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#6459346 - 09/19/16 07:00 PM Finally got my big pig!!
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Registered: 11/12/12
Posts: 398
Loc: Houston, TX
I'm lucky enough to be able to hunt every once and a while at my father in law's deer lease in Mason Texas. Since I'm not a member of the lease I don't mess with the game cams. When I get out there I'm basically hunting without any prior knowledge of how the hogs are moving. I've been pretty successful at that ranch so far but I've never killed a pig bigger than 100 pounds. That all changed this last weekend. A buddy and I went up for a weekend, we corned the roads and covered a lot of ground on foot. At midnight we were able to sneak up on this big pig. At first I thought he was a cow but then quickly realized I was looking a a giant hog. He was cooling off in a small pound. He was on his way out when we popped him. It took my buddy and I 45 mins to get him into the truck. I'm guessing he's about 270lbs. My buddy is 6"3 for reference. One shot with the 6.8 to the neck followed up with .270 to the heart put him down. I'm making a euro mount from the skull. Finally my hours of hiking around the ranch yielded this big boy. It was a rush of a lifetime.












Edited by themoonrulz (09/19/16 07:48 PM)
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#6459376 - 09/19/16 07:16 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
Big pig and nice job getting him!

For frame of reference, I have personally seen 175-200# hogs stretch further than what you have. Your hog is big chested, so he is probably all of 225-250, but he is not long, which means he isn't huge. Not trying to Quibble with you, he is big, but unless you are used to dragging dead weight, it is quite deceiving how heavy it really is...

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#6459399 - 09/19/16 07:27 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Big pig regardless of weight
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#6459419 - 09/19/16 07:35 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: Texas buckeye]
themoonrulz Offline
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Registered: 11/12/12
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Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Big pig and nice job getting him!

For frame of reference, I have personally seen 175-200# hogs stretch further than what you have. Your hog is big chested, so he is probably all of 225-250, but he is not long, which means he isn't huge. Not trying to Quibble with you, he is big, but unless you are used to dragging dead weight, it is quite deceiving how heavy it really is...


Thanks for the input bud! You very well could be right. I love him no matter how much he weighs :p


Edited by themoonrulz (09/19/16 07:35 PM)
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#6459427 - 09/19/16 07:41 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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^^^ for sure you should. He is a good sized hog, nice and thick. Would love to have a euro of him!!

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#6459567 - 09/19/16 08:49 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Toad for sure....
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#6459597 - 09/19/16 09:02 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: SapperTitan]
bucksnbass357 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 6440
Loc: Grapevine, TX USA
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Big pig regardless of weight


Congratulations. up

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#6459650 - 09/19/16 09:27 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Big pig for sure. Congrats.

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#6459693 - 09/19/16 10:02 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats.
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#6459711 - 09/19/16 10:23 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Nice BigPig!

I'd go 225lbs.
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#6459719 - 09/19/16 10:33 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Nice BigPig!

I'd go 225lbs.


I've met you and don't think you'd go 2 hunerd roflmao


That looks like a big old hog, well done
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#6459720 - 09/19/16 10:33 PM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Great job. Big ol boar up
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#6459851 - 09/20/16 06:56 AM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Outstanding. Congrats on a big hog. up
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#6459876 - 09/20/16 07:24 AM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Outstanding. Congrats on a big hog. up


cheers
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#6459892 - 09/20/16 07:44 AM Re: Finally got my big pig!! [Re: themoonrulz]
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Thanks for the input bud! You very well could be right. I love him no matter how much he weighs :p[/quote]

Congrats cheers


Edited by Stub (09/20/16 07:44 AM)
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