Preparing for a Hog Hunt

I’ll be heading out to my first hog hunt here in about a month and I’m pretty excited about the prospect of some wild boar jalapeño sausage while helping out with the hog problem in Texas. There is a chance for some exotic deer to be harvested during this hunt, but the primary target is wild hog and I’m looking forward to it.

There are a few things that will be different from my previous hunts for deer. As such, I am starting the process of getting ready. Much of the equipment will me the same:

  • Cooler, ice, and drum liners
  • First aid kit
  • Knives for field dressing, skinning and quartering
  • Hunting clothes suitable for current Texas climate
  • Toiletries
  • Food and water
  • Bug spray
  • Binoculars

I’ve decided on a Daniel Defense DD5V1 as the primary hunting weapon and a Sig Sauer P220 for a back up side arm. Ammo selection is as follows:

I plan on heading out to the range a week or two before the hunt to confirm zero on the rifle, which should already be set. While I’m out at the range, I’ll also cycle a few magazines worth of the Underwood ammo to ensure it cycles properly through the side arm. After the range, I’ll give both weapons a good cleaning to make sure they are in tip-top shape for the adventure.

Other than that, I’m not sure what to expect, what else I should bring, or should prepare for. I suppose I could look into calls to improve odds of encountering hogs, but I know nothing about those.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome (and encouraged).

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Author: Uncle Zo

Just an average Joe who loves to geek out on firearm mechanics and ballistics.

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