Here’s something you don’t hear about every day…. Hog Fever!
If you’re an avid hunter, or you belong to any avid hunting communities, you may have heard of its distant cousin, Buck Fever. It’s a gripping sensation that’s sweeping the hunting nation.
Oftentimes couples and families making a trip to Hog Wild for a hunt come with the full package -- a very eager hunter, and a spouse or loved one who is more eager to see a bit of what the surprisingly metropolitan Oklahoma City has to offer tourists or non-locals. In fact, many people from out of town are surprised to learn about how hip OKC actually is!
We often talk about how great hog hunting is, here. Of course we would! There are a lot of (we think) common sense reasons for this to be the case. Hunting is a marvelous and ancient sport that can put you in touch with something baser about yourself -- moreover, it’s a great builder of camaraderie between friends, family members and those in relationships.
It’s clear that at Hog Wild, we LOVE hog hunts -- we recognize that we have a little bias when it comes to talking about the best kind of hunting out there, but we firmly believe that hog hunting is some of the best hunting that those who are just starting out as hobbyists can do.
Wild hogs reproduce rapidly, having 12 to 20 piglets born every year. This could be a good thing for American agriculture if these swine were being produced on farms. The problem is that many feral or wild hogs are creating more offspring than their environment can handle. This leads them to harass farms by stealing crops and destroying property. That's one of the big reasons that hog hunting excursions have become popular in the last few years. If this interests you, here are some tips on how to make exotic hunting trips for hogs more fun.
Spanish explorers first introduced pigs to North America roughly 500 years ago. Since then, pigs have become crucial to our food supply. Over time, though, some pigs escaped farms and bred in the wild. This lead to overpopulation and crowded competition for natural resources. That's why we have wild boar hog hunting trips today. But what is the difference between a pig, a boar, and a hog anyway? Here are the definitions of the various names associated with Sus Scrofa.