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tcrocker
August 16, 2010, 07:27 PM
Well I'm kinda of between being happy and mad. I love deer hunting and I know that hogs will kill a deer fawn but on the other hand I love hog hunting to. I guess I just love hunting. These are the first hogs I got on trail came in 6 months. I ended up getting a 144 pic 98% hogs other nothing and tree rats. I was getting 1 to 5 pics a week. Look at the size of the hog in the center.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/030.jpg

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nathan
August 16, 2010, 10:24 PM
Once fall comes, and the big one in the pic shows up then it be perfect time to take it out.

tcrocker
August 16, 2010, 10:52 PM
I was thinking of trying to take out one of the small one to smoke this week end.

tcrocker
August 16, 2010, 11:02 PM
The most hogs I got on a pic at one time is 17. Now thats alot of pork on the hoof.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/021.jpg

Cocked & Locked
August 16, 2010, 11:20 PM
Nice pigs and fine black looking hogs. Do they ever turn that feeder over? If not, what's your secret?

countertop
August 17, 2010, 12:42 AM
what state are these in?

chas08
August 17, 2010, 09:49 AM
I was thinking of trying to take out one of the small one to smoke this week end. The smaller the better, at least in Boars. That big one would make a nice photo and coyote bait.

LeonCarr
August 17, 2010, 09:58 AM
Shoot them all.

Your land and your neighbors will appreciate you.

Also, Italian Salad Dressing works great as a marinade :).

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Mp7
August 17, 2010, 10:03 AM
YumYum ... some good recipe for boar out there .....

FLAvalanche
August 17, 2010, 10:23 AM
They probably won't turn the feeder over but what they will do is start rubbing against the legs and spread the legs out until the feeder is almost to the ground. That's why I'm no longer using tripods for mine.

But notice in the first pic he's got the feeder chained up high to a tree. That should stop them from tipping it or spreading the legs too far.

That's a big nasty male. He should have a target painted on his side.

chas08
August 17, 2010, 10:54 AM
Do they ever turn that feeder over? If not, what's your secret? We solved that problem on a South Texas lease I was on by driving T-posts beside the legs, and wiring the legs to the T-posts with bailing wire. No more turned over feeders, or legs broken off.

Atticum
August 17, 2010, 03:17 PM
pour a few pounds of tannerite into a jug. surround with feed.

pig bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf7y_hCvH-o

rm23
August 17, 2010, 04:25 PM
You've got a problem on your hands that looks like a lot of fun.

Forgive my lack of knowledge about the subject, but will these hogs attack a person? Adult and/or child?

Teapot
August 17, 2010, 04:49 PM
Walking around in the dark with all those swine around might be a bit dangerous I am thinking.

tcrocker
August 17, 2010, 06:15 PM
Yep they dumped my feeder a time or two. The tree and chain stoped it this time, the last time it went all the way to the ground. I'm trying tieing it off to the surrounding treesoon three points in hope that that will keep it upright.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/139.jpg

tcrocker
August 17, 2010, 06:19 PM
Were here in Alabama.

chas08
August 17, 2010, 06:21 PM
Walking around in the dark with all those swine around might be a bit dangerous I am thinking. Not really, they can be dangerous when cornered or wounded but as a rule they will usually run from humans.

tcrocker
August 17, 2010, 06:26 PM
Does this look like a Russian Bore to you? I got hem on trail cam last deer season.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/PICT00011.jpg

Purgatory
August 17, 2010, 06:36 PM
pig bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf7y_hCvH-o
I would think the person who made that video could get in some trouble.

Any confirmation or perspective otherwise?

Cocked & Locked
August 17, 2010, 07:05 PM
Does this look like a Russian Bore to you? I got hem on trail cam last deer season.

Now that's a nice'un! High and massive front end and low to the ground rear end. Don't know if he's got any Russian stock or not but his genes look to have been feral for many generations. His ancestors may have been released by the Spanish explorers. :scrutiny:

soloban
August 17, 2010, 07:07 PM
Need any help just let me know...I've got an M1 Garand that would be great against piggies.

