Friday, February 13, 2015

How to hunt for pigs in northern California



Today I'm writing about how to hunt in northern California the cool way. One of my favorite types of hunting is hog hunting and although there are several different ways to hog hunt, I think one of the most effective and fun ways is to use dogs. I like hunting with dog because I enjoy training them and seeing the results from the hard work that you put in the dogs. Like there ancestor the wolf  Dogs have the natural instinct to hunt so with the right training and discipline  and you get them on the right animals you should have a decent dog.




The first thing is find a place with hog rutting. Routing is when hog use there snout to till up the ground to eat root. This is a major problem because it basically rototills the grass. This is a major problem for cattle farmers because with no grass, there's nothing for cows to eat. Where there's routing, there hogs so walk your dogs or dog through the area your dog should pick up a trail or wind. Once your dogs pick up a scent they should start barking to indicate they smell something. After they catch up the hog or hogs the hogs would normally stop in a gulch or in brush. You will no when you dog catches up with the hogs  because of there bark when a dog trails its drawn out barks and when they bay its short and choppy barks. Then you walk to the dogs sneak in were the dog are barking and pick a nice mature hog that's doesn't have piglets or is pregnant by picking the right hog it manages the population so you keep a healthy population..








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2 comments:

  1. Is there a chance that one of the dogs you are hunting with could get injured? if so would the dog be able to escape? By the way this was very inspirational and interesting, I have never been hunting before and I would like to try it some day.

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  2. I've always wanted to go hog hunting, but never have. The same thing can be said for my dad. Hopefully moving to Humboldt can give us a chance. Thanks for giving me a little taste of what it will be like.

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