Hog Hunting at Night

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by GeorgiaRedfish, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    I’ve been deer hunting off and on for 15 years but I am wanting to get into hog hunting at night with out NV/IR. Is this practical? I want to use my Ar-15. Will using red/green light work? I’ve heard to not turn it on them, but aim it high and slowly move it on them. Or it’s it possible to hunt under full moon with a red dot or maybe a visible laser? I have property where I can throw out corn, trying to rid some nuisance hogs.
     
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  2. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    No issue with the IR. Light them up all the time. Any light they will haul ass.
     
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  3. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Okay, I may just try my luck on a full moon
     
  4. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Thermal would be my first choice. Lighting them up with an IR NV compatible led flood would work well too. I’ve found that amber filtered spots tend to spook them less at night.
     
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  5. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Go thermal!
     
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  6. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Okay, I was trying not to spend the coin on NV/IF but seems like what people keep suggesting I need to do
     
  7. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Thermal and a 6.5 grendel upper. Best hog set up. Sadly I dont have a thermal scope, yet. Just trying to figure out how to use it as a tax right off...
     
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  8. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    The first hog I ever took was at 8:30p.m. with my Savage 99 and a Burris Fullfield scope.
    There was a yard light nearby and I had enough light to put a .308 right through it's shoulder.
     
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  9. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Looks like I may have to save up, or try a full moon
     
  10. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    We have both---use the thermal to look in the brush and even in open areas but use the NV to shoot. Just got used to doing this as we had the NV first.
     
  11. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    What’s the most inexpensive scope y’all recommend, or monocular/goggle (would rather something I can wear so I can use my red dot)
     
  12. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Mr Fish , please reference page 9087043.a of the TTT accessories catalog for the solution to your concerns.

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    Send cash now , supplies low !
     
  13. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Man just like the real oper9ors use!
     
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  14. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    The light gathering capabilities of this unit are astounding!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Check out TexasJagd, Lonestarboars, and a host of others on YouTube.
     
  16. UBOATDOC

    UBOATDOC THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU......LATER Supporting Addict

    Apr 5, 2015
    Not sure if I want to do a night hunt out this way, but I certainly want to bag a few of these feral hogs. Please remember that these critters carry a number of seriously bad diseases that are transmissible with direct contact. You, my friends, do not want tularemia or brucellosis. Doc
     
  17. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I’ve been hunting and eating wild hog for decades and I’ve never had a problem.
     
  18. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Yuck! Most of the time when we shoot for eradication them it is hot and they are covered in dried mud, ticks and stink. Hey they way I see it Buzzards, Coyotes, Feral Hogs they eat their dead and Fire Ants(seen them dragging off individual hairs no joke) gotta eat as well :) :)
     
  19. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I think the same thing about Javelina’s but I know a lot of people that eat them.

    I generally don’t eat anything over 180lbs and prefer females. 100lb and less is the best.

    The mud is on the outside and comes off when you skin them. You eat potatoes and carrots right? Both grown underground (in the mud). You’re just as likely to get a parasite from deer as you are from hog. I much prefer the taste of pork over venison. And wild pork is very low in fat.
     
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  20. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    ^^^^^^^^^^ All very True! I like Fat though! Pay a lot for meat that has "fat" in it lol! :)
     
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