To attract massive numbers of hogs and hold them in the vicinity, hunters should use lots of bait.
Johnnie Dale of Buffalo Creek Hunting Lodge purchases whatever produce is available — onions and cabbage, for example — and has it transported to his hunting area by the truckload. Domestic or feral, hogs will eat anything: corn, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, squash, cucumbers.
An interesting aspect is that a hog that has been eating onions and cabbage has meat that takes on subtle flavors of these vegetables, making the fattened hog excellent table fare.
Dale said a hunter might see dozens of hogs feeding at one of his bait mounds at the same time, allowing him to select a trophy boar or tender shoat — a young pig that has been weaned.