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Yesterday 10:03 AM
Millwright Pig activity has been slow.

The heat has them staying in the bottoms.

Maybe they are moving after midnight - before dawn. I won't see them at those times unless they sneak into my bedroom.
07-03-2019 04:05 PM
iyaayas If your butchering and freezing.... Do a fat check before hand. Cut off a piece, fry it, try it. If it's good, like any pork fat should be, your gtg.

If you get an off flavor I'd trim it away kinda like how you trim tallow from venison.

It's not terribly common to get a feral pig with bad fat but it does happen. Don't ask me what does it exactly but taste varies widely depending on what the thing has been eating. If you freeze that pork and the fat is of the not so good variety....it will not ruin your lean meat but that flavor will make its way into it.

I'd have to say it's only been like one out of every fifty I've butchered that are off but it is almost always off a bigger critter. Age combined with something in the diet I reckon.

Bear fat is much the same. Mostly it's good but every now and again it's not. So I always always test the fat off feral pig and bear before I freeze.

If you roast em fresh you can leave it on and trim it away later after it's cooked if it's not good.

My tip of the day. Apologies if you knew this already but I learned the hard way.
06-30-2019 11:23 AM
goat daddy Pigs normally stay at a little lower elevation than our place. The only pigs that I see on the place are older boars. Usually the dogs put them under a manzanita bush and I walk out and shoot them from a few yards. I did shoot one across the pasture. It was about 125 yards away. I used the 6.5 swede on it. For close shots the 357 Ruger rifle. I don't hunt pigs, I just wait for one to cross the pasture, which happens once or twice a year. The pasture is narrow and long so few long shots, most under 75 yards. 357 works well. Acorns are on the ground and streams are drying up. Soon the only ground water will be in local ponds like the one next door. I envy those of you who get shots at younger pigs which are good eat.
06-30-2019 10:16 AM
TENNGRIZZ
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Originally Posted by ruioosl View Post
I hope your buddy's dog pulls through.
OH yeah he is fine , they are actually in Tennessee this week , I think.
05-30-2019 01:45 PM
Millwright They have one that is 4-10x, in the stripped models.

I will probably go the extra 200 bucks for that one, since it will live on an AR-10.

Many pigs live another day because they are 150-200yds and I won't push a 300BO/X-Sight II out that far.
05-30-2019 12:02 PM
MagnumWill Nice, thanks Millwright. Debating on an Armasight 336 predator to for use on my 20" AR that's going to be the hog hammer. Going to use heavy, solid copper TSX's over a good, slow-burning/high velocity powder.

Also, for everyone's info Lone Wolf Glock barrels are button rifled, so my Glock 22 became my woods gun with hard cast bullets. Underwood also sells coated hard cast bullets that won't foul up the Glock's OEM barrel as well.
05-25-2019 10:41 AM
Millwright Just found out that ATN has a new thermal out.

More of a budget model, without a lot of bells & whistles.

For $1200, it should get a lot of people in the thermal game.

https://www.atncorp.com/thermal-scope-thor-lt-3-6x


...and pigs everywhere trembled in fear
05-23-2019 04:06 PM
America's Patriot It'll happen again. Way to keep your head. I've seen people turn and bolt, I've seen people freeze in place, and it's a rare treat to see someone stand their ground and take a timed and aimed shot to drop them.

BTW, be sure to rib your buddy at every opportunity "remember that time you shot at a pig three times and I drop him with one head shot?"
05-23-2019 08:20 AM
Millwright
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Can you shoot from the right of way there?

Some counties here allow it, and deer hunters have seats in the back of their trucks that give them 8 feet of elevation.
No shooting from the road here.

I discussed that with my Game Warden, told him I usually dismounted and used a fence post to shoot from.

He thought a second and said that technically I was out of the ROW.

Situations like this are why it pays to have a working relationship with your local GW.
05-23-2019 03:19 AM
ForgedInTheFlame
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Originally Posted by TENNGRIZZ View Post
I had something happen tonight I have only heard and or read about was Coon Hunting tonight dogs treed next to old abandoned homestead with a collapsed barn , was tying dogs up Judge was acting weird , Elijah and Patches my young dogs were treeing real hard saw the Coon in the tree was getting ready to load the 22 when I saw why Judge was acting weird 25 feet away stood a ****ed off Boar popping his teeth I dropped the 22 and yelled HOG and drew my 45 out of my chest rig , my hunting buddy who is LEO drew his 9 mm , just has the Hog hit his dog Broadside , my buddy hit him 3 times and he kept Coming , I dropped him at 10 feet with 1 head shot , we gathered up my Buddies dog got him home and stitched up and a shot of LA 200. We went back and got the HOG he weighed 250 dressed. I hope that never happens again in my Lifetime.
Moral of story: .45 > 9 mm para bellum

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05-23-2019 03:17 AM
Snyper708
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It's good training for night work too.

