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  1. Hillbilly stalker

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    image.jpeg Took a little trip back to the swamp this morning for our one week hog season. Caught 2 of them rooting around in some rotting logs. Slipped up to around 35 yards and turned the ol Ruger .44 carbine loose on this one. Bang-Flop. Had a good time.
     
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    Ham steaks :32:
     
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    Nice!

    Just curious, are hogs not considered an invasive and destructive animal there? I am wondering why hog season is only a week...
     
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    Mmmm! Bacon. Just finished my last package yesterday. Bacon poverty is not in your future my friend! :dblthumb:
     
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    They are considered invasive, on public land they set up short seasons for some unknown reason. On private land you can kill them all year long,night or day with your weapon of choice. We have one week (6 days) in March, and one month in November. We just have to take what they give us.
     
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    Really nice job on the stock of your Ruger .44 carbine, great brush gun... good shooting!

    Looks like plenty of good sausage and pork loin medallions will be made out of that boar.
     
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    Way to go man, that will be some fine eating.
     
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    I'm jealous... I have access to 2 properties to hunt hogs year round.. but am too busy in my shop to get out for a hunt. Come late May, I will be after hogs in AR with a vengeance!
    Congrats!
     
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    We dont have them in MN yet but I am sure they will get here as they are already in WI but not in numbers yet. Maybe we have some small pockets, havent herd. I would love to hunt them though. I was thinking winter bushcrafting and hog hunting would be extremely fun.
     
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    ah, i will be playing the same game in a week and a half.

    which is not soon enough...

    ive always wanted one of those deerfields i have a 77/44 fine rifle but i always liked the autos in 44
     
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    We had a small population here in NY for a while near the Cortland area. In the beginning we could hunt them during small game but the DEC changed that. They completely closed off any hog hunting. The reasoning being that hunters actually spread them out. The idea is that if you shoot one, the rest run in diffetent directions and spread the population. The last I heard they were trapping them in pens around feeders and shooting them all at once.
     
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    MMMMMM BACON!!!!!! I would like to go boar hunting. One day maybe.
     
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    Do you cure the whole critter for bacon, or just the belly. Some one in the BCUSA forums did a vid on conversion of the majority of the meat for being cured then smoked.
     
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    That was the mindset that the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission took. They posted the number of hogs trapped several years in a row. The numbers were in the low thousands. When you consider the number of hunters in the woods in Arkansas (archery deer season runs from last weekend in September straight through to the end of February) along with nearly 2 months of gun/muzzleloader deer hunting... The numbers just don't add up for a lot of hunters. On one AR hunting forum, members do a "live from the stand" post every day during archery deer season. I can't count the times that folks mentioned watching numerous hogs pass their stands, which could not legally shoot. Now the Game and Fish is gathering input on the use of a hog targeted poison called Kaput. The lethal ingredient is warfarin, a.k.a. rat poison. When I get time out of my shop, I will be spending many hours on the private land I have access to trying to drop every hog I can put crosshairs on.
     
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    #Me too!

     
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    .450 bang flops them 20180324_083907.jpg
     
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    Nice ! No wasted meat there . Good shot !
     
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    On my bucket list. Want to use my 45/70 or maybe an excuse to buy a .458 socom ar15 upper.
     
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    Looks like it well be some good meat there. Time to make BACON.:dblthumb:
    Prov 27 : 17
     
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    At 30 yards, Federal Tru-Ball Deep Penetrator slugs do a pretty fair job. Turned this hog around in his tracks. He was facing towards me when I shot. He was facing away in the same spot when he dropped. You can see where the slug entered. Slug was lodged between his ribs and skin on his right side... opposite side of entry. I wanted to prove that a 12 gauge slug would not bounce off of a hog's skull straight on. MYTH BUSTED!

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    That particular myth always seemed like bs.
     
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    We have used Hornady SST slugs for years , we have killed a truckload of hogs with them and never recovered a one (slug). I have never personally heard that myth before , but I like the way you do your test ! Great shot and fine eating !
     
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    on the run at 4 yards im not sure i could miss. On a side note the muzzlebreak on my 450 needs to go that thing is louder than i want for hunting purposes.
     
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    That will get your blood pumping AND your ears ringing.
     
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    It's really a shame to poison an animal like that. Especially when the meat gets outight wasted because the flesh is tainted if you can even find the carcass before it spoils.

    They should open the season year long. They could make the county/state some funding by selling tags like they do for alligators.

    Shoot, in Fla. they even offer bounties for invasive species like python snakes. A lot of people get to eat that meat (python bacon?.....nah)
     

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