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#6895261 - 09/22/17 07:58 AM 1st time actually to set out to hunt hog
chrswr Offline

Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 104
Loc: Leander, TX
Hello all,

I have shot a hog here and there as they happened across my feeder while deer hunting, but tonight I plan to set out specifically to hunt hog. That being said, I dont have a 'hog light' If i hang a regular battery powered camping lantern under a feeder, will that do more harm than good?


#6895302 - 09/22/17 08:33 AM Re: 1st time actually to set out to hunt hog [Re: chrswr]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5383
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Get yourself some cheap dusk to dawn solar sidewalk lights. I have 6-8 of these lights at every feeder. It's enough light with a good scope to shot a pig in the vitals. These lights cost $18.00 for a package of 4 at Lowes. Some of my lights have lasted a couple years. It won't take the hogs very long to get comfortable, and before you know it they're ignoring the lights and eating all your corn. I don't think you'd be successful just putting a lantern or other bright light one night and expect the hogs to show. Key is getting them used to the feeder being light up every night.

#6895315 - 09/22/17 08:41 AM Re: 1st time actually to set out to hunt hog [Re: chrswr]
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5616
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
chrswr, the light will work and bigjoe's suggestion is a good one, in particular because the light may initially spook the hogs, but they will get used to it after a few days if they do get spooked by it initially. Animals often fear changes to the norm, so you leave a light out and establish a new norm.

Depending on the hogs, of course, the light may not bother them at all.
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#6895825 - 09/22/17 05:19 PM Re: 1st time actually to set out to hunt hog [Re: chrswr]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 2263
Loc: Denton County
I've used the solar motion along with a driveway alert thingy do. They work pretty good.

#6896038 - 09/22/17 09:07 PM Re: 1st time actually to set out to hunt hog [Re: chrswr]
MrWhite87 Offline

Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 184
Loc: Arlington TX
I've killed quite a few at a feeder but its always been after sunrise or before sunset. I went last week and they were there before sunrise and took off before i had enough light to put the crosshairs on em. I just got a sunforce solar motion light delivered today so I'll be installing it on monday and hope by the next time i get out there theyll be used to it and it will help me stalk in with the light shining at them from my entry direction.


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