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#6982507 - 12/04/17 03:31 PM Out-punted my coverage
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Loc: Frisco, Tx.
This guy has been on camera (and the hit list) since we put in feeders & cameras @ 3 months ago. I had him estimated at @ 200-225#. Hunting alone, I finally got him coming in @ an hour after full dark on Saturday, turned on the rifle-mounted red light & tuned him up. Chest shot, exit behind ribs. Then I walked up on him and realized there was no way I could handle all that hog by myself.

I think he went more like 325#-340#. Definitely the largest hog kill of my life. Option 1: Leave him. Option 2: Call for help. Freezer is empty, he doesn't stink, and I want at least a euro mount so I went option 2. Lease manager knew a guy who knew a guy who would come help (thank goodness). Got him on the tailgate & my help went home.

Only got the one sorry pic since I was alone. Anyone else ever put something down while hunting alone that they couldn't handle once it was down?



Edited by J.R. (12/04/17 03:32 PM)
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#6982523 - 12/04/17 03:47 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 11/16/11
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Loc: Central Texas
First really large hog I shot was probably about 250 Lbs or so, and across a small creek about 200 yards from the nearest spot I could get my truck. I carried my rifle back to the truck, returned to the hog, grabbed a hind leg and started to drag. I went nowhere. I got a better grip, kind of leaned in, and gave a strong lunge. I moved the hog six inches. I dropped the leg, stood up, and told the hog to stay right there. I went back to the truck, drove to the house and got an ice chest and my skinning gear, and proceeded to skin the thing on the ground. I got the leg quarters and back straps and left the rest.

Nowadays, I don't skin it first. I just cut off the leg quarters, take out the back straps, and skin the leg quarters on the truck tailgate. My days of lugging heavy hogs around are pretty much over.
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#6982528 - 12/04/17 03:50 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: Llano County TX
Good job and good story up I think at one time or another we have all had a tough time getting something loaded up. I've never killed a hog the size of that one.
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#6982533 - 12/04/17 03:54 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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I smoked one whole about that size......had to use a tractor with a front end loader to put him in the pit..... food
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#6982622 - 12/04/17 04:28 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Loc: Ft. Worth
I hunt only my property so I can drag em to the cleaning tripod with the tractor. Now, would my tripod hold that thing, I can't guarantee it. That's a whopper. I did once about 12 ago shoot a deer that ran into the woods about 50 yards. I had to manually drag it through thick brush to get it to the clearing. I had forgot my keys to the place so couldn't get to any of my equipment. I only had the keys I've hidden there for the house and power box. I drug that thing with a rope around my waist until I could get to, at that time, my girlfriend's Volvo to drag it to the house. Volvo S40 does pretty good offroad, at least if it's dry.

Congrats on the hog, my records only 240lbs.

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#6982669 - 12/04/17 04:42 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
Dalroo Offline
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Registered: 08/03/16
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Congrats - I bet most of us have had those moments, "Okay, I shot it, now what am I going to do with it?" The good news, there is usually a way, and a story!
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#6982914 - 12/04/17 06:58 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 05/04/15
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Loc: Denton County
Shot one at the lease, by my self. Hooked up four wheeler and drug it back to camp about a mile, one side was pretty raw looking. Got to the hoist and scale went at 325 +- a little. Tree limb started to crack couldn't get head off the ground. The cooler was just big enough for hind quarters and back strap. Know your feelings. I think we all been there a time or two. Going to get one of those hoist to fit in receiver hitch that rotates, some day.

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#6983078 - 12/04/17 08:13 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Loc: Nebraska
Cool story... Congrats!!
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#6983126 - 12/04/17 08:38 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
I dead lifted a 310 lb hog up into my truck bed 2 nights ago using a tow strap around his neck. Donít know actual weight but used the chest measurement table to get the weight. I do know Iíve loaded multiple 200-250 lb hogs the same way that I weighed without much trouble but this one took every ounce of strength I had. He was much bigger than any other hog Iíve shot.


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#6983277 - 12/04/17 10:26 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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#6983278 - 12/04/17 10:27 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: aggiehunter03]
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
^Hercules
Your back will regret that in a few years.....speaking from experience.....
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#6983316 - 12/04/17 11:16 PM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
^Hercules
Your back will regret that in a few years.....speaking from experience.....
I already have a bad back deal with pain every day. Have had lots of injections and everything else. Do it right you donít really even feel it in the back.
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#6983584 - 12/05/17 08:46 AM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
Been there!
Too old to mess with dragging, packing, etc. but usually hunt by myself so I have to have a little help.
I have a Honda 4x4 ATV, an old Kawasaki Mule AND Kubota with bucket and hoe.

If it's really back in there, drag it out with Honda.
If I can pick it up, put it in Mule.
If it's too big, get the Kubota - pull up next to it and roll it in bucket or use chain and pick it up.

The Kubota has hooks on bucket - if it is light out, we string it up and clean it, then haul it home.
If it's worthy, the 550 pound scales come out.
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#6983608 - 12/05/17 09:02 AM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: J.R.]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5785
Loc: Central Texas
I killed a big hog a couple years ago. Didnít weigh him, but he was well over 200pounds. I finally had to chainsaw a path, back the ATV in, and then drag him out. Big stinky one. Used him for coyote bait.

The days are past when iíd Muscle a big hog or deer into the back of a truck or side by side. I donít fear much, but I do fear back pain.

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#6983817 - 12/05/17 11:45 AM Re: Out-punted my coverage [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan




I don't know, but comparing size in the bed of the truck and to the firearms, this one appears much larger than the op's. I think the original 200-225 guess is much closer.
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