Loc: North Ft Worth
Now I'd like to see other big time hunters come here and agree with the content or add their perspectives so that additional learning can occur.
The important thing you've done is provide scenarios and visuals that can be discussed clearly, a lot of times forum posts are too broad and that's when topics go sideways but here is an opportunity for other pros to weigh in.
I unfortunately don't qualify to add anything but I'm eager to check back for more comments saying yeah that works most times or nah I'd do this because...
Somewhere, a true believer is training to kill you. He doesn't care about time, comfort, or mercy. He only knows the Cause, and that it's his home. He will not tire, slow, or quit until he wins. Are you prepared to fight him? Are you prepared to win?
I must admit, great video TLM. Most folks either don't know/care or don't think about things like this, they just start shooting. Nice to see there are those/others out there who actually put some thought into what they are doing before they do it. Thank you for pointing out the need to be quiet after the shot, not just right after the shot but zip it the whole time. Good video sir.
TLM, can you give any tips of how you approach the fields in the dark? Are you parking a long distance away. Are you using night vision or any special light(red/green).
I use night vision and thermal to drive and spot using no visible light sources at all. Typically the hogs are spotted pretty far of and then I stalk up on foot downwind. There are times when you come right up on them I just drive on by like they were not there. They will usually go back to feeding as they think you can not see them at night. Then I'll circle back around on foot, this also keeps them from being scared of my vehicle. I try not to shoot from my truck if possible Do not want them to relate it with danger.
Of course thes tactics will work in the day or at night with a light, but with night vision and a suppressor they are more effective.