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Quick hunt tonight......

orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 8,110 Senior Member
Hogs are still tearing up our 40acres so Bloodhound and I made a 45min drive up to the property this afternoon to have a quick look.
Get to the gate, open it and park inside. While unloading our gear, Bh says "There's a pig up there". Sure enough we could see a black boar at the far end of the property.

A quick check of the wind and we walked up the left hand boundary to the last paddock. As we crested a rise we saw the boar about 140m away with its back to us rooting around in the grass. Being the gentleman that I am I quietly told Bh the range and to take the shot. He gets down, extends his bipod and lines up.He had to wait about 2 minutes for the pig to turn slightly to its right then his Sako 7mm08 spoke. Boar then took off across the paddock at top speed and not knowing if the shot was good I tracked it in the scope and sent a shot away. It ran a further 15 m and then reared up on its back legs and toppled over.

Bh's shot took it behind the right front leg ( a quatering shot) and severed the heart from the lungs. Wont know if my shot connected until we skin it on the weekend, in the meantime its hanging in the chiller.

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Tusks look worn down.............

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Had to drag it about 900m as I didnt take the quad up. Weighed it when we got back and it tipped the scales at 110lb.

Waited till it got dark then broke out the spotlights to see if we could score another one. Ran across a possum which decided to take refuge in a small tree.

Checked the background and waited till it had the tree trunk behind it before I sent a 120gr Sierra PSP from about 10m away. Blew it in half. Might have killed the tree as well.

During daylight we checked the property out. The hogs have probably damaged about 10-15% of the grass from what we could see. Will have to go back up on the weekend and possibly spend the night waiting for the rest to come out.

Edited to add: Both of us continue to be impressed with the 120gr Sierra PSP pushed by a reasonably hot load of varget. It shoots like a laser.
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Zee set the bar, you need to hunt them barefoot:jester: I am glad we do not have pig problems in MN, but that does look like fun, especially when the end result is bacon.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,054 Senior Member
    Dang, I love pig hunting stories with pictures and happy endings! Tell and show us another one!:worthy:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Zee set the bar, you need to hunt them barefoot:jester: I am glad we do not have pig problems in MN, but that does look like fun, especially when the end result is bacon.

    Hey, the only reason Zee hunts 'em barefooted is because he can't get the toe of his boot in the trigger guard.

    :jester:

    You don't have pig problems in MN YET!!!

    Yet is the key operative word here...
    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: 8,148 Senior Member
    Beautiful - it seldom goes the cleanly and easily when hunting pigs from the tales I've read on here. Love that suppressed setup!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,920 Senior Member
    Nicely done Alec....I really need to kill some pigs...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Well done Alec, I killed a slew of them, when I lived in Florida using a .243, a .270, a .308 and a .50 caliber muzzleloader. The KOTCB and I like wild pork better than store bought.........robin
    I don't often talk to people that voted for Obama, but when I do I order large fries!
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Nice looking piggie!!!

    I watched over 100 of the suckers work on a field last night!! Unfortunately, I was working, and couldn't partake of any eradication.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,914 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Nice looking piggie!!!

    I watched over 100 of the suckers work on a field last night!! Unfortunately, I was working, and couldn't partake of any eradication.

    If there are that many in one field, I can only imagine how many in say that county. Might be time for a special full auto permit or something.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,988 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    If there are that many in one field, I can only imagine how many in say that county. Might be time for a special full auto permit or something.

    A helicopter and a mini gun would work.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,110 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Nice looking piggie!!! Thanks

    I watched over 100 of the suckers work on a field last night!! Unfortunately, I was working, and couldn't partake of any eradication.

    I guess you will just have to make time wont you :rotflmao:

    As a side note, have you taken your kids pig hunting.....I cant remember if you have.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,854 Senior Member
    Pig got dead! Keep shootn!
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
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