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#7080146 - 02/15/18 03:59 PM Ever been charged by a hog
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I think most of the time what we call a charging hog is usually you just in the hogs path. I have sorta been charged
once. I shot a hog he was still alive but could not move. Me and my brother in law drove to the hog I was gonna use my knife to finish him off. Hog got up on three legs and started chasing me around the truck.
We both were laughing like crazy after a couple of laps around the truck brother in law put a bullet in him. We still laugh at me playing rodeo clown with the hog.

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#7080185 - 02/15/18 04:17 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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My brother had one charge him after he had killed a piglet, he got down to find it and one was still around(maybe momma) and he shot it 10 feet away with .243
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#7080240 - 02/15/18 04:48 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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Not sure if you saw my post here or not but I've got video of the last hog charge I had. And some people say he wasn't really charging me. Well I don't care what he was doing, it was full speed ahead, straight at me while I was shooting and he clipped the leg of my shooting sticks as I was moving out of the way. Whatever he was doing, my underwear said they didn't want it to happen again! roflmao

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/7075463/1

I've only had 2 other times that a hog came after me and both were actually understandable and somewhat predictable.

Once was about 20 years ago and I parked my 4 wheeler and walked way down a log road down in a creek bottom to check a camera I had at a deer stand. It was September before season and I didn't have a firearm with me. When I got to within about 75 yards of my 4 wheeler I saw some piglets in the log road between me and the 4 wheeler. About as quickly as I saw them I heard something behind me and when I looked back there was an angry sow coming out of the brush. I took off like an olympic runner towards the 4 wheeler and that sow was in hot pursuit. I'm pretty sure I broke a land speed record but when I got to the 4 wheeler and bailed over the front handlebars, I looked back and the sow had stopped about 20 yards back and was standing there. She had just been upset because I was between her and the piglets and once I was past them (they scattered into the woods when I ran towards them) she had pretty given up chasing me but I didn't know it because I wasn't looking back!

The second time was about 17 years ago when my late father had shot a big 200+ lb boar and a couple other hogs off his back porch in his pasture early one morning before daylight with a spotlight. He had to leave to go to a meeting but he called my brother and I and asked us haul them off. When we got there we couldn't find the big boar he said he shot but we finally located down in a small creek with banks about 6 ft tall. It was laying there dead and we threw a couple sticks down there and he didn't move. I bailed off down in the dry creek and as soon as I stumbled down to the bottom he came alive like a bear in a cave! He came at me and I nearly pooped my pants and I was crawling up the side of that creek bank like a mad man with that hog on my heals. My brother grabbed my hand and drug me to the top and the hog was struggling to make it up the bank. His head was almost to the top but he couldn't quite make it up. We both had holstered pistols and we filled his head full of lead.

I've learned to give a hog, especially a wounded one, plenty of space.

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#7080242 - 02/15/18 04:48 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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I'm curious to see where this goes. I've never had one run at me, only had one run right by me. The video from Legacy Gear certainly did look like that hog was wanting a piece of him and determined on 3 legs!

Given the volume of videos we see from ground shooters, why doesn't it happen more often?
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#7080261 - 02/15/18 04:59 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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My first hog hunt had them running all around me. I didn't know then what I know now, I just started shooting.
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#7080284 - 02/15/18 05:18 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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#7080301 - 02/15/18 05:28 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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2 full blown charges from wounded hogs. Scared the ever living piss out of me. I've had several occasions where hogs run directly at me after shooting into a sounder.

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#7080365 - 02/15/18 06:24 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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Originally Posted By: Espy
I think most of the time what we call a charging hog is usually you just in the hogs path.


I have seen this comment made several times, "You weren't charged. You were just in his path."

This led me to wonder, just what are the definitive characteristic differences between being charged and just happening to being in a hog's path? When I have asked people for this actual difference, they are not able to come up with any sort of criteria to separate the two, particularly if you are able to stop the hog before it gets to you. My favorite answer was, "You'll know the difference when it happens." What the heck sort of non-answer is that?

I can honestly say that I think I have been charged once and my justification for this is that the hog made a significant change of direction to get to me after he headed off running in a different direction first after it was shot the first time. First hit was lethal, but not immediately. Second hit was through the scrotum and that is when the hog changed directions toward me. Then there was a flurry of panic shooting and the hog was hit twice more. I moved off the "x" to avoid being hit.

Another time, I shot a hog that was facing in my general direction when I shot it the first time and it ran toward me after being hit and passed right by me after several more hits and died about 20 yards beyond me. It was just as exciting as being charged, but I don't think it was charging me. At the time, I didn't know one way or the other and it didn't matter. All that mattered to me was that I was not going to let it get to me.

