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February 11, 2013
Hog Hunting Tips: How to Hunt Wild Pigs at Night - 1
Greg Ray, president of NRA Outdoors, a hunting and fishing trip agency, keeps getting calls from folks who own AR rifles but want to take them beyond the shooting range. Does Ray have a hunt for them?
“Tactical hog hunting,” Ray advises. “The AR platform gives you lots of options—like night hunts—and there’s usually no closed season or bag limits.”
The “tactical” angle starts with an AR, good optics, and accessories, such as lights, lasers, and (where legal) suppressors. But it also applies to the tactics you’ll need to use to kill pigs. Like the aforementioned night hunting.
STAKE OUT FOOD
Nocturnal hogs will head back to bedding areas sometime after sunup. Before dawn, position yourself on these trails, and you may get a chance at a line of hogs trotting back to bed. Target hogs at the rear of the group. They’ll scatter at the sound of gunfire, but a hog dropping at the back of the line, out of sight of the other hogs, might give you an extra second or two for a follow-up shot before the others react. It’s in this type of quick, close shooting that the AR platform excels.