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
- Food and water
- Bug spray
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).