Calling hogs

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  1. Wellbornpapa

    Wellbornpapa New Member SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Has anyone had any success calling hogs with electronic or mouth blown calls?
     
  2. Bakester

    Bakester LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Not hogs but I did call in a big hawk or owl one night. I had the speakers mounted on the wheeler and was jamming to, "piglet in distress". A dark shadow went swooping by a couple times and I figured I better shut it down before I got a face full of claws. Another night, I'm pretty sure my snoring called in a little boar.
     
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    More than likely an owl...I call them in all of the time.
     
  4. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    It may be more likely an owl, but I have had a hawk come in at night.

    Hog calling, when it works, it can work dramatically well. On the downside, I have seen it chase away hogs (using sow hysteria) on 2 occasions when we were trying to pull hogs onto the property where we were hunting. Most of the time, I find it to be a failure.
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I have seen it work twice and twice the pork never paid any attention. It does work when it works though and a bud has seen it work a bunch of times. We have had them come within 5 to 10 yrds of us. I was laughing so much I couldn't shoot straight. Another friend has the ones that come with FoxPro stuff (I think) and he has even had luck with that too. Fun times fo sure!! BANG BANG!!
     
  6. Capt Rick Hiott

    Capt Rick Hiott The HAM SLAMMA!

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    I have called a big boar with a grunt call. I also own a Convergent caller. Convergent Hunting Solutions

    If you want to learn about hog calling,,,watch all of the Glenn Guess videos. He is one of the best!

    The video is long,,but worth it.
     
  7. Curly Shuffle

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    The hysteria call is a part of Guess’ calls. I also have a grunt tube but do not get a chance to use it to often. Here Piggy Piggy!!:)
     
  8. Middy53

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    Yes it works but it depends on the sound you use and the sounder. I watched all of Glen's videos to try and figure out how to stop scaring some of the groups off. The below video was taken four minutes after shooting the lead sow out of this group, they all came back. We have also had good luck on big boars with piglet distress calls.

     
  9. TXHOGKILLER

    TXHOGKILLER New Member

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    i have called in 2 boars with Glenn guess's sounds that you can download on the app store
     
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    My experience is nothing scares off a hog better than noise. Even whispering to a buddy, " there's a hog out there" and the hog will exit.
    I bumped something in the blind one time and the hog left. Quiet is key. Switching off the rifle safety doesn't seem to bother a hog like it does a deer. Nothing calls a hog better than a pail of corn or cracked corn. I have seen sow urine work but not always.

    I kill most of my hogs while hunting alone, not sure why.
     
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  11. FrankT

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    Use a hog a jamma grunt tube also
     
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    Hearing the thumps of rounds hitting their buddies scares them off pretty bad
     
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    I tried "sow protection " by foxpro while in Ga on a hog that i saw about 300yds away and it walked away like my wife does when I play it at home
     
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    We called a bunch of hogs over the weekend, mostly because they were not on properties we could hunt. The first time, they responded great, eventually, coming across a road, but never managed to come through the second fence. The next night, we called them off an adjoining property. However, several times we called them and they could not have cared less... 3 Nights Hunting - Hog/Coyote Calling, Sounders, Loners | Lone Star Boars
     
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    Yes, But I called in a 5.8 inch wide front paw Black Bear, estimate 7 foot in length . At 10:30 pm packed in 8 miles is not a welcome quest, but that for another day, case point... I do not predator or pig call in California at night anymore, fruit of the loom cost too much. Not to mention the 150 pound Kitty Cats That are protected out here.
     
  16. Bakester

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    Little update on my calling experience. We got on a little group Friday night and got hits on a few but only one confirmed before they got in the trees. The wheeler was about 500 yards away when all was said and done so when we got back to it, my buddy scanned the field again. He said there was another hog out there so we both were watching it and it was acting all crazy turning in circles and such. We thought it was either winged or looking for piglets. Thats when I had the idea to fire up my Glenn Guess hog calling app on my phone. Turned on "piglett in distress" and before I could ask what it was doing, buddy said it was at a full gallop heading right towards us and said it was coyote. He must have been real hungry because in the time it took for me to shoulder my rifle to get a look, it was within 50 yards. Buddy took a couple shots but coyote survived.
     
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  17. Guess

    Guess Hog Zombie SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Calling hogs is just like calling anything else there are times when you can do nothing wrong and times when you can do nothing right. It is just like calling any animal. I've had nearly every species of animal coming on a string and for no apparent reason turn and leave. I had nearly every species flee like they just saw a grizzly. I will say this I've called just about every kind of animal Texas has to offer and my success rate with hogs is ten fold over all other species even coyotes and I've been calling them over 36 years. For those that are having hogs run away, I'm sure on occasion this will happen for no explainable reason. That has not been my experience, there is usually a logical explanation other than natural hog sounds spooking them. Guys calling the same small properties over and over start to have negative experiences and logically so. If you've taken the lead sow from a group of hogs and expect an aggressive response a week later, they will in most cases not respond positively. It takes a few weeks for the lead sow to be replaced. Wind and thermals are the number one reason for failure. I've been tinkering with the most accurate wind and thermal detector I've ever used. I'm learning some interesting things about light and variable winds. I've seen the wind go directly behind me for a few yards, rise and then fall in front of me. All my night hunting friends have had hogs that were "upwind" of them spook for no apparent reason thinking the wind was perfect, it wasn't! I have noticed adolescent boars either come running like idiots or seem to ignore calling altogether. One thing that I'm learning tinkering with boar specific sounds is that we may be calling too loud at times. Sometimes with really aggressive animals it doesn't matter how loud you get, but there have been several occasions lately where I saw hogs some distance off and either didn't have my speaker or didn't have time to set it up and was able to call hogs with just the phone and the last one I called from 75 yards away at 1/3 volume with just the phone. Calling any species is not an exact science and there are many variables, so the learning curve is a long one. I learn something new every year. All I can say is, if you can't shoot them where they are or if you are not seeing any hogs, what do you have to lose by calling? I'm seeing the same "hog experts chime in time after time that a bag of corn is $6.50, well first off I want to know where they are getting there corn, because I'm paying $8 a bag. Second off The app is $5.99 one time and if you buy the call{speaker} $250ish. I can guarantee, I can call more hogs in a year with that set up than one bag of corn. In Reality if you are baiting hogs year round at a bag a week at $6.50 a bag that is $338 + gas+ time spent watching paint dry. I will pit calling for 15 minutes per stand against corn any day for my $$.
    All of this said calling is a tool nothing more, Bait is a tool, thermals/night vision are tools, dogs are tools, trapping is a tool. I enjoy most methods of hunting hogs. Sitting for hours watching bait is not one of them and yet I do it from time to time. The point is all the tools in the world do not replace experience and skill. Thermals come as close as you're going to get and even that's not 100%. Correct me if I'm wrong.....
     
  18. kalmantihanyi

    kalmantihanyi New Member

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    I'm also interested to know if that trick really works or not.
     
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    kalmantihanyi New Member

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    Thanks for sharing the vast experience you have. Really helpful :)
     

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