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#5776111 - 06/05/15 10:40 PM First blood on the Grendel
customcutter Offline

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Florida
I went back tonight and sat up near a dead cow in the pasture I've been hunting. I was fully expecting to see coyotes, but could tell that the hide was still intact and hadn't been touched in 4 days. Luckily the wind was out of the north.

I got there at 7:15 and sunset wasn't until after 8:30. I set up on the north side of the pasture this time, near where I had first seen the pig the first night. The dead cow was about 100yds east of me, and I could only shoot safely to the east and southeast from that location. It was after sunset and I could still see well enough that I hadn't switched to night vision on the X-sight. I had tried one series of coyote pup distress calls about 15 minutes earlier, right at sunset, and was thinking about trying another series. But I knew it was about the same time that the boar had showed up 3 or 4 weeks ago on my first night vision hunt. I was debating whether too try another series, I had slowly looked back to the west just in case something was slipping in behind me. When I looked back to the east there was the pig, I didn't think it was the same one I had shot at before. This one only looked to be about 100#'s, I figured it would make a good barbecue, and decided to shoot. It was fairly close so I decided against trying to maneuver the tripod or shooting stick. I settled the cross hairs on the center of the neck, between the head and shoulder and fired. He went down, DRT. 6.5 Grendel, 123gr Hornady SST's did a number on a 175-200# piney wood rooter. As they say, "Third time is a charm."

It wasn't night vision, but if I didn't have a night vision scope, I'd been home watching utube video's of guys shooting pigs with thermal. laugh

Edit: I didn't get it on video, but I did get a picture. I'll try to post tomorrow...

Edited by customcutter (06/05/15 10:41 PM)
God Bless

#5776122 - 06/05/15 10:49 PM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 5519
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Woohoo! Bring us the pic!
Si vis pacem cum sus, para bellum.
My Videos

#5776193 - 06/06/15 05:59 AM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
customcutter Offline

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Florida
I have to send pics to my wife so that she can send them to my email. I've been to verizon 3 times and they can't even figure it out. Here we go...

Edited by customcutter (06/06/15 06:00 AM)
God Bless

#5776242 - 06/06/15 07:37 AM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 10295
Loc: wondering about the woods
cheers awsome, i'm one of them guys rofl not by choice... The jungle, Edit: ( swamp ) i hunt is closed ta general hog hunts... Think they got archery hog year round. No night hunts, have ta wear orange, & even with me knee going out, would still probley be their wondering about the woods... rofl i need the exercise.... Been trying ta do a laser-tag hog video... i think i'm the worst hunter on hear... flag

i'm postaddic

#5776372 - 06/06/15 09:52 AM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX

#5776431 - 06/06/15 10:39 AM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5317
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#5776579 - 06/06/15 01:08 PM Re: First blood on the Grendel [Re: customcutter]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Nice Piggie!


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