How to Call the Hogs: 8 Steps
The tradition of calling the hogs is a time-honored practice among hog enthusiasts and fans of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. Whether you’re participating in cheering on your favorite team or attempting to communicate with your own pigs, these 8 steps will have you calling the hogs like a pro in no time.
1. Learn the chant.
The classic hog call chant goes like this:
Woo! Pig Sooie!
Woo! Pig Sooie! Razorbacks!
2. Warm up your voice.
Being able to shout loud and clear is a huge part of successfully calling the hogs. Make sure your voice is warmed up before trying to call them. Sing a few scales, hum, and try some vocal exercises.
3. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
Having good posture allows for greater amplification of your voice, and will make your hog calls more powerful and effective.
4. Begin by shouting “Woo!”
Take a deep breath, and let out a hearty “Woo!” at the top of your lungs. The more energy you put into this first exclamation, the more likely it is that your call will be heard by the hogs.
5. Move on to “Pig Sooie!”
Immediately after your enthusiastic “Woo!”, shout “Pig Sooie!” This phrase summons the hogs, or Razorback fans depending on the situation, to come running.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 two more times.
For the best effect, you’ll want to repeat the combination of “Woo! Pig Sooie!” two more times. With each repetition, try to increase the volume and enthusiasm with which you call out.
7. End with “Razorbacks!”
Once you have completed three repetitions of “Woo! Pig Sooie!”, finish up your hog call by shouting “Razorbacks!” This exclamation is a rallying cry for the University of Arkansas’ sports teams, and the culmination of your hog call.
8. Practice makes perfect.
The more you practice calling the hogs, the better you’ll become at it. Try practicing in different environments, such as in a large open field or inside a crowded stadium, to really hone your skills.
By following these 8 steps, you’ll be well on your way to calling the hogs like a seasoned expert. No matter if you’re cheering on your favorite team or communicating with pigs on a farm, using these steps will ensure that your voice carries and reaches its intended audience. Happy calling!