Last night I was invited by a friend to hunt with him in Collin County, he has numerous fields spread all around that he can hunt. First pig sighting was around 7:30 and it was a sounder of about 25 in the middle of a plowed field. It was a beating getting in position!! The mud didn't really have a bottom and was extremely sticky, I think each boot was 15 lbs. We angled for an area we thought they were heading and got there just before them. The alpha sow was at the front which was our right side so I told Chas to take her. I found the biggest hog as far left as I could and set sights on her. They were about 60-70 yards from us. Figured we would really confuse them and get'em at each end. 3...2...1...bang/KABOOM. The Kaboom is because he was shooting an unsuppressed 16" AR10 and WOW I forgot what that was like. Every time he fired I think I jumped and shot a round. LOL!!! The 2 went down and the rest looked like ants, running everywhere. At some point I heard the loud footsteps(because the mud was so deep) of a few come right by us, must have been 5-10 yards away. We ended up getting 12 out of this group before they made it to cover. There was no way to get them together for a picture because of the mud so you get the closest pig to our shooting position(with iPhone) and then we got to the truck and had a little piglet on the edge were the mud wasn't bad
Then we jumped in the Blazer and headed to check all the other fields. About an hour later we found this lone boar in a plowed corn field. He was quartering to us and when he was about 40 yards I took the shot, Dirt Nap!!
We continued to make the rounds and ended up back in the field we started at when we saw this guy. Again we took a beating walking in the mud but finally got to him. He was in the edge of the woods were some corn had been thrown a couple weeks prior. I took the shot and he folded like a lawn chair, then you heard all the air leave his lungs. No movement for a good 10 seconds and all the sudden he jumped up and started running through the woods. I'd get glimpses of him every now and then. He disappeared as he went down into a low area, I heard a lot of water and then he comes up the bank quartering away. As he gets to the top he's in an opening between trees. I sent another 68 to him and he fell down the other side, all was quiet. Took us a while to walk around to the side he was on be he laid at the bottom.
At this point it was 2:30 and we called it a night!! Ended up with 14 total so it was a good night