Mudinyeri
August 17, 2010, 07:08 PM
Need anyone to come help you take care of your problem? :D

Edit: Ha, ha, great minds think alike.

tcrocker
August 17, 2010, 07:30 PM
I haven't even told my brother yet he lives about a !/2 mile from the land I was going to get me one first then I'd tell him:evil:

Walkalong
August 17, 2010, 08:10 PM
Where in Bama?

tcrocker
August 17, 2010, 08:33 PM
just south of Rockford. There is a WMA close to Rockford that's going to to have a hog season this year but I don't know the dates. The WMA in Whitehall is over run with the things.

Blue Brick
August 17, 2010, 11:43 PM
pour a few pounds of tannerite into a jug. surround with feed.

pig bomb.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf7y_hCvH-o

Not cool.......

CoastieShep
August 17, 2010, 11:57 PM
No reason to maim an animal, just because you don't like it. Go ahead and kill them before they take over, but do it quickly. That was just wrong.

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 01:33 AM
Just for the record, guys, don't misunderstand--that video was something off of youtube and was not posted by the OP.

Ok, just wana keep things clear.

-And I'd love to get either of those big guys in my sights, but I'll stick with my rifle. ;)

I'm not one to have an extra grand layin around for the fines. :D

HappyHunting
August 18, 2010, 02:34 AM
Do you know if there are any closer to Tuscaloosa County? I've got a real desire to bring home a 70 or so pound hog, 30-06 nosler intact or no.

HH

Teapot
August 18, 2010, 09:33 AM
I am not sure if we have wild hogs in Ontario but I would use my 45-70 for that.

CoastieShep
August 18, 2010, 09:44 AM
Purgatory, I was just commenting on the video, no matter who made it. Sorry for any confusion.
I've been hunting all my life, so I'm not opposed to killing some animals. But killing them is what I'm talking about, and doing it quickly. Not what these sick freaks did which did nothing but maim a bunch of animals. How many of those pigs are now blind and or deaf, crippled? Now they're going to starve to death.
Ok, back on topic now. Sorry.
Anybody in central Florida area have some hogs they need help getting rid of? That big boy would be good if you cooked him deep pit style.

Cocked & Locked
August 18, 2010, 09:46 AM
Off topic, but here's a pic of a long haired boar that I've posted before. 130 grain Hornady Interlock .270 bullet behind and slightly under the ear.

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/8553770/354499431.jpg

This fat sow (on the left :scrutiny:) I shot with a 150 grain .300 Win Mag...same spot behind the ear.
http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/8553770/125455326.jpg

chas08
August 18, 2010, 10:37 AM
130 grain Hornady Interlock .270 bullet behind and slightly under the ear.That'll do it every time. Good shooting, nice sow. What'd she go about 225-250 live weight?

Cocked & Locked
August 18, 2010, 12:03 PM
What'd she go about 225-250 live weight?

242

FLAvalanche
August 18, 2010, 01:53 PM
My general rule for pigs is if it's nuts are bigger than mine it gets a hole poked in it.

Mudinyeri
August 18, 2010, 02:07 PM
Anyone hunting these with .223 and iron sights? I'm planning a hunt for the February/March timeframe and thinking of using my AR.

FLAvalanche
August 18, 2010, 02:12 PM
I did for about a month with my AR until my EoTech came in.

DIM
August 18, 2010, 02:20 PM
My general rule for pigs is if it's nuts are bigger than mine it gets a hole poked in it.

Did you use .223 with super explosive bullets, like varmint grenade :D

chas08
August 18, 2010, 02:25 PM
Anyone hunting these with .223 and iron sights? I did when I owned my H-BAR. The problem I ran into with irons was that many times it was to dark to be sure of accurate shot placement. I have a flat top V-Match now with a Burris Fullfield II (made in USA) 3X9X40. It extends my hunting time till after dark under the right conditions. The problem I have now is, my youngest Daughter thinks its hers.

CoastieShep
August 18, 2010, 03:33 PM
My general rule for pigs is if it's nuts are bigger than mine it gets a hole poked in it.
Jealous much?:p

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 04:36 PM
Purgatory, I was just commenting on the video, no matter who made it. Sorry for any confusion.

Oh, you're good, Coastie. I wasn't addressing anyone particular, either, I just didn't want Tcrocker catchin a bad rap. ;)

To be honest, if all the carcasses were launched sky-high once they were actual DEAD carcasses, I wouldn't have mentioned someone getting in trouble. It was that first explosion with a crowd of live pigs around it that caused me concern.

