Long story to this hog, quick version follows:
My thermal scope is in the shop getting fixed, left me with my X-sight mounted on a savage 22-250. I have yet to kill anything with this rig.
Sit in the blind in sweltering heat from 7-9:30 and see ton of deer but no hogs. I decide to get out after dark and walk over the ridge in the field to see if anything is there. Nope. I go back to car, pull it around and into feed pen to fill feeder. I keep the car running with high beams on the whole time. I finish, tinker with game cam, and pull out to close feed pen gate. Decide to take one last look, and sure enough I see two hogs out about 150 yards, I get my gear out of my car (another door open and close) and then take off after them. Get close enough for the IR to show me the hogs and BAM...I get back into my thermal handheld in enough time to see the hog wobbling away and then flip over and start the death roll. Ended up being a recently pregnant baby maker. Glad I brought the winch this time...I learned something last time I hunted by myself
I just couldn't believe those two hogs were not scared away by my running truck and high beams as I pulled into and out of the feed pen and me opening and closing the door about three times. This one paid for such ambivalence