I moved to Texas about 6 years ago. I had never hunted hogs and really didn’t know anything about them or even where to look when I started hunting. I found a few helpful websites and eventually just got out in the field. I was on an over hunted lease and had heard about people taking hogs but still had not seen one. So I went out to the lease as much as possible during deer season and never saw a deer. But in late November I was sitting in a blind watching a feeder and looking at NOTHING but birds! I sat there for 10 hours and never saw a deer. As it started to get darker, I was packing up and happened to look at the feeder and saw a black blob under the feeder. I grabbed my gun and took aim. I was shooting a 30-06 with a 180 gr round. The muzzle flash blinded me, but I heard the pig squeal and take off! Little did I know that simple act would lead me on a love affair with hunting hogs. Over the last few years since that time I have been luck to kill a few more hogs and learn more about this amazingly adaptable animal. I wanted to point out a great website for both new and experienced hog hunters. Start with www.hog-hunting-guide.com, which has a lot of information available. You will find all sorts of information talking about not only Texas hog hunting, but also going to Oklahoma. I have not had the chance to hunt hogs with dogs yet, but I think this sounds like a lot of fun. I would be interested to hear from others that love to hunt hogs.
Since there is no closed season on them in Texas and you can hunt them 24 hours a day it gives amazing versatility to the way you hunt. I have always hunted them during the daylight hours and only stayed out late twice. Both times I either didn’t see any or because my eyesight is bad was not able to make out items under weak feeder lights. But that has all changed. A friend recommended a light for hunting that she used on her crossbow and her bow fishing gear. The light is made by BowLite (www.thebowlite.com). I have not had a chance to use this light for hunting, I will post a review when I do but what little I have used it at night around the house has been impressive. I have both the red and green BowLite and the light really does light up a long way. I will be using it when I get back from Ontario and look forward to using it.