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.
If you’ve never hunted wild hogs before, you may have some questions about where to aim your shot, especially if you’ve never been hunting before. Even hunters with prior experience hunting deer or similar animals often try to aim for the same areas they would on those animals, not realize how different wild hogs are built.