By Andy Anderson
Hog calling has become very popular. With the use of technology, blue tooth speakers and smart phones, calling is as real as ever. I was introduced to hog calling by Glenn Guess with Hog Zombies. Gone are the days of mouth calling and perfecting a technique. With the apps and speakers, anyone can call all kind of critters.
I bought a speaker, downloaded the apps Hog Pro and Predator Pro and set out into the woods. I set up on a creek bank that’s a known hog highway and set the speaker about 30 to 40 feet out in front of me. I started off with a few light grunts working my way through the calls over the course of an hour or so. I was really blown away at how realistic the calls are and not really paying attention to things around me. I let loose the sow/boar contact, and within a few minutes a big ole boar came busting through the brush like a freight train, not a care in the world and plenty pissed off. I was so shocked, I dropped my phone and raised my gun. About that time, he made it to the speaker and bit the dang thing. I pulled the trigger and dropped him where he stood but not before he destroyed the speaker.
I was just itching to get out and do some more calling. So, as soon as I got a new speaker, I was back in the woods. I had been scouting an area where a large sounder was seen frequently. I eased into the area on foot and got set up. This time I hung my speaker a few feet off the ground in a tree. I didn’t have any luck that night, but early the next morning I met up with one of my friends in the middle of the ranch. I was telling him about this new hog call and showed him the speaker.
I set the speaker on the roof of the pick up and started playing the coyote calls from the Predator Pro app.
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