Wild hog hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by T.R., Nov 30, 2021.

  1. T.R.

    T.R. Member

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    I hunted with a guide for about 6 hours and stalked 3 groups of hogs but they ran off through the forest without providing a good shot. After lunch we lucked out and spotted this sow sleeping in a shallow pit. I spotted it first with my Bushnell 10X binoculars. All I could see were her shoulders and head. I stalked within about 70 yards by keeping a large tree between me and the hog. When I reached the tree, I checked to see my scope setting was on 4X, steadied my rifle, and shot this animal through the head. It never knew what happened, a clean kill shot. 30-30 is a keeper!
    Florida has an abundance of wild hogs which can be hunted in many areas. This hunt took place along the Suwannee River in north Florida.

    For those folks interested in details:

    - Mossberg 464 carbine in 30-30 with angle-eject

    - Simmons Pro Hunter scope featuring 2 to 7X settings

    - Winchester Power Point ammo featuring 170 grain bullet

    - Hog weighed about 100 lbs

    TR
     

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  2. Armored farmer

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    Very nice pig!
    Congrats.
    You should get excellent pork from that one.
     
  3. Double Naught Spy

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    That'll do, T.R. That'll do!
     
  4. Chuck R.

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    Congrats!

    One less pig is "a good thing"!
     
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  5. Jonny2guns

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    Sounds like fun and that's a great looking rifle!
     
  6. Shanghai McCoy

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    Nice shot and Congratulations. :thumbup:
     
  7. Shanghai McCoy

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    I got that. :)
    Good one... ;)
     
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  8. Jim Watson

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    A guy here had a hog problem on the old family farm. So he invited friends to hog shooting parties.
    After seeing a lot of his buds' guns, he concluded that .30-30 was the optimum pig gun, preferable to even Monster Magnums.
     
  9. bigmike45

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    Very Nice TR. We are in the same boat here in Texas. There are many outfitters that offer hog hunts. Some even offer helicopter hunting from the air. I have harvested many of them over the last decade. The farmers and ranchers around here welcome us to help keep the numbers down since they are so destructive to the ground.
     
  10. alsaqr

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    Good shot on the hog.
     
  11. Flintknapper

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    Nice rifle and fine shooting......!
     
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