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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Been seeing some hog tracks around some water holes lately. So tonight we sat up by one of the water holes.



And boy did they come in! This is two of the four that we got tonight! The big one around 200 lbs. the little one 30 lbs.



Plus one coyote!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:02 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

mmmmmm hope you got the apple sauce to go with that roast pork???

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

I'd love to do that, but what kind of precautions do you take with the meat? I've heard they're prone to lots of desease, so how do you know if it's safe to eat?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Suz, or you have it sampled and analyzed, or you put the meat in the freezer for at least 14 days at minimum minus 18° C (and you translate it to °F ?)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Good shooting there, they just started popping up around this area and I imagine the hog population is high where you are.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Hogs are spreading everywhere. Here in NC its now "shoot on sight". So far we don't seem to have any in my immediate area but when we do I expect to start hog hunting!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

It's a blast to hunt them. Night time is better than day. I don't hear that good now days so when I'm out walking at night I have to be really careful so that one don't jump me lol.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

vmaster, did you use your 22.250 on these? Head/neck shots? Varmint bullets and hogs usually don't mix well. I shot my last hog with a six8 95 TTSX behind the ear at 100 yards.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

I used my 223 rem on these.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Not a dreaded AR is it? GASP!!!

Did you use a light? If so, what kind? We can hunt coyotes and hogs at night now and I was considering putting something like this on my AR >>> www.lasergenetics.com/...nator.aspx

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Pkslinger, impressive! They claim 8 hours of battery life.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger don't waste your money on that. Try these we use them and they work great. www.elusivewildlife.co...roduct=419 The rifle is a Rem. 700.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

vmaster59 wrote:
I used my 223 rem on these.

Clint, what bullet did you use? Neck/head shots?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

On these the Win in the wight box 45gr HP. Behind the shoulder.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Night Hogging! Reply with quote

Clint, that light looks promising! What sort of distance are you getting and also how does it work close up?

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