First Hog!


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Flyboy
July 14, 2009, 12:45 PM
After several months of trying intermittently, I finally managed to score my first hog:
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=101528&stc=1&d=1247589735

Took this one in Rubottom, OK (about 20 miles west of Marietta) about three in the afternoon on Sunday. He was asleep in the mud when I found him. I put a round of .45-70 through his cervical spine and he never even tried to get up. We didn't weigh him, but we guessed at about 150lb.

He is currently resting comfortably in the ice chest. Well, a couple of ice chests. And the dumpster. Memorial services will be held at the barbeque pit. :D

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sneedb82
July 14, 2009, 12:48 PM
*uncontrollable laughter* You shot him while he was asleep!?! LOL

Not making fun, I promise. That's just the coolest thing an Okey has done in a long time ;) (another joke, of course).

I'd say that the .45-70 put a real hurt on him, and he went to see the porcine-god quite quick-like.

Sure hope that you enjoy those perfect, succulent backstraps that the Porker has prepared for you while he basked in the mud and the sun. I'm possibly gonna get a couple this weekend myself. We'll see.

Great job Flyboy.

Flyboy
July 14, 2009, 12:50 PM
On one hand, yeah, I shot him while he was asleep, and no, it's not exactly sporting.

On the other hand, BBQ. And he certainly didn't suffer with such an easy shot.

(Also, it took me several weeks of hunting to figure out where to be; I just happened to walk up on him. What was I supposed to do, go poke him and let him get a head start.)

H&Hhunter
July 14, 2009, 01:07 PM
That is a nice little boar! Good eating size and a great shot to boot congratulations on your first hog and many more to come I hope.

MCgunner
July 14, 2009, 01:41 PM
Hell, I trap 'em. Sporting? ROFL! To me, they're rats that taste good, not a game animal. But, they're quite tasty and fun to hunt.

Nice pig. I'd guess something under 200. 150 may be right. Any bigger and it might affect his tastiness. :D CONGRATS and good eating.

Bet it was a hot hunt. I can't wait until October, myself. LOL

sneedb82
July 14, 2009, 01:50 PM
No no, that's not what I'm saying... I was joshing with ya... I've done much worse, let me tell ya... not proud of that though.

At least what you said is correct: he didn't feel it cause he was sleepin. I applaud you for going out and getting some food... lots cheaper than heading to HEB or Kroger (or Walmart for that matter).

Good shooting

TheIrishJedi
July 14, 2009, 01:58 PM
http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/funny-dog-pictures-dog-hopes-you-will-drop-the-bacon.jpg

Awesome hog!

Flintknapper
July 14, 2009, 04:52 PM
Very nice hog. I'd guess him closer to 170 than 150 (great either way).

And don't worry about "sporting", a "dead" hog is all that really matters.

I bet that big .458 bullet never even let him wake up. Good job!


Flint.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 14, 2009, 05:38 PM
Outstanding, Flyboy! :) Rubottom you say - sounds fitting, as he was rubbing his bottom in the mud when you shot him. Was this public or private lands? Were there other hogs around him in the mud also?

Flyboy
July 14, 2009, 05:39 PM
Private land, about twenty miles west of Marietta:
http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=101541&stc=1&d=1247607574

41 Mag
July 15, 2009, 05:57 AM
Great going.

When it comes to hogs, take'm any way you can, just take'm.

Nevertoomanyguns
July 15, 2009, 08:23 AM
Nice! I wish we had hogs up here to hunt. They look like they would be fun to hunt.

alsaqr
July 15, 2009, 11:13 AM
Congrats on the nice hog. Boars that size are fine eating.

Marlin 45 carbine
July 15, 2009, 11:32 AM
good going will be tasty on the bar-b.

