Originally Posted by Jagermeister
I recommend hitting the piggy in the neck to sever the spine. You will also will not damage the meat. I have harvested many boar. I am a good shot and prefer to aim through the ears to destroy the brain. But, the pig needs to give you a good side profile. I hunt with a .308 though. Do hogs chase you like the European boar? How big are their waffen(weapons/tusks).
We have had a few close calls from getting charged by some really pissed off boars and sows. You definitely have to stay on your toes when stalking them in the dark,they can be very dangerous animals when they feel cornered.
Some of the big boars that we have shot,have 4"-5" cutters on them. I know,I'd never want to be on the receiving end of them!