Night Vision Hog hunts in Texas –
We had a group in from Colorado this past weekend for some Night Vision Hog Hunts in Texas and for some regular Hog hunts in Texas. We started the weekend off with some steaks on the grill in sloppy weather and wind. The first night we saw a couple of hogs but couldn’t get any shots on them. I knew with a break in the weather in store for day 2 our fortune would change. We made our way back to the ranch we were hunting as we took the guys to the blinds we spotted multiple hogs and were able to get a couple killed. The hunters sat in blinds for a couple of hours and managed to kill some hogs. At dark we ran to town and ate dinner. When we got back we split off and put 2 hunters in blinds and 2 of the hunters we took and walked through areas we had fed looking for hogs with the night vision. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts we decided to put the hunters in the blinds with night vision. I guess there were to many exotics on the roads eating our corn and we would push them and scare the hogs off. So after a long night we did manage to get 5 hogs down. The next afternoon the guys wanted to try to get some Axis Does and so we ran down to one of our ranches and they sat in the blinds. At dark we drove a little and managed to get 3 Axis doe down. We then decided to go back up to the ranch and hunt night vision for pigs. Again we sat two hunters in the blinds and took two guys to stalk with the night vision and Thermal equipment. We walked through the first area and came down to the end of the road and there was a giant boar in the road. The guys got on him and shot… Well one shot. The other gun we forgot to take the filter off and the hunter couldn’t see anything. So we ended up wounding the big boar and couldn’t find him. We started back down to go to another area. After a long walk we were back at the house. About that time we noticed a large group of hogs at the water trough and the guys got set up. Bryan let loose with the AR and emptied the clip on them. 1 hog lay dead next to the water. So one wounded and one dead the guys were worn out and ready for some sleep. We were down to the last night and we had 6 pigs and 3 axis doe down. We went back to the ranch we had hunted the first night and managed to get a couple of hogs down during daylight and then got one in the blinds. It was round 4 of night vision and we needed to have a good night at it. Well We made it down to an area and saw 2 pigs in the road. The 2 hunters got ready and we counted them down and boom 2 dead hogs… or so we thought. When we got down to them one had gotten up and ran off. So it was off to the next spot. As we approached we could see hogs in the road when I put the thermal on them I could tell there were a bunch of hogs in the road. The hunters readied again and unloaded on them. This time there were no pigs down. We went on and were not able to get on any more hogs. So we went back to get the guys out of the blinds and Bryan had taken a nice Axis Doe. So after a couple days the guys had taken 9 hogs and 4 Axis Doe. Not a bad couple days of hunting.