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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Outdoors Activities => Hunting => Topic started by: chris on May 12, 2010, 08:11:47 PM

Title: A man and his pig
Post by: chris on May 12, 2010, 08:11:47 PM
We were marking some trees for harvesting when we crested a hill and saw this pretty lady root up a field. We were downwind of her pack about 200 yards, so I pulled out the AR15, lined up and shot. She stood there for a second and then started to run. I figured I'd missed with the first shot. I lead her a little, and pulled the trigger again. She stopped, stood a second, and fell over.

When we got her butchered, we found two wound tracks. Both had passed right through. One through her chest (first) without doing any major organ damage we could see, and the second entered her ribs just above and behind the shoulder, deflected and clipped her spinal column. She weighed in just over 175 lbs.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr240/GrassFarmer/IMG_0216.jpg)

Best part is, there's an unlimited supply of hogs, and no season.  ;D
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: LvsChant on May 12, 2010, 08:13:06 PM
Great job, chris!
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Docwatmo on May 13, 2010, 06:45:08 AM
Nice.  I was just talking to one of my coworkers and he is gonna be doing some hog huntin soon.  He just traded his 7mm for a sporterized M1 (Too darned expensive to shoot the 7mm).   If it works out, I may get to go on the trip with him next year.  (This year I can't, too much going on).

Ya gonna butcher it or have big ole pit roast? 
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on May 13, 2010, 07:31:26 AM
Very nice, chris!
Be sure and keep those pigs out of that corn I sent.
Not enough of that to share with them.
 ;)
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: chris on May 13, 2010, 09:35:45 AM
Ya gonna butcher it or have big ole pit roast? 

We butchered it five minutes after we pulled it out of the truck. I swear everytime I'm going to roast one whole just for the he'll of it, but I always wimp out and butcher it. If I can ever shoot one in the 100 lb range I will. They're either too big or too small.

Hare: that corn is behind three layers of cyclone fence, with guard towers.
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on May 13, 2010, 11:51:39 AM
Hare: that corn is behind three layers of cyclone fence, with guard towers.
I knew it would be safe in your hands.
 ;D
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 14, 2010, 11:28:43 AM
after you butcher a hog that size how much meat do you get? what do you do with the entrails? bones? hide? i may be beggining to hunt with a buddy this fall so im curious :)
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: chris on August 14, 2010, 12:01:24 PM
after you butcher a hog that size how much meat do you get? what do you do with the entrails? bones? hide? i may be beggining to hunt with a buddy this fall so im curious :)

A real butcher could probably get 50% carcass weight, I'm just a redneck with q knife. Anything we don't take the dogs get.within 24 hours, there's nothing but bones.

We hunt them manly tbecause they tear up the pastures. Whatever meat we get is a bonus.
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on August 14, 2010, 12:11:27 PM
any suggestions on types of firearms/bows to take one of them down?
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: Hare of Caerbannog on August 14, 2010, 12:55:33 PM
any suggestions on types of firearms/bows to take one of them down?
Don't ask chris that question, he's one of those rich Texas AR owners.
An honest working man should use an SKS with dirt cheep Romanian ammo.
 ;D
Title: Re: A man and his pig
Post by: chris on August 14, 2010, 01:09:39 PM
any suggestions on types of firearms/bows to take one of them down?

I'm not a bow hunter. I have one and can sort of use it, but out here a close shot is 150 yards. I shot that one with an AR, because it was in the truck at the time. If we go hunting, I take a 308. I think any 30 caliber is good enough. I got two pickets last winter with a 9mm.