Finally went duck hunting....Shot a Pig Instead!

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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Boar - Copy.jpg So I was sitting at the edge of a swamp, hoping for a few wood ducks that never showed up. ( I heard one fly over in the dark but never saw it.) As I was sitting there I heard some pigs making lot of noise behind me. Sounded like a couple of big ones fighting.

    I gave up on the ducks after about a half hour and walked up to the edge of a field with my binoculars to take a look. I saw a HUGE hog about two hundred yards away running right at me.

    I hobbled back to the truck on my bad knees which was about 50 yds away and grabbed my deer rifle. When I got back to the edge of the field the hog was running back and forth about 150 yds away grunting. I put the crosshairs on his shoulder as he was walking to the right and squeezed the trigger. I heard the bullet whack home and he didn't even flinch! He ran to my left. I aimed for his nose as he was running and shot again. I heard it whack home again and this time he slowed down. I had to shoot one more time to put him down for good. I was shooting a .270. Both shots hit the shoulder and the last was in the neck. 130 grain soft point and none exited.

    He weighed over 300 lbs and was covered in scars from fighting. Them things are tough!
     
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  2. Vammy

    Vammy Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice! Kill them all.

    My neighbor coiuldn't keep the hogs off his deer stand earlier this year, so he started shooting hogs instead. Not sure how many he's killed so far, but I told him if he needed help I'd be happy to assist
     
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  3. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Sea duck on the hoof. Yummy!
     
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  4. warrenwaterfowler

    warrenwaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    That pig will taste better than any seaduck
     
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  5. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Are you suuuuure?
     
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  6. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    One word...BACON!!!
     
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    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    I have had wild boar that was awful strong... Even in sausage form.
    I have had some wild sows that were very good...

    Time of year (late fall is probably prime time), and gender (or sex) can make a difference... I have heard tell that a big rutting boar does not make for good food...

    Properly done, bacon from a feral pig is tough to beat though.....
     
  8. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm not eating that nasty old boar.
     
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  9. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    This man is sure!!!!
     
  10. Vammy

    Vammy Senior Refuge Member

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    Big boars and sows: let them lay.
    Pigs around 150 lbs or smaller: dress 'em out and get the stick burner ready for some whole-hog BBQ...
     
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