Wild Hog Books
Mark Ferdinand has written a fantastic book on wild hog hunting. Wild hog books can be hard to find at the local book shop, or are tucked away in miscategorized sections . This book is available in paperback through Amazon, and digital formats are available for every platform.
Wild Boar: A Case for the Most Beautiful Game Animal
This book is a profile of the hunting of wild hogs, from the ancient European traditions to the modern necessity to keep wild hog populations down in the USA. The author looks back fondly on his exposure to wild boar in Germany, then brings his passion to achieve his first wild boar kill on a California boar.
It’s never a bad time of year to test your hunting equipment! While on vacation in Colorado, it was not hunting season, but at least I could do some glassing. Hunting wild hogs is great practice for hunting other big game such as mule deer, elk, moose, and bear.
Several books about wild hogs and hunting exist. Mark’s book, however, adds a touch of history, tradition, and whimsy. It makes for a great distraction when waiting for the next hunting season to arrive!
The consistent backdrop of each hunting scene was the greenery of the surrounding forest. Having visited the Black Forest of Bavaria before this day, I had experienced the darkness it was capable of. Unlike the forests of Colorado where I had grown up, these had a foreboding quality to them. They evoked not a sense of fear necessarily, but a feeling of awe, a cautionary respect for the potential for a young person to be swallowed up and lost in the darkness.