If a game warden had caught sight of that, I'm sincerely curious what the charges would be. Not only was that NOT a clean kill, but I'm not convinced ANY of them were killed at all. -And causing any animal to live out the rest of it's, possibly few, days minus it's jaw or side of it's face or missing a leg, etc. wouldn't make me feel too manly.

P.S. MAN, I hope my hog hunt ends like Cocked&Locked's did. That's a fine freezer fillin' oinker, there.

FLAvalanche
August 18, 2010, 05:52 PM
Did you use .223 with super explosive bullets, like varmint grenade

Depleted plutonium. Anything less is uncivilized.

Jealous much?


No!

Maybe...

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 06:07 PM
Moon season of this month started Monday the 16th, so next Friday and Saturday Iím going to the woods at night again, looking for bacon, lol.

The moon will be something like this, providing more than enough light
http://i37.tinypic.com/orpjea.jpg

It doesnít have to be an ear shot, lol
http://i36.tinypic.com/35air15.jpg

And this time it doesnít have to be heavy or large, I just want it to fit nicely on the carís trunk.
http://i38.tinypic.com/9qbsw7.jpg

That pink slipper isnít mine! Lololol itís my girlfriendís

FLAvalanche
August 18, 2010, 06:25 PM
That pink slipper isn’t mine! Lololol it’s my girlfriend’s

You put dead pigs in a Mercedes and you honestly think we're going to believe that's not your slipper?

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 06:32 PM
Fernando with the great pics. :)

Boy, that's the Sandman shot, isn't it? Turns 'em off like a lightswitch.

That pig is CHILLIN!

Happy as a Pig in.....a Trunk! :D

(I think we'll let the pink flip-flop slide. -THIS time. :scrutiny:)

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 07:20 PM
Quote: “You put dead pigs in a Mercedes and you honestly think we're going to believe that's not your slipper?”

http://i36.tinypic.com/1reohs.jpg

You could see those cars from Saudi Arabia deserts to African plains, from Asia to Western Europe, and I bet you had some in North America too. There is a reason for it. Actually, there are lots of reasons. You can use it in the city, in the road for tourism or off road to go almost everywhere. They are steel armored below the engine, have super reliable mechanics and they don’t leave you hanged. Mine has more than 1.038.000 km. That’s almost 25 laps to the planet's perimeter.

http://i34.tinypic.com/2upvjfq.jpg

And boars are not the only thing that I put in the Mercedes’s trunk: in summertime, I put in there a 3 meter Honda marine boat with two engines (one gasoline and other electric), lololol, and the boat’s bottom is made of aluminium plates.

http://i33.tinypic.com/50h6xz.jpg


Here are my slippers, lololol:

http://i36.tinypic.com/11adbh2.jpg


Ps: in Lisbon I drive a Mitsubishi turbo-charged diesel, but it is not near as good as the Mercedes because I cannot cross rivers with it ;)

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 07:41 PM
Purgatory said: ďFernando with the great pics.Ē

Look what happens when you ask someone else to take you a picture, lolol:

http://i34.tinypic.com/dcvaqd.jpg

You get half a boar, a sleeping dog and you donít even get time to take your hat. I donít remember if was my girlfriend or my father that took this crappy picture, lol, but was surely one of them.

You can see more slippers of mine :D ;)

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 08:11 PM
Quote: "Does this look like a Russian Bore to you? I got hem on trail cam last deer season."

Some boars gain heavy/high density hair in winter (when your pic was taken) and lose it in summer time. It's common in European boars and I think it may happen with yours too.

tcrocker
August 18, 2010, 08:15 PM
Do you know if there are any closer to Tuscaloosa County? I've got a real desire to bring home a 70 or so pound hog, 30-06 nosler intact or no.

HH
Happyhunting this is off the WMA websight hope this helps.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/Capture-1.png

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 08:19 PM
That silver hog you're sittin on is a beast. Look at the size of that head and some decent tusks there.

