How To Kill A Hog With One Shot?
Have you ever tried killing a hog with just one shot but failed? Do you think it’s possible to kill a fully grown hog with just one shot from your bow? Yes, I said it, a bow, well the answer is yes. Some of the best places to shoot a hog is no secret and if you keep reading this post, I will list and explain some hog hunting tips for beginners with instructions on where to shoot a hog with a bow and you will be on your way to bag your first hog kill as a hunter using just a bow and arrow.
Hogs are very intelligent animals with a keen sense of smell and poor eyesight, According to the Humane Society; they are believed to be smarter than children from the age of 3 and below. They have a layer of thick fat and skin that protects them from inflicted injury from hunters or other competition. Through my extensive research, I have discovered the difficulty and struggle first-time hunters and some other professional hunters who aren’t familiar with hunting hogs go through, so I put together this informative article to guide them.
Where and how to find Hogs for beginners
Hog toes are rounded in general, so whenever you see a thick trail, examine it to know what kind of animal was there. They like shallow wet areas to enable them to roll around in the mud in order to cool down and free them of bugs. Finding well-used hog trails is good progress because those trails will likely lead to a hogs bedding area, they like bedding near logs, near the base of large trees, and oval-shaped areas in thickets.
How to position your shot (precision and accuracy)
First of all, you have to understand the basic anatomy of a hog and secondly, get yourself a strong bow that has great accuracy you are comfortable with like the Leader Accessories Compound Bow 50-70lbs 25" - 31" Archery Hunting Equipment with Max Speed 310fps, right handed, and then carefully select heavy arrows like a fixed blade broadhead like the Carbon Express Nativ 100 Broadhead, 100 Grain Weight, 3-Pack.
Heavy arrows are good for penetration but a light arrow is built for speed and long-distance travel and cannot easily penetrate a hogs tough skin.
Finally, a good camouflage would add to your advantage when bow hunting for hogs. It can cover both human and animal smell. You can also find these gears on Amazon.
Now that we are geared up, we still need some important skills such as patience and good archery skills to make your shot count, because if you fail to hit the right spot you will end up trailing a hog for a long distance.
Their digestive organs are big and their lungs small, so you can locate their vital organs between the shoulder blades. If you understand where to shoot a hog with your bow, it will increase your chance for a quick and clean kill. For smaller hogs, aim at the mid-point of the chest following the front legs; it should pierce both lungs killing the hog almost immediately and sometimes immediately. But for the bigger ones, you should target the opposite shoulder, and your arrow will hit the chest cavity, moving towards the far leg, damaging vital organs.
You can also severe the hogs spine by shooting at the neck, this will bring the hog down and prevent long trails which can be dangerous. I advice shooting at hogs from a distance of 20 yards or less, it creates a higher chance of penetration and accuracy within the shot.
And there you have it, Bow hunters find it appealing to hunt hogs with a bow and chasing these wonderful animals is one of the most heart-pumping adventures a bow hunter can embark on and they also make for good meat. Always remember to keep shot placement in mind while hunting, and you will find out these animals are not as difficult to kill with one shot as people say.
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