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Hog Hunting

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…

Big Georgia Boar Hogs

Close to the house over in Rutledge, Georgia filming this video with Brian and Wes. We started the morning slow, walking for a couple hours with no fresh sign, but when we finally found them, it was chaos. We had dogs scattered all over the place and were able to catch a couple big boars.…

Wayne County Hog Jam 2021

A trip down to Jesup each year for the Wayne County Hog Jam results in the local board of tourism hosting a large crowd of fine folks—plus a huge pile of peeved and formerly pugilistic pork! The 2021 Jam, for instance, held Feb. 19-21, resulted in more than 3 tons of wild hogs being hauled…

A Georgia Giant

We took Champ up to hunt with my good buddy Luke Gunter in Clermont, GA. The land we were hunting was right along the Chattahoochee River, and the only way to get there was by boat. We loaded up the dogs and headed out. After about two hours and a couple unsuccessful jumps, we finally…

Hog Recipes

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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…

Wild In The Kitchen: Venison And Wild Hog Texas Tamales

Venison And Wild Hog Texas Tamales (6 to 8 dozen tamales) Ingredients: 1 package dried corn husks One leg of venison (about 8 pounds, deboned) Side of pork (8-10 pounds, deboned) 1 small onion Salt White vinegar Bacon grease Flour 2 or 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce Black peppercorns Cumin seed Fresh garlic…