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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Outdoors Activities => Hunting => Topic started by: 21B Survivor on March 25, 2011, 08:02:24 AM

Title: First Hog Hunt
Post by: 21B Survivor on March 25, 2011, 08:02:24 AM
Hey everyone,

I am going on my first hog hunt and have a few questions that I hope ya'll can answer. (I have been duck, dove, and gator hunting for a few years know, but this will be my first time hunitng hog)

I will be hunting in a mainly scrub brush slightly wooded area with some small open areas in Florida just below the panhandle on the western side of the state. I will be using my .308 (remmington 700) and hunitng in a ground blind, elevated blind, and stalking. (3 day hunt)

Questions:

What grain bullet should I use? (I am zeroed with a 168grain bullet) but can re-zero if I need to use a hevier bullet.

Where should I hit em? (I hear and read alot about behind the ear / heart / lungs) i figure heart/lungs will be an easier shot.

Any extra gear / equipment I should bring?

Any word from the wise on hints / tips you think I should know before I go out there?

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Title: Re: First Hog Hunt
Post by: 21B Survivor on March 25, 2011, 11:47:53 AM
Also...

Any tips on processing it?
Title: Re: First Hog Hunt
Post by: homeshow on March 27, 2011, 08:12:58 AM
if you are going to hang it go to a hardware store and get some 2" 200lb pulleys and get a friend to help pull.  when shooting little ones watch for big mama.  they make a good ragu (tomato based meat sauce for spagetti)  head shots great for meat saving.  although a more difficult shot.  is that area shotgun only?  a lot of florida was shotgun only due to the flatness of the state in general.  have fun!!