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Old April 16, 2012, 03:18 PM   #1151
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Night time

Another 120 pound sow this past weekend. Using my PVS14 I walked to withing 30 feet of her and shot her using a laser.
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Old April 16, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1152
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Here is one from Good Friday. 120 pound sow. PVS14 mounted to rifle. She never knew what hit her.
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Old April 16, 2012, 06:38 PM   #1153
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Perfect eatin size gilbert!!! Good shooting. Keep up the good work!
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Old April 17, 2012, 12:23 AM   #1154
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I do not know if you would be interested, but I guarantee you could place in (if not win) this contest. I don't know if you are located too far South for the eligible counties.

http://kfxk.m0bl.net/r/xmxad

I was hesistant to post this because I plan on participating. I figured getting rid of more of these buggers is a more beneficial.

Kindest regards,

Blake

If anyone is interested in keeping up with scoreboard (still 5 days left in contest) you can follow the link below.

It will give you some idea of the number of hogs being taken (by a very small group of people) from a relatively small part of East Texas.

446 as of today, heaviest hog (just over 300 lbs.) I expect that to change.

http://www.wulfoutdoorsports.com/new...oreboard_2012/
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Old April 17, 2012, 10:06 AM   #1155
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Wow... Team 7 is really kicking some piggy byootox!!
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Old April 17, 2012, 03:03 PM   #1156
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^^^^^^^^^Yeah, doing a lot of trapping on several properties... I imagine.

Good for them!
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Old April 17, 2012, 07:02 PM   #1157
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There's a guy in east TX who's trapping them and selling them to a slaughter house... collects a bounty too if I remember correctly. He apparently makes decent money at it.
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Old April 20, 2012, 07:49 AM   #1158
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Mr Flintknapper sir...We seem to have a wee problem in West Texas and last night was able to set up a hunt for saturday night on our neighbors land some 8 miles to the east of us. Taking my CHL instructor and one other fella but no dogs. Last week the neighbor trapped 22 and didn't even make a dent. The hogs seem to be gravitating towards irrigated land of late. I'll report our results if we're successful. Any last minute tips? I've followed this thread for many months and your advice is sage and speaks of years of experience.

Forgot to add they were all of good size with a 350 lb boar being the prize catch. Maybe I need to take a larger caliber weapon(s)?
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Old April 20, 2012, 12:31 PM   #1159
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MtnSpur,

Best of luck on your hunt. Without knowing where in West Texas you will be hunting (topography) or how much hunting pressure the hogs might have received prior to your planned hunt, it is difficult to make specific suggestions.

I will however..offer these rather generic tips.

1. Go as early as you can (with the mild weather and lack of moon, hogs are moving fairly early most places).

2. If you are hunting over baited areas...be sure and stay downwind of the bait site (even if that means moving your ambush point).

3. If not hunting over bait, check out any water sources and take advantage of terrain features that tend to "funnel down" travel/movement.

4. If you are unfamiliar with the property...then slowly driving the roads and spotlighting can be productive if the land is open enough to see any distance (most of West Texas is).

5. Hogs will feed at anytime during the night, but often feed/travel in cycles of about 3-4 hours (feed, water, then bed down for awhile, get back up and repeat).

6. Make sure everyone understands that you are HUNTING not partying (be quiet)... and move slowly through any areas you choose to hunt on foot.

We look forward to your report (successful or not).

Have fun, be safe!

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Old April 20, 2012, 11:38 PM   #1160
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Wow. I just read this entire thread. Great information. Thanks to Flint and all the contributors for the education.

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Old April 21, 2012, 10:32 AM   #1161
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Different boar at a different part of the ranch has come in right at 6:30 p.m. two nights in a row (always a good sign).



Problem is….we have company this weekend and I probably won’t get to go and wait on this one to show up.

I set up a snare this morning at the fence crossing he is using…but he will probably spot it… since it doesn’t get dark until 7:30 (not as in the picture, it was raining and overcast).

We’ll just have to see how it goes.
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Old April 21, 2012, 07:30 PM   #1162
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Mr. Flintnapper....We have 4 locations within about 2 miles of each other. All 4 were fresh corn baited by the landowner for us today. One property is where they have their "boneyard" and is the prime coyote place. I talked with the landowner about 20 minutes agoand he said if we miss out for any reason he still has a 120 lb he's been feeding in a pen getting ready to butcher so that my friend doesn't go home empty handed. Thoughtful and generous guy, the owner (he works with my wife) and is just happy to let us having a good time. How many folks would do that free of charge? Not many. We're blessed with good friends.
I'll be sure to update you on the outcome. Handguns were cleaned and checked, .243 cleaned and bore sighted, .223 checked and reoiled, I do believe we're good. Got some "no scent" to spray us down, flashlights all have new batteries and 2 Mil candlepower spot has the red lens and is fully charged. Oh yeah, made sure we have our snake leggings as the rattlers been a tad too frisky.

