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#6875874 - 09/01/17 03:49 PM New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill
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Got introduced to a guy that owns an 800 acre high fence exotics ranch who has a hog problem. Hogs "busted in" a few months ago and there is a small but growing population that includes at least two very large boars (I have seen one) and the owner thinks about 20 hogs or so currently. Of course, that is apt to change soon. So I am going to try to thin the population without causing too much disturbance to the exotics. As it is an operational game ranch, all predators are deemed unwanted as well.

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#6875895 - 09/01/17 04:13 PM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Best case scenario: you locate and kill all the hogs

Worst case scenario: the exotics are plentiful and don't spook so your hunting amongst them

Any mitigation plan for bullet pass-through / deflection???
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#6876051 - 09/01/17 07:49 PM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Well done! Good reading of the deer and picking up on its attention to a specific area for you to search! At night, with not much to use as geographic reference points, it's tough to tell "where they fell." I've had to resort to buzzard watching (the next day) to find some of my night time kills.


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#6876055 - 09/01/17 07:56 PM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Nice, interesting video. Thanks!
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#6876081 - 09/01/17 08:46 PM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Any mitigation plan for bullet pass-through / deflection???


Yeah, don't shoot with any exotics anywhere behind the hogs. I can pass on pulling the trigger but can't get a pass on killing or injuring and expensive piece of property.

Originally Posted By: mikei
Well done! Good reading of the deer and picking up on its attention to a specific area for you to search! At night, with not much to use as geographic reference points, it's tough to tell "where they fell." I've had to resort to buzzard watching (the next day) to find some of my night time kills.


This was all frustrating. I "knew" the approximate area based on the trees behind the hog and by the vehicles in the image, but those were all references quite a bit farther back. I thought I knew the distance because it appeared that the hog was walking back and forth on the car trail. That was just plain wrong. After the first check where I expected to find it in the road, I reviewed the video and went back and looked again. All I can figure is that I didn't walk right by the correct spot. After the deer alerting, I went back and started walking transects about every 10 feet. When I finally spotted the hog, I was only about 5 or 6 feet away from it. So basically, it wasn't readily apparent unless you were just about on top of it.

Ha! I have used buzzards many times as well, but a carcass covered in buzzard poo makes for poor pictures, LOL.


Edited by Double Naught Spy (09/01/17 09:09 PM)
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#6876210 - 09/02/17 04:27 AM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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#6878418 - 09/04/17 07:31 PM Re: New High Fence Hog Eradication Job - First Kill [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Nicely done

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