Thread: 2017 Texas hog hunt
04-19-2017, 06:08 PM #1
- Join Date
- Feb 2013
2017 Texas hog hunt
Just finished our annual hog hunt and spending a few days in Dallas before heading back to cooler climates. We were fortunate enough that my sister let me take her boy on his first hunting trip. We had stalked a huge Hogzilla that I was hoping that he would be able to bag, but he wasn't able to acquire it in the scope, and he had already scoped himself in the eye during target practice, so he was a little afraid to shoot the wife's .308. At the last moment he called for me to shoot it, and I dropped it with a single shot. 540 pounds on the hoof.
So now my nephew is gun shy about the Mrs.'s 308. It just happens that my 45-70 has a scope in the scout config, and a Limbsaver recoil pad that works wonders. 5 minutest later, he pulls off an offhand shot at 60 yards. Double lungs a boar, who leaves a bright trail of blood and tissue. 178 pounds.
And not to be outdone, the Mrs. catches a redhead hog on the way back. 150 pounds.
She continued her killing spree, bagging 2 more hogs and blowing the heads off of 2 squirrels at 100 yards. My nephew shot a 90 pound sub-adult hog with my 22-250. Right through the heart.
04-19-2017, 06:18 PM #2
Grats looked like funshoot till they change shape or catch fire:fighting0010:
if rattles take it to battle:banger:ie the 1911 nuff said
TEXAS IS NOT MY BIRTHPLACE, BUT THIS WHERE MY SOUL REST
04-19-2017, 07:01 PM #3
Good job all around.
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the land is not given by
his father but is borrowed from his children." Audubon
04-19-2017, 09:05 PM #4
04-19-2017, 09:28 PM #5
Does that mean bacon for everyone???
Nice hunt there.
from an idgit coffeeholicCain did not shoot Able, He beat Him with a rock. I say the hell with guns, ban the damn rocks.
04-19-2017, 09:37 PM #6
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- Jan 2017
- Fort Worth
that's a massive hog, awesome pictures. Send more soon!
04-19-2017, 10:33 PM #7
Awesome - glad y'all had a good time. That's one big pig.
04-20-2017, 10:32 AM #8
04-21-2017, 05:12 PM #9
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- Mar 2008
- North Texas
Very nice and well done! Those will be good memories!
04-26-2017, 10:06 AM #10
Looks like fun. May I ask where you went hunting?