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Old July 28, 2009, 11:47 PM   #276
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Well……I knew it couldn’t last.

I’ve been pretty much hog free for a couple of weeks, even got some of my deer to show back up.



I’ve been enjoying the reprieve…until now.

Looks like we have another one that wants to “play”.



Small boar, always alone, been coming in the last 3 nights.

They just never learn.
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Old July 29, 2009, 12:16 PM   #277
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I'm sorry that you have a new problem, but I have really been looking forward to updates in this thread.
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Old July 29, 2009, 01:13 PM   #278
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I'm sorry that you have a new problem, but I have really been looking forward to updates in this thread.
Isn't that the truth.
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Old July 30, 2009, 01:05 PM   #279
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I to have been hoping they would return so you can keep educating us about hogs. I sure hate the destruction they do, and I love to kill them out here. I think this is one of the greatest documentary thread of all time for hog extraction!
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Old July 30, 2009, 01:35 PM   #280
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Flint

I am in Lake Charles and if you ever need help with em, give me a holler. I go to Central Texas 1-2 times a year for hog hunting and I love it. They destroy my pasture and root everything up, in Louisiana we can't shoot anything at night, even varmints, so trapping is the only thing I can do. They are intelligent devils, I have never seen one during legal shooting at the house. I have a 200+ boar tearing up my pasture every few days, but he has never walked in the trap.
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Old July 30, 2009, 02:03 PM   #281
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I've been reading a little more of the posts about caliber selection and I agree with Flint. My hog and deer rifle is a 7mm-08 from KMW by Terry Cross and in the last six years, it has never let me down in hog hunting. I used to like Winchester Failsafes till they quit making them, now I use Nosler Partitions and have never had a hog go more than 5' from where he was hit. Firm believer in shot placement vs bigger the better. My 7mm-08 has been a 1 shot 1 kill gun her whole life. Last year I used a Hornady 139 gr interlock light magnum with the hog hunt. The bullet performed beautifully and made a 175# sow drop in her tracks. Granted the longest hog shot I ever made was 125 yards. We had a guy at the ranch last year with a 30-06 that hit a 100# boar 4 times and we still had to track it. His bullet placement left a little to be desired.
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Old August 1, 2009, 06:10 PM   #282
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Had my nephew come up from Houston yesterday and was able to put him on this medium sized boar:


The boar didn’t come in until 1:00 a.m. and the shot opportunity was only seconds long. Mark was up to the task however, the hog never knew what hit him.

I was backing him up with my SOCOM (Nephew with my .458):



No follow up shots were necessary.

It was brutally hot and muggy but we stuck it out. We watched raccoons feeding under the lights for hours and “finding them” in the scope was enough to hold Mark’s attention until the Boar showed up.

Just before 1:00 a.m. I noticed a couple of the coons scurry up a tree. I told Mark to “get ready” and watch carefully. I was able to see the bait site better through my scope than he could, so I spotted the boar when he stuck his head out of the bushes.

The boar slowly stepped out into the opening but immediately turned up the trail to his left. He started walking out of the shooting lane and would be gone in just seconds. I whispered to Mark “hit him now….” but the instruction was un-needed. I barely had the last word out…. when the 6.8 barked and the hog dropped.

Most of our hogs are Black….but this one sported a really beautiful reddish-brown coat. (A fine looking animal as hogs go).

Anyway, it was fun for the young man and the official hog count (this year) is now at 33.
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Old August 2, 2009, 08:19 PM   #283
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Now that looks like fun
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Old August 3, 2009, 06:23 PM   #284
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Nice .458 Flint. That looks like fun!
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Old August 3, 2009, 07:07 PM   #285
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Flintknapper,
Do you carry when walking on your property. I know that when clearing brush at my friend's place we both were carrying incase of coyote or other pests. Since those hogs are as big as a teenager I'd be surprised if you don't have a shotgun on the tractor or a gun on your hip.
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Old August 3, 2009, 10:17 PM   #286
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Do you carry when walking on your property. I know that when clearing brush at my friend's place we both were carrying incase of coyote or other pests. Since those hogs are as big as a teenager I'd be surprised if you don't have a shotgun on the tractor or a gun on your hip.
I am not usually armed when just checking the Trail-Cam or baiting out an area, but anytime I venture off into the woods (scouting), I have my .45 acp with me.

Of course, the .45 is hardly a "hog stopper" but the chances of having a problem during the daylight hours are minuscule. Almost without exception...any hogs encountered beat a quick retreat.

Checking traps...is a different story though. You can easily have an estrous sow inside the trap and a love sick boar on the outside (had that happen once one night). Yee-hah!

