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What a prairie Canadian hunter learned about wild pig hunting in California

Hog wild

It takes a keen eye, steady hand and reliable ride to take down a boar in this part of the world

Pigs like to spend their days in the heavy cover

Steep hillsides covered in oak are where wild pigs stay cool in the mid-day heat. This site is a well-known bedding area for hogs. Glassing from the far hillside we could see numerous dirt beds—evidence of heavy use by pigs. We moved in for a closer look. Our guide spotted two pigs bedded at the base of an oak and shouted at them to get them to stand. The pigs moved into the clearing offering a clear shot.

Lowell Strauss

Saskatchewan’s Lowell Strauss often writes about hunting dogs for Outdoor Canada. He's our top dog guy!

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