Wild Boar Hunting La Crosse WI

Local resource for wild boar hunting in La Crosse. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to wild boar hunting guides, wild boar hunting advice, and hunting scents, as well as advice and content on hunting equipment and hunting trips.

Mississippi River - Pool 9
(507) 895-6341
1114 S. Oak St.
La Crescent, MN
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Mississippi River - Pool 5
(507) 895-6341
1114 S. Oak St.
La Crescent, MN
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
(608) 539-2311
W28488 Refuge Rd.
Trempealeau, WI
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Wildlife Viewing

Van Loon Wildlife Area
Holmen, WI
Other Activties
Hunting, Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing

Leopold Wetland Management District
(608) 742-7100
W10040 Cascade Mountain Road
Portage, WI
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hunting; Visitor Center

Mississippi River - Pool 6
(507) 895-6341
1114 S. Oak St.
La Crescent, WI
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Van Loon Wildlife Area
Holmen, WI
Other Activties
Hunting, Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing

Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
(608) 539-2311
W28488 Refuge Rd. Trempealeau
Trempealeau, WI
 
Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge
(715) 685-9983
29270 County Hwy. G
Ashland, WI
Other Activties
Fishing; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

St. Croix Wetland Management District
(715) 246-7784
New Richmond, WI
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Hunting Wild Boars

By the second afternoon blowzy heat had zapped me of mettle. I was fighting sleep and swimming in my camo. I opened heavy eyelids and he was simply there -- appearing like a bristly black Volkswagen Beetle. I jabbed my partner and slowly reached for my recurve. I was thinking it would be impossible to miss such a behemoth at 25 yards, but also noticed I was shaking as I drew. I made a mental note of the nearest climbable tree and released. The 2419 aluminum flew true, but abruptly met the old boar's gristle plate, penetration impeded as if encountering oak planking. We sat for 20 minutes, wondering if it was enough.

Finding wild boars can be the hardest part of a hunt. But once you find one, you'll likely find many, making multi-animal success quite common in better locations. Patrick Meitin, right, and friend Steven Tisdale pulled off a recurve double on these Texas tuskers.

Over the years, I've heard a lot of talk about 500-pound hogs, but at the end of that 200-yard blood trail was the first dead hog I'd unequivocally label such; an absolute mountain of black.

Into The Fray
For unadulterated adventure, try hog hunting behind hounds. The ignorant proclaim it offers no sport, and I suppose there are people who find no challenge in charging hell-bent over miles of rough terrain, dodging blood-mad, charging boars in tight confines or poking through bouncing, frenzied hounds while seeking a safe shot at a rampaging target. Obviously, this require...

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