Wild hogs are considered a nuisance because they destroy crops, tear up the earth around farm ponds foraging for roots and grubs. They also compete with native wildlife for food.
A feral hog will consume almost anything, including snakes, mice, fish, nuts and the contents of your garden after you put it to bed for the season. To keep them out of your garden after you’ve harvested everything, secure off any access points to gain entry into the yard or garden after dark when they come out to feed.
What can I do after shooting a wild hog?
To get rid of a shot hog after successfully taking one down in self-defense from an imminent attack or property damage, what should you do to avoid being attacked by other hogs after?
It is extremely important to think safety after any shooting situation. If you have shot a wild hog, it’s likely to be the only one around so other hogs will come after it after dark to feed off of its carcass. It is very important that you get out of the area quickly after making sure that the threat has been eliminated before they come back after dark for their meal.
A wounded hog can travel quite far if not given time to bleed out completely by severing an artery or causing mortal damage to lung or heart with a well-placed bullet or arrow. They are strong swimmers, but if the head is submerged long enough, they will drown while trying to breathe through their snout while holding it above the surface.
If you’ve shot a hog and want to retrieve it after dark and be sure that other hogs aren’t around, after making sure it’s dead by shooting it in the head again just to be safe after making sure it wasn’t suffering after taking a bullet earlier after chasing you through your cornfield orchard, use a strong light source such as a powerful spotlight or flashlight. If possible, bring some stout cord so that you can tie its legs together after dragging it out of the area without further exposing yourself if this was done at night.
Shooting wild hogs after dark is not recommended because they are nocturnal creatures and chances for an accurate shot after dark by using only artificial lighting to shine on and after seeing the target after they’ve been attracted to the spot after finding the dead hog after you shot it with a firearm is extremely slim after making sure it’s dead after taking your time and making every shot count. Keep in mind that if you shoot after dark, they will be back after their meal after they hear the gunshot and come running for the wounded member of their group.
If this was done during daylight hours and they were feeding on corn or another crop after finishing up your garden, pick up any spilled seeds so that other hogs won’t find them and eat after planting season has ended. If you live near a forested area where hunting deer is popular, drag it into some nearby brush or thicket after checking to make sure no other hogs are around after making sure it’s dead after shooting it a second after following it after dark if you were running away from a feral hog after it began chasing after you after your dog tangled with the hog after scaring it during a hunt. Cover the carcass with branches and brush to make sure other animals or even cats don’t get into after pup season is over for hunting them down in self-defense whenever they show up on somebody’s property.