Property that has been recently logged, leaving open grasslands interspersed with pockets of pocosin, a native American term meaning "swamp on a hill" is ideal pig habitat because it is similar to the territory inhabited by Eurasian wild boar, from which at least some of North Carolina's feral swine of today may have descended.

While feral pigs may move at any time of the day or night, afternoons are the best time to hunt them. They bed in the thickets then move into the openings to feed on plants and animals, rooting up both the lowlands and uplands.