KenWP
July 15, 2009, 11:44 AM
Purpose of hunting hogs is to shoot one or several. The fact hes a sleep shows the hunter did something right. No wear a stress on the pig therefore he bleeds out well and the meat is that much better. I always laugh at people who figure a critter has to be moving to shoot it. Our goal is a good clean kill to insure edible meat and to be able to find it after its shot quickly.

jhco
July 15, 2009, 11:57 AM
Congrats mmmmm bacon

LeonCarr
July 15, 2009, 01:20 PM
Congrats on your first hog. Do the same thing to every hog you see from now on :).

What load/ammunition are you shooting in your .45-70?

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

sneedb82
July 15, 2009, 03:55 PM
Purpose of hunting hogs is to shoot one or several. The fact hes a sleep shows the hunter did something right. No wear a stress on the pig therefore he bleeds out well and the meat is that much better. I always laugh at people who figure a critter has to be moving to shoot it. Our goal is a good clean kill to insure edible meat and to be able to find it after its shot quickly.

In Texas, you cannot shoot a migratory bird without it flying.... In other states you cannot bait deer (i.e. use a feeder and kill at the feeder).

However, I'm not against the shooting of the animal while it's still breathing but slumbering. I've shot many an animal when it's laying in wait (sleeping or bed down but not sleeping). It's practical, and yes, it is very much less gamy if it's shot while it's not in a lactic acid building state. However, all the animals i've shot and ate, did not have far to run (DRT) after being shot... so if it's eating when I shoot it, it's all the same to me.

41 Mag
July 15, 2009, 06:13 PM
Nice! I wish we had hogs up here to hunt. They look like they would be fun to hunt.

I keep hearing folks from all over the country say this, in reality you do not want them. If so have someone down the road pen raise some then head down, when there good sized, and blast them. Yes they are a hoot to hunt, but otherwise, they are simply a plague on the environment.

You cannot imagine what they can do to pastures, or crops in one night, not to mention week in and week out. I get harped on due to leaving some in the field after shooting them, well I can only put so much in the freezer, friends want them but cannot hunt the places I hunt and do not feel like driving up simply to clean them. Not my rules but the land owners insurance agent.

Bottom line is I clean them I keep them.

LeonCarr
July 15, 2009, 07:46 PM
+1000 to what 41 Mag said.

Hogs are basically varmints that can get up over 500 pounds and in one night can make a 50 acre Coastal Bermuda pasture look like it was bombed by B-52s and plowed up by a tractor. A sow can have a litter, and in 6 months each of those piglets can have a litter, and so on.

Every place I have ever hunted in Texas has had two standing non negotiable rules:

If you see a coyote, shoot it.

If you see a hog, shoot it.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

chas08
July 15, 2009, 09:02 PM
Nice! I wish we had hogs up here to hunt. They look like they would be fun to hunt.
AHHH!!! Blissful Ignorance, Enjoy it, they are really like wishing for the "Swine Flu", Kill them all any way you can.

MCgunner
July 15, 2009, 10:31 PM
I"m sure they're spreadin' that way.

Pistolhunter
July 15, 2009, 10:36 PM
Nice hog flyboy!

birdshot8's
July 15, 2009, 11:41 PM
nice pig. i enjoyed seeing the red mud. i had a cousin visiting from alabama once around planting time. she wanted to know what that black stuff was in those fields. she had never been out of alabama and only knew about red dirt.

birdshot8's
July 15, 2009, 11:44 PM
fly boy, stand behind your pigs in the future, they will look larger and with some created posing you can claim the next Hogzilla.

nitetrane98
July 15, 2009, 11:56 PM
Congratulations on your hog. Here's how my hunt went last weekend.

Mama and the kids in for early dinner.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w115/nitetrane98/MDGC0043.jpg

Only three a few days later, wonder where it went.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w115/nitetrane98/MDGC0097.jpg

Ohhhhh, I see, Wiley's out and about. Pretty mangey looking.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w115/nitetrane98/MDGC0100.jpg

No pigs but camera's working nicely. Looks like I need to get the diesel out.
I guess the hog sign we found was just one or two passing through. Never found any sign around the corn at all and obviously no pics.

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