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The author shows off a nice hog he took on from public land along South Carolina’s Waccamaw River. Hog in a bog
12 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am

Basil Watts hauled a deer cart from the bed of his pickup truck. Unhooking the elastic cords holding it together, he unfolded it to deploy the wheels. 

SCDNR will hold three hog hunts on North Island next month try to and control and/or eliminate the feral hog population. SCDNR announces dates for three North Island hog hunts
5760 Views - Posted: January 23 at 1:46 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has scheduled three hog hunts for North Island in Georgetown County next month in an effort to remove and eliminate feral hogs from the barrier island.

Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant said January and February are prime months to hunt wild hogs using deer-hunting tactics because animals are on the move, looking for food that is less available than at other times. Time to go for a big pig; Mount Pleasant hunter said January can be hog wild
1661 Views - Posted: January 21 at 10:23 am

When deer season ends, Robbie Cortis of Mount Pleasant just keeps on hunting, but it’s wild hogs that he targets in the post deer season, and he said they’re really on the move right now.

Dylan Kirby of Ruby killed this huge wild hog with a bow on Monday on the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Chesterfield County teen arrows enormous hog on NWR
10994 Views - Posted: October 15, 2014 at 8:09 am

It’s all downhill from here for Dylan Kirby from the Chesterfield County community of Ruby. That’s what you’d figure since the first bow kill of his hunting career was a wild hog approaching 500 pounds that fell on Monday evening.

Marcus Church killed this 460-pound hog that he and hunting buddy Allen Crenshaw had patterned on a farm near Six Mile. Six Mile hog taken by Seneca hunter estimated at 460 pounds
14413 Views - Posted: April 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

Marcus Church of Seneca got a call a few months ago from a landowner in Six Mile who was having problems with wild hogs rooting up and tearing up his fields. On Feb. 17, he took care of what was literally a huge part of the problem, killing a 460-pound hog with his bow.

Hunter Morris and Hunter Shepherd took these two wild hogs, weighing 350 and 250 pounds, on a hunt at Pinewood Farms near Rimimi. Encounter with big porcine herd leaves hunters, dogs, hogs all shook up
3469 Views - Posted: March 02, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Hunter Shepherd and a few friends were hoping to thin the local wild hog population around Pinewood when they ran into a huge herd of pigs last Saturday, Feb. 22. Several miles and shots later, two hogs were dead, one weighing in at over 350 pounds, and two dogs had been injured in the meeting with more than 30 porkers.

Wild hogs are in all of South Carolina’s counties, largely because of relocation by hunters. Wild hog facts
865 Views - Posted: February 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Wild hogs are not native to South Carolina or any part of North America; they are descendants of European domestic hogs that escaped or were released as far back as the early Spanish explorers. Closed-range or fencing requirements for livestock did not arise until the 1900s, and letting hogs “free range” was common before fencing laws.

Here are some interesting facts about South Carolina’s wild hog population:

• The first true pigs brought to the United States came with by Hernando de Soto’s expedition to Florida in 1539.

A do-it-yourself European mount of a wild hog skull takes just a few steps and a little time and can preserve memories of a great hung. D-I-Y European hog skull mount
1317 Views - Posted: February 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

For hog hunters wanting to preserve memories of a hunt without the expense of a taxidermy bill, try this at-home method for mounting the skull.

• Get the hide off the head and cut away as much meat, membrane, tissue, as possible.

• Using an oversized boiling pot and propane burner, boil the skull in a solution of water, dish washing detergent, and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). A low boil is best to prevent deteriorating the bone tissue.

An encounter with a wild boar produced these wounds to a Louisiana hunter's lower leg. Encounter with wild boar leaves Louisiana hunter in hospital
3524 Views - Posted: February 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell, La., since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15. But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt Feb. 2, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs. “I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.


Wild hogs can provide South Carolina hunters with an extra season. Pigs in a blanket - Extend your big-game season by adding wild hogs to your winter wish list
2010 Views - Posted: February 01, 2014 at 7:00 am

Don Houck and another hunter crouched together just around the corner of a food plot and peered into the pre-dawn darkness. The full moon and high-powered optics allowed the pair to scan the far end of the green patch in search of the quarry. 

“Just to the right of the corn pile,” Houck said. “It’s a big black ’bo hog. See if you can slip around there and get a shot at him.”

A little maneuvering, a little slipping, and the big hog was centered in the crosshairs, soon to receive a healthy dose of ballistic tipped lead. At the report, the boar shuddered from the impact of the .308 slug and charged into the undergrowth before mortality caught up with him and put him down just out of sight.

SCDNR has scheduled three 3-day hunts in February on North Island to reduce the island's population of wild hogs. SCDNR plans three dog hunts for hogs on North Island in February
2064 Views - Posted: January 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will continue efforts to remove and eliminate feral hogs from North Island in Georgetown County by scheduling three hog hunts with dogs next month – part of an overall hog removal project on the Yawkey Wildlife Center

Trapping is a good way to control the number of  wild hogs on a piece of property — and put bacon and hams in the freezer — and January is a prime month to trap hogs because of limited natural food sources. Keep traps active for feral hogs
702 Views - Posted: January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Trapping wild hogs an effective method for filling up the freezer with fresh pork, but trappers can often have trouble coaxing hogs into traps during the summer and fall when food resources are readily available. However, as January arrives and deer season ends, most natural foods are gone and hogs are out on the prowl looking for something to eat; that makes trapping much more effective than any other time of year.

Members of North Carolina’s Twin Creeks Hunting Club have the habitat and resources to produce wall-hanger bucks like this one. Wildlife Habitat Improvement Series: Twin Creeks Hunting Club
689 Views - Posted: January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

Nestled between Big Fishing Creek and Little Fishing Creek in northeast North Carolina lies Twin Creeks Hunting Club. With more than 7,000 acres of swamps, timberland and a conglomeration of food plots under cultivation, Twin Creeks has the perfect mix of wilderness and prime wildlife habitat to produce a wide variety of game species. Beyond having a solid deer population, Twin Creeks has a huge flock of wild turkeys and just enough black bears for a member to fill a tag during the new season. But the whitetail deer reigns in these parts, and for good reason.

Deer hunters can do themselves a big favor by targeting wild hogs, when available,  especially after the end of deer season. Here, piggy, piggy, piggy
638 Views - Posted: January 09, 2014 at 9:00 am

The weather may seem very similar to December, but January is definitely a transitional month for outdoorsman around the Carolinas — especially the thousands of deer hunters out there. More hunters participate in deer season than all of the other game animals combined. But just because the season is over doesn’t mean the deer rifle should be retired to the gun cabinet. Hunters can continue hunting, targeting a different quarry with large white tusks in the front and a pair of country hams bringing up the rear.