First Hog Dropped...

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First Hog Dropped...

Postby trashysquid » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:02 pm

Managed to drop my first-ever hog right as I was getting down from the blind. I was trying to get some late season doe last month and thought I got skunked for the day, and out come the hogs. It was like the sounder of 20 or so just magically appeared from nowhere and started running right towards the feeder. I had to reload my .270, aim, and fire pretty quickly...it's amazing how fast these big ol' hogs move! She dressed out to 123 pounds, and I'm waiting on chorizo, pan sausage, snack sticks and salami...woo hoo!

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby RoyGBiv » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:14 pm

I got anew smoker today.
Maybe you wanna work something out? :biggrinjester:

Nice hunting! Congrats! Enjoy! :-)
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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby Richbirdhunter » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:36 pm

That's a fun day tater
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Postby chuck j » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:51 am

Good deal !

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby Excaliber » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:23 am

Perfect size for good eatin'.

Congratulations!
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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby rbwhatever1 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:32 am

That will be good eating. Enjoy your pork!
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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby trashysquid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:48 am

Thanks to all for the kind words! Real curious to see how wild hog tastes compared to farm raised. Everyone I know says it's awesome, so can't wait!


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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby LeonCarr » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:17 am

Great Job!

One down, 7,000,000 to go :)

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby TomsTXCHL » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:43 pm

LeonCarr wrote:One down, 7,000,000 to go :)

Yup it's a fine sport, but it not only does nothing to curb the population, it can actually hurt if the feeding area was set-up specifically to try to eradicate them. That's because the sounder learns simply not to go back there any more.

Only effective way to deal with them assuming they're wreaking havoc on one's ranch, is to create a feeding area that is fenced, such that after the entire sounder (OP's 20 or so) get comfy going-in and feeding, one day you drop the door and trap the whole bunch.

I know, that's less fun than shootin' em but for others who may wander in here that is the only effective way to deal with those nasty, prolific creatures.

I do hope some day to go on a shoot but that will be for sport and not a control effort. :fire

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby trashysquid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:02 pm

LeonCarr wrote:Great Job!

One down, 7,000,000 to go :)

Just my .02,
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Actually 6,999,993 more to go....she had six piglets ready to drop! Landowner was happy about that...7 hogs down with one shot.


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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby loktite » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:37 pm

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby WildBill » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:50 pm

trashysquid wrote:
LeonCarr wrote:Great Job!

One down, 7,000,000 to go :)

Just my .02,
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Actually 6,999,993 more to go....she had six piglets ready to drop! Landowner was happy about that...7 hogs down with one shot.

Make sure that you save a couple for me. :cool:
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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby WTR » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:51 pm

TomsTXCHL wrote:
LeonCarr wrote:One down, 7,000,000 to go :)

Yup it's a fine sport, but it not only does nothing to curb the population, it can actually hurt if the feeding area was set-up specifically to try to eradicate them. That's because the sounder learns simply not to go back there any more.

Only effective way to deal with them assuming they're wreaking havoc on one's ranch, is to create a feeding area that is fenced, such that after the entire sounder (OP's 20 or so) get comfy going-in and feeding, one day you drop the door and trap the whole bunch.

I know, that's less fun than shootin' em but for others who may wander in here that is the only effective way to deal with those nasty, prolific creatures.

I do hope some day to go on a shoot but that will be for sport and not a control effort. :fire


Not necessarily true. My in laws have what I call a retired gentleman's ranch in N. Texas(125 acres). They had a hog problem some 20 years ago. They allowed hunters in ( no fee). Within 3 months.....all hogs were gone and have not returned.


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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby TomV » Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:56 pm

Love me some feral hog.

Nice shooting. I need to spend some more time at the lease and rebuild my stocks. I'm pretty low.

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Re: First Hog Dropped...

Postby Lynyrd » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:05 pm

I hope you got that fur coat off quick! I eat lots of wild hog, but they need to be dressed quick. They are not like a deer.
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