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Old 01-06-2014, 08:41 PM   #21
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Wild hogs are very smart creatures. Any lactating sow in the sounder will nurse any pig in the sounder. A few sows are sometimes left behind to nurse the small pigs while the sounder searches for food and water.

One day i got between an unseen sow that was taking a mud bath in a pond and her pigs. Saw the pigs but not the sow. The pigs started squealing and here came big momma after me. Shot that sow. A few days later i saw another sow with several black pigs and the eight parti colored pigs belonging to the sow i killed.

Big wild hogs often develop a taste for fawns: i've caught them in the act of killing fawns.

i sometimes hunt on Ft. Sill, OK. West Range and Quanah Parker range were over-run with wild hogs. The fish and wildlife folks at Ft. Sill began trapping hogs with a purpose. Last year they shot about 450 wild hogs from helos. Hogs are now scarce on those ranges and in the surrounding areas.

IMO: The largest contributors to the out of control wild hog problem in OK and TX are the hog hunting "ranches" and those who run feeders. Here in OK selling wild hogs to the hunting "ranches" is big business. Some of those outfits buy hogs at the stock sales.

I've had good luck shooting wild hogs at stands overlooking this pig toy. It's 6" PVC that holds about 25 pounds of corn. There are four 1/2" holes in the pipe. The hogs toss it all over the place and are rewarded with a little corn. They sometimes hang around for hours until it's empty.

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A few pics of various hogs and what they look like after greeting 7.62x51mm.
( Everything from FMJ/Match/hunting/subsonic fodder)

Note: 3rd pic down is why I'm a fan of Australia.... as Aussie milsurp 7.62x51mm is some good, consistent hog dumpin stuff.

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You guys should check out the pig I posted on my new thread pictures of big animals

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My number 1 hog dumpin rifle (at bottom, with #2 at top)

M14S "home built tanker"with ARMS 18 split rail mount. The other at top is a SAI M1A-A1 Bush rifle with all GI M14parts (TRW).....minus bbl and receiver.

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Nice I've killed them with ar's 30-30 45's and mainly my bow

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Nice I've killed them with ar's 30-30 45's and mainly my bow
Thank you sir. I have seen them hunted with just about everything. ( M14's are just my personal favorite for hunting, and use it to hunt other critters such as deer, elk, bear, and eventually moose, bison, antelope, and wolf once I become a civilian again....lol)

If I can pick and choose, I like to place the shot thru the head......right below the ear.
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Thank you sir. I have seen them hunted with just about everything. ( M14's are just my personal favorite for hunting, and use it to hunt other critters such as deer, elk, bear, and eventually moose, bison, antelope, and wolf once I become a civilian again....lol)

If I can pick and choose, I like to place the shot thru the head......right below the ear.
Thank you for your service and the last 2 I shot, I shot them in the head with my bow lol might sound unethical but I had to try they were looking right at me the first one ran about 30 yards and died the rage did some serious damage it entered right by the ear not side to side but in between the ears came out in between the 2 front legs made a whole about the size of a softball imageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1389044874.846932.jpg
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Exit and that's what the arrow did. I had a complete pass through and that's me separating the front legs no I didn't cut it open with that sog ax
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Now that's what I would call good shootin

Nice pics too boot, and thanks for sharing them here.

Hogs also provide me with "direct feedback" concerning different loads and/or bullets that I might utilize for hunting other critters with, such as bear and elk. ( Different sized critters, but a way simply to see terminal effects of various bullets for example)

Below is a close up shot of an exit wound produced by one 165gr Sierra Gameking BTSP at around 250 yards or so. (M14S launched it)

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Dang that's really dirty but awesome my friend just cleared a spot on the side of a mountain on his lease and we got a feeder on the very bottom it's around 400 yards away and were gonna start shooting prone off there you can't see us from the bottom cause its a small spot that keeps us covered but the pigs are never gonna know what's coming

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