Deer season has been over for a few weeks. The long honey-do list is finally completed. Is all of this time spent away from hunting making you uneasy? If you choose to, you can watch hunting shows, and read magazine articles for the next few months to take care of your hunting needs until deer season opens up again. However, a far more exciting option would be to go hog hunting during the off season, when other seasons are closed to get your hunting fix.

Even though you live in the Midwest, a hog hunt is only a short drive away for most of you. Some of the best year-round hog hunting can be found in states like Alabama, California, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Over thirty states have breeding populations of wild hogs. At this rate it is very possible that in ten years almost all states will have established populations of wild hogs.

Many ranchers and farmers will allow hog hunting on their property for little of nothing. I have hunted some prime hog ground in Texas for as little as seventy-five dollars per day. That price often includes lodging. Many of these ranches can be found on the internet.

There is also good public land hunting in most states with no limit to the number of pigs a hunter can kill. Use the internet to search a state’s wildlife agency for more information.

Another option is one of the many outfitters that run a special for wild hogs once the more popular big game hunting seasons are closed. While the ground is still covered with snow in the northern regions of the country you can head to the sunny south to extend your hunting season.

Hogs can be hunted using several different methods. The most popular are spot and stalk hunting, and hunting out of a stand or ground blind with or without the use of bait.

Check out this video, and see the excitement you are missing out on.

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Jason Houser
Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.