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The easiest wild game animal in Texas to stalk #7113293
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It's during this time of the year that I enjoy stalking wild pigs. It gives me a chance to do some post-season scouting and to look for sheds. The creek bottom where I hunt always shows a lot of hog sign, and with their poor eyesight and noise they often make while feeding and rooting, they're probably one of the easiest wild game animals in Texas that you can walk up and shoot.


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Yes, their sense of smell is great, but eyesight, not so much. Probably is second only to javelina. You can drive a truck up to them before they notice it.

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Originally Posted By: Theringworm
The very aggressive Urban Cougar peep


Any bar around 8pm....better to let them tranquilize themselves a little first...... cheers

Four legged.....cottontail..... 2cents


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Re: The easiest wild game animal in Texas to stalk [Re: Texas Dan] #7113443
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Armadillos are pretty easy.

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I'd have to go with javalina myself. I stalked up on some a few years ago in 4 foot tall solid dead grass I could have heard me from a few 100 yards away and was able to get one with my bow at around 50 yards.


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Skunks are easy to get close to also.....Iíve had them see me and actually come towards me.....pretty much fearless little polecats....


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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Skunks are easy to get close to also.....Iíve had them see me and actually come towards me.....pretty much fearless little polecats....


Yes, I remember reading they don't see very well. A friend had caught one in his live trap and asked me to help him get it out. I also remember reading that if they start stomping their feet, run like hell.

We gently laid a tarp over the trap with an opening at the door. A minute or two after opening the spring-loaded door, the little guy walked out and never paid us any attention.


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It's during this time of the year that I enjoy stalking wild pigs. It gives me a chance to do some post-season scouting and to look for sheds. The creek bottom where I hunt always shows a lot of hog sign, and with their poor eyesight and noise they often make while feeding and rooting, they're probably one of the easiest wild game animals in Texas that you can walk up and shoot.


Hogs don't have poor eyesight. That is a myth. Hogs see pretty darned well. It is amazing how well they can run through the forest in the dark and not run into trees, a feat most humans cannot do.

People often confuse behavior with capabilities. Just because a hog sees you and does not run away does not mean that the hog is blind. It just means that the hog isn't fearful of you, that you are not acting in a manner that the hog finds threatening.

Glenn Guess speaks of his hogs being able to tell the difference between himself and a stranger at over 100 yards, wind not blowing toward the hog. Glenn raises hogs, hunts hogs, and has developed calls for Fox Pro and Convergent.


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hogs eyesight is probably the worst of any animal in the woods, down wind I could get fairly close before they knew I was coming with the feed.


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Cottontails are my choice animal for teaching a young hunter to stalk, using wind and cover. You could probably club them you can get so close. Using a 22 almost seems unfair.
Cows are pretty easy too.



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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Cottontails are my choice animal for teaching a young hunter to stalk, using wind and cover. You could probably club them you can get so close. Using a 22 almost seems unfair.
Cows are pretty easy too.
I agree with SS.

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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
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It's during this time of the year that I enjoy stalking wild pigs. It gives me a chance to do some post-season scouting and to look for sheds. The creek bottom where I hunt always shows a lot of hog sign, and with their poor eyesight and noise they often make while feeding and rooting, they're probably one of the easiest wild game animals in Texas that you can walk up and shoot.


Hogs don't have poor eyesight. That is a myth. Hogs see pretty darned well. It is amazing how well they can run through the forest in the dark and not run into trees, a feat most humans cannot do.

People often confuse behavior with capabilities. Just because a hog sees you and does not run away does not mean that the hog is blind. It just means that the hog isn't fearful of you, that you are not acting in a manner that the hog finds threatening.

Glenn Guess speaks of his hogs being able to tell the difference between himself and a stranger at over 100 yards, wind not blowing toward the hog. Glenn raises hogs, hunts hogs, and has developed calls for Fox Pro and Convergent.


Not according to long term studies from sources like Texas A&M. They are not stupid. They have an excellent sense of smell.

They run through the trees in the dark because they use the same trails, not good vision. The only opinions you'll find in print giving hogs credit for having all keen senses are from hog hunters themselves that promote their hog hunting for a living and free thermal equpment.

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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
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It's during this time of the year that I enjoy stalking wild pigs. It gives me a chance to do some post-season scouting and to look for sheds. The creek bottom where I hunt always shows a lot of hog sign, and with their poor eyesight and noise they often make while feeding and rooting, they're probably 99one of the easiest wild game animals in Texas that you can walk up and shoot.


Hogs don't have poor eyesight. That is a myth. Hogs see pretty darned well. It is amazing how well they can run through the forest in the dark and not run into trees, a feat most humans cannot do.

People often confuse behavior with capabilities. Just because a hog sees you and does not run away does not mean that the hog is blind. It just means that the hog isn't fearful of you, that you are not acting in a manner that the hog finds threatening.

Glenn Guess speaks of his hogs being able to tell the difference between himself and a stranger at over 100 yards, wind not blowing toward the hog. Glenn raises hogs, hunts hogs, and has developed calls for Fox Pro and Convergent.


Not according to long term studies from sources like Texas A&M. They are not stupid. They have an excellent sense of smell.

They run through the trees in the dark because they use the same trails, not good vision.
The only opinions you'll find in print giving hogs credit for having all keen senses are from hog hunters themselves that promote their hog hunting for a living and free thermal equpment.

scratch while not an expert, would have ta agree with this. Have hunted hogs in dark, flash light off, slinger pistal on hip, back in me muyloco caveman days. In the woods on first lease. Reason hogs can mannover better in thick tarrien, they shape like bull dog, & can bull dog threw on & off trails, try walking threw woods at night without high-tech, briars & such will rip the cloths off ya, been thar done that.
WMA ya were hunter orange, like deer, hogs see a big blob moving threw woods, they see you first. Slow & eyes roaming. Most of the torn up around the ol atv trails is done under the cover of darkness, less pressure, no hog hunts allowed, have some coon hunters. They carry lights, that can be seen a good distance away. Then i'm no expert, just what worked best for me. Some things they don't teach ya in grammar school. i got cheap posts.
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Originally Posted By: Theringworm
The very aggressive Urban Cougar peep


Scariest animal on the planet.

But, I'm going with Armadillo too.


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