Cheap hog killing

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by Fomdiddle, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Fomdiddle

    Fomdiddle Well-Known Member

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    I got this little sow this AM with my own cast bullet. They are 180 gr RNFP GC out of a lee mold,water quenched wheel weights in front of 10.5 gr Unique. She went down right where she stood. Fom
     

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  2. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice! How many hogs have you bagged?
     

  3. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    What Caliber is that Marlin?
     
  4. Fomdiddle

    Fomdiddle Well-Known Member

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    I haven't really kept count but I seem to shoot one every now and then. The last two I shot ran off and we blood trailed one for a mile before it got late. I dont like to injure any animal without a clean kill but these hogs are such a nuiscance I sometimes take shots I wouldn't normally take. I would rather him run off and die than keep making babies. We'll make this young sow into breakfast sausage. If I kill an old hog I dont eat them because they stink so bad. Fom
     
  5. Fomdiddle

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    That is my 4 wheeler gun. She's a presafety 30-30 with a Ramline synthetic stock. It only weighs 5 lbs and with full bore loads it kicks worse than a 30-06. I load her with Unique and add weight with a full mag and the rounds in the cuff and she shoots real mellow. Fom
     
  6. Rooster59

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    Is that sausage, biscuits, and gravy I smell?

    Nice li'l porker Fom.
     
  7. Fomdiddle

    Fomdiddle Well-Known Member

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    Mama always said that'll stick to your ribs. If you could see me now you would know mama was always right. Fom
     
  8. Shooter

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    I've read and seen a lot about hog invasions but haven't had anything this far south.

    It's on my list of things to hunt.
     
  9. JohnnyLoco

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    Hill Country is eat up with them.
     
  10. duster066

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    I know hogs have become a big problem for many areas, but I envy you guys who have it. I love pork and hunting, and would love to have hogs to shoot. I looked and it seems we may about 30 hogs in one remote area. But lots of guys have gone looking and reported no sightings.:(
     
  11. Rooster59

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    They're pretty scarce in Missouri too. A few concentrated populations near Ft Leonard Wood but most of them are on the base.

    Some populations pop up in southern MO but they tend to be on private property and get taken quickly.
     
  12. Hyphenated

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    Nice piggy....thanks for sharing Fomdiddle.
     
  13. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    Man I live right on th edge of town, and out of the tree line by our apartments a group of at least 10 wanders in to an open field.. I can't tell you how itchy my finger got.. I watched them for like an hour.. Totally wish i had my bow setup for hunting, instead of for hay targets...
     
  14. Jman1

    Jman1 New Member

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    Can I just get a Hog?

    I'll be in Texas this July. Traveling from IL to Arkansas the all the way to Galveston. Anyone know of a good place I could go on a short hog hunt while I'm on vacation.:p
     
  15. KMurray96

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    The one thing I miss most about living in NC. Biscuits and gravy. Every time the itty-bitty ol' ma and me go to NC to Jr's. house, the first place I head to is that little place on Chapel Hill Rd outside of Cary/Raleigh.

    When I get my biscuits and gravy, I know everything is right with the world.
     
  16. KMurray96

    KMurray96 New Member

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    And after I retire in 270 days, I'm getting me some swamp land down there in NC. Going to set up my wood shop and shot hawgs.

    Like Hickok45 says, "Life is good".
     
  17. aka

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    Like you duster, I need a place to harvest some sausage.

    Fomdiddle what mold are you using?
     
  18. aka

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    Crossbow with night vision..............what? who sed that?
     
  19. JesterGrin_1

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    Good Going with that Pee Shooter. :)
     
  20. linne1100

    linne1100 Active Member

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    We are just starting to see signs of feral hogs here in indiana in the last couple of years. DNR wants them wiped out, and they DO cause a lot of damage.....but i`ve always wanted to hunt them, so i`m torn as to whether I want to see them get established or not. on the one one hand, they are an invasive species that cause a lot of damage, but on the other hand, they`d be a year round shooting/hunting opportunity...