Last year bow season, while walking to my stand at 5AM, I started hearing hogs in the distance. It was pitch black and I usually walk in and out without using a light. I was about mid way to the stand from my vehicle and had another two hundred yards to go. It was obvious to me that we were getting closer coming from my right. When I finally got to my stand they were within five yards. I took the first step up on the ladder when they hit the ladder several times while I was climbing up. I couldnt see them, because it was so dark but it sounded like a pretty big group of pigs. It seemed to me that they were actually coming after me especially when they hit the ladder and got more vocal. My question, did I just happen to cross the path they were on or were they heading toward me on purpose? The closest Game trail was another 20 to 25 yards farther up.