In "Hog Country," don't leave home without some artillery. I've learned that lesson a couple of times. And, BTW, make sure it's "hog worthy" artillery! I've had to use my KelTec PMR-30 a couple of times, and, while successful, felt rather under-gunned for the occasion and the species! The good thing about the PMR is that it will deliver an absolute hail storm of lead in a very short period of time, but it absolutely is not the caliber of choice for whacking the bristly beasties.