I black out my truck dash and ride around under night vision on the mile-section roads. In a couple of years, I've managed to get access to several thousand acres and have them permitted for night hunting.

Sitting in a stand just isn't that productive on pigs. You see a lot more by patrolling.

It helped to meet all the people that live near the pastures I hunt, keeps them from getting twitchy when a blacked out vehicle drives by. In meeting them, I got access to more pastures.

I also keep in contact with the game warden that covers my county, try to talk to him every month or so to relay what I'm seeing.
Can you shoot from the right of way there?

Some counties here allow it, and deer hunters have seats in the back of their trucks that give them 8 feet of elevation.
02-03-2019 04:51 PM
BravoLimaDelta
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Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
Double check your state game laws.

In OK it's illegal to move live feral swine.
Same here in Arkansas. Unless you are taking them to an approved slaughter facility.
02-03-2019 01:23 PM
Millwright
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Does anyone have experience building and/or using the figure C or figure 6 hog trap? Thanks for any info.
Double check your state game laws.

In OK it's illegal to move live feral swine.
02-03-2019 11:17 AM
BravoLimaDelta Does anyone have experience building and/or using the figure C or figure 6 hog trap? Thanks for any info.
01-31-2019 10:33 AM
Snyper708
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Originally Posted by TENNGRIZZ View Post
I had something happen tonight I have only heard and or read about was Coon Hunting tonight dogs treed next to old abandoned homestead with a collapsed barn , was tying dogs up Judge was acting weird , Elijah and Patches my young dogs were treeing real hard saw the Coon in the tree was getting ready to load the 22 when I saw why Judge was acting weird 25 feet away stood a ****ed off Boar popping his teeth I dropped the 22 and yelled HOG and drew my 45 out of my chest rig , my hunting buddy who is LEO drew his 9 mm , just has the Hog hit his dog Broadside , my buddy hit him 3 times and he kept Coming , I dropped him at 10 feet with 1 head shot , we gathered up my Buddies dog got him home and stitched up and a shot of LA 200. We went back and got the HOG he weighed 250 dressed. I hope that never happens again in my Lifetime.
This needs to be in the rifle forum where people are claiming a 9mm is a good choice for a deer hunting cartridge.
01-31-2019 07:56 AM
BravoLimaDelta We’re setting up some traps this weekend. Wild hogs have gotten bad in my part of north central Arkansas. We’ve got a guy who said he would take all we can catch.
01-30-2019 11:03 PM
Resto Love that .45. Damn Pigs are Fuel for Hell.
01-05-2019 04:44 PM
Observer And THAT my friends is why Forrest doesn't shoot a 9mm! I'll take the Glock 22 in .40 cal just to have a handgun minimum for hogs or bear.
12-26-2018 08:19 AM
Millwright
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No kidding. I never hunted except to harvest until recently, but these pigs have really forced landowners' and farmers' hands. They are smart, they breed like rabbits and they are destructive as hell. Definitely a challenge that's not going away any time soon.
It's good training for night work too.

I black out my truck dash and ride around under night vision on the mile-section roads. In a couple of years, I've managed to get access to several thousand acres and have them permitted for night hunting.

Sitting in a stand just isn't that productive on pigs. You see a lot more by patrolling.

It helped to meet all the people that live near the pastures I hunt, keeps them from getting twitchy when a blacked out vehicle drives by. In meeting them, I got access to more pastures.

I also keep in contact with the game warden that covers my county, try to talk to him every month or so to relay what I'm seeing.
12-26-2018 08:15 AM
America's Patriot They are getting increasingly more dangerous in Texas. They aren't sure why, but there are more cases of hogs attacking hikers and joggers. Not just boars, but larger sows as well. Sows I can understand if there are piglets, it's not uncommon, but random attacks are on the rise for some reason.


I think it's because the numbers are getting so large now, they are getting confidence. Much like the buffalo herd that turned on the lions. They realized their numbers were so great, they had a strength advantage.


It's funny how nature works...
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