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Wild Hog Hunting

Wild Hog Hunting on our 6,000 plus acre property has been setup as an old style hunt camp with bunk house, eating cabin, processing cabin and the new saloon for your after-hours pleasure. As wild hog roam freely and breed rapidly across our landscape you have tons of opportunities. Never knowing what may be bedded close to your stand or if a monster hog happens to be cruising for a bride, heck a large sounder/pack of 20-30 head may come into a feeder, one just never knows what is in store on a wild hog hunting trip at Florida Wildlife Adventure. There is something about a wild hog hunt knowing that really no matter the size they are all trophies.

Wild hog hunting with bow and arrow is a great way to stay sharp for the deer season, put meat in your freezer and seek out that trophy of a lifetime. You can hunt wild hog the same way as deer but the closer the better stands true even more for a wild hog. A very weary guy is the trophy wild hog, living most of his life in the cover of darkness even from birth you really have your work cut out for you especially if you are not using bait. Some of the best setups for trophy wild hog are close to the transitions from water to dry land. Always looking for the rubs on trees to show you their prime travel direction will make a big difference in how you setup and how successful you will be.

Wild hog hunting with a rifle will afford you a better chance at success because of the distances you can shoot and the amount of rapid shots you can get off. Wild hogs are tough so be sure you have the right equipment to take down any size wild hog you may run into. In Florida the best ranges to zero your rifle are 25 yards when still hunting and 50 yards when in a tree from a stand. At a 25 yard zero you will be good from 10 yards to 125 yards depending on the caliber. You want this for those close shots while still hunting. Your 50 yard zero for wild hog hunting will usually give you great shots from 50 yards to 200 yards and beyond.

A wild hog after being hit with a miss placed shot can run for a very long distance. Being wide open your tracking adventure may just be beginning. To prevent the loss, or I should say cut down on your loss’s place your round directly into a wild hogs shoulder half way up the body. The wild hog’s vitals are tucked under his shoulder and unless a quartering away shot is present you will have to drive through bone for a good kill shot. In the event you miss hit your intended target you will break them down for a relatively easy tracking job by aiming directly at their shoulder. Sometimes it is better to take home some of the meat than none of the meat. Be wary of head shots and unless you have a steady rest this is really a very risky shot placement option. Wild hogs do not like to stay very still while feeding or traveling. They are a very point to point animal and unlike other animals they do not browse much, they like a meal.

Hog hunting in Florida

Hog Hunting in Florida

Hog Hunting in Florida at Florida Wildlife Adventure (FWA) gives you an opportunity to experience every terrain feature found in Florida. Being able to experience a true Florida hog hunting trip all in one place is rare. Or first property is made up of about 600 acres with select cut pine stands for very open shots out to 200 yards. Though most of your shots will be within the 75 yard range as all of our hunting is either done from Box Blinds, Ladder Stands, Ground Blinds or Spot and Stalk by feeding stations. We have a Tree Stand called the Eagles Nest which is perched over a large field where hogs routinely feed. Your shots from this stand are 175 yards straight out from the stand and left and right shots to 300 yards along with a vantage point over a funnel just behind you where shots are as close as 20 yards. All of this from a platform built to hold 1,000 pounds and can be walked around completely. The 600 acres also has palmetto fields which at certain times of the year produce nuts for the hogs. Cypress swamps dot the interior for some tough hunting. The 600 Acres also gives us the ability to take you on a swamp buggy hog hunting adventure where you ride about ten feet high and look down into those nasty tangles for the big boys.

Hog Hunting in Florida is so very different from all other states. The main reason is we are ground zero for the introduction of feral hogs and our property is literally a few miles from one of the first settlements where hogs were deposited in the late 1,500’s by the Spanish explorers. Being able to appreciate the strategies, hard work and dedication it takes to hunt hogs in their natural environment really makes this a special place. Now, claiming fame to anything is difficult to do especially animal quality with so many states that now have hogs. On the other hand I hear time and time again about the toothy beasts that are harvested while hog hunting in Florida and I must say there has to be something to that. Our adult hog’s average weight is about 175 pounds but can get to 250 pounds without a problem. Over that it is rare and a true trophy hog no matter the tooth length. Speaking of teeth the average adult male at about 2 years of age will have some pretty good cutters (the bottom teeth on a hog) and our normal trophy will be about 1.5 inches or better. Anything over that is comparable to a 10 point deer. If you get into the six inch range you are getting to a true giant. You see because boar fight for food and love those cutters break more often than you would think. They do grow back very rapidly, about three months after they break you could be looking at another 2 inches and growing. As an all year long adventure, Hog Hunting in Florida is hard to beat.