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#6985941 - 12/06/17 06:44 PM Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller...
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Ben Wheeler, TX
So I've tried to call in hogs in the past with not much luck. I see videos and hear stories of people successfully calling in hogs all the time. So the question is...what have I been doing wrong? I decided to buy an electronic game caller a while back and I've been very successful calling in coyotes with it. I decided to try and start trying to call in hogs again, mostly because the hogs are laying really low right now and the corn isn't bringing them out like it was in the summer.

So I started up the call using the baby pig distress and I almost fell over with excitement with the sight of a nice sized boar hog walking out of the woods in the direction of caller. I turned off the caller when he got closer and finally decided to take a headshot when he stopped at about 90 yards away. The first shot hurt him but he was still able to run. After hitting him with a couple more shots he finally dropped in some thick brush about 20 yards deep in the yards.

I know that I need to practice to get better at calling in hogs but man, this makes hog hunting a lot easier...

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#6985952 - 12/06/17 06:50 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Tried many times only worked once for me but the one time it worked I called in 4 medium sized boars at one time in west TX.
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#6985988 - 12/06/17 07:07 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Tried many times only worked once for me but the one time it worked I called in 4 medium sized boars at one time in west TX.


I hear ya ST. I've tried before but I always gave up soon after starting... Maybe there's a science to it but I haven't figured it out yet..
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#6986030 - 12/06/17 07:43 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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I've tried calling them with my Fox and, quite honestly, my "success" rate has been such that I decided they was just random events. I was working the caller and the hogs wandered out about the same time as the caller was going off! Never had but one occasion when I thought I'd really called in a hog, and that was with a piglet distress call that resulted in a good sized sow coming in to investigate. I don't mean to discourage you from keeping on trying, but I sure haven't had much luck in the last 5-6 years.

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#6986055 - 12/06/17 07:58 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Was calling for coyotes with dying rabbit and this big boar came in hot
We killed it ,thought I'd try it again on different property called in another boar with dying rabbit
Luck or coincidence,,don't know but it was cool,,, need to try again ,,,believe I will Friday night



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#6986087 - 12/06/17 08:15 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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I think I usually give up too soon when calling for his and its usually after trying to call coyotes for a while. Ive never dedicated time to only calling hogs. When I called in the 4 boars at once I was playing boars sparring.
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#6986224 - 12/06/17 09:35 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Nicely done Hans , I have had ZERO luck calling hogs and I could SEE them.

They show no interest or run the opposite direction
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#6986245 - 12/06/17 09:45 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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I just watched the video and I'm not sure he came to the caller. He didn't really seem interested in it at all. Looked like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The videos I've seen of calling in hogs the hogs are running to the call not just meandering around. Still a cool video and good shooting though.
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#6986272 - 12/06/17 10:00 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Iíve called in a bunch. Dominant boars defending territory.
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#6986273 - 12/06/17 10:00 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: SapperTitan]
HansETX Offline
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I just watched the video and I'm not sure he came to the caller. He didn't really seem interested in it at all. Looked like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The videos I've seen of calling in hogs the hogs are running to the call not just meandering around. Still a cool video and good shooting though.


Yeah, I hear ya. I really have no clue on how long to leave the caller on and when to start and stop it. When he was further away he seemed more interested in the sound, his head was up a lot and looking towards the caller, but as he got closer he was doing more sniffing around in the dirt..
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#6986281 - 12/06/17 10:03 PM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Originally Posted By: HansETX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I just watched the video and I'm not sure he came to the caller. He didn't really seem interested in it at all. Looked like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The videos I've seen of calling in hogs the hogs are running to the call not just meandering around. Still a cool video and good shooting though.


Yeah, I hear ya. I really have no clue on how long to leave the caller on and when to start and stop it. When he was further away he seemed more interested in the sound, his head was up a lot and looking towards the caller, but as he got closer he was doing more sniffing around in the dirt..
Either way its a dead hog lol. Hell I've killed more coyotes while hog and deer hunting than while calling them haha. The only thing that matters is one less hog.
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#6986344 - 12/07/17 12:06 AM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Loc: Ben Wheeler, TX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: HansETX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I just watched the video and I'm not sure he came to the caller. He didn't really seem interested in it at all. Looked like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The videos I've seen of calling in hogs the hogs are running to the call not just meandering around. Still a cool video and good shooting though.


Yeah, I hear ya. I really have no clue on how long to leave the caller on and when to start and stop it. When he was further away he seemed more interested in the sound, his head was up a lot and looking towards the caller, but as he got closer he was doing more sniffing around in the dirt..
Either way its a dead hog lol. Hell I've killed more coyotes while hog and deer hunting than while calling them haha. The only thing that matters is one less hog.


Lol true.. I just wish i could get a good system of calling them in... right now they are eating acorns and they donít seem interested in corn or bait..
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#6986350 - 12/07/17 01:23 AM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Originally Posted By: HansETX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Originally Posted By: HansETX
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I just watched the video and I'm not sure he came to the caller. He didn't really seem interested in it at all. Looked like he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The videos I've seen of calling in hogs the hogs are running to the call not just meandering around. Still a cool video and good shooting though.


Yeah, I hear ya. I really have no clue on how long to leave the caller on and when to start and stop it. When he was further away he seemed more interested in the sound, his head was up a lot and looking towards the caller, but as he got closer he was doing more sniffing around in the dirt..
Either way its a dead hog lol. Hell I've killed more coyotes while hog and deer hunting than while calling them haha. The only thing that matters is one less hog.


Lol true.. I just wish i could get a good system of calling them in... right now they are eating acorns and they donít seem interested in corn or bait..
well if you figure it out let me know too lol
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#6986484 - 12/07/17 07:38 AM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Loc: Fairfax, VA
Only Hog I have called in was with a sow I had shot in the hind quarters. She was squealing like a pig and he came running in fast to defend her. Of course that was one of his girls and it wasn't an electric caller. Wish I could have recorded her squealing.
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#6986839 - 12/07/17 10:36 AM Re: Calling In Hogs With An Electronic Caller... [Re: HansETX]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Good vid!

I have had very mixed luck with calling hogs. Sow protection and Sow Hysteria are two calls I like to use in conjunction with Piglet Distress (squealing piglets). I have had hogs come in that I could not initially see (blind calling). I have called in hogs that I could see and had them come from as far as 900+ yards. I have hogs that I could see that just flat out ignored the caller regardless of what it was putting out. And here twice lately, I have had hogs that I could see that RAN AWAY when I tried Sow Hysteria.

When it works, it works great. For blind calling when I don't even know if any hogs are around, 9+ times out of 10, I get ZERO hogs that come. And sometimes, it hurts your hunt.

With that said, more often that I call in hogs with Sow Hysteria, I call in coyotes. They seem to have quite an interest in the call and I have shot several coyotes with that and Piglet Distress.
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