I grew up mostly hunting small game in Missouri with a .410 and a .22 until I was 18 and joined the Air Force. I shot my first deer when I was 20 years old at my first duty station, Little Rock, Arkansas. I received orders to Texas to be an instructor and was introduced to hog hunting after the move. I started out just bow hunting them like I did deer and had a little success, but it was hit or miss. That lasted about six months and then I met someone with night vision. He was familiar with the equipment, but didn't know its full potential yet. So the research began! Now I am elbow deep in AR15s, generation 3 night vision, thermal imaging units, suppressors, and guiding hog hunts in the Wichita Falls, TX area. Watch out! The hog hunting bug bites hard and often!