GUN anyone hunt feral hogs?

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  1. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    Looking to go hog hunting next weekend. (no, not fat chicks)


    What's your weapon of choice?

    Do you have to wear camo like the deer hunters?

    I've only been squirrel hunting before.. this sounds like fun.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I want to go squirrel hunting someday. I dont think it would be too hard. Lots of them around here. Biggest problem would be if I kept missing

    Id most probably bring my M1 if I went. First thing it would kill since WWII or Korea possibly
    I hear a .30 or a 12ga slug is sufficient
     
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    lol @ clarification
     
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    I use my remington viper .22 for squirrel... it's a lot of fun.


    With a decent scope, it's still pretty challenging.
     
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    Just use a fixed blade, seems like a pretty fair fight. "Tusks Vs. Knives: Tonight on FOX"
     
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    That's actually a popular sport in some places, theres a guy that posts on Accurate Reloading from somewhere in South America that hunts hogs with large knives alot.
     
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    i dont purposely go hog hunting but it's very possible where we deer hunt to run up on a band of hogs or vice versa. my 30-06 should do just fine :o
     
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    I use a bow..supposed to go in a few weeks.
     
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    There's this real redneck guy up in South Carolina that my girlfriend's uncle hunts with. He'd use two dogs to take the hog down by the ear or some crazy thing then would just slit their throats. I think it'd be cool to watch.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I've been on a hunt where we used dogs to catch them. Then tied up the hogs, threw them on the 4 wheeler and rode back to the trucks on them. These were 250 pounders at least.
     
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    Did the dogs pull them over by the ear or something? I think I remember him saying he didn't kill it till he got back because the meat tends to spoil really fast or something like that.
     
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    take a video if you get to see it
     
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    i wouldn't worry too much about camo, but it can't hurt. what you really need to watch out for is your scent, their noses are very good at picking up the slightest scent. as for what to take, that depends on the type of hunting you're going to be doing and what is legal in your area. i used my 30-06, but you can use most anything. if you feel confident enough for an ear-shot, even a .17hmr will work. if you don't feel confident with shooting them in the ear, i wouldn't use less than a .243. if you plan to eat them and don't do your own processing, make sure there is a place that will do it for you. some processors won't do wild hogs. if baiting is legal, either soak some corn in diesel or mix it dry w/powdered kool-aid packets. they love sweet smells. hog wild/pig out work good too. good luck take pics and/or vids and post them for us!
     
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    anyone have the vid of the guy taking the wild hog with a bb gun? it was posted on here a while back


    here in missouri you're allowed to shoot them on site, and don't have to report it. Apparently their quite a problem and tear up farmland and such.

    I'd suggest anything that's good enough to take deer eficiently should take a hog.
     
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    I'd bring my AR-15. :big grin: I'd just leave the carcass for the next person... I wouldn't eat it. :o
     
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    I use .243 but most of the times I want something bigger. At where I hunt, we have a hog trap thats bascially a fenced in area with water and food. When they get in, they trip the wire and the metal plate falls closing the entrance. lol we actually got a nice 10 point buck in there instead of a hog!
     
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    They're actually really good to eat:rolleyes:
     
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    roasted ribs ftw!
     
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    Or make BBQ in a crock pot. :yum:
     
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    or put one whole in a smoker for 23hours:drool:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Backstrap on the pit

    Or swing one over a fire for a few hours.
     
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    Same here in Michigan.Open season on them
     

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