If you’re one of the many hunters looking forward to spending a Spring weekend at Hog Wild, you might want to set aside some of the things you’ll need to bring when that day comes. Some of these items are necessities, others are good-to-haves. Make sure that you’re prepared for anything before you make the trip here.
1 - Your firearm of choice
This may sound like a no-brainer to you experienced hunters, but we do have guests here who haven’t hunted before. Some of them have perhaps only fired a gun once or twice! That’s okay – we welcome all skill levels. Remember to pack your firearm. If you’re one of those who don’t have a weapon of your own, Hog Wild will provide a rifle should you require one. We will not, however, provide handguns or archery equipment.
2 - Rain gear
There’s nothing wrong with a little rain, but you don’t want to be spending a lot of time out in it if you aren’t clothed to handle it. Believe it or not, rain can be a good thing in terms of bagging a hog, especially if it’s been hot and dry beforehand. That said, pack your rain gear so that you don’t leave the hunt soggy.
3 - Flashlight
During the course of your hunt you could likely find yourself out on the property near dark. Our property is wide open, and it could take you a minute or two to get packed up and back to the lodge. It’d be a shame to be without light when you were trying to pack up your equipment. Be sure to bring a flashlight with you so that you don’t run into that problem.
4 - Scent control
If you hadn’t hunted for hogs before, you wouldn’t know that they have an excellent sense of smell. As a result, it’s difficult to get in position to take home a trophy if they can smell you from a mile away. So whether you use soap or spray, bring scent cover to make sure that you aren’t easy to spot.
5 - Camera
Many hunters like to use a smart phone to take their photos. Others like to bring high-quality cameras to get photos of the hunt and of their kill. If that describes you, don’t forget to bring that camera with you to get a photo worthy of your den.
6 - Cooler
Some hunters come for a trophy. Others come to fill their freezer. If you’re hunting for food’s sake, don’t forget to bring a cooler or two with you to make sure that you can get all of that meat home.
7 - Camo
This isn’t a time to stand out from the crowd. Be sure to bring your camo with you before the hunt. If your hunt is scheduled for Spring, you’ve got some time to set these things aside. Make sure to check and double check that you have all of the items that you need to bring with you.