10 New Guns to Stop the Feral Hog Invasion
February 12, 2013
Forget about the mythical zombie apocalypse for a moment, and let's focus on the real invasion currently in progress: the millions of feral hogs over-running our country. Some estimate hog populations have doubled in the last decade or so, and some put the total as high as 5 million feral hogs nationwide. Texas is home to at least 2 million of them — maybe more — and the prolific, smart and adaptable wild pigs keep spreading north and west across the continent.
Hogs, therefore, provide a far more abundant hunting opportunity than anything offered by the living dead.
More hunters than ever now have hog on the brain and are thinking about what it takes to bag one. Yes, any firearm of decent caliber and good accuracy can do the job. At the same time, though, a lot of hog hunting is done in rather specific field conditions, including the thick brush these wary porkers often hide in. So there may be some better choices of guns to consider for your next hog hunt. To help you in your quest to put that black hog down and place some fresh pork on the table, let's take a quick survey of some of the latest hog hunting guns available to us.