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#5742269 - 05/13/15 12:48 PM Any tips on pig hunt from a boat?
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All the flood gates are open on Richland chambers and the Trinity is already 12' above flood stage downstream of the spillway.

I planned on doing some pig hunting Th, Fri, and Sat, but it looks like I may need my jon boat for that... The back half of our place will be underwater. There are lots of small high spots... I'm wondering if it would be worth scouting these out? Might find some sounded hold up on high ground.
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#5742287 - 05/13/15 12:57 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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Don't shoot a hole in the boat! rifle grin

I have zero experience with hunting from a boat, but couldn't pass up giving the obvious advice.

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#5742299 - 05/13/15 01:04 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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surprisingly you can put a few holes in the boat and be fine...
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#5742323 - 05/13/15 01:29 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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cheers Done that many a times at OSBWMA... Would be their taday, got some bad luck... Usdta have luck canoeing ... Best wishes.... flag
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#5742347 - 05/13/15 01:51 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
surprisingly you can put a few holes in the boat and be fine...


Was this knowledge obtained from previous experiences? grin

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#5742353 - 05/13/15 01:56 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Originally Posted By: Navasot
surprisingly you can put a few holes in the boat and be fine...


Was this knowledge obtained from previous experiences? grin



Yup.... still got the holes
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#5742439 - 05/13/15 03:02 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: Navasot]
nak Offline
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
Originally Posted By: Navasot
surprisingly you can put a few holes in the boat and be fine...


Was this knowledge obtained from previous experiences? grin



Yup.... still got the holes


Seems like pictures and the story should be required On this
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#5742455 - 05/13/15 03:09 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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Originally Posted By: nak
All the flood gates are open on Richland chambers and the Trinity is already 12' above flood stage downstream of the spillway.

I planned on doing some pig hunting Th, Fri, and Sat, but it looks like I may need my jon boat for that... The back half of our place will be underwater. There are lots of small high spots... I'm wondering if it would be worth scouting these out? Might find some sounded hold up on high ground.


I have never tried this (don't have a boat), but I would give it a shot. It's better than sitting at the house.

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#5742457 - 05/13/15 03:10 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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Yup!

And inquiring minds want to know how big those holes have to be before they become problematic! grin
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#5742468 - 05/13/15 03:14 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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If your boats floaters are built right youll never sink it
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#5742469 - 05/13/15 03:14 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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unless you hit an iceberg those suckers don't play
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#5742470 - 05/13/15 03:14 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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The Pigs of Lewisville Lake pretty much debunk the theory that you'd find a sounder of pigs hold up on high ground.

Pigman hunted pigs from an air boat in Lousiana at high speed.

It'll be fun either way

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#5742489 - 05/13/15 03:25 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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No biggy... I just thought a gator skull would stop a .223... wrong... its puddied back up and good to go..
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#5742506 - 05/13/15 03:40 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: nak]
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Shoot the hogs on dry land, not in the water. Not if you want to recover them, anyway.
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#5742544 - 05/13/15 04:02 PM Re: Any tips on pig hunt from a boat? [Re: syncerus]
nak Offline
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Well...river is showing 12' above Flood stage. My Stand blind near the river wiil be very close to having water in the blind. The ground blinds are probably gone and hip wades would not help in getting to the tree blinds. I think I'm giving the boat a try.
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