3 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: 08/22/2009
Posts: 23
Scent control needed for hog hunting?

How important is scent control while hog hunting from a stand? Also, do any baits (in addition to corn) or other attractants/scents work well? Looking for reccomendations on upcoming first bow hunt for some wild piggies....

HOGGETTER's picture
Offline
Location: CenCal
Joined: 11/05/2009
Posts: 760
Scent control needed for hog hunting?

WELL, pigs are not the smartest game in the woods with poor vision but they can sure smell good. Yes you should always practice scent controll that way you dont spook all the other game in the area for future hunts( yote,bobcats,deer, bear,fox, elk,) well you get the picture. As far as bait check your state regs. to see if its legal. Overhere the hogs are raiding the crops (oranges,rasins/grapes,percimins) and the acorns.

HOGGETTER's picture
Offline
Location: CenCal
Joined: 11/05/2009
Posts: 760
Scent control needed for hog hunting?

Make sure you hit them forward with a well placed arrow, or better quartering away. If you spook a boar while in your stand, you can usually snort them back in. I dont know why more hunters dont do this, Ive had good luck calling them back especially big boars all alone.

Offline
Location: Middle GA
Joined: 05/24/2009
Posts: 2
Re: Scent control needed for hog hunting?
fishrmann wrote:
How important is scent control while hog hunting from a stand? Also, do any baits (in addition to corn) or other attractants/scents work well? Looking for reccomendations on upcoming first bow hunt for some wild piggies....

Scent control is critical when hog hunting. Hogs have an excellent nose. IF they smell you, your hunt is pretty much over. Their eyesight is poor as well as their hearing. Youi should do everything you can to control your scent and then, you will still need to pay attention to the wind.
As far as scents, we have good luck using grape, cherry or strawberry Koolaide as an attrractant.
Good Luck with your hunt.
Hogguide

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Scent Control or Not!!!!!ManOfTheFall607/26/2010 22:43 pm
Scent Control groundhog1012/17/2011 20:48 pm
What scent control clothes do you wear?FurrowOutdoors812/08/2011 12:50 pm
Scent controlHuntertrent507/17/2007 16:42 pm
scent controlalan108/22/2006 21:00 pm