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The Hog Blog · 3W ago

Important Announcement From The Hog Blog

Effective immediately, this site will not be hosting our (mostly) annual April Fool’s post. Seriously.  Due to several factors, it has been deemed unnecessary to flood the Internet with even...
The Hog Blog · 2M ago

Water, Water Everywhere…

We are becalmed. We have entered the doldrums, as it were, at least here in North Carolina. Big game seasons are over.  Waterfowl seasons have ended.  Small game is still open, at least for ...
The Hog Blog · 2M ago

Duck Season Swan Song

Well, that’s that. Waterfowl season wrapped up this past weekend, and while I’d high hopes that it would end in a blast of glory, it didn’t quite go down that way in the end. First, let’s ba...
The Hog Blog · 3M ago

SHOT Show 2018 – Where’s The Hog Blog?

Right about now, a few thousand shooting and hunting media folks are gathered at the Boulder City Shooting Range, just outside of Las Vegas, to put their hands (and cameras) on a lot of bran...
The Hog Blog · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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...