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#6578636 - 12/09/16 05:53 AM 4 Hogs & a Tree
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Hunting in heavy brush, especially mesquite, offers many challenges as do the cold and wet weather. Let's just say the tree got in the way.

Made two approaches on these hogs after following fresh rooting across a field where we killed a couple coyotes only minutes earlier. We could not get a decent view on the hogs on our first approach, At any time 1 or 2 of us could not get a shot because of all the vegetation. After a few minutes of shots coming and going, we retreated, hopped a fence, and came around from another direction...only to discover yet another (noisy) fence and a pond blocking our approach and so we set up to shoot. It was still less than optimal, but now we could also see bedded cattle off to our right which limited us further. There wasn't going to be a third approach...



Edited by Double Naught Spy (12/09/16 06:15 AM)
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#6578653 - 12/09/16 06:09 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Good video and narration! Also some darned good shooting under the conditions you had. I would recommend a Euro mount for the tree you shot. I've got a couple of T-posts that I've taken out, and Euro'ed both of them. :-)

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#6578663 - 12/09/16 06:17 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I know where the tree is. I was thinking of just taking out a plaque and mounting on it, claiming the kill, but a Euro mount really might be the way to go!
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#6578693 - 12/09/16 06:39 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Excellent!

You guys made the best of a difficult circumstance.

That you managed to get 4 hogs out of that group is amazing... and testimony to good shooting skills.

It was a generous display on your part to 'handicap' yourself...by first shooting through a Mesquite tree to get your hog. I don't know if that was recognized or fully appreciated by your compadre's ? grin

Angry Bird is lookin' good! Like that hat.


Edited by flintknapper (12/09/16 03:42 PM)
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#6578713 - 12/09/16 06:52 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I would rather have shot thought a sow to kill a piglet, LOL! grin
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#6578720 - 12/09/16 06:55 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I would rather have shot thought a sow to kill a piglet, LOL! grin


Sure, who wouldn't.

But in the words of the immortal Rolling Stones: "You can't always get what you want"
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#6578766 - 12/09/16 07:43 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Angry Bird looks pretty sporting in that new hat - any chance that he might be taking a larger role in the videos moving forward other than photo and credit appearances...

All kidding aside that looked like a fun hunt - I'm sure you didn't realize you'd struck the tree until you were home doing video production otherwise you'd of necropsied the trunk right?!?!?
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#6578797 - 12/09/16 08:02 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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I would just like to point out that like hogs, mesquite trees are highly invasive and largely unwanted by the landowner. However, they are very low on our list of targets and given our time, necropsy was not an option as that would have required getting back to the truck for the saw. Maybe next time.
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#6578930 - 12/09/16 09:13 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Your point is well taken, and from past experience, I can tell you that, unlike T-posts, mesquite trees normally take me more than a single shot, even if well placed, to put them down. blush

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#6578957 - 12/09/16 09:27 AM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: mikei]
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Originally Posted By: mikei
Your point is well taken, and from past experience, I can tell you that, unlike T-posts, mesquite trees normally take me more than a single shot, even if well placed, to put them down. blush


^^^^^^^^ Well....now you've done it. Someone is going to jump in here now and tell us its all about 'shot placement' or you didn't use 'enough gun'.
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#6579251 - 12/09/16 12:12 PM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Originally Posted By: mikei
Your point is well taken, and from past experience, I can tell you that, unlike T-posts, mesquite trees normally take me more than a single shot, even if well placed, to put them down. blush


^^^^^^^^ Well....now you've done it. Someone is going to jump in here now and tell us its all about 'shot placement' or you didn't use 'enough gun'.

Or poor bullet selection given the velocity at which it left the barrel and the thickness of the limb of the tree in question and under fire. . . Suppose it had been a oak? And if so, what variety of oak? And then there's manzanita which is really tough stuff.




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#6579412 - 12/09/16 02:09 PM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Whoa, Nice hat Angry Bird!

Four hogs down is dang good. Nice shooting.

Given that the tree handicapped you, and made a follow-up shot necessary, I'm assuming the other two guys put down three hogs between them. Good job all around.
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#6615129 - 01/03/17 07:41 PM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Awesome Video!! Great shooting!! That tree didn't move after you shot it..Dead Right There!! Haha.
Keep the videos coming!!
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#6625090 - 01/09/17 09:57 PM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Cool

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#6625197 - 01/09/17 10:31 PM Re: 4 Boars & a Tree [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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As usual, nice video and great shooting.
Where in clay county was this? Used to hunt in clay and saw very sporadic hogs on that place.

Awesome work getting them out of the population of living

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