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Hogs and blinds
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
A recent hog hunting trip to southern Oklahoma left me with a question.  The weather was very cold and as I sat shivering in my treestand I thought about how nice it would be to be tucked into my ground blind with my Mr. Heater.  My question for those that have more hog hunting experience than me is how do hogs react to a newly placed pop-up blind?  I use my blinds for turkeys which have no problem with a newly placed blind and have used them in the past for antelope which seem to tolerate them fairly well but I don't use them for whitetail.  My experience has been that mature whitetails will avoid them entirely.  Yearlings or fawns may approach cautiously out of curiosity but not mature deer.  I have a Ghostblind that I use for deer instead.  Where do hogs fall on this spectrum?  My hog hunting has been spot and stalk and treestands to this point but I'm thinking I will take a blind on my next hog hunt just in case the weather doesn't cooperate.  Will I be able to get away with a pop-up blind?   

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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:44:56 AM »
If you can brush it in at all they should be fine.  I've had it go both ways with pigs depending on pressure.   Most of the time though a big smart pig will try to get down wind the first time they see it.  Younger pigs are less cautious.   If you can tuck it in or up against some cedars it will help.

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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 10:46:15 AM »
You should be fine with the blind. Near as I can tell, they tend to be pretty apathetic towards them. At least for awhile.

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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 11:23:03 AM »
I hunt hogs west of Wichita Falls and have good luck building blinds out of brush, especially nestled in with a cedar tree.  No problem with hogs seeing me sitting there or seeing my draw movement.  You have to watch out however for "scout pigs" that circle a bait area checking for danger.  Nothing more exciting than having a pig growl at you in the pitch dark from a distance of about one longbow length directly behind you!
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 07:04:03 AM »
I can tell you that I never really used a blind  To  Hunt hogs....I always hid behind a   Bush.... But I can tell you what I heard more than once In hunting camps in Texas.....

Instantly popped up blinds spook hogs  Around  Feeders...... That you need to set them up and let them settle for about 3 days.

However it has been experienced then a group of young and dumb hawgs, Meaning small,  Might come crashing into the     Feeder regardless.... But educated ones will come in and bolt away.
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 08:23:58 PM »
I use a small camo blind that is about 3’ tall and 10 ‘ across. It uses aluminum shafts poked into the ground to hold it.

I’ve killed a few pigs the first time I put it up at a bait. Didn’t have a problem with pigs spooking.
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 09:08:31 PM »
Really depends on how much they are pressured.  If you brush hog a trail, put up a new blind, or change how much corn a feeder puts out, the mature boar on my place take their business elsewhere.

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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 09:09:25 PM »
I can tell you that I never really used a blind  To  Hunt hogs....I always hid behind a   Bush.... But I can tell you what I heard more than once In hunting camps in Texas.....

Instantly popped up blinds spook hogs  Around  Feeders...... That you need to set them up and let them settle for about 3 days.

However it has been experienced then a group of young and dumb hawgs, Meaning small,  Might come crashing into the     Feeder regardless.... But educated ones will come in and bolt away.


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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 10:31:15 AM »
A big boar or mature boar will circle around and try to get down wind of something different. Unless he is following a hot sow. Pigs don't have very good eyesight but can smell better than a whitetail.
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 10:39:25 AM »
What I said a about blinds  Was directed at the pop up blinds that you get inside of...... I don't know about the little 3'  fence type blinds..... I would agree  The fence type blinds would be less likely to spook.
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 04:01:04 PM »
Some varying thoughts here.  I really don't want to give a hog any reason to circle downwind cause they wind me every time they do but I was thinking about the pop up style blind.  When I get to hunt hogs it's an out of state adventure planned well ahead of time and as we all know you just have to live with whatever weather you end up with.  The pop up blinds are most comfortable for me when it's raining or really cold but I may just have to stick with the ghostblind which is one of the fence style blinds that is mirrored on one side or a natural ground blind.  Thanks for the replies, and the best part is it looks like more in the field research is needed on my part!

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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2019, 07:30:26 PM »
If you're scheduling in advance, perhaps you could have someone set the blind/blinds up a week prior. 
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Re: Hogs and blinds
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 09:01:57 AM »
Those ghost blinds work well. They had one set up at a nearby sporting goods store and I walked right in to it... :laughing:
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