My First Hog...And First Blood for the year

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My First Hog...And First Blood for the year

Postby passin through » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:53 pm

Sunday night I had an interesting encounter while walking in to check a hog trap.  At the end of the encounter I had my first ever wild hog on the ground.  We conservatively guesstimated him at 300 plus pounds and a couple friends looked at him the next day and both said 400.  My brother and I can both pick up and walk away with 150lb deer if we have to, but, together we could barely budge this boar.  We finally got a 4wheeler hooked to him and life got a lot easier.  After this I will ALWAYS go loaded when walking in to check a trap at dusk and more than likely will take something that shoots more than twice.  As a side note to the scientifically minded:  A 2 3/4 12ga remington rifled slug did not go all the way through this hogs neck when fired at 6 ft...although it did break the neck nicely.  The same type slug did go all the way through at about a foot fired from behind the ear and exiting out the bottom of the jaw.  This is my nephew in the first pic to show a frame of reference...he is 5 and a little over 3 ft tall.....I'm in the next pic and am 6-4 and that is a 28"barrel double 12 laying on his back.

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Postby 1Morgan » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:25 pm

Congrats, I'm going for hogs this weekend on state lands. I've never hunted em before. I'm looking for a 75-100lb one or two because we have to carry em out.
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RE: My First Hog...And First Blood for the year

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:33 am

Did a hog hunt down in Texas a couple of years ago.  It was a lot of fun, and the eating was pretty good too.  It's a cheap hunt and a good way to break up the winter once deer season is done.
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Postby DeerCamp » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:55 am

HOLY COW! What a monster! Congrads!! We have them around here, someone had a bunch of them in a pen and they all got out and I guess there running wild down here now.. I have yet to see one in the woods, however two of my friends shot one. They are very mean from what I hear. But great job!
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Postby SwampFox » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:44 am

Nice pig.  Was he in the trap when you shot him?

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Postby schlupis » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:47 pm

Nice hog.

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Postby msbadger » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:53 am

Thats a fine looking hog...I can see the smoked hams now....[;)]

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RE: My First Hog...And First Blood for the year

Postby mightyfofaad » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:09 pm

ORIGINAL: passin through

Sunday night I had an interesting encounter while walking in to check a hog trap.  At the end of the encounter I had my first ever wild hog on the ground. 

A 2 3/4 12ga remington rifled slug did not go all the way through this hogs neck when fired at 6 ft...although it did break the neck nicely.  The same type slug did go all the way through at about a foot fired from behind the ear and exiting out the bottom of the jaw. 


ORIGINAL: SwampFox

Nice pig. Was he in the trap when you shot him?


What is a hog trap? Do you have photo you can share? [8|]

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Postby dewey » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:17 pm

Congratulations on a awesome hog! What do you guys normally use when you go hog hunting if a 12 ga 2 3/4" shell barely goes through the skin? Rifle? Handgun? I would also love to see what a hog trap looks like. I would love to go and shoot a hog someday. How do wild hogs compare to domestic pigs in taste?

They don't have any in MN (thank GOD!) so hog hunting to me is completely new.

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Postby Sailfish » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:58 am

Thats a heckuva pig!

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