- Nov 18, 2016
- 1993 Ford 4630, 1972 IH 140, 1970 IH 140, 1975 IH Cub, 1949 John Deere A
That's legal here in Texas, but you have to work hard to keep the wild hogs away or you will never. See a deer. I have a hot fence around my corn and food plot. The wire is a foot off of the ground and its made a big difference in how many deer show up.
I've never seen a deer actually eating the corn in person, but I have seen hogs eating it more times then I can remember. I'm so bored of shooting hogs that when I see a group at the feeder, I wait until two are perfectly lined up so I can get both of them with one shot. I've only done this twice, so it's still kind of challenging.
Even better is sneaking up real close and shooting as many as possible. My record is 3. One standing and 2 running shots. I've only gotten 3 one time. I have several doubles, but 3 or more is really what I'm trying to do.
We have a lot more hogs then deer. Season is year round, no limit,legal day or night and if you are on private land and the land owner says it's ok, no license is required to shoot them. The goal is to lower their numbers, but so far, nothing is working.
Don't forget to mention that in Texas you can shoot them from a helicopter now too. They want them gone!
I watch a show about pig hunting and they said there are an estimated 4 million wild hogs in Texas. They destroy everything and can have 2 litters a year with an average of 5-6 piglets each time and sometimes they have up to 10 at once.
I also read where Texas holds 75% of the wild hog population in the U.S.