Any idea what he weighed?

tcrocker
August 18, 2010, 08:31 PM
Here is one I took with my Marlin 1895GS in 45-70 using a hand cast 464gr bullet.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/P1010071.jpg

tcrocker
August 18, 2010, 08:34 PM
Here is my wifes first kill. Hit the little piggy in the eye out neck and through the rear leg.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/P1010077.jpg

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 08:40 PM
He had big tusks, yes, but he was not very very big. I bought this scale in ebay.uk and it is in kg and lbs – I don’t know if you use any of these measures.

http://i36.tinypic.com/2u6d9vm.jpg

The pointer is almost at 90kg position. I have already caught bigger ones with much smaller tusks, so there is no obvious connection between one thing and another. And we in Europe have at least two kinds of boars (spread to all countries): ones have longer heads and are more thin in the body, and others have smaller heads and fat bodies (the heads can be bent also, at the nose). If you see some Romanian or French driven hunts videos in the web you can easily see the differences. That are some dvd’s floating around the torrents that are made by a northern europe company called “Hunters video” or something like that, and they have lots of stuff about European boars hunts. Nova Toma (Spanish) has also lots of stuff on boars.

Strings for youtube:

Wild boars in French: sanglier (singular) or sangliers (plural)
Wild boars in spanish: Jabali or Jabalis

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 08:54 PM
Wow, that is interesting. I would've guessed at least 200 lbs based on not much, I guess. :)

Like the Terrorist Pic. :D

The dog looks ashamed to be in the pic with you. :o

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 08:59 PM
That guide gun has got to be good Pig Medicine, Tcrocker.

Those hogs musta been good eatin.

Always good to get the wifey involved, too. Makes it easier to get her support when you need a new gun, ammo, hunting equipment, etc. ;)

Fernando
August 18, 2010, 09:05 PM
Yes yesÖ he rather be alone with the boars, lolol. But I just canít leave him with them, or he will literally f*** the meat, lololol

http://i37.tinypic.com/akfuh3.jpg

Itís one in the morning here. Time to go roooo fiiiiuuuuuuuu :D

tcrocker
August 18, 2010, 09:18 PM
Yep the 1895 does a real good job on hos and deer. It just punches a big hole right through most things. I took one hog last year that stoped this bullet just shy of the off side shoulder but it did break both front legs. The case in the pic is a 30-06.
http://http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss8/crockerthomas/P1000294-1.jpg

Purgatory
August 18, 2010, 10:20 PM
Yes yesÖ he rather be alone with the boars, lolol.

Oh, Boy,......uhhhh.......wow...uhhh......that's uhhh.......hmmmm. :uhoh::scrutiny:

Blackrock
August 19, 2010, 01:33 AM
"Got the pig in the ground, got some beer on ice and all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight"
Here piggiy piggy

FLAvalanche
August 19, 2010, 08:54 AM
Look what happens when you ask someone else to take you a picture, lolol:

Don't feel bad. Look what I got! In my buddies defence, he WAS trying to take that picture with a game camera. It was actually kinda funny watching him shake it up and down trying to get it to take a picture.

Fernando
August 19, 2010, 10:32 AM
Lololol I bet he had to take a few pics to get it right, especially if the game camera doesnít have a lcd screen.

HumÖ no ear shot for that one, lol

Christ, you use shorts at night hunts? I have to pile up 5 or 6 pairs of trousers in winter nights and at least 2 in summer. Sometimes I do that so the bugs donít eat me (when I am near water), to avoid the cold (usually temperature never goes below -1 or -2 degrees Celsius at night even in winter, except in deep valleys, but because we have to stay real quiet for several hours we feel the cold very well if not properly covered with clothes lol), or simply to be comfortable and not feel the damn rocks on the ground. And thinsulate terrorist hats are a must (sometimes I use two at the same time), and gloves.

Temperature usually keeps steady until 23 pm, then drops suddenly. At 2 or 3 Am comes the mist. Optics should be well covered by then, with butle creek covers or similar, or we will not see a cow in front of us.

Thatís a 12 caliber shotgun pump action in the pic, yes?

Cocked & Locked
August 19, 2010, 11:46 AM
posing...

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/8553767/391001586.jpg

FLAvalanche
August 19, 2010, 02:34 PM
Lololol I bet he had to take a few pics to get it right, especially if the game camera doesn’t have a lcd screen.

Hum… no ear shot for that one, lol

Christ, you use shorts at night hunts? I have to pile up 5 or 6 pairs of trousers in winter nights and at least 2 in summer. Sometimes I do that so the bugs don’t eat me (when I am near water), to avoid the cold (usually temperature never goes below -1 or -2 degrees Celsius at night even in winter, except in deep valleys, but because we have to stay real quiet for several hours we feel the cold very well if not properly covered with clothes lol), or simply to be comfortable and not feel the damn rocks on the ground. And thinsulate terrorist hats are a must (sometimes I use two at the same time), and gloves.