On a third occasion, I did have wounded hog attempt to get up and lunged at me making a growling noise. I am absolutely certain he wanted to harm me. All that prevented it from doing so was its injuries.
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#7080382 - 02/15/18 06:43 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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I shot a big sow when I first got my Armasight Vampire couple yrs ago. She was in a large sounder and the rest turned and ran right at me. I was in a chair between two cedars with a small oak in front of me. After the first shot the smoke caused the IR light to reflect and I couldn't see well enough to engage them and they were running into the cedars and that oak in front of me LOL. I just emptied the mag hoping to divert them and somehow none of them ran into me. Most were 30-50 lbers with some bigger hogs in the group of about 20. It was chaos but man was it exciting. Now they weren't technically charging me they were just running from the big ole squealing sow I shot and I was in their way LOL.
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#7080387 - 02/15/18 06:48 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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When I was a kid I shot a piglet with my 22 and it started squealing. The sow ran me up a windmill. I didn’t really want the sow but I shot her too from the windmill. She wasn’t going to leave.

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#7080405 - 02/15/18 07:04 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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First hog hunt I ever went on was about 20 years ago in Australia.

I was using a Sako .223 and my buddy had a Ruger .243. Had an aboriginal guide with us. Guide was pointing in the grass and yelling at me to shoot the pig. From my vantage point I could just see a black blob in the tall grass, it was standing still and I picked what I thought was the head, it wasn't busted a sow in the backside, ruined the hams and broke both her hips. She was squealing like the proverbial stuck pig. I was racking another round in the gun and going to shoot the other end when our guide, now on top of the roof rack on the land cruiser, is shouting PIG PIG PIG PIG. I look to my left and there is a boar running in full tilt. Buddy and I open fire on him and after a couple shots each dripped him about 20 feet in front of us. We were standing in a field, there was no reason for the boar not to see us, and he was not just headed our way, he was coming right for us for getting into his girl.
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#7080451 - 02/15/18 07:38 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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We trapped 8 pigs ina round trap. The guys shot them all before i could get there. I went throgh the spring loaded double doors to start pulling them out. One of the pigs had his head stuck in the hog panels. I grabbed his hind legs and pretended to have a wheel barrow. Will [censored], he came alive and chased me around in the pen, i was falling over feed buckets and feed troughs while everybody was laughing. Couldnt get the dam pistol out, finally shot 3 head shots, 357, down he went. Luckly he only had small tusks but did rip my NEW jeans. Everybody still laughing. No video to much laughing.

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#7080633 - 02/15/18 09:41 PM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Espy]
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been hunting hogs for at least 10 years,walk and stalk in the mornings,stand hunt in evenings/night and have never been charged.
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#7080917 - 02/16/18 08:03 AM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted By: Espy
I think most of the time what we call a charging hog is usually you just in the hogs path.


I have seen this comment made several times, "You weren't charged. You were just in his path."

This led me to wonder, just what are the definitive characteristic differences between being charged and just happening to being in a hog's path? When I have asked people for this actual difference, they are not able to come up with any sort of criteria to separate the two, particularly if you are able to stop the hog before it gets to you. My favorite answer was, "You'll know the difference when it happens." What the heck sort of non-answer is that?

I can honestly say that I think I have been charged once and my justification for this is that the hog made a significant change of direction to get to me after he headed off running in a different direction first after it was shot the first time. First hit was lethal, but not immediately. Second hit was through the scrotum and that is when the hog changed directions toward me. Then there was a flurry of panic shooting and the hog was hit twice more. I moved off the "x" to avoid being hit.

Another time, I shot a hog that was facing in my general direction when I shot it the first time and it ran toward me after being hit and passed right by me after several more hits and died about 20 yards beyond me. It was just as exciting as being charged, but I don't think it was charging me. At the time, I didn't know one way or the other and it didn't matter. All that mattered to me was that I was not going to let it get to me.

On a third occasion, I did have wounded hog attempt to get up and lunged at me making a growling noise. I am absolutely certain he wanted to harm me. All that prevented it from doing so was its injuries.





I think the bold part is the key. Did the hog appear to make a significant change in direction towards you, and if you moved did the hog change direction to intercept you.

And I think the underlined section is the key. It really doesn't matter if the hog is intentionally headed towards you or if it is just running in panic in your direction, either way that hog can injure you and you need to do your best to make sure that doesn't happen.

I can say that I am 53 years old, I have been deer hunting since I was 12. I have shot many deer with rifles, shotguns, handguns, bows, and muzzle loaders in that 41 years. I have never had a deer run towards me after taking a shot at it. So I'm going to say that any pig that runs towards me is charging me.


Edited by VAFish (02/16/18 08:06 AM)
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#7080931 - 02/16/18 08:15 AM Re: Ever been charged by a hog [Re: Palehorse]
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Brutal savagery, hard to watch. Hope the bowhunter is okay.

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