Is boar hunting something you have on your bucket list? Boar hunting is an activity that many hunters want to try at some point because it provides them with a unique challenge. Even though boars might not necessarily look like the smartest animals, they’re intelligent creatures that can be tough to track down on a hunt. However, before you go boar hunting, there are some other things you need to know about boars and boar hunting in general. Here are some things you should keep in mind.
Boars are just about always in motion.
Because of their size, you might assume that hogs like to stay put most of the time. But in reality, it’s rare to see a hog just standing around. If a boar is up on its feet, it’s more than likely on the move. That means that you’re going to be taking aim at a moving target most of the time when hunting hogs. You need to take advantage of your opportunities when you can.
They have an incredible sense of smell.
Boars have really bad eyesight. They struggle to see the things that surround them. But they more than make up for it with their hearing and, to a larger degree, their sense of smell. If the wind is blowing your scent in the direction of a group of hogs, good luck hunting them. They can sense smell from up to 5 to 7 miles away in some cases and will move accordingly to prevent you from finding them.
They’re easier to hunt in the cooler months.
Boars don’t have sweat glands. That means that they go to extreme lengths to cool off in the summer. They’ll often congregate near bodies of water in areas where you won’t be able to find them and cover themselves up in mud. It’s therefore usually easier to track hogs down in the cooler months when they’re less inclined to hide in brush and other areas to cool off. You’ll find that boars are more active and easier to track down when it’s cold out.
If you want to experience boar hunting for yourself, Tioga Boar Hunting can give you the chance to do it. Knock boar hunting off your bucket list by calling us at 570-835-5341 today.