Our 2020 totals are in-
THIS YEAR 102 hogs were taken at Dakel, between hunting ans the use of a small cage trap available for hunters use during hunts. Several big hogs this year with the largest being 304 pounds. We hope everyone that hunted at Dakel enjoyed themselves. Not everyone that hunted harvested a hog , but I hope everyone enjoyed time spent out doors with family and friends. Remember take a child hunting, dont hunt for the child. Kids hunt free at Dakel hog hunts
Our 2021 totals are in -
This year 117 hogs were taken here at Dakel hog hunts. We had several bow and crossbow harvest along with firearms and a few in the trap. We are redoing a few stands this year and adding a few more in other area's, along with some food plots in new area's. I hope everyone enjoyed hunting here at Dakel this year and if you were not able to harvest a feral hog , I hope you at very least enjoyed your time spent with family and friends. We had several big hogs this year, 278 pounds was the biggest but it looked like a tank hanging. Lots of average 100 - 150 range.
Our 2022 totals are in -
This year was 133 HOGS WERE TAKEN AT Dakel Hog Hunts. We again had several crossbow harvest ( I was one of those ) along with bow and firearm harvest. There will be 3 new 8x8 \ 8x10 stands built this April opening new area for Hunters to enjoy. Biggest hog this year was 293 pounds with the average size staying in the 100 - 150 pound range. Thank you all who Hunted here at Dakel over the last year, I hope your party enjoied your time spent on the property.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FERAL HOGS-
FERAL OR WILD HOGS IN MO. ARE MUTTS WITH GENETIC COMBINATIONS THAT INCLUDE RUSSIAN OR EURASIAN WILD BOARS ( RAZOR BACKS ) AN ASSORTMENT OF DOMESTIC VARIETIES SUCH AS YORKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE OR DURAC AND YES EVEN POT BELLIED PIGS.FEMALES CAN BEGIN BREEDING IN THERE 6TH MONTH OF LIFE AND HAVE 2 LITTERS OF 10 EVERY YEAR. THIS LEVEL OF REPRODUCTION CAN DOUBLE A HOG POPULATION IN 160 DAYS. FERAL HOGS REACH OVER 400 POUNDS IN SIZE - HOWEVER MOST FERAL HOGS ARE BETWEEN 130 \ 180 POUNDS. BOARS HAVE 4 SHARP TUSK THAT GROW ABOUT 5 INCHES. HOGS CAN BE SEVERAL COLORS INCLUDING GREY, RED ,BLACK , BLOND AND SPOTTED. SOME FERAL HOGS LOOK LIKE DOMESTIC HOGS AND SOME LOOK LIKE WILD BOARS. ALL HAVE SMALL EYES, LARGE TRIANGULAR EARS AND A LONG SNOUT ENDING IN A LONG ROUND NOSE. WHEN HUNTING WITH A BOW ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP FIREARM
( CONSERVATION ALLOWS BOW HUNTERS TO CARRY FIREARM ONLY WHILE HUNTING FERAL HOGS )
THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR HUNT INCLUDE
SPOT LIGHT - EXTRA FIREARM - AMMO -COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT - TRASH BAGS - COOLERS - MEAT PAPER - ZIP LOCK BAGS - FLASH LIGHTS ( SEVERAL )- CAMERA-PERSONAL ITEMS -
BUT MOST OF ALL COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT
NOTE- THESE ARE WILD FERAL HOGS IN OUR AREA - WE DO NOT RELEASE OR RAISE HOGS TO HUNT
CAMP FIRES -
WE DO ALLOW CAMP FIRES, WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY BUILD A FIRE IN FIRE PIT AREA NEAR TRAILER CAMPING AREA. WE ALSO ASK YOU DO NOT BURN THE WHOLE PILE OF STACKED FIRE WOOD ( MOST HUNTING PARTIES ARE VERY GOOD ABOUT THIS - SOME HOWEVER THINK A 20 FOOT LONG 6 FOOT HIGH PILE OF CUT , SPLIT WOOD IS A LITTLE - AND WONDER WHY AFTER SITTING BY A HUGE FIRE FOR 60 HOURS THEY ARE NOT SEEING ANY HOGS - REMEMBER COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT - COVER SCENT - NOT SMOKE SCENTED )