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Getting hogs out in daylight hours ?? #7676328 11/30/19 08:48 PM
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Anyone have any ideas on how to get hogs to come out during daylight hours ??? I have killed the only 2 that I have seen in daylight but have hundreds of pics of them at night. I would like to shoot a few more to put in the freezer for meat. Any advice on how to get them to come out would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Getting hogs out in daylight hours ?? [Re: Booner1] #7676340 11/30/19 09:07 PM
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IMO, it's mostly luck. Feral hogs are pretty well nocturnal by nature and although I see and have killed hogs around my ranch in the daytime hours, 99% of their activity is at night. Repeatedly baiting could work but who knows?

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I don't know that 99% of their activity is at night, but 99% of their seen activity may be. During the day, they will stay where there is cover, but they certainly may be quite active back in the woods where nobody else is.

HOWEVER, this time of year is when all the deer hunters come out of the woodwork, right. Any daylight freedom hogs may have had is gone due to deer hunters who are willing to shoot hogs. They are likely to be more nocturnal now than ever because they have so much more daylight pressure.

If you have pics of them at night, I really suggest you hunt them at night. Put lights on your feeder or go with some night vision/thermal. You can put rechargeable solar lights on your feeder pretty cheaply and they will be used to them inside of a week or two.


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Re: Getting hogs out in daylight hours ?? [Re: Booner1] #7676371 11/30/19 09:39 PM
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My land owner absolutely forbids night hunting of any kind, I have a feeder that they hit usually every other night if not every night. I am hunting in a area that has very little hunting pressure and I am in a pretty wooded forest area. I actually killed a very large hog at 9:30 in the morning after shooting a doe at 8:30 the same morning. Just wondering if there was a magic trick to getting them out. I had a small sounder of about 10(sow with her young) coming out in daytime a lot until they showed up and I killed one of the 40 ponders with my bow. They haven't been out in daylight again on my cameras. I do have a few that will come out when there is still a little shooting time left but I haven't been there when they do. Being a working man, I only get to hunt on the weekends unless it is a holiday or something. I may try what I have done before and dig a deep hole with a post hole digger and dump a bag of corn in it and fill it with water. They will stay and dig and dig until they get it all, it has kept them coming back day after day, or night after night as the case may be.


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
I don't know that 99% of their activity is at night, but 99% of their seen activity may be. During the day, they will stay where there is cover, but they certainly may be quite active back in the woods where nobody else is.

HOWEVER, this time of year is when all the deer hunters come out of the woodwork, right. Any daylight freedom hogs may have had is gone due to deer hunters who are willing to shoot hogs. They are likely to be more nocturnal now than ever because they have so much more daylight pressure.

If you have pics of them at night, I really suggest you hunt them at night. Put lights on your feeder or go with some night vision/thermal. You can put rechargeable solar lights on your feeder pretty cheaply and they will be used to them inside of a week or two.

You're right DNS. I did not word my reply well but that's what I was getting at. Around here they are more likely to be seen in open areas/non bedding areas during night time hours. I will occasionally see daytime hogs, usually early in the morning or late evening but have seen them during the heat of the day, usually around one of my tanks. I have walked up on bedded hogs during the daytime while out checking fence and it is amazing how seemingly little cover they need to disappear. Another reason I carry a sidearm while out in the pasture.

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We see hogs during the daylight nearly every time we go to the lease. We do have a lot of plowed fields that are being prepared for wheat. Game camera's show a lot of night time activity at the feeder also. I much prefer to kill them during the daylight hrs. Lot easier to find.







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Find their bedding area & still hunt them. Get the wind right and be verrry quiet.

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If you are into hog hunting February is a great month. Deer season is over, and the food is not as easy to find. It is a great time to hunt over a feeder. Hunting can stay good until the Spring growth arrives. Hogs are always hit/miss, compared to deer. It also helps to have more that one stand/feeder. Once they are shot at, they may be scared off for awhile. Not always.

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Originally Posted by Flatcreek
Find their bedding area & still hunt them. Get the wind right and be verrry quiet.


I see this as right-thinking.

