Texas Wild Hog Hunt
Hog Hunt in ground blind 5:PM to 10:PM
Fully enclosed ground blinds (4’x8′)
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Wild Hog Hunts in blind
Night hog hunts.
The ranch has their own special red lights to hunt hogs at night. Hunters may use their own night vision equipment or special lights. Hunters do need a norm white light flashlight to see inside and outside of the blind after sunset. The ranch uses motion sensors and red lights to detect and see wild hogs after dark. The bright red LED light used from the blind or the red lights at the corn is sufficient illumination for shots, with or without a scope, up to 100 yards from the blind.
Our experience at 4J Ranch is that wild hogs are primarily nocturnal. Wild hogs are less active during day, depending on environment conditions. When it is are above 90 degrees wild hogs activity is limited. Most wild hogs are taken around sunset than any other time. The level of moonlight illumination has a direct affect on wild hog activity and hunting success after sunset.
Hog Hunting blinds.
Hunters are escorted to fully enclosed 8 foot by 4 foot (see below photo) about two hours before sunset. The blinds can easily accommodate 2 hunters. A solo hunter can have a guest in the blind without an extra fee.
Wild Hogs have poor night vision.
Even though wild hogs are primarily nocturnal, they have poor night vision. Having poor night vision, they are vulnerable to night predators like cats and canines. They prefer to have moonlight to venture out of their secluded bedding area. However, hogs have to eat, so they will forage for food even with zero moonlight.
Blinds configured night hog hunt.
To assist hunters in seeing and detecting wild hogs around the hunting area, we have multiple motion sensors in front of the blinds. The blind’s primary shooting area have large red flood lights. The larger flood lights are bright enough for hunters to clearly see hogs with open sights, red dot or scope. The smaller motion sensors lights are used for alerting hunters of wild hog movement in the frontal area of the blind.
Red lights for hog hunts during at night.
The ranch furnishes a red LED flashlight for hunters that do have a night hunting visual aid. The bright red LED light is used in the blind for distance shots. This flashlight has proven to be very effective at 50-100 yards. With the aid of a scope the flashlight is bright enough to shoot a hog in the dark up to 150 yards.
Wild Hogs move in groups.
Typically, hunters will see groups of juvenile hogs going to the corn. Juvenile groups are comprised of siblings and cousins with one or more sister sows. Older females without young pigs are also seen in groups. We have hunters that take the time to, target and take down, two hogs with one shot. One of the advantages of having two hunters in a blind is that each hunter can take down a hog at the same time. Wild boars over 150 pounds are normally found traveling alone.
YOUNG WILD HOG HUNTERS
We enjoy hosting young wild hog hunters. Young wild hog hunters are welcome at our ranch. We enjoy hosting hog hunters of all ages, but we especially enjoy hosting young hunters. My sons and I configured the hunting areas with safety and easy access in mind. Dense woods separate each blind to prevent stray bullets from reaching another blind. A wide open pathway, around the parameter of the hunting property and behind each blind, affords safe and easy access. Blind-to-corn is only 40 yards to enable a successful head shot for the inexperienced shooter. It is up to the parent to determine the appropriate age to take a young person hunting. Our experience is that a 10 year old with a desire to hunt can be attentive for several hours during training sessions. Wild hog hunting is no different than any other sport, it requires repetitive training and a lot of patience in order to excel. Texas Wild Hog Hunting at 4J Ranch is ideal for young hunters eager to learn the sport of hunting.
Hunter Lodging: There are more than two motels within 30 minutes of our ranch: Best Western (936-349-1700) in Madisonville; Days Inn (903-503-7175) in Centerville.
4J Ranch, Leona, Texas 75850