Quick hog hunting question for y'all

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  1. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    OK, so it came up today that I've got hogs coming on my place in the early evening. My property is really brushy and no big open areas which they will come into. So my scoped 30-06 isn't the best choice in weapon as it was difficult to see them in the low light of thick brush and confined space we were in especially since they were on the move (and my dad missed with my Sig P220). So the only other option I have is my Maverick 88 12ga pump with a cylinder bore 20" barrel and 7+1 capacity. So here is my question:

    What is my best ammo choice for a moving pig probably no more than 25 yards or so? Should I go with slugs or would buck shot be better. My concern obviously is penetration more than a well placed shot as I am quite proficient with a shotgun on a moving target. Brand suggestions and slug/buckshot recommendations are what I am seeking from those who are likely more experienced. Also buckshot size as well 00 or 000 for example.

    Thanks in advance for your time!
     


  2. drj3828

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    Go to Academy in College Station and buy your self some 3" 000 buckshot for your scatter gun it works great I know this because I use the same stuff up on the Navasota river bottom not to far from you.
    DRJ
     
  3. xxxxxxl

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    If you have water on your place this would be the ideal place to shoot the hogs. Hogs love water and drink several times a day and night.
     
  4. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    I do have water on my place, but it is near the houses on the property and subsequently dogs and other animals that keep them away. I've seen some dumb and brazen hogs but never any that will water 30 feet from a house surrounded by domesticated animals. Plus there is water just a few hundred yards (probably farther) away on another property that appears to be their current favorite waterin' hole. I've seen upwards of 40 hogs in one group for the past two mornings crossing that place within 2-300 yds of mine around 9:30-10:00 am I can watch them for about an hour before I lose sight of them on yet another nearby property.

    Time to get to know my neighbors a lot better than I do now.
     
  5. Enron Exec

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    Man, sounds like your about to have yourself some serious fun. :fighting0010:
     
  6. picketeer

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    Got any FUZZY PICS of them hogs??????? [​IMG]
     
  7. Texan2

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    I shoot them at a similar distance with 12 guage, #1 buckshot and my son with a 20 guage, 1/2 oz. slug. Either one drops them FAST!
     
  8. JoeinTX

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    Off topic, but still about "hoggin'"....


    I've been out 3 of the last 5 weekends and while running into whitetails each and every day I was out..............nothing other than one dropping's worth of evidence has turned up any wild hogs. In September they were everywhere, we ran across a bunch of 30 or so right off of the road, and they were tearing-up plots left to right. Now, nada. Neighboring owners are saying the same.


    I've been down in the creek bottoms waiting them out.......driving......walking.........nothing. They are there somewhere but just trying to figure out where.


    Most of the time I carry a sported Enfield carbine (I love the Enfield) but I also tag a CZ .223 carbine along for longer jaunts since it's so light.
     
  9. juwaba98

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    Yeah, they've all but dissappeared on us too. We've seen some light signs but no actual sightings. :gotme:
     
  10. Texan2

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    South of San Antonio, we can practically shoot them at will...went up in a blind this weekend and had to wait a whopping 5 minutes for the first one to come by.
     

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