Normally, just having a tree nearby is your best bet.

Even if a hog charges...it is not generally a protracted event (unless they get you down). The average hog will simply make a "pass" at you and continue on, so getting behind a tree should keep you safe enough.
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:52 AM   #287
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Flint...
You've been holding out on me. IS that 6.8SPC yours, or the nephews? I would certainly hope it's yours! That's a beast of a rifle... and the SOCOM turned out fabulous!

I have some questions about the 6.8..... which might be left in a PM.

Nonetheless, great action and pictures. I'm a late bloomer in hunting, and when I see the youngin's hunting and learning from the experienced, it gives me shivers. I lacked that kind of experience, and seek that for my own children now! Praise be to God for men like you Flint.
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Old August 4, 2009, 12:54 PM   #288
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You've been holding out on me. IS that 6.8SPC yours, or the nephews? I would certainly hope it's yours!
The 6.8 is one my Brother recently finished building. It is superbly accurate with a number of bullet weights. Hard hitting, light recoil.

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That's a beast of a rifle... and the SOCOM turned out fabulous!
The 6.8 has a good following:
http://68forums.com/forums/index.php

Although my nephew can shoot my .458, it made more sense for him to use his Dad's 6.8 on this outing.

It has plenty of power for hogs, the SOCOM wasn't needed.

Some folks think hogs won't go down with anything less than a 50 BMG, not true!

6.8 next to 50 BMG:




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Old August 4, 2009, 06:43 PM   #289
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Same shirt - different haircut?
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Old August 4, 2009, 08:16 PM   #290
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Yup,

He usually keeps his hair pretty short...but "driver's-ed classes" and a "girlfriend" have kept him too busy to go to the Barber Shop this Summer.

I "razzed" him about it last trip up here, so he finally went and got it cut.
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Old August 6, 2009, 01:05 AM   #291
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Flint,

I appreciate the link... already a member. I'm working on getting it fixed up, however, wife's photog equipment and a new paddy-wagon for hauling the kids and dogs on "outtings" has kept my 6.8 build on hold for almost a year now.

However, I can assure you, once I get mom her new ride, then "dad" is getting his 6.8 finished. I've been eyeballing the 6.8 as my ideal hog rifle, and potentially mid range coyote gun as well. I own a .223 with a 1/12 twist and it will reach out and touch a yote, or a pig for that matter, but at short ranges (less than 100 yards).

You're family's looking good holding those hunting rigs, and again, i'm certainly happy that a family like yours is teaching the younger generation what hunting is truly about... not just shooting whatever you feel like.

Thanks again for being a fine example of a steward of the land, and for those of us keeping tabs on this thread, Praise God for big bore weapons that are effective at dispatching these pests/food sources
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Old August 8, 2009, 08:27 PM   #292
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flint you sound like my older brother i let my hair get really long ofr a while (just being lazy) and he told me i looked like a russian mail order bride...... the next day i got my hair cut
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Old August 10, 2009, 07:21 PM   #293
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Almost be worth turning some more hogs loose on his property to keep this thread going............Not really, but this thread is awesome. Good luck.
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Old August 15, 2009, 09:48 AM   #294
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You better hope that litter doesn't have spots. If they do you are in big trouble.
Well....this certainly turned out to be "prophetic". You all might remember SPOT the little sow with "diplomatic immunity".

She finally came wagging back in with her litter....along with another sow.

Wouldn't you know, we now have 4 NEW "Spot's".

What a cruel, cruel... joke. Give me a small break here Lord!


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Old August 15, 2009, 06:56 PM   #295
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Don't show that picture to your daughter and all will be well.
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Old August 15, 2009, 10:04 PM   #296
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I'm just going to see if I can keep these around long enough to attract a Boar.

"Spot" is pretty cautious and it doesn't take much to put her in "spook mode".

If a boar comes in and I shoot him (in her presence), I feel confident she will vacate the area for awhile.

We'll see.
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Old August 16, 2009, 02:11 AM   #297
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Maybe shoot her in the butt with a paintball or something similar?
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Old August 17, 2009, 09:22 AM   #298
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Hey Flint sorry about the spotted litter prophesy. I was just joking, honest. Problem is if you don't get the spotted ones they will all end up spotted, selection being what it is, specially if it's a dominant trait. You can start a new breed, The West Texas Spotted Hog.
Ok sorry, not funny.
Still love the thread.
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Old August 17, 2009, 04:06 PM   #299
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You're killin me RR!



Maybe I could trap them, paint them............
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Old August 17, 2009, 07:23 PM   #300
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PAINT FTW



kill and bury them while she is out of town.....send her out of town for a few weeks
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