All bushpigs hunters, may I have your attention, please! Why talking about bushpigs in my first thread? Because that's what I hunt in Madagascar. I have carefully read the AH forums to find tips on the bushpigs hunt. Most use baits, some use dogs and other rely on luck. I not tell you about dogs or luck because I think it's the same everywhere. Using bait ahead and install trail cam is also impossible because the hunting areas are far away (sometimes several days drive). So I'll tell you how I hunt bushpigs in Madagascar so that AH experts can give me advices. During morning, I’m moving in the bush to find areas where bushpigs ate. Depending on the season, I know what they eat and I’m looking first trees with many ripe fruits. The best is the one where fallen fruits have been eaten by bushpigs the day before. For example, the bushpigs are very fond of orange monkey (native orange), cashew apple, mango or jujube. When it is very dry, it is also possible near a water point where they come to drink. In the most suitable place, by paying attention to the wind direction, I installed my blind in a nearby tree or if it is not possible on the ground behind a camouflage of branches. In the late afternoon, around 5PM, I sit and I usually wait until 10PM. I use a flashlight mounted on my shotgun or held by another person. When the bushpigs come, you see dark shapes in the night. Here they are usually in pairs, the sow comes first and the boar follows after a few minutes. Then, I expect that one stop to eat. At this moment, I turn the light on and have 1 to 2 seconds toshoot…before they disappear into the night. I use a 12 gauge shotgun with slugs or buckshot because rifles are forbidden in Madagascar. The shooting distance varies from 2 to 15 meters but you usually need several nights to have one. I noticed that bushpigs are very smart: they are very fast, they smell and hear very well so when you are in the blind, you don’t move or make noise or smoke and don’t put mosquito repellent! I also noticed that when it is the black moon, bushpigs often come to eat before night (you don’t need light to shoot) but during the full moon, they come very rarely or only come out once the moon has disappeared. From what I read on the AH website, some use light with a red lense: they light height before down slowly towards the bushpigs. Others use a motion activated or remote sensor feeder light to gradually illuminate the area to avoid spooking the bushpigs. So, you understand that hunting bushpigs here is a do-it-yourself from what I've read on the AH forum! If some have tips, photos, products, advice I could adapted to hunting practiced here, do not hesitate! Many thanks in advance for your feedback.