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Old January 2nd, 2012, 08:40 AM   #16
 
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I now have night vision scope for my 5.56 Carbine. I was reading that in NC Feral Hogs are not considered "wild boar" and the season is "It's On Baby" all year round. coyotes too. I'm still trying to find out if I can do it at night.

The thought of stalking them, by myself, through the dark brush at night, sounds fun to me.



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Old January 2nd, 2012, 09:59 AM   #17
 
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Warning, Did I mention the Hog I got with the 357 was thru the heart,he still ran at me I jumped up a low branch on tree and he slashed with his tusks,finally dropped dead,his heart was ob;iterated but no one told the pig he was dead and should have laid down immediatley.They are very Tenacious.
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My 7 yr old daughter (who weighs 37 lbs soaking wet) took a hog with a short African spear. (We had dogs assisting with flushing and keeping the hog occupied). Husband took one with a buck knife, with a 9mm as a backup if needed.

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My 7 yr old daughter (who weighs 37 lbs soaking wet) took a hog with a short African spear. (We had dogs assisting with flushing and keeping the hog occupied).
That's awesome!!! Getting her started early! (unfortunately I've read that spear hunting is banned here in Cali, figures )
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That's awesome!!! Getting her started early! (unfortunately I've read that spear hunting is banned here in Cali, figures )
Go figure.....

We're from CO, so no hogs here - this was in Florida. She used a Zulu spear which is completely appropriate since I am originally from South Africa.

She was rewarded with a surprise trip to Disney World while a local butcher processed her hog into cuts of meat.
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So Awesome,only words to describe that hunt. In Pa. on a resere you can hunt with a spear if you like.
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Makes me feel like a wimp. On my first hunt (had land access in TX) I was on stand by myself at one place but heard them all grunting and snorting away at another site so I left my stand and walked quietly to the sound. It was near dark but I could see thru the scope and picked the biggest one and let fly with the 30/06 off hand. Felt I made a good shot but the bugger ran off. I went back to the truck and got the light and started searching. The hogs had gone into some brush and they were in there snorting away so I swallowed some and went in. I had my SP loaded with 180 gr's in one hand and the light in the other. The hogs ran off and the one I shot was in there dead so I gutted it out and brought the truck over and loaded it with a deer hoist. (Dressed out a little under 200# so not huge but good eating) I brought it back to the campground and hung it in a small tree until the next morning when I took it into the butcher. Kill one with a buck knife? I'll get back to you on that idea.
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Warning, Did I mention the Hog I got with the 357 was thru the heart,he still ran at me I jumped up a low branch on tree and he slashed with his tusks,finally dropped dead,his heart was ob;iterated but no one told the pig he was dead and should have laid down immediatley.They are very Tenacious.
Yea man, those things can be real mean. I would definitely always be careful.

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Makes me feel like a wimp. On my first hunt (had land access in TX) I was on stand by myself at one place but heard them all grunting and snorting away at another site so I left my stand and walked quietly to the sound. It was near dark but I could see thru the scope and picked the biggest one and let fly with the 30/06 off hand. Felt I made a good shot but the bugger ran off. I went back to the truck and got the light and started searching. The hogs had gone into some brush and they were in there snorting away so I swallowed some and went in. I had my SP loaded with 180 gr's in one hand and the light in the other. The hogs ran off and the one I shot was in there dead so I gutted it out and brought the truck over and loaded it with a deer hoist. (Dressed out a little under 200# so not huge but good eating) I brought it back to the campground and hung it in a small tree until the next morning when I took it into the butcher. Kill one with a buck knife? I'll get back to you on that idea.
That's a good hunting story Terry

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We enjoyed our first hog-hunt in TX last summer. The place we used had a knife-package with dogs, but That's a bit more of an adventure than I care to get into. Wife and I are now setting the plans for a Fall hunt later this year. we liked the Texas ranch we used before, but there are several places advertising on the 'Net that are closer...OKlahoma or Alabama would save us about half the gas costs.

Anybody know of a good ranch or camp in MO or Arkansas that takes in out of staters" We are smart shoppers this year, trying to make the buck go a bit farther. Our cost last year, 3 hunters, 8 days on the road including the ranch/hunt time was just under $3k. This year it will just be the two of us and hopefully we can keep the cost under $2k with less travel involved.
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In process of setting up my 2nd hog hunt in Florida Punta Gorda area with guide for May 2012,Thats an awesome picture of your daughter with that hog,congratulations.
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The two long guns sound fine. Our Texas Hunt last summer saw my 13 yr old grandson use a Marlin 30-30 and his other grandpa use a Marlin 44 magnum to take a 100-140 lb hog each with one shot. I used a 308 and a 12 ga slug for the two that I got. I carry a back-up handgun, but it went un-used as I am not that good with it to trust my 'first shot' capability at 100 yards.
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my cuz in fl just bought himself a 30-06 and is supposed to set up a hunt for us.cant wait to fly down to drop some piggies and have a pig roast on the beach. hope he gets it all set up soon. i am gonna bring my browning 270wsm and if sidearms are allowed, my 357max for sure...
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With Pa. my primary residence and Florida my Winter/Vacation retreat never had an issue bringing my hangun on a hunt with the FGC,enjoy your hunt.
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Lived in Hawaii a number of years and many hogs were taken with bows and when using dogs, we usually used .22 Mag carbines for the safety of the dogs and that round worked quite well.
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I'm leaving for Texas tommorrow to do some hog hunting. I'm taking my Ruger SR 556 in 6.8 SPC. I'm about to jump out of my hide with anticipation. I've been wanting to go for a long time. If I figure out how to post a pic of the gun I'll post some. I've got the Bushnell scope mount on it with a Redfield 2x7 mounted and a Laser GeneticsND-3 geen laser target designator mounted above the scope. I had a camera mounted on it to but took it off as most pigs don't like having thier pictures taken.
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