Hog hunting questions

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Hog hunting questions

Postby Rusty Wrenches » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:48 pm

A buddy says I can hog hunt on his land but being that I've never hunted before, I wouldn't know the first thing about cleaning our anything else. Is there a good place I can learn or am I better off taking it somewhere? And what kind of rates can I expect?
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby WildBill » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:55 pm

Ask your buddy if you can bring a buddy who has experience hunting and dressing a hog.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby Oldgringo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:35 pm

Look here. Then ask WildBill to go with you. He knows hogs.

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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby pbwalker » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Not sure where you are located, but if you are in the South / Central Texas area, I'd be happy to show you...

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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby Rusty Wrenches » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:39 pm

I'm just south of houston
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby stealthfightrf17 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:21 am

I have always wanted to go hog hunting.


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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby Dan20703 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:32 am

Never shot a hog myself but collected many deer. I imagine that the dismantling would be similar. Everyone I know that have taken hogs tell me smaller is better.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:46 am

A friend took me hog hunting on his hunting property outside of Mingus back in March. I asked him, what do you do with the ones we shoot? He said, leave 'em where they lie. The bones will be picked clean inside of a week, and in a couple of months even the bones will be scattered and gone.

Sure enough, we even found hog droppings that contained hog hair. Apparently some of the survivling hogs had fed off the carcasses of their fallen comrades. Disgusting creatures.

I like pork as much as the next guy, but after seeing hairy hog poo, I lost any appetite I had for eating wild hog meat......but that's just me.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby J.R.@A&M » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:11 am

Dan20703 wrote:Never shot a hog myself but collected many deer. I imagine that the dismantling would be similar. Everyone I know that have taken hogs tell me smaller is better.


Hog's don't skin as easily as deer. And that varies by size/fat condition. There is also the external nastiness factor -- some were so muddy, gnarly, tick infested that we simply threw them over the cliff.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby The Marshal » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:17 am

Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...

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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby WildBill » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:22 am

The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...

Others will probably disagree, but I would go with the SKS. It may make a difference if you are shooting for meat or just to shoot the hog full of holes.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby snatchel » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:26 am

The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...


I hunt with 5.56, no prob. Soft nose bullets, and shoot them in the neck-they drop like a sack of potatoes. The older males have that shield that makes some shot angles difficult, but your .223 is plenty.

OP- go to youtube and watch the videos on cleaning. Hogs aren't too hard to clean, but unless you get a younger one, the meat isn't that great. And it's true, sometimes they are so nasty, muddy, filthy, and tick ridden that you don't want to mess with them anyway. We kill them for food in the winter months when there are less ticks and what-not. The summer pigs are just for fun.
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:42 am

The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...

No blood, but a dead animal picture: http://whamproductions.com/images/miscellaneous/arwithhogforweb.jpg.

This hog was shot with the pictured carbine which was built by my son for his employer. Two 55 grain FMJs behind the right ear, which produced no visible blood or obvious wounds on the entry (near) side. From what I'm told, the off-side was a mess.

All of that said, when I went hog-hunting, I took along an M1A. I'm too lazy to fire twice at the same hog. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby Ace5299 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:33 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...

No blood, but a dead animal picture: http://whamproductions.com/images/miscellaneous/arwithhogforweb.jpg.

This hog was shot with the pictured carbine which was built by my son for his employer. Two 55 grain FMJs behind the right ear, which produced no visible blood or obvious wounds on the entry (near) side. From what I'm told, the off-side was a mess.

All of that said, when I went hog-hunting, I took along an M1A. I'm too lazy to fire twice at the same hog. :mrgreen:



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Re: Hog hunting questions

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:53 pm

Ace5299 wrote:
The Annoyed Man wrote:
The Marshal wrote:Is the .223 too light to shoot the hogs with? Would I be better served using my SKS?
I have an opportunity to go on a friends land, and wondering what to bring...

No blood, but a dead animal picture: http://whamproductions.com/images/miscellaneous/arwithhogforweb.jpg.

This hog was shot with the pictured carbine which was built by my son for his employer. Two 55 grain FMJs behind the right ear, which produced no visible blood or obvious wounds on the entry (near) side. From what I'm told, the off-side was a mess.

All of that said, when I went hog-hunting, I took along an M1A. I'm too lazy to fire twice at the same hog. :mrgreen:

Nice gun!

Indeed. He does very nice work, and he and I have built several together. He just got himself a new job he starts in two weeks with a manufacturer who is going to be paying him to take Spec Ops guys out and demonstrate their products, blow stuff up, travel, etc. It's the dream job for him. Unfortunately, I'm not free to name the company yet.
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