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  1. WhoCares

    WhoCares LSB Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    The place I hunt is 2500 acres and is basically a cattle ranch with the only crop being hay. I’ve hunted this place for 3 years and have never seen a Sow or piglets. I kill 15-20 Boars a year here and they are always by themselves and never over 200 lbs till just recently. In the last week I’ve killed 2 that were 300+, my question is why am I only seeing lone boars and no sows? Seem weird to me. Any ideas?
     
  2. chthump

    chthump LSB Member

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    Very strange, Typically where i hunt, its mixed, sometimes boars then sounders
     
  3. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Dunno, but here's a wild guess.

    With no crops other than hay in the area, maybe there's insufficient food for Sows with litters. Or maybe the foods just better in other nearby areas. The boars might be roaming all over looking for mating opportunities.

    The usual disclaimers apply, plus a few others I'll think of later.
     
  4. Wildfowler

    Wildfowler Mis'sippi SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    You convinced me. I’ll buy that theory.
     
  5. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Something else to consider is that sows like thick cover for having piglets, good shady cool spots and need more water also.
     
  6. Brian Shaffer

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

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    We call those "cruisers" and the fit the OP's description of not being over 200 lbs. They may not yet have any sort of established home range. These are often younger boars that are out and about trying to find a group to latch onto that isn't being serviced by a local neighborhood boar, or if there is a boar, one smaller than them.
     
  7. jglass

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    I see mostly boars in Florida where I hunt. But the sows with piglets are around. The boars are typically loaners and roamers. They seem to just get around more than the sows with piglets.

    I think I see 10 boars for every 1 sow with piglets. My trail camera sees sows and piglets all the time.

    New Years eve I decided to go h0g hunting alone and to my surprise a sounder came into the bait pile. It was quite a thrill to see 10 or so hogs. I got 2 of them and tried for a third but missed.

    Now I'm in Northern Illinois practicing shooting at moving targets. Check this out!!!!
    This is actually lots of fun and not that difficult.

    https://youtu.be/Ue3LxDRZ4Kw



    https://youtu.be/w8fQ5IDQbzQ
     
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