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by The Annoyed Man
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Hog hunting questions
Replies: 53
Views: 12261

Re: Hog hunting questions

I went hog hunting out near Mingus just yesterday with the same friend previously mentioned on his property out there. I brought along a scoped Remington 700 in .308, which is plenty of caliber for a hog. The thing is, although we saw lots of very fresh prints (like within the past 12 hours or less), we saw zero hogs, and I never fired a shot. By 3 in the afternoon, it was 110º in the shade in camp, just outside the cabin. I had just come back from a tripod stand and was totally drenched in sweat. My friend, a long time hunter and outdoorsman who is a 69 year old ninja (we coincidentally share the same birthday) and in much better shape than me, said that it was just too hot for the pigs to come out. We had planned to hit the feeders for the last time of the day around 7:00 p.m. and then head home after that, but it was just so blamed hot that he said they probably would lay low until around 10 p.m. or later before coming out to scarf up the corn on the ground. We were not set up for a night hunt, and by then had both had about as much of it as we wanted, so we went home. That's the second time I've been hog hunting, and the second time I've been skunked. I'm beginning to think that I'm jinxed or sompin'.
by The Annoyed Man
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Hog hunting questions
Replies: 53
Views: 12261

Re: Hog hunting questions

C-dub wrote:
chamuiel wrote:Nice Gun. One question though. Are you guys hog hunting or planning on going to war? :tiphat:
The next Boar War. :lol:
Assuming he meant my son's carbine build from the previous page, Yes to both. :mrgreen: But when my son built that carbine for his boss at the time, his boss didn't request a hog-hunting gun. He requested an AR15. My son had nothing to do with his boss's decision to take it hog-hunting.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Hog hunting questions
Replies: 53
Views: 12261

Re: Hog hunting questions

Ace5299 wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...
No blood, but a dead animal picture: http://whamproductions.com/images/misce ... forweb.jpg.

This hog was shot with the pictured carbine which was built by my son for his employer. Two 55 grain FMJs behind the right ear, which produced no visible blood or obvious wounds on the entry (near) side. From what I'm told, the off-side was a mess.

All of that said, when I went hog-hunting, I took along an M1A. I'm too lazy to fire twice at the same hog. :mrgreen:
Nice gun!
Indeed. He does very nice work, and he and I have built several together. He just got himself a new job he starts in two weeks with a manufacturer who is going to be paying him to take Spec Ops guys out and demonstrate their products, blow stuff up, travel, etc. It's the dream job for him. Unfortunately, I'm not free to name the company yet.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Hog hunting questions
Replies: 53
Views: 12261

Re: Hog hunting questions

The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...
No blood, but a dead animal picture: http://whamproductions.com/images/misce ... forweb.jpg.

This hog was shot with the pictured carbine which was built by my son for his employer. Two 55 grain FMJs behind the right ear, which produced no visible blood or obvious wounds on the entry (near) side. From what I'm told, the off-side was a mess.

All of that said, when I went hog-hunting, I took along an M1A. I'm too lazy to fire twice at the same hog. :mrgreen:
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Hog hunting questions
Replies: 53
Views: 12261

Re: Hog hunting questions

A friend took me hog hunting on his hunting property outside of Mingus back in March. I asked him, what do you do with the ones we shoot? He said, leave 'em where they lie. The bones will be picked clean inside of a week, and in a couple of months even the bones will be scattered and gone.

Sure enough, we even found hog droppings that contained hog hair. Apparently some of the survivling hogs had fed off the carcasses of their fallen comrades. Disgusting creatures.

I like pork as much as the next guy, but after seeing hairy hog poo, I lost any appetite I had for eating wild hog meat......but that's just me.
:shock:

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