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The Hog Blog · 5d ago

The Fight For Public Lands Just Got A Little Uglier

Battle lines are forming. (This is a long one, and it’s a lot more political than I would typically be, so settle in.) I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or a...
The Hog Blog · 1w ago

Snow Days And The Melt

There’s something melancholy about watching the snow melt. That’s what I was thinking as I sat out on the porch this evening, sipping my sundowner and watching what is, probably, the last sn...
The Hog Blog · 1W ago

Auld Lang Syne

By the time this goes live, the 2017 Holiday Season will, mostly, be a memory. For a lot of people, and for a lot of reasons, the holidays can be a tough time.  Depression seems to be about ...
The Hog Blog · 3W ago

Christmas Wishes

It’s Christmas Eve morning. The presents are (mostly) wrapped. Food is prepped. Just a few things left to do before we head over to mom’s for the family Christmas festivities. It’s a thing I...
The Hog Blog · 1M ago

Switching Gears As The Seasons Change

It’s a pretty good feeling. It’s less than a week until the solstice, which means, among other things, that there are only a couple of weeks left in this deer season.  I’ll be travelling all...
The Hog Blog · 1M ago

Head Shots – Once More for the Cheap Seats

WARNING! Stop now and do not read further if you are offended or affected by graphic depictions of animal death or injury. Head shots. It’s a fairly hot topic in any hunting discussion, whet...
The Hog Blog · 1M ago

Pondering It All From 16′ In A Tree

From 16 feet up in a lock-on stand, the evening chill sets in from all directions. It sneaks up through my boots, and blows down my collar. It even finds a loose spot under my shirt tail. I ...
The Hog Blog · 1M ago

Lead Ban Chronicles – The Public Relations of the Lead Ammo Debate

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the lead ammunition issue.  My posts were becoming pretty redundant, to be honest, and there really hasn’t been much new scientific information on ...
The Hog Blog · 8M ago

Hog Blog Gear Review – Wild Boar Man Soap

I think I said, in one of my rambling apologies for letting this page sit idle, that I’d write about things that strike my fancy whenever they strike my fancy (and I have time/energy to writ...
The Hog Blog · 9M ago

Turkey Season? Already?

OK, it’s not really a surprise.  I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opener of the spring turkey season around here.  The birds had just started showing up over the past week, and I was getting a...