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#6999355 - 12/17/17 06:12 AM Never figure 'em out
onlysmith&wesson Offline

Registered: 07/10/14
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Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Shot a buck on the river yesterday. I had a long walk to him, 269 yards. It took me a few minutes to gather up my pack and a few other things from my prone position in the weeds. I made my way to him and as I was kneeling down, getting ready to tag my deer, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. About 15-20 hogs right out in the open with me on the river bed, walking towards me. I've killed more hogs than I can count, but never been this close, right out in the open at about 30 yards. I was in full camo, still had my hood and everything on. I assume they had no idea what I was, just something crawling around on the ground just like them. I just knew if I moved they'd spook, but I got down on my gun which was resting up on my bipod and shot the biggest one right over my deer. I shoot a Rem. 5R Milspec, Hornady SST, 165 gr. The buck was drt, high shoulder slightly quartering away. The hog was close, like 30 yards. Shot was quick, high on the shoulder but back a little. This is one of the few hogs that wasn't dead on the spot with this bullet, but only made 15 or so yards into the bushes.

#6999359 - 12/17/17 06:28 AM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Good work! And you're right: they are one of the most unpredictable animals I've ever hunted!

#6999402 - 12/17/17 07:32 AM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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#6999436 - 12/17/17 08:03 AM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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#6999493 - 12/17/17 09:01 AM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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#6999951 - 12/17/17 04:09 PM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Yep pretty random creatures.
Nice double.
Sounds like deer and pig sausage time!!
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#7000166 - 12/17/17 07:43 PM Re: Never figure 'em out [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Gotta like having hog surprised with your deer!
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