“Hogs are by nature very gregarious, vocal, and territorial,” says Byron. “These three things make them very responsive to calling. Calling hogs is an effective tool to pull hogs out of thick cover or off a neighboring property, and this can be done day or night.”
To get hogs to come to you, Byron says your best bet is to set up as close as possible and play high-quality sounds at as low a volume as you can get away with – always keeping downwind of the porkers.
“A great strategy is to move in as close as you can to thick cover you suspect holds hogs (in warmer months, this means water holes/wallows and creek bottoms) and try and draw them out using calls. Hogs noses are second to none, so always keep the wind in your favor when calling hogs.
“Hogs are smart and have good hearing, which means that to be consistently successful, you must have accurate, high-quality sounds and a playback device that is capable of reproducing these sounds.