My last 3 sits ended up with shots, but no hog. Two were 100+ yds at night, rolled the hogs, but never found him (IR not Thermal) and I just missed my last one and couldn't get a second shot off as I was too close with too much scope.
Today I decided I was going to dumb it down. Me, my trusty VersaMax with some slugs and buckshot in my popup about 20-25 yds from the feeder. As the evening light started to go away, sounder came in from a direction I wasn't expected. 5 larger hogs (mostly sows) and about 15 little ones. When they got bunched up on some hand corn I put out, I let a slug and 3 rounds of 00 go... Here's what I got. Shotgun slugs sure do leave a mark...
While I was cleaning one of these in the dark (with a headlight on) I hear a grunt and thought my second one may have found a new life. There were (3) more starting to come in on me. By the time I got my rifle, scope turned on, battery plugged in amd all, they have moved on out of sight.
I have to say the close in action in the pop-up and the shotgun was alot more exhilirating than the 100 yd shots with a rifle. Next time I'm going to wait for the little ones to come in and throw a bunch of 00 at 'em and see how many I can get. Fun afternoon!