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

To hunt pigs, you need a keen eye and a steady rest

Shots at wild pigs range from 25 yards to more than 350 yards. Here, a hunter waits—supporting his rifle on shooting sticks—for a clear shot. The vital area on a pig is further forward than many other big-game animals. To anchor a pig and ensure a quick kill, hunters aim for the front shoulder to hit the lungs or heart.

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