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snake284 wrote: »
I stand by what I said and if you don't believe it that's your prerogative. My son hunts hogs with a knife but they do it at night with dogs. Everybody else I know that hunts hogs seriously around here hunts them at night because they are hard to get close to. Maybe you have your own land and have them fed out and half tame. But these down here are wild. Even the hogs up from the coast that have little Russian blood are very wild here. I was on a lease for 10 years that was full of them. I killed a few but all were at night or after dark. And also I was up in the air in a blind where they couldn't get my scent. There were 10 of us on that lease and we had a lot of land. Only two people ever came up on hogs at close range and that was driving to a blind and when they came around a tree line or something that blocked the view and noise. You say they have poor eyesight, well so do whitetail and whitetail are very weiry as deer go. But whitetail can see movement. I think it's the same with hogs.
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
JerryBobCo wrote: »
Which do you find most satisfying?
And please, none of this BS about both, or it depends, or some weasel answer that really doesn't answer the question.
Do you find it more satisfying to take a game animal cleanly by making a difficult shot, whether it be due to the distance, tough wind conditions, a moving target, or do you feel better about getting close after making a difficult stalk/sneak, or selecting a stand that gets you close?
For me, I have to admit that I get more satisfaction from making a long shot, difficult shot than I do from getting close. This is almost surely due to the type of country I hunt as well as the country I grew up hunting. The hunts I remember most when I was a kid were in the canyon country of west Texas where 200 yards was pretty much the norm. Now, having lived in the west for 25 of the past 30 years, most of the country I hunt lends itself to making long shots. That's not to say I haven't made the occassional short shot, but when I have it's usually been by accident, and not by design.
So if you have to choose between getting close or making the tough shot, which of these two give you the most satisfaction, and why?
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