have to go find them. Sitting down and listening will save a lot of walking.

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#6006409 - 11/02/15 11:20 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
texashunter900 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 554
Welcome to the forum

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#6006525 - 11/02/15 12:12 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4512
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I hurt this way all the time. It's been very productive and I can easily get up and walk around if the pigs aren't hitting the feeder. I hunt at night, so I don't even bother using Camo netting.

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#6006527 - 11/02/15 12:13 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 2689
Loc: drake river ranch (formerly p...
Hard to sit hunt out here due to vegetation. We have pimple mounds that i set blinds on and levees as well.
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#6006541 - 11/02/15 12:20 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: hopalong]
fill Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 133
Loc: San Diego to Caddo Mills
Yeah no kidding. Too many damn fire ants around here. You cant even hardly stand in one spot too long before theyre on the assault up your boots and pant legs
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#6007198 - 11/02/15 06:25 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 947
Loc: Central Texas
Most of the time I sit in the tree line at the edge of a pasture and wait for the hogs to show. Then I move along the trees until I get 'em within range. If they're further out, I may have to sneak thru the pasture a bit, but I basically never use a blind. Gotta keep on the move depending upon wind direction.
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#6007270 - 11/02/15 06:54 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9984
Loc: wondering about the woods
When sitting prefure treestands for the higher view vantage... Prefure easing threw woods taking hunt ta them than sitting & waiting... flag
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#6008180 - 11/03/15 08:41 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11040
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I used to hunt them on the ground tucked back into a cedar or mesquite tree. I once had some pigs come in a little too close during and after the shooting. It gets the blood flowing for sure!!! I like being in a blind since I don't have to worry about scent and being seen. Some people stink to game animals, and I am one of those. I always get busted by scent. I used to hunt pigs at night from a tri/quad pod stand about 20-30 yards away, and that was awesome.
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#6008282 - 11/03/15 09:38 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4886
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Stalking is okay, but ground sitting is something I only do when I don't have better choices and elevated locations are usually better choices (tree stands, tripods, box blinds).
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#6008398 - 11/03/15 10:45 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: Double Naught Spy]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9984
Loc: wondering about the woods
As pappy once said: Proud Supporter of WMA's ... huntsolo here, have small set-up down by creek... Don't have the hog problems here like some area's... My ta-go-to place is WMA down road for a hog ta grill & chill... It first opened ta public, old ATV trails all kinds of sign of hogs rooting up... Had lease for deer hunts & at house... The 3months hog any legal means, hit the area's back mile or so with back packs... Have seen 50+ hogs in a group... 24-7-365 hunting pressure on surrounding privite land, can make WMA limited hunts a hotspot... Gave up lease, did the archery deer&hog hunts... Would set up climber off beaten path in thick areas torn up by hogs, elevated stand, better view... Tis a conservative took camera & did some videos... Had thread in public hunting forum ... Most of the rooting up is done at night, even in the cooler weather... On the 3months any legal means hog only hunts, wondering about the woods hitting the out of way, hard ta reach, thick area's... No problems finding hogs... They have been thinned out over the years... i enjoy me hog hunts, the other wild game, just like ya'll... Stay Safe... flag


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#6012397 - 11/05/15 10:27 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
rickym Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5425
Loc: texas
I have a 5'x6' platform 5' in the air that I sit on
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#6012712 - 11/05/15 01:14 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1415
Loc: SMTX
I've done it.. one time ended up completely surrounded in the woods right at dark with my bow.. unnerving situation to put it simply. Took a shot at the closest one (+-5 yards) and damn near got trampled as a result. They didnt know I was there, they just decided MY direction was the best way to run at the sound of the shot!

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#6014542 - 11/06/15 11:14 AM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
IamMr2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 130
I do it occasionally. May sit overlooking a tank or pond on a hot day. They come around.

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#6015149 - 11/06/15 05:16 PM Re: Ground sitting for hogs [Re: fishcast]
Central texas Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 131
Fun on the ground , gets the nerves going.

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