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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?"
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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
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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.
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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.
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I hope your buddy's dog pulls through.
OH yeah he is fine , they are actually in Tennessee this week , I think.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Still not seeing any pigs.

Plenty of acorns on the ground, I reckon they are staying in the bottoms.

Maybe they will get hungry soon and come to the cattle feeders.
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Still not seeing any pigs.

Plenty of acorns on the ground, I reckon they are staying in the bottoms.

Maybe they will get hungry soon and come to the cattle feeders.
All life seemed to come out of the woodworks here in my part of Texas. Deer, hogs, bobcats, raccoons... pretty much every living mammal out there. I think it was the last cold front that blew through. It sure got everything moving.

I bet the hogs in your area start moving soon too. Good luck.
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Opening day of rifle season here , did not hunt this morning , but this afternoon had a Big Doe and 3 yearlings stroll by , I let them walk , see what tomorrow brings , also saw a couple of Grey Fox let them walk as well , plus lots of squirrels. JMHO and S/FI!
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I know very little about feral pigs. Do you have any idea why it attacked instead of running away?
TX’s guide doesn’t agree hogs are dangerous here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild...ce/feral_hogs/

This U. of FL piece suggests hogs *can* be dangerous: http://www.research.ufl.edu/publicat.../extract6.html

However, Huntercourse says they *ARE*:
https://www.huntercourse.com/blog/20...game-to-hunt/; #2 of animals found in CONUS.

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They aren’t brown bear , but I wouldn’t go trying kiss a feral hog to see if they are dangerous 🙂.

I’m just glad this turned out being a great story and extra bacon instead of something that went south.
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Glad to hear, it ended ok. Hope your dog recovers .
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Regardless of the small game hunted for it is best to also carry something that will stop a hog or more. That said a .22 head shot will stop a hog. Hunting is location, location, location.
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Regardless of the small game hunted for it is best to also carry something that will stop a hog or more. That said a .22 head shot will stop a hog. Hunting is location, location, location.
Plus you need something to end a fight with a human too. Just Because you are in the woods doesn’t mean you are “ out of the woods “ as far as crime is concerned.

I mean anybody who’s ever seen an 80s horror movie knows you can be a target of bad guys in the woods , especially if you are making out with a girl.

I carry a 10mm in hog country.
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3 Coyotes came by early this afternoon , dropped 1 , rolled another one , did not find him , Later on this afternoon a Doe and 2 yearlings strolled by let them walk and just before legal shooting ended a 6 point came in I let him walk as well.
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Woman killed feet from her door by wild pigs
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/u...eral-hogs.html
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Never under estimate a sounder of wild hogs.....

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...-says-n1091216

In the above was in a semi urban area.

I have personally noticed a few changes regarding hogs in the last few years.

1. There are more of them running around than ever before.
2. They seem to be much less afraid of man as they used to be.
3. Its much more common to catch them moving during the day.
4. They will at times come to another pigs aid if its making enough noise, and regardless of gunfire. ( I have put a bad hit on one, and had others come at me once it starts squealin. )
5. They are getting bigger.

Just a suggestion here.......bring enough gun. 22lr is not a guarrentee via a front on head shot. Not even close. Either is 22mag for that matter. ( My wife will and has shot them with her 1022 from the kitchen window if they come anywhere close to her gardens despite the fact that they are fenced, and most run off after being hit.....some with multiple hits.

Also.....there is no sense in running away from them as you aint gonna outrun a wild pig. Stand your ground and shoot them starting with the pig comin at you, then shoot as many more as you can.
( The only good pig is a dead pig if your from or in Texas.)

Anywhoos......turkey day is almost here. Relatives heading my way this year. Not out hog hunting because my clan loves to dump hogs when they arrive. ( Especially kin from areas of the country that dont have wild pigs...or very little.)

As usual, my part is already done, and every area here is ready for them. Hogs are very abundant.....lol.

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In the words of the great neofolk band Death In June , “ All pigs must die “
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The wild hogs seem to be very afraid of me and my shotgun right now. They won't come out to say hi. I need to adjust my vibe.
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