Pig caught in a snare

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Pig caught in a snare

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Post by johncanfield » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:57 pm

Dear wife and I have been at my brother-in-law's ranch for the last couple of days visiting, making another run at sighting in my Bushmaster (successful) and as usual, pig hunting. No pigs on my BIL's ranch so we hunted on his neighbor's ranch at dusk.

Didn't see any pigs running around but we did find this guy caught in a leg snare. A couple of hollow points from my M&P 9mm compact handgun sent him to a happier place :evil2: . The snare was so tight we had to whack the pig's foot off to retrieve the snare.
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Post by jmra » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 pm

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Post by Tx_XDm » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:29 pm

Did you reset the snare at this spot.
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Post by powerboatr » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:26 pm

neighbor got three last week
we reset traps on sunday hoping for a few more

I smoked about 20 lbs of ribs today

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Post by johncanfield » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:45 am

Tx_XDm wrote:Did you reset the snare at this spot.
Oh, sorry, I just got back to my thread. We were on a friend's ranch so I assume the snare went back to the same place. Snares work the best where you see the pigs going under fences - it's real obvious where their routes are.
powerboatr wrote:neighbor got three last week
we reset traps on sunday hoping for a few more
I smoked about 20 lbs of ribs today
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Ha - I took the easy way out - mine came from Costco - smoked three baby-back racks a couple of days ago. Oh they were good.
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Post by nyj » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:04 pm

That's cute. Using a snare to put the animal in distress, then dispatching him with a less than sufficient load for the job.

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Post by johncanfield » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:26 pm

Huh? :confused5 First off, I didn't place the snare, but I'm very glad it caught a wild hog. You apparently don't understand the problem with the hogs. The pistol rounds were very effective in dispatching the hog, I love wildlife and do not want to see any of God's creatures suffer.
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Post by RJGold » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:04 pm

I've killed a bunch of pigs with 22 mag shots behind the ears...

They didn't suffer, I assure you...
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Post by nyj » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:56 pm

RJGold wrote:I've killed a bunch of pigs with 22 mag shots behind the ears...

They didn't suffer, I assure you...
Nothing wrong with that. A "couple of shots" isn't my idea of humane dispatching.

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Post by baldeagle » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:02 pm

nyj wrote:
RJGold wrote:I've killed a bunch of pigs with 22 mag shots behind the ears...

They didn't suffer, I assure you...
Nothing wrong with that. A "couple of shots" isn't my idea of humane dispatching.
Have you ever shot a pig?
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Post by powerboatr » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:43 pm

we got five more this morning
one HUGE FAT momma pig and four piglets

all were dispatched humanely with one shot to the skull from a 357
I expect to get em back on thursday

momma pig had to weigh near 250 by the way the jeep sank in the rear
and the piglets were 50-60 lbs each
all were in the same trap, eating corn and strawberry jello mix
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Post by RJGold » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:10 am

nyj wrote:
RJGold wrote:I've killed a bunch of pigs with 22 mag shots behind the ears...

They didn't suffer, I assure you...
Nothing wrong with that. A "couple of shots" isn't my idea of humane dispatching.
I don't know the details of the "couple of shots" but I've had pigs (and deer) run 100+ yards after a clean heart shot (with a rifle not a bow). Once I dressed them, I doscovered they didn't have a heart left but still managed to run 100+ yards. In some cases, If I had a chance for a second shot, I took it.

I've also skinned a ton of pigs (I used to work at a taxidermist). I have found slugs and bullet fragments in the shield that males developed (i.e. they were hit with what should have been a kill shot but the bullet didn't penetrate. I have also seen them with skull fractures and obvious damage to their heads but the wounds had healed and they were later killed with another shot (I'm talking about head wounds that were completely healed before they were shot again).

Best I can tell, they're tough little boogers and not always kill-able with a single shot (even a well placed shot).

My two cents...
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Post by RJGold » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:18 am

nyj wrote:
RJGold wrote:I've killed a bunch of pigs with 22 mag shots behind the ears...

They didn't suffer, I assure you...
Nothing wrong with that. A "couple of shots" isn't my idea of humane dispatching.
One other humorous addition to this thread. I hunt with a guy who was a Long Range Recon guy in Desert Storm. He is probably the best shot I know. He has a habit of shooting his deer and pigs twice. I don't know why, he most often drops them where they stand with a head shot but can't seem to resist a second head shot if they are twitching.

He sat in the stand with me this year on our annual outing since he flew in from DC and didn't have his rifle or a way to take meat back with him. I shot a doe in the neck and dropped her where she stood. She was on the ground bleeding out and in her death convulsions. He whispered in my ear, "...put another one in her noggin...". I complied and that seemed to satisfy him. She was on her way out with what I consider to be a "humane dispatching" but he couldn't stand the fact she was still moving.
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Our running joke is to ask him why he shot again, he normally replies that the critter was moving, to which we reply that falling doesn't actually qualify as moving...
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Post by anygunanywhere » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:38 am

Why do all of you insist on killing these defenseless creatures when you can go to the meat market and buy your meat like other people?

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Post by RJGold » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:39 am

anygunanywhere wrote:Why do all of you insist on killing these defenseless creatures when you can go to the meat market and buy your meat like other people?

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Hmmm...

Never really thought about that. Makes sense though since those pork ribs in the plastic at the grocery store were created like that all wrapped up in plastic and never had to go rooting around. I reckon the whole fryer in the plastic bag gave birth to the leg and thigh quarters in the plastic bags in the next bin as well.

I guess I'll stop shooting critters and just start shooting beer cans and bottles of water...

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