Temperature usually keeps steady until 23 pm, then drops suddenly. At 2 or 3 Am comes the mist. Optics should be well covered by then, with butle creek covers or similar, or we will not see a cow in front of us.

That’s a 12 caliber shotgun pump action in the pic, yes?
Nope that camera didn't have an LCD screen.

That's a Mossberg 500 w/ 18" barrel and collapsible stock. Nope, not a head shot. Through and through both lungs. We didn't intend to shoot a hog that day. We went out to check the feeder and the camera and he walked into the opposite side of the clearing as we did. I had the 12 gauge loaded with slugs with me more for general purpose than anything else.

That's also the reason I was wearing shorts. I usually wear long pants and long sleever shirts because of the bugs and ticks and pricker bushes. In the spring, summer and fall I wear light weight stuff that has little holes through it like a football jersey. In the winter I may have to wear sweats under them and take them off by noon.

Bugs aren't a problem anymore now that I have a Therma-Cell. Those things are the greatest thing ever invented for a pig hunter in the swamps.

Fernando
August 19, 2010, 03:02 PM
Didnít know about that therma cell thing but went now to ebay to look for it. I was shocked to know it uses heat produced by a butane cartridge :scrutiny: The forest would probably end up in fire, lol. I guess Iíll keep on using several layers of clothes and a spray lololol

Mudinyeri
August 19, 2010, 03:32 PM
C&L, mind if I ask how much the mount cost you?

rodensouth
August 19, 2010, 06:27 PM
Fernando, order a Therma-cell ASAP. There is no fire hazard, I wear them on my belt.

I don't understand why, but the game doesn't seem to smell them.

Fernando
August 19, 2010, 07:43 PM
ďFernando, order a Therma-cell ASAP. There is no fire hazard, I wear them on my belt.Ē

That thing has a blue color, lol! You are trying to put me in jail lololol. This summer has been very hot here, we donít see rain in most parts of the country for more than a month now, and there is lots of fires active every day. Our news shown photos of NASA this week (taken from some satellite of yours) where several smoke crowds and night fires can be seen. They are not as big as the fires in Russia, but several firefighters have died already, especially in north of the country.

Link to your NASA photo:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=45225

Photo was taken on the 13th, but we had several fires active in EVERY SINGLE DAY before and after that date. There were days with more than 100 actives fires.

But that therma-cell sure looks tempting in ebay.uk though, because it costs less than 50 of your dollars (about 36 euros) and that is less than a box of ammo. May be I get it for the winter, lololol.

Ps: if we want to avoid the customs taxes we can only buy stuff from European countries, UK included although they donít use our currency (euro).

Cocked & Locked
August 19, 2010, 09:10 PM
C&L, mind if I ask how much the mount cost you?

$400 and eight months...that was 7 or 8 years ago. :scrutiny:

Purgatory
August 20, 2010, 01:53 AM
Wow, nice shootin, FLA!

I was about to ask if that was slugs you used, but read your next post.

You did that with an 18" pump 12 ga slug with no sights but the bead?

May I ask what range?

That's pretty nice.

I've often wondered bout takin my 870 18" with slugs but only have bead as well.

Want rifle sights on it bad, but too much trouble to install and don't feel good about how precise they'd be if put on aftermarket.

P.S. What kind of slug did you use? I'd love to use a Brenneke, but figured my Federal Power Shok at 1610 fps would do just fine.

Mudinyeri
August 20, 2010, 12:56 PM
$400 and eight months...that was 7 or 8 years ago. :scrutiny:
Thanks. We'll see if I get one worth mounting and then cross the taxidermy bridge when we come to it I guess.

Cocked & Locked
August 20, 2010, 01:35 PM
You can get it done cheaper...friend did. After about two years his starting smelling really bad. The hide needs to be tanned because its so full of fat and pig oil.

Mudinyeri
August 20, 2010, 03:00 PM
You can get it done cheaper...friend did. After about two years his starting smelling really bad. The hide needs to be tanned because its so full of fat and pig oil.
Ummm ... no thanks on the cheaper/stinkier option. :D

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