Thanks for the well wishes,

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Old April 22, 2012, 10:51 AM   #1163
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Flint, I'm sorry to post that it was an unproductive night. Our failing was a late start as my friend had to teach a CHL class and we didn't hit pavement until 8:30PM The four properties were more spread out than I originally thought and being pitch black wasn't an asset. Saw sign of coyote by the pig boneyard but traps had gone untouched for 24 hours so....we'll try earlier and another day. I appreciated your pointers yesterday and thank you sir

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Old April 22, 2012, 11:23 AM   #1164
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2012 Wulf Outdoors Wild Hog Round-Up…..completed.

Scoreboard below:

http://www.wulfoutdoorsports.com/new...oreboard_2012/

750 hogs brought in over a 10 day period.

Largest hog remained 303 lbs. (not as large as I would have predicted).

One team from Center (across the river from me) accounted for 236 of the hogs entered (good job guys)!

You can imagine that only a small fraction of the population in any county was caught/killed.

Hopefully, these contests will help bring awareness to the serious problem Texas landowners have with Feral Hogs.
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Old April 22, 2012, 11:26 AM   #1165
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Just keep after them Spur, sounds like you guys were outfitted well enough...just needed to get there earlier.

Best of luck on future hunts...and we look forward to your reports.
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Old April 26, 2012, 09:56 PM   #1166
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I have heard of using soured corn for hogs but has anyone heard of using corn with diesel fuel for bait?
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Old April 27, 2012, 12:34 AM   #1167
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I have heard of using soured corn for hogs but has anyone heard of using corn with diesel fuel for bait?
It's quite common actually. Hogs go crazy for it.
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Old April 27, 2012, 07:21 AM   #1168
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If the hogs eat the diesel soaked corn won't that poison the meat?
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Old April 27, 2012, 12:13 PM   #1169
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Hi Mike,

The term diesel "soaked" corn is really a misnomer.

Some folks choose to lightly "coat" corn with diesel in order to discourage other animals from eating it. Hogs seem un-bothered by it (no surprise), but it is an effective means to keep raccoon's from pillaging it (deer as well).

But, to answer your question, the small amount of diesel typically used would represent a minuscule amount of the feed ingested. As in humans...the Liver and Kidneys should adequately filter out anything absorbed through the digestive tract.

The amount of diesel necessary to contaminate the flesh (for any period of time) would likely be so great as to kill the animal to begin with.

I don't apply it to the corn I put out....or endorse the practice in any way...but a growing number of people do.
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Old April 27, 2012, 01:36 PM   #1170
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Flint, what trail cam are you using... it seems to take very good pics.
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Old April 27, 2012, 03:23 PM   #1171
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Arrrgggghhh!

Rotten pigs are at it again! A single hog…I should say.

Found 5 places like this… in one of the pastures this morning. Most of them about 10-12 feet wide and roughly 20 feet long. Not huge by any means but at the bottom of a hill they will erode quickly if I don’t tend to them.



To make matters worse the hog I suspect of doing this...is actually running away from the corn I’ve put out for him.

I’ve been following his sign for about a week now, finding his tracks, places where he has wallowed, found a few fence crossings and have a few pics of him. But…anytime I put out a little corn at a site, he immediately abandons it.

Normally, hogs are all too happy to pick up a free (easy) meal…but not this guy. Many times…I’ve seen hogs approach corn with great caution (presumably associating it with danger) but never had one actively avoid it.

I’m going to set up a ladder stand in the pasture he has been rooting in, but Lord only knows what time of night he comes. Crazy animals!
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Old April 27, 2012, 03:28 PM   #1172
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Flint, what trail cam are you using... it seems to take very good pics.
Moultrie I-40....they are an older model camera, impossibly large and heavy but fairly bullet proof (excepting an easily replaced LED display).
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Old April 27, 2012, 10:29 PM   #1173
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Hey Flint, whenever I had a hog get "corn shy", I would switch up and put out a bag of "sweet feed" and a salt lick. Hog's don't normally hit salt licks very much BUT they do tend to come to that combination for some reason. Maybe they have learned to equate that with "easy meals" that farmers put out for cattle stock. Sometimes I would put out a box of Oats on top of the sweet feed if they were being particularly shy. Needless to say, the bait didn't last long so you will want to hunt over it immediately.
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:21 PM   #1174
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Well Flint...the spot my friend and I hunted last saturday night and we came up empty had 4 pigs in a trap tuesday night. The boogers are wily critters and unpredictable as you well know
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True words....^^^^^^^^^^^^
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