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Hog Hunting

Woods-N-Water’s Trophy Boars

It’s dark now. DARK dark. Like a bear down a well. Without a flashlight. The sun went down hours ago on this second January Tuesday. Turbid clouds are rolling ominously overhead, fleeing a tornado-spawning system headed my way. The wind moans and, at times, howls. Limbs click, clatter and thump to the ground. The ground…

Hunter’s Journal: Nighttime Hunt For Monster Boar

By Dave Warner  So, a sizable portion of hunting has gotten a bad name. The bad press comes from hunters who hunt for trophies and not to provide food, help with invasive species eradication or do dangerous critter removal. I don’t want to pass judgment on folks who hunt for trophies, but it’s just not…

GON Youth Shoot-Out Winner Takes Dream Hunt

When 15-year-old Wyatt Coleman downed a Harris County buck the third week of the 2022 season, he was hoping a little luck was on his side. Little did he know… The gross 124-inch whitetail, which netted 117, turned out to be big enough. Big enough, that is, to earn Wyatt a spot in the Georgia…

WMA Hogs To Hunt In January & February

The long 2022-2023 Georgia deer season has nearly come to an end. For a legion of dedicated hunters, a season just as important is just beginning. The colder portion of small-game season is underway on most of the state’s WMAs, but for these hunters, they are chasing something much larger than squirrels. Hogs may be…

Wild Hog Workshops Offered To Public

Wild hogs are a problem! In a multi-agency effort between WRD, UGA, USDA and some others, a series of free Feral Swine Workshops will be offered to the public. However, pre-registration is required to attend any of the six events. Topics include disease issues, biology and economics, water quality issues, control techniques, trapping demonstration, transport…

Wayne County Hog Jam 2022

Six tons of dead hogs make for a pretty impressive pile.  Ugly, too. Wayne County’s 2022 Hog Jam saw them coming by the truckload, as over a hundred hunters, including 14 wounded warriors, took advantage of  perfect south Georgia weather to help make a dent in the feral hog population along the Altamaha River swamp. …

One On One, Dog Versus Hog

This time we took Champ out in Rutledge, GA for a solo run and got up close and personal with a big mean sow. Champ is considered a rough bay dog, which means he will bay by himself until another dog gets there, and then will help catch. In this instance, I was the other…

Beaverdam WMA – 256 Hog

There are still hogs on Beaverdam WMA, but not like there were 30 years ago.  GON reported in 1991 that the middle Georgia WMA outside of Dublin on the Oconee River was on the verge of shattering its wild hog harvest record. After archery season and the first two gun hunts on the then-16,000-acre WMA,…

Coastal Hog Hunting

For Martin Richter the hunting story started with his maternal grandfather, Richard Link. The time was shortly after World War II in the late 1940s. The place? Bamberg, in what was then known as West Germany. Fast-forward to last month. Late afternoon, Richter is somewhere between Brunswick and Jesup, some 35 miles from the Georgia…

Florida WMAs Offer Summer Wild Hog Hunting

If you’re looking for a hunting opportunity this time of year, you might want to consider a trip down to Florida for some wild hog hunting. During spring and summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers public hunting opportunities for wild hog at 26 wildlife management areas (WMAs) across the state. Wild…

Hog Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Creamy Garlic Wild Hog Pork Chops

Creamy Garlic Wild Hog Pork Chops A deer hunter told me the other day he had encountered his first feral swine on his property. I asked what he had done with the animal. He said he dug a hole and buried it. “Those things are not any good to eat, you know,” he said. Here’s…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Wild Hog Ribs

Wild Hog Ribs It’s a common belief that the meat from feral swine is not fit to eat. That can be true if the meat isn’t treated properly or properly prepared. A great way to make a perfect wild-pig dish is ribs. The ribs from a sow are better than the ribs from a boar. …

Wild In The Kitchen: Orange-Glaze Wild Hog Pork Loin

Orange-Glazed Wild Hog Pork Loins Are you looking for a way to cook a wild pig that wows your family and friends? You can use this recipe and convince anyone that it’s the finest piece of meat from the grocery store.  2 pork loins 1 cup brown sugar Juice from 2 oranges Zest from 2…