TX HOG SLAYER

Clearing Feeders

I got a call from a buddy who runs a free-range deer and hog hunting operation in Jacksboro, TX saying he was overrun with hogs.  He had a ranch that had the hogs so thick they were scaring the deer away....

Early September Hunts

The first few weeks of September have been good!  Two hunts and two kills within one week of each other. First hunt was out at 4J Ranch in Leona, TX.  I was set up in the middle blind.  Sat from 6pm...

IR Strategies

If you hunt wild hogs seriously then you likely use Night Vision. In many cases, the night vision scope uses an infared illuminator as the light source for the scope.  While this light source casts no “beam”, there is still a...

BIG Boar Down!

I spent this last weekend up in Bryson, TX at one of the Affordable Outfitter Ranches.  The first night’s hunt (Friday Night) was cancelled due to the rain.  It really tore things up.  It also certainly impacted hog movement and location. ...

Be Ready!

This is just a quick post to highlight the importance of always being ready when hunting – including going to and from your stand.  In this context I mean being prepared to encounter your game at any time as you prepare...

Snakes

It’s that time of year. Be on the look out for snakes. Copperheads and rattlers are out in full force so watch your step. Wear snake boots and keep your eyes open. Best to be aware of the common species of snakes...

Eater Boar Down!

Eater Boar Down!

I made my way down to 4J Ranch in late May for a meat hunt.  I was set up in the front blind by 7pm.  At 730pm a nice eater boar came out all alone.  I was ready.  I dropped with...

Stalking

If I had to choose between blind hunting and stalking I would choose stalking.  Yes, it’s harder but it sure beats sitting in a blind for hours on end hoping something comes in.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes, when you have...

Sow Down!

We took a weeknight excursion down to 4J Ranch in hopes of bagging some bacon for the freezer this last week. The odds were against us as the rain was coming. However, in our experience, the hogs move pretty well on...

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