As hunters, many of us tend to be limited in our hunts by line of sight, geography, property lines, permissions, and timing. As such, many passively hunt, waiting on hogs to come to them, to their hunting area on their hunting time. It can be frustrating when that doesn't happen. So if the hogs aren't where you are, then you need to be where the hogs are. That means going out and actually finding them. Of course, this isn't as easy as it sounds, again because of restrictions and the fact that hogs can be almost anywhere.

If you don't go to where they are, then you need to be present when they come to where you hunt, which may be changing your shooting time and gear.


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Have you tried hunting them during the middle of the day or late morning after most deer hunters have left the stands?
Many times on our March hog hunts we sleep in and start hunting mid morning.
Hunting their bedding areas is also a good idea, you find them by the smell if you work the wind right.

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Kill them by day, they run at night. Kill them at night, at least some will start showing in daylight. That’s been my experience anyway.

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Get an electronic caller like a Convergent to pull ‘me out in the day.

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Shot one sleeping once. Was like, 5 feet away LOL! Not lying this time.

Re: Getting hogs out in daylight hours ?? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7684163 12/09/19 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
I don't know that 99% of their activity is at night, but 99% of their seen activity may be. During the day, they will stay where there is cover, but they certainly may be quite active back in the woods where nobody else is.

HOWEVER, this time of year is when all the deer hunters come out of the woodwork, right. Any daylight freedom hogs may have had is gone due to deer hunters who are willing to shoot hogs. They are likely to be more nocturnal now than ever because they have so much more daylight pressure.

If you have pics of them at night, I really suggest you hunt them at night. Put lights on your feeder or go with some night vision/thermal. You can put rechargeable solar lights on your feeder pretty cheaply and they will be used to them inside of a week or two.


Hogs definitely have a sense for hunting pressure. Acquired a piece of property last year. The first few trips were amazing. Saw hogs come consistently early morning and late evening. Previous owners claim the property had never been hunted - it was in their family since the late 1800s. Hogs seemed to be real comfortable being out in the open.

Hogs on the property became more and more nocturnal after getting shot at during daylight hours. Within the first 6 months, the day time sightings went down significantly. When I do see them during daylight hours - they are now real skittish and tend to stay out of open areas.

That said... seeing them during daylight is mostly luck on my property now. Maybe once a month I'll see a hog show up during the late evening on the game cam. Most sightings happen after daylight hours.

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Originally Posted by Booner1
Anyone have any ideas on how to get hogs to come out during daylight hours ??? J
Yep. You have to hunt where they are during the day. They are moving during the day, just need to know where that is. I shot a couple with my bow couple weeks ago around 9:30 in the morning.

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We always had the best luck on cold freezing rain crappy weather days on old lease in Putnam.

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Anyone have any ideas on how to get hogs to come out during daylight hours ??? J
Yep. You have to hunt where they are during the day. They are moving during the day, just need to know where that is. I shot a couple with my bow couple weeks ago around 9:30 in the morning.


And therein lies the problem. Hunters commonly want the game to be where the hunters are and not the other way around. It isn't that hunters are necessarily selfish, but simply may not have vast areas to roam to find the hogs and hence need the hogs to come to them.


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You really haven't experienced an adrenaline rush until you're walking to the house after dark and wind with a mess of hogs erupting all around you like a covey of quail.


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Buddy & I went to my lease Yesterday and after 2 days of helo hunting on the lease last Friday & Sat (5th & 6th) hogs were in the fields in bright sunlight. I just wish that the wind had been right but they heard us on the sxs 400 yds out.







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Anyone have any ideas on how to get hogs to come out during daylight hours ??? J
Yep. You have to hunt where they are during the day. They are moving during the day, just need to know where that is. I shot a couple with my bow couple weeks ago around 9:30 in the morning.


And therein lies the problem. Hunters commonly want the game to be where the hunters are and not the other way around. It isn't that hunters are necessarily selfish, but simply may not have vast areas to roam to find the hogs and hence need the hogs to come to them.
Funny thing about that hunt, I wasn't wanting to find hogs. I was set up hunting my target buck. This part of the property shouldn't have hogs, but yet, here they are. Pretty sure they were headed to bed, being they were in timber, headed to a cut over just out in front of me which is SUPER thick. When they walked up to the base of my tree, I just couldn't help myself but shoot!!!
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