Despite the very real challenges that the national and global economy has faced as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Oklahoma’s business owners have been imaginative in their approach to keeping things safe and available for both locals and visitors to the area.
Despite the current global situation, we’ve still been hard at work in the field here at Hog Wild -- as it turns out, being outdoors is one of the best things you can do for yourself during this time for a number of reasons; not the least of which is that recent studies have shown the risk for COVID-19 transfer to be lower outside.
We know this is a strange and anxious time for many of us out there -- we ourselves are hunkered down here at HogWild and waiting for the storm of this pandemic to pass. Not only do we want to wish you and yours the very best in terms of health and wellness during this crisis, we want to give you some fast facts about hog hunting in Oklahoma and tell you why it may be a beneficial and personally rewarding activity that also respects social distancing!
Last year, we made a blog post about the best and hottest gear to carry with you in the field. Since it has been a while, and people have been at home for the most part, we are rolling that back out again for three of the best pieces of tactical and comfort gear to help hunters have successful and fun hunts in 2020!
Traditionally speaking, hog hunting (and hunting and general) has for some reason been associated with masculinity and ‘male-activity’ -- but times have changed! Even though hunting has always been a friendly sport to women, the focus of the industry hasn’t always demonstrated that. Today, we’d like to share some facts about how women have become a larger part of the hog hunting (and general hunting) industry in recent years. As you know, we consider hog hunting at HogWild to be an outing that is enriching for the entire family!
Recent figures on hunting in the United States estimate that upwards of 15 million people are active hunters. This means that there is a lot of love for the sport in this country -- that’s almost 12% of the US population who have obtained the appropriate license to hunt, or who actively hunt...whether it be waterfowl, big game, upland game bird or exotics! That’s a big number of people, and it’s no wonder to us -- hunting is enriching, keeps you outdoors, and gets you in touch with the primitive person within you.