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Wild Boar Myths
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 Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2011 04:00 AM
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It's October 5th here on the east cost USA I saw someone say Hog Hunt and someone else say N. Carolina S. Carolina and Georgia. Whats going on with the group hunt. I'm in. It's getting cooler now. And I know Deer seasons are starting up in a lot of places. We opened Two weeks ago here in MD. Any way i'm in for a GH from here to TX. Too far a drive to CA. :lol:



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 Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2011 10:40 PM
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Me too. pick a time and place!!!



 Posted: Fri Oct 7th, 2011 03:03 AM
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Take a look at South Carolina.  Prices seem reasonable. 

I would prefer helping a farmer/rancher rather than paying since I don't eat wild pig.  Must be some way of finding a place where we can hunt, help, and enjoy ourselves at the same time.   I class hogs same as coyotes and PD, varmints, and I really don't like establishments that actually feed the hogs. 

I'm wondering, maybe the State  Agriculture people can ID those counties with destructive populations and then we can search property records and write real letters to get access permission.  I have some time on my hands, I will get started and report back. 




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there are no set rules....hogs fight hard to live just like us humans. It is almost impossible to predict exactly what will happen. I saw a 150-175 lb boar drop dry last February from a terrible placed shot into the paunch area (30-06) And I personally shot a similar sized boar in the neck from 35 yards, no blood trail and found him 2 weeks later about 150-200 yards away. I have noticed a trend of success by careful shoulder shots (see avatar)
I will only shoot hogs in the area above their front leg...anywhere in line with the leg seems to do it.....even with arrows



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Timberghozt wrote:
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Lets hear your take on where the best killing shots on even the largest boars are..



I can add what I've witnessed:

Saw a boar shot double lung with a 140gr CL from a 7-08 at 40 yds. It didn't flinch nor did it make any sound or show any indication of being hit. It just stop drinking, raised its head and slowly moseyed up the pond's 4' bank.

I'd call that pretty tough!



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I have killed a few here in NW FL. A good place to shoot them is: Facing you: low between the eyes, shatters the spine. Quartering, inside the front shoulder, destroys the hart and lungs. Side on: Between the eye and ear hole, dead drop. behind the ear on line, mid neck, spine shot. Side on: center shoulder shatter the joint and take out the heart, but they my run 30 yards with no heart. Side on: Just behind the front leg about 4 inches above the belly line, double lung and heart shot. Side on: top of shoulder, spine shot.

I have used a 357 Blackhawk w 162gr SWC cast, a 44 mag Blackhawk OM with 240gr SWC cast, a 30-30 Merill w 175gr Speer Flat Point, and a Mini-14 w 53gr Sierras. Never shot a hog more than once except with the 357, it was a big hog, was packaged at 250 pounds, making the hog with a 50% loss, about 500 pounds.

We have several places that have guided hunts with a lot of hogs, no seasons except on state park land. But like the man told me when I asked how far, about 30, oh good I have been practicing at 50 yards, laughter, NO, 30 feet and oh yes, we will be on the ground also. So I shot my boar on the ground a 30 feet with the single shot Merrill pistol, between the eyes. After I killed my boar I was standing next to my buddy when the guide said in a whisper; The hog is right behind you, as we turned around real slowly came; he is right under that oak scrub at 10 ft. We never heard him circle us. Buddy shot him with a 200gr Rem RN from a 357 Super Mag DW in the L shoulder, shattered the shoulder and took four inches of femur out, cut the heart in half, hog turned right and ran 30 yards through the palmettos then dropped. It was after that I thought, wait that was backwards, he should have turned left, oh my, that 300 pound hog would have been in our lap right then, with three steps.
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