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by flintknapper
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

I have heard about shoulder plates and titanium infused skulls that you need a 50 BMG to penetrate, I have heard of .308 rounds "bouncing off" of a boar shoulder and all sorts of nonsense. Shoulder or just in front of there will be just fine with anything centerfire.
^^^^^^^^^^^^Agreed.

Hogs are NOT bullet proof. Here is an average size (mature) Boar on our place. I’ve been watching him for a few days…waiting for the wind to get right and for him to come in a bit earlier so I don’t have to pull an ‘all nighter’ on stand. Hopefully take him out this weekend.

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IF you shoot hogs in either spot I have indicated (neck or high shoulder) your hog will drop right there. It might kick a little, it might even do the ‘Curly Shuffle’ some, but you won’t have it run away.

Any centerfire cartridge suitable for deer hunting will work just fine for hogs IF you achieve good shot placement and do NOT use a varmint type bullet.
by flintknapper
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

Keith B wrote:
Department of Conservation doesn't want you shooting them on public land now though; they believe shooting 1 or 2 and scattering the rest of the group will make it harder to get them trapped in pens.
I actually agree with this.....IF the hogs are not yet a wide spread problem. People running them with dogs is even worse.

If a concerted effort is made to trap them (early on) it can really make a dent in the population. Once hogs are firmly established, then all bets are off and ANY manner of killing them should be employed, it is all you can do at that point. Let the 'losing battle' begin.
by flintknapper
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.
How about my M1?
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I didn't write any of the above...except for "Good Job". :headscratch

But for the record...I am very much against taking 'head shots' except under certain circumstances. My recommendation (if circumstance permits) is to 'neck shoot'. My next preferred shot would be a high shoulder shot.

But I do agree...that a CNS shot (Central Nervous System) is preferred, if you want to find your hog right there.
by flintknapper
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

The Annoyed Man wrote:
flintknapper wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2:

Feral Hogs are a scourge. Believe me...I know: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=449721
Talk about a blast from the past! I remember when you first posted that thread. :lol:
Yes, its an old, but ongoing thread. I really need to keep it more current.

I've been battling hogs for close to 30 years now. Shoot them, Trap them, Snare them, Run them with dogs on occasion. They just keep making more. :grumble

There needs to be a Federal Fund set aside....to help trap them and ship them to the Middle East. That's what I think we should be doing with them.
Flint, I know it's your FIL's property, and you have plenty of family to help, but I will be itching to try out my suppressed .300 Blk SBR on hogs when ATF finally sends me my stamp to build the upper. If you ever need help, call me. I'll buy the beer......or sweet tea.....or whatever you're having! :lol:

I have my own property (with hogs) as well, but my FIL's place is bigger and has more of the pests. So I try to keep them 'beat back' a little for his sake. They come and go....so we are swarming with them at times, other times not, but never rid of them.

Trapping as 'Keith' did is by far the most effective method, he got a good catch and significantly reduced the population.

If you can trap 10-20 pigs at a time, it really helps.

That might sound like a drop in the bucket, when compared to the State's estimated population of over 2 million (which I think is very low), but when you consider the 'offspring' those pigs would have produced, it is a huge amount.
by flintknapper
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

The Annoyed Man wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2:

Feral Hogs are a scourge. Believe me...I know: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=449721
Talk about a blast from the past! I remember when you first posted that thread. :lol:
Yes, its an old, but ongoing thread. I really need to keep it more current.

I've been battling hogs for close to 30 years now. Shoot them, Trap them, Snare them, Run them with dogs on occasion. They just keep making more. :grumble

There needs to be a Federal Fund set aside....to help trap them and ship them to the Middle East. That's what I think we should be doing with them.
by flintknapper
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Hunting Photos
Topic: Feral Hogs
Replies: 42
Views: 7769

Re: Feral Hogs

Good Job! :thumbs2:

Feral Hogs are a scourge. Believe me...I know: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=449721

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