Oxford describes a herd of wild pigs, or swine, as a sounder. In fact, the name of a group of wild hogs has more to do with the age of the animals than the noises they make. A group of young pigs, or piglets, is often referred to as a drift, drove, or litter. A group of older pigs are called a sounder of swine, a team, or a passel of hogs.
Call them what you will, the best way to understand hogs is by studying them-where, how, and why they move around, and how to attract them in number is the primary goal of any hog hunting enthusiasts.
Big & J has developed feed and attractants for a variety of wildlife, including hogs. Pigs-Dig-It can be used to draw swine from an incredibly large area, and after you get a whiff of what’s in the bag, you’ll understand why it has far-reaching powers. Don’t get it on your boots, or you’re going to be part of the bait and attractant.
There is a strategy for attracting hogs that is simple to understand. Attract a drove of pigs to a feed site, and the young ones will race to it with reckless abandon. The more pigs coming to a site, the more they spread the scent of attractants on game trails coming in and out of an area. More young pigs are sure to show up, followed by juveniles. Of course, sows are regulars with the high-calorie demand of raising large litters of hungry mouths with boorish appetites.
For the trophy hunter in the crowd, the number of sows drawn to a site will have a considerable influence on the number of large boars visiting the area. After all, the only thing better than food to attract a big boar, is a female pig that might be ready to breed.
Little pigs mean more pigs-more pigs mean more sows-more sows mean more and bigger boars. It’s a simple concept, but one that works on the feeding and breeding instincts of this popular feral swine.
Big&J makes deer attractants and nutritional supplements to help produce a strong and healthy herd, with vital minerals and nutrients at double the concentration of other protein-based supplements. No artificial flavors or colors are used, and the products can be mixed with food in feeders, or in a direct ground application. Before using any deer attractant or feed, check and follow all local laws and regulations that apply.
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