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Old 01-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hog hunting

My wife and I are planning a hog hunting trip soon, most likely to a place in PA. Any hog hunters here?

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Yep. Matter of fact, on my trip to Georgia right after Christmas to visit my brother I also picked up a new hog pup for my husband. He is half bloodhound and half catahoula and is growing into a real gritty pup. We hunt in Missouri, Oklaholma and Texas mostly. Most fun you can have with no limit game

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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I'm reading up on shoot placement and it seems a neck shot behind and below the ear is the best. Thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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Yep, pretty much on the same "level" of the eye but behind the ear just below and behind where it attaches to the head. Hogs have lungs more "forward" than deer, so a lung shot is not easy to make and can bounce of the leg bone before ever getting a lung. If they are coming toward you, then right in the middle of the forehead is the best placement. Since we hunt with dogs, we usually don't have to worry about one charging but it can happen.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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What caliber will you be using? That can make a difference on skull penetration.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #6
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I will be using 308 and my wife will be shooting 243. She wants to mount one of the heads so we will try to avoid a head shot.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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I've been hunting hogs forever it seems in Texas. I usually go right behind the front legs. It almost always drops them dead in their tracks, though a few of the tougher one will still run a ways.

Short story about a hog that was shot 3 times. My brother was the first one to take a shot. It was a big boar about 200 yds away. He hit his mark perfect and put a .308 right through it's neck. It ran into some bushes about 50 yds from where it was shot, so we drove over towards the bushes. As we got closer it came trotting out and my dad shot it with his .450 (not a typo, it was really a .450 rifle) from about 60 yds right it the gut. The boar didn't even flinch and just kept on trotting. It came around to where I had a shot on it and I shot it with my 25-06 from about 80 yds. Again it didn't even flinch. It went up over a hill and disappeared into some woods. We wound up finding it the next morning with the 3 bullet holes in it about 1/4 mile from the last place we shot it. Even with a shot through the throat and two gut shots (one by a .450!!) and it still ran off. So you never really know about the things.


That same .450 also killed 3 small pigs in one shot one time from about 25 yds. Talk about efficiency!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #8
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I shot a hog on ted nugents land on foot 10 yards away! One shot to the hart and it dropped! It was the most fun iv ever had and some of the best eating iv ever had to!
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He's a pick of the head mount
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
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I would love to try a hog hunt in Texas, but don't know where to go. I would trade a float trip in Missouri for any Jeeper willing to take me and my son this March.
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I would love to try a hog hunt in Texas, but don't know where to go. I would trade a float trip in Missouri for any Jeeper willing to take me and my son this March.

Basically anywhere lol The entire state is infested. I honestly wouldn't know where the best place to go would be but I know locally some of the highest concentrations of them have been around Archer City in years past. The place I go hunt is right on the Red River in Montague County. However, no one has seen a hog there in months. I suppose the drought has run them all off for now. Good riddance. I'm sure if you researched some of the hunting ranches and such they could tell you where they are right now.

You might also check into something like this.

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He's a pick of the head mount

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Nice!
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Nice!
Try up in Michigan at ted nugents land. The place is called sunrise safaris. You get a guide and go out and stalk em or sit and wate for em. I stalked em. It was a lot of fun.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:17 AM   #15
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Yea come to Texas we hog hunt every time were off. There's hundreds of them running through the fields at night. My bro inlaw has night vison and we sit in my jeep and just pop them. This is on south Texas Next to Corpus Christi you'll defiantly shoot a 200 lb or bigger but the best tasting ones are around 75lbs. My nephew shot a razorback 3 times with his sks that was 45 yards away. Tough pigs.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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We wll most likely keep it to driving distance. Right now we are considering an outfitter in PA.

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