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There are some hogs on my property and adjacent property feeding on planted peanuts. The farmer been going out there after dark and spotting them. When is the best time to go to try and spot them? Should I just walk out there after dark with a bright light and try to spot them and shoot? What's the best way to get some bacon???? Should I use a rifle or will a handgun suffice? Thanks
 

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Should I just walk out there after dark with a bright light and try to spot them and shoot? What's the best way to get some bacon???? Should I use a rifle or will a handgun suffice? Thanks
Don't think I would be that easy.... Would it?? Can't wait for one of the experts to chime in
 

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I was recently looking into the same thing...

I came across this site with a lot of ideas / equip:

http://www.elusivewildlife.com/products.htm

I wouldn't go out there with the white light...maybe you can find one with a green cap to use as it doesn't seem to spook them too much. You'd probably be better off using an inexpensive night vision monocular to spot with and use a gun-mounted green light to engage them.

Hope this helps...
 

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I'd be for finding where they are coming in and out the field, and hang a few snares, then go get my bacon in the morning. That snare is working, while you have your big behind in the easy chair watching the ball game:)
 

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Here's a link to how to make a cheap spotlight to use. I would use a rifle and I suggest studying hog anatomy, it's different than deer and they can be hard to kill if you don't use the right tools for the job. Also, work as a team or practice shooting your rifle while spotting, it takes some getting used to. If ya have another person, they can light em up while you shoot.

Cheap Red Spot

http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com/f48/red-spotlight-dyi-$11-83253/

Permit Info:
http://myfwc.com/license/wildlife/nuisance-wildlife/gun-light/
 

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The permit is not required to take wild hog, coyote, armadillo, black or Norway rat, and house mouse, with a gun and light during non-daylight hours.
Land owner permission is all thats required.
 

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The permit is not required to take wild hog, coyote, armadillo, black or Norway rat, and house mouse, with a gun and light during non-daylight hours.
Land owner permission is all thats required.
Dang, how bout that....It was a few years ago, glad they changed it.
 
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