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#5851813 - 07/28/15 11:09 AM Decent weekend hunt
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Flower Mound
I was invited by a friend to come out to his place outside of Bonham and do some hunting this past weekend. Turned out to be a decent weekend even with the heat. I normally don't shoot coyotes but it was a 150 mile drive to get there so I was going to find as many targets as possible. Place is around 2,000 acres and the largest part of it has 100 head or more of cattle on it. Didn't take many pictures because forgot to charge may camera but I got a couple with my phone.

First night I hunted alone and about 15 mins into the first field this fella came out. This field has seen some major damage. I didn't even have time to get out of the truck. Being left handed has its advantages. Gun on the mirror and DRT. I watched him for a minute to make sure he was down. Put the rifle up, grabbed my thermal spotter(W-1000) and a coyote is making a b-line for my pig. Got the rifle out again, on the mirror and another one bites the dust. So I am 20 mins in, and dead hog, dead coyote and never got out of the truck. Boar measured 46" or 260 lbs.




Then I headed up to the north end by the cattle to check another damaged area. I sat there for some time and then the cattle starting getting irritated. Checked in there direction and 2 yotes were coming in hot. I had to wait for a clear shot due to the cattle but was able to get one of them. One shot at 100-125 yards.

I then made my way back to the first set and after about and hour I spotted another coyote walking down the tree line. This was a 150-175 yard shot and again another tally mark. That was it for tonight.

The next night Chris made it out to hunt with me. He wanted to go check to other fields. Upon arrival to the first we noticed that it was corn that had been shredded. It looks like it didn't make so the farmer was destroying it. The large field was no match for the W-1000 and in the corner PIGS, about 6. As we were stalking up on them Chris heard something. We turned around a parallel to us about 30 yards away was a 150-180 pig jogging down to join the party. He went right by us. We get to about 100 away and were hurried with the shot because they were heading back into the woods. By the time we were ready only one was in the field. Ready, 3,2,1 bang and all the sudden they all came back out and running every direction. Problem was they were running in the corn and couldn't get good shots. We got 2 confirmed and 95% positive that the 3rd was just inside the woods.

Then off to the other field were we spotted a single hog. Got to with in 50 yards and got ready. I asked are you ready and Chris replied yes. I started the count 3, bang. I didn't keep my booger picker of the trigger. Bad thing was I wasn't even on target so piggy is off to the races but he shortly slid to a stop.

That was the weekend. 4 pigs, maybe 5 and 3 coyotes.
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#5851841 - 07/28/15 11:30 AM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
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Registered: 02/17/11
Posts: 1147
Loc: North of Wylie
I'd say so! Sounds like a great time, glad you weer able to get away.

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#5851876 - 07/28/15 11:49 AM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 719
Loc: Flower Mound
It was a great time and well needed
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#5851921 - 07/28/15 12:08 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
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Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 713
Loc: Plano. TX
For as hot as it was I'd say you had a great hunt! Congratulations on all the kills.
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#5852759 - 07/28/15 09:13 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
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Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 180
Loc: DFW
Great story!

I also live in Flo Mo also. (Bridlewood)

I have two thermal scopes mounted on a .308 and 6.8 as well as a thermal monocular...nothing better than spot and stalk at night in big fields!

Cheers!
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#5852795 - 07/28/15 09:36 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: Stealthjr]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 719
Loc: Flower Mound
Originally Posted By: Stealthjr
Great story!

I also live in Flo Mo also. (Bridlewood)

I have two thermal scopes mounted on a .308 and 6.8 as well as a thermal monocular...nothing better than spot and stalk at night in big fields!

Cheers!


Have to get together sometime. My girlfriend's parents live in the older subdivision just to your south.
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The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

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#5854063 - 07/29/15 04:06 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
customcutter Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Florida
Good deal.
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#5856158 - 07/30/15 07:43 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 180
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: hdfireman
Originally Posted By: Stealthjr
Great story!

I also live in Flo Mo also. (Bridlewood)

I have two thermal scopes mounted on a .308 and 6.8 as well as a thermal monocular...nothing better than spot and stalk at night in big fields!

Cheers!


Have to get together sometime. My girlfriend's parents live in the older subdivision just to your south.


I believe your talking about Glenwick! Thats about 100 yards from me. muyloco
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#5856448 - 07/30/15 10:24 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 719
Loc: Flower Mound
Forest Hill
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The 6.8 is the #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs in an AR15

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#5864801 - 08/05/15 04:07 PM Re: Decent weekend hunt [Re: hdfireman]
miket1 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
Posts: 195
Loc: Plantersville, TX
Sounds like a blast, you are killing me! I gotta get back out there!

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