Before the New Year, Ed Godfrey of the Daily Oklahoman paid us a visit and we gave him a tour of the reserve. While he was here, we also took him on a hog hunt. The full article can be found on the NewsOK website, but here’s a little bit of Ed’s experience at Hog Wild:
Almost every hunter knows someone they’d like to introduce to hunting. It might be a child, their spouse, or maybe a friend. Sometimes, those first-time hunting experiences get delayed or never happen because planning a big hunt on your own takes a lot of time and effort.
Of all the groups that have come to the reserve, it’s been especially great to see families visiting. Moms, dads, and children as well as parent/child pairs have made up a big portion of our visitors. Many are bringing a child for his or her first hunt.
Like most hobbies, getting involved in hunting takes time and money. Hunting gear, licensing, rifles… all the costs can add up fast and that may lead to some reluctance to give hunting a try.
People who love bow hunting usually love the challenge it offers. In addition to bow seasons offering extended opportunities to hunt, bow hunting is just a different sport than rifle hunting. You have to get closer, you have to be quieter, and you have to have better aim.
Maybe you’ve been hunting for a while now and have started to get bored. Or maybe you’re just looking for a new hunting experience. If you’ve been a life-long hunter, it’s likely you’ve hunted all the game animals native to Oklahoma.