Son's 250 lb hog

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 1,584 Senior Member
My middle son finally got a weekend off from work and was able to come out to the ranch and finally hunt some. He went out yesterday evening and again this morning. Dropped this boar just before daylight. He weighed in right at 250 lbs. This is the 3rd big boar we've taken off this same stand in the last month. A week or so ago my oldest dropped a 226 lb boar!

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Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    My middle son finally got a weekend off from work and was able to come out to the ranch and finally hunt some. He went out yesterday evening and again this morning. Dropped this boar just before daylight. He weighed in right at 250 lbs. This is the 3rd big boar we've taken off this same stand in the last month. A week or so ago my oldest dropped a 226 lb boar!

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    You know Jeff, these big ol' boars aren't real good to eat, but what would be cool is if you know a good taxidermist who could stuff the whole thing.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,347 Senior Member
    Man, it's hard to believe you have that many crawling around! I have never been to the parts of Texas that have issues with these things (last time there long term was in San Antonio/Randolph AFB in 2002 - 2003 when I was in navigator school) but I can't imagine they are doing great things for the agriculture industry. A boar that size must have a serious caloric overhead and he's *going* to eat.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,616 Senior Member
    What weapon and bullet was used?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Senior Member
    He used his Tikka T3 .308 and was shooting 150 gr Winchester factory ammo. Not sure of the bullet. 75 yard shot, he said he was aiming under the ear but hit him 2 inches from where he was aiming in the neck. He said he dropped like a rock and kicked for a few seconds and that was it.

    Once the hogs get over 200 lbs or so we don't find them good eating, though my boy took the back straps.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,845 Senior Member
    Nice hog, congrats :worthy:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,729 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Man, it's hard to believe you have that many crawling around! I have never been to the parts of Texas that have issues with these things (last time there long term was in San Antonio/Randolph AFB in 2002 - 2003 when I was in navigator school) .

    Then you have been in an area effected by the pigs. Just outside on San Antonio in just about every direction are wild pigs running roughshod over everything.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,599 Senior Member
    That thar's a serious hawg.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,347 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Then you have been in an area effected by the pigs. Just outside on San Antonio in just about every direction are wild pigs running roughshod over everything.
    Were they around there during that time? I seriously never saw one and never heard of anyone complaining about their damage back then.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Senior Member
    We've taken some pretty big ones over the last few years. So far at 250 this is the biggest 2016
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    My oldest son hog from 3 weeks ago at 226 lbs
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    This is one of my youngest son's hog from Jan of 15, no weight on this one as the older scale had gone belly up
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    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,729 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    Were they around there during that time? I seriously never saw one and never heard of anyone complaining about their damage back then.

    Yup. My lease is about an hour west of SA. We have had them there forever
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Yup. My lease is about an hour west of SA. We have had them there forever

    Yep, they've been around here since God created light. Actually, I guess they've always been here since domestic hogs were first brought in by the Europeans but since some of the big ranches brought in wild stock they have evolved into a different animal and are taking the world over.

    I don't know if they are as big a pest as the farmers and ranchers claim, but they must not be too bad because when you hear one of them bitching about them, if you ask a farmer or rancher around here for permission to thin out his hog problem he want's money. Screw that! It should be a trade off, you let me shoot your hogs and we both win. But no, greed takes over.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,616 Senior Member
    Fortunately, in my area, I have ranchers ASK me to cull their hogs for them.

    Though, there are also places that charge. But, I ain't paying to kill a pig.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    In NC most of ours are Porky ferals and smaller. I swear they do more damage though here between the tearing up by rooting and the crops destroyed plus stream contamination ... not to mention the upland game bird egg raids. Sad thing is the pen trapping people do a lot of work for basically sausage but that comes after a vineyard or farm is ripped up or such and the owner realizes he basically created a "sanctuary city" with plenty of food and water plus no hunters for them to thrive. Then he makes out like he is doing us a favor when it is the opposite. We can't even remove the piglets alive for raising per NC game laws (they must be euthanized in the trap) so we only get meat and then the land owner will a lot of the time bitch about that.

    The funny thing though, for some reason with the increase in the pig population we still don't hear about pig vs car wrecks ... guess they know how to cross the road unlike 'possum.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    They are proposing new law in Missouri, where you can NOT kill pigs on conservation (public, managed by the possum police) ground. Reason is, they set up traps. They get a whole big group of them at once. They say they spend X time setting up the traps, baiting etc. then when Somone gets one or two, the whole group scatters fouling up all the work they did. Not sure if it's true, but that's their claim.
    Pigs in private land would still be fair game though. And most pigs ARE on public ground. It's remote and isolated. Just like Porky likes.

    About 30 years ago traps got to be very popular. You would hear stories of catching 8-10 hogs at a time. However Hogs are very adaptive. They are smart. Nowadays if you can catch more than a couple of Young pigs in a trap at one time you're lucky. Adults maybe you might catch two at a time. But it's usually the one unlucky adult hog that gets caught in a trap. There's about 4 traps on our lease and they catch about 3 hogs a month and they check and re bate the traps everyday. That ain't keeping up with their birthing rate.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    In NC most of ours are Porky ferals and smaller. I swear they do more damage though here between the tearing up by rooting and the crops destroyed plus stream contamination ... not to mention the upland game bird egg raids. Sad thing is the pen trapping people do a lot of work for basically sausage but that comes after a vineyard or farm is ripped up or such and the owner realizes he basically created a "sanctuary city" with plenty of food and water plus no hunters for them to thrive. Then he makes out like he is doing us a favor when it is the opposite. We can't even remove the piglets alive for raising per NC game laws (they must be euthanized in the trap) so we only get meat and then the land owner will a lot of the time bitch about that.

    The funny thing though, for some reason with the increase in the pig population we still don't hear about pig vs car wrecks ... guess they know how to cross the road unlike 'possum.

    No man, I can't believe the hogs don't get in the road. I have a friend that has damn near had his car totaled twice hitting hogs up the road from me about five miles or so. And I've seen a few dead ones in that same spot every year. When you hit a deer with a car, it can tear your car up. But when you hit a hog, it being more solid, it rips it pretty good. There was a rich kid here I went to school with back in the 60s whose daddy bought him a brand new 68 Hemi Roadrunner. He was coming out of Port O'Connor with his foot pretty heavy into it. He hit a big hog at over 100 MPH and it totaled his shiny new toy. He was lucky to get out alive with a few scratches. But the Roadrunner was a pile of junk. Around here you hear of people hitting as many hogs as deer. And a hog doesn't give near as easy as a deer.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • JeffnBamaJeffnBama Member Posts: 204 Member
    Man hate to have that Monster after me! My Uncle told stories of dogs being maimed or killed, one his friends had a leg tore up
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,855 Senior Member
    JeffnBama wrote: »
    Man hate to have that Monster after me! My Uncle told stories of dogs being maimed or killed, one his friends had a leg tore up

    Yeah, but the dogs get up close and personal. They're always getting ripped up. Hogs will occasionallyattack people but I think that's usually if you get close to their young, like many other animals. But it's rare. And if you have a gun you need to keep it ready. They're not hard to kill with good shot placement. I don't worry about them attacking me because every time I ever fired a shot at them the survivors disappeared.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,483 Senior Member
    Good hustle....to your son!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,045 Senior Member
    Good job!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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