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Old August 14, 2011, 09:01 AM   #751
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Oh, man... farmer/rancher firearms ain't what they used to be!!
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Old August 14, 2011, 11:30 PM   #752
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Oh, man... farmer/rancher firearms ain't what they used to be!!
Heh. Thank God.

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Old August 15, 2011, 12:10 AM   #753
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Its just an AR (though somewhat purpose built).

I've killed a boatload of hogs with a longbow or a Savage 7mm-08, so..... what I use now isn't really necessary just makes things easier.

And BTW, modern Farmers/Ranchers actually have running water, indoor toilets, the internet and few high tech toys.
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Old August 15, 2011, 12:34 AM   #754
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(partial quote) ...modern Farmers/Ranchers actually have running water, indoor toilets, the internet and few high tech toys.
Heh... yeah, the house on my grandfathers farm, which was in the family for 170+ years before my mother sold it in 1978, had running water and even a window A/C. No internet back then but, by golly, he did have electricity and a telephone!!
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Old August 24, 2011, 03:17 AM   #755
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two didn't get trapped, had to shoot them out. still got skinning to do tonight.. story tomorrow.
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:28 AM   #756
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Went to check the water level the other day on the bayou, and noticed nice big wallows in pretty consistent chunks, expanding from the same area inland.
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:33 AM   #757
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Over the following two days I watched the tracks and wallows move further and further towards our gas wells and small gardens. I knew at this point I had little time to set up a trap before they were too close to homes, and the wells. I'm not comfortable shooting very close to open natural gas wells. So I immediately set off to work. Constructing a pen similar to flints although with a different style door (guillotine) and same trigger setup, using panels and t posts, I tried to intercept the hogs from the wells, right in the middle. That way if they pushed forward past the trap, they would still visit it more when they pushed forward. I could tell I wasn't dealing with a small rag tag band of hogs, so I set up a tree stand about 50' away, surrounded by other trees and brush, and put my trigger cable up in the stand. I sat the next two nights up there.
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:36 AM   #758
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The second night, seemed like the best time to get them. I didnt know if I would get another chance. The adrenaline was overwhelming. I can say that I now believe trapping is more intense than hunting, bar none. I hit the trip and caught 7 hogs. The last two continued circling the pen over and over, and I shot them out in rapid succession. I figured I wasn't going to see anymore any time soon... That was until I ran into 30+ crossing our county road this morning, from neighboring property into ours. FML.

Pictures soon when my old lady gets them off the digital camera.
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:39 AM   #759
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Sorry for the multiple posts. Still getting used to tapatalk.
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:44 AM   #760
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:45 AM   #761
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Old August 25, 2011, 11:46 AM   #762
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Old August 26, 2011, 10:08 PM   #763
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Just to echo what everyone else has said, this is hands down one of the best threads I've read on the web. I have never shot anything past paper but hot damn this was one riveting thread. Reminds me of a cartoon like say Tom and Jerry. Keep at it Flint!
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Old August 29, 2011, 05:40 PM   #764
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amazing read... cant wait for more
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Old August 30, 2011, 12:17 AM   #765
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I plan to "keep at it" guys....but it might be a while before I can post anything else useful.

I suffered a Heat-Stroke 10 days ago and am just now getting to where I feel better. It will be some time before I am able to get out and about, especially in this heat.

When cooler temperatures arrive....I should be able to pursue the hogs in earnest once again. Until then....no promises.

Please be mindful of the heat any time you are outside, if you start feeling too hot, do something about it RIGHT AWAY!

No replies necessary...we want to keep this hunting related.

Thanks, Flint.
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Old August 30, 2011, 11:02 AM   #766
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FK... stay out of the darned heat. We humans can't take midday summer sun in the hotter areas. Stay kewl, brutha.
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Old September 1, 2011, 10:15 AM   #767
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Hog hunting

I got me one of those ND3x40 green lazer lights that you mount on your scope, planning a little revenge on some of our hog problem when weather gets cooler. If I don't fall asleep in my stand. Going to sleep days and hunt nights, thats when they come to my feeders. Between midnight and daylight. Wish me luck.
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Old September 1, 2011, 11:23 AM   #768
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Would 7.62x39 work on hog? I am thinking of getting an SKS in the near future maybe and was wondering if it would work for hog, also has anyone used a shotgun to hunt hog?
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Old September 1, 2011, 11:36 AM   #769
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I got an old Yugo for my brush gun. Got out the hack saw and pulled off all the stuff I don't need (grenade launcher, GL sights, and bayonet). The 7.62X39 isn't the biggest out there but I like the quick second shot. When I am up in my stand I use my 30-06. But for less than 100 yards when I am in the brush I really like the SKS. Also I don't have to worry about it getting banged up riding around with me in the truck.

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Old September 3, 2011, 07:17 PM   #770
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Flint:
Very sorry to hear about the heat stroke. Hope you are doing better.
I see some showers from Tropical Storm Lee in the Nacogdoches area.
Hope you benefit from the rain & it benefits the hog hunting conditions.
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Old September 3, 2011, 07:40 PM   #771
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Flint, in the army they had a saying
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It's a fine line between hard and retard
when I was in, some advise a group of Special Forces Medics gave me about the ruck march that is the final part of the EFMB, is unless you can be first, the guy who finishes second, and the guy who finished last under time get the same thing, there.

Stay safe, and I hope you get rain soon, if I could I'd send you some
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Old September 3, 2011, 10:16 PM   #772
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Flint, in the army they had a saying:

“It's a fine line between hard and retard”
To my knowledge…my Wife was never in the Army, but she shares the same sentiments and philosophy they espouse.

The next time its 106° outside and I am tempted to stay on the tractor just another 30 minutes (to finish mowing), I’ll remember your quote.

And…..to ensure I do NOT forget…..I have taken this plastic label off of a rocker switch I had… and am going to have it surgically implanted in my forehead.

That way, each morning when I get up to shave….I will be visually reminded of my lapse in good judgment.



I figure this would be cheaper than a Tattoo and not “permanent” (in the event I should somehow redeem myself).

Although it will actually read DRATER in the mirror (unless you’re Dyslexic)….I will still know what it means.

Also, there is some (small) chance that this act of Self Deprecation will lessen the need for my Darling Wife to verbally remind me (each day) to “stay out of the HEAT”. Sheeeeesh…!

Now, to add some hunting content to this post….I did find a fresh wallow around the largest Stock Tank today. So I’ve had some “visitors” while I’ve been trying to recoup. I will set out a camera soon and see what is going on.

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Old September 4, 2011, 12:58 AM   #773
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Well, the best of luck to you, I'd suggest some COLD iced tea in a camel back and nice shaded sniper hide, too bad you can't use claymores,

*clack *clack BOOM
and just pick off the runners

EDIT
and she's right, at least until your electrolytes get back into balance and your kidney function returns
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Old September 9, 2011, 11:13 PM   #774
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Just cleaning off a shelf a while ago and thought I’d grab a handful of “Cutters and Whetters” to take a pic of.

Folks often refer to a hogs cutters as being “razor sharp” (not true)… but they do normally have a sharp point and a big hog could ruin your day if he got you down. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often.




Some hogs sport the hardware to really hurt you. It’s a good thing only about 1/3rd of the cutter protrudes above the gum line!

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Old September 10, 2011, 12:34 AM   #775
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Wow those are amazing! didn't know that they are hollow though, those would still do some serious damage though. That's why I have the 30-06 bolt gun and my tall stand, I hate being in the brush with them.

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