While some hunters can proficiently shoot game at longer distances with pistols, Pigman says that most handgun hunters shoot much shorter distances and that’s where optics like the DeltaPoint Pro from Leupold really shine. While there are plenty of great handgun scopes out there, Pigman tells Jim and Trav that for inexperienced hunters, these scopes can complicate matters. The DeltaPoint Pro red dot sight is simple to use and although you don’t get magnification, when tested side by side with a scoped pistol, he tells Jim and Trav that you can still shoot just as tight of groups. Plus, you get the added benefit of a smaller, more compact and lighter weight optic to top these already heavy and big recoiling handguns.
Now, it’s time to put all those that advice from Pigman to use and go out and bust some hogs. But, how do you hunt pigs on these hot summer days? Pigman tells Jim and Trav that the hogs rarely move in the morning and instead wait until the last 5 minutes of light and through the first hour of dark to travel. Because they are more nocturnal right now, Pigman will talk about the use of thermals and quality optics in order to be successful, plus the importance of playing the wind to avoid those highly scent sensitive snouts. When it comes to hunting, he tells Jim and Trav that everyone hunts hogs a little differently and there are endless ways to kills pigs. However, he has dialed in on his own key to success which he says is Covert Scouting Cameras. Each time the camera snaps a photo, that picture is then sent directly to his phone. Pigman says that information is tremendously helpful and allows him to see when and where the hogs are which makes his hunts much more productive and successful. While trail cameras like these may drain batteries a little quicker and also have a data plan you have to pay for, Pigman says they save him money in the long run and provide him with opportunities that he wouldn’t otherwise know existed if he didn’t get current photos. Tune in for an always fun and informative interview this week with Pigman and make sure to catch him weekly on “Pigman: The Series” airing on Sportsman Channel.