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First Hog!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Flyboy, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. Flyboy

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    After several months of trying intermittently, I finally managed to score my first hog:
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    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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  2. sneedb82

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    *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.
     
  3. Flyboy

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    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.)
     
  4. H&Hhunter

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    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.
     
  5. MCgunner

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    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
     
  6. sneedb82

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    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
     
  7. TheIrishJedi

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    Awesome hog!
     
  8. Flintknapper

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    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.
     
  9. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    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?
     
  10. Flyboy

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    Private land, about twenty miles west of Marietta:
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  11. 41 Mag

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    Great going.

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

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    Nice! I wish we had hogs up here to hunt. They look like they would be fun to hunt.
     
  13. alsaqr

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    Congrats on the nice hog. Boars that size are fine eating.
     
  14. Marlin 45 carbine

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    good hog

    good going will be tasty on the bar-b.
     
  15. KenWP

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    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.
     
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    Congrats mmmmm bacon
     
  17. LeonCarr

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    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
     
  18. sneedb82

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    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.
     
  19. 41 Mag

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    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.
     
  20. LeonCarr

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    +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
     
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  21. chas08

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    AHHH!!! Blissful Ignorance, Enjoy it, they are really like wishing for the "Swine Flu", Kill them all any way you can.
     
  22. MCgunner

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    I"m sure they're spreadin' that way.
     
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    Nice hog flyboy!
     
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    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.
     
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    fly boy, stand behind your pigs in the future, they will look larger and with some created posing you can claim the next Hogzilla.
     
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