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Old 12-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
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A .308 worked just fine on this harvest.
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The most fun I have had with my clothes on was shootin' hogs with my AR in 5.56. I did use .223 but it was a hoot. Check your local regs, cause some places don't like black guns with 30 round mags. Where I hunted, feral swine a considered a nusience, so no regs are put on them.

Other calibers like 3030 .270, .243 would be fine as well. No need for a .338 or such.
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Anybody ever have luck with an electronic caller and some piglet distress calls?
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There are quite a few videos on Utube.
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Yes there are, but I'm not interested in youtube videos. I'm hoping somebody on this forum has used them successfully so that I can have a conversation with them.
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Not so much a caliber preference, as a rifle choice.

The Mosin M44 gives you a built in pig-sticker, the 7.62X54R

is similar to the 30.06 ballistics.

You can even use the butt-end as a club, in close-quarters,

if and when the hogs get underfoot, as they have a tendency

to do, at times.
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Anybody ever have luck with an electronic caller and some piglet distress calls?
I have 'called' them in several times. I have been set up in a clearing near the HEAVY woods. I have had them in the woods near me (10 to 15 yards) and could hear them and get a gimps of them. All I did was start smacking my lips like I was eating something sloppy and all the noise and movement completely stopped. I waited a few seconds and did it again and with in 10 seconds (both times) a big sow stuck her head out of the cover and did not make it back to cover!!!
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Anybody ever have luck with an electronic caller and some piglet distress calls?
We've tried a few vocal calls,but the hogs around us usually don't get tricked by them.
Almost all of the hogs in our area stay nocturnal.
Right now,I'm trying out a couple of lights around one of my feeders. I have a motion detected "green" light that shines straight under the feeder,and have a solar powered led spotlight that illuminates the area around the feeder.
I haven't hunted the hogs there since I put them up,but they seem to have no problem with the lights.I have many pictures of hogs and also deer that go to that feeder throughout the night.
I'm really impressed with the solar powered spot light. I bought it at Home Depot for $42,and last week when I went to the lease deer hunting,it was still shining bright at 05:30 am. So it has enough battery life to run all night.
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Interesting. These hogs do move around in the day. We shot a couple during bow season, and my brother got chased up into one of the stands by three of them when he was walking back from duck hunting out back by the river. I'm gonna hit that stand on Wednesday or Thursday and try an electronic caller with a piglet distress sound.
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OK I am gonna ask what may be a dumb question here.

How does the meat compare to a farm raised hog?
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