We’re kicking off the 12 Days of Top Stories with hog hunting, a crowd favorite.
We’re wrapping up our year with a look back at some of the best and most-viewed posts, videos, and stories from 2017 and sharing them in our Wide Open Spaces 12 Days of Top Stories countdown.
Call it an advent calendar for the sportsman in all of us.
And we must say, you people love your wild hogs, which is why we’re starting the countdown with 12 of the craziest, most interesting, and flat out awesome hog stories from 2017.
To be fair, we have to admit not every one is a true “hog hunting” video, in that not every clip shows a hog hitting the ground. Bottom line is these all include hogs in some way, shape, or form, and they all pretty much blew us away over the last year.
Check out the full list, revisit the videos, and stick around for more of our Wide Open Spaces 12 Days of Top Stories countdown.
1. Thermal Hunt Boar Attack
Sometimes, hunters use the dark of night to help them sneak up on and target wild hogs. This time it didn’t go so well.
2. Spear Hunting for Hogs
Spear hunting took on a bit of attention in 2017, for various reasons, but there’s no denying this video is as intense as it gets.
3. Airboat Hog Hunting
This video wasn’t fresh from 2017, but it took a while for us to find it. We’re glad we did!
4. Epic Wild Hog Shot
It’s back to nighttime with this incredibly graphic shot from a Texas hunter.
My buddy slipped up on this one content eating corn. #cornthief #rip #bacon #bloodgusher #bloodfountain @pulsarnightvision #trailxq38 #heartshot #barnesttsx #pulsarnightvision #68spc #hoghunting #thermalhunting #thermal #wildboar #wildpig #loneboar #smokedhim
Posted by Brad Korando on Monday, October 9, 2017
5. The Tenacity
Here’s an example of the non-hunting videos that we just had to share as part of this 12 Days of Top Stories list. It’s amazing what these animals can withstand.
¿Cómo pueden ser tan duros? Atentos a la evolución de la herida de este jabalí y sigue haciendo su vida tan normal…la naturaleza puede ser increíble!
Posted by Cartuchos Armusa on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6. Monster Hog in Front Yard
OK, here’s another, which got us all wondering: Was this was a wild or domestic and escaped pig…?
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Posted by Angela Rena on Thursday, October 26, 2017
7. Tidal Wave
One more, without any hunting, but man wouldn’t you want a rifle in your hands at the :18 second mark?
They were just minding their own business when suddenly…Credit: ViralHog
Posted by Combines Harvesters Threshers on Thursday, October 12, 2017
8. 10 Gnarly Attacks
Here’s a crazy collection worth checking out. We’ll wait, New Year’s Eve isn’t here yet…
9. Pigman Doing Work
Yeah, with a name like Pigman, you’re almost certainly going to end up on this list.
Mile-high shank on this Jumbo!!!#30footup #pinchinfromabove #beararchery #goldtip #damnstraight
Posted by Brian 'Pigman' Quaca on Friday, July 21, 2017
10. Euro Mount
We’ll start to close things out with the instructional side of things, like this video showing how to make a Euro mount out of a hog skull.
11. Hog Hunt from a Kayak
We almost didn’t believe this when we first saw it, but you guys sure liked it when we posted it earlier this year.
12. The End Result
We couldn’t finish without sharing a great method of cooking wild hog meat. Because even though they’re an invasive species, they’re still worth harvesting the right way!
We hope you enjoyed these 12 Top Stories from 2017, and we’re excited to see what 2018 has in store in the hog hunting world.
Until then, keep checking back on the countdown in the 12 Top Stories of 2017.