I headed down to Bosque County this week. Little did I know it was going to turn out like it did.
I tried calling coyotes for a while with no luck in an area the landowner had said that he heard them behind his cattle pens. No joy. So I headed down to the oats field. On arriving, I spied one hog in the field and after I got over the fence, there were three. The only problem was that I had to circle around to in order to get in a safe direction of fire.
Several cool/bizarre things happened during the hunt, the most beneficial being that for 7 minutes, hogs remained in the field or kept coming into the field despite my limited shooting. Next, I almost got a twofer. The front hog of that pair just did not want to die. It was really weird.
I had no idea how large the hogs were that I was shooting as they were mostly hidden in the oats. The big boar was a real surprise when I found him. He is the largest boar I have taken by myself and the 2nd largest I have take, the other being a 322 lb boar taken with Pig_Popper on this same property, 2 or 3 years ago .
Looks like this hunt had a little of everything in it !
Hog # 1 definitely had The Zombie Gene - looks like the brain would make a temporary connection to the nervous system and it’d get up just to fall right over - this hog be trippin’ ....
Hog # 2 reacts much like you’d expect a bad a$$ to react to taking fragments of bullets to the upper torso, whips around looking to hit back and then saunters about as if seeking to bring the pain train into the station - Dude was a Locomotive Hog for sure - you quenched his fire....
Hog # 3 must’ve been named Bullet because he sure kept stopping like you were calling his name.
The hogs in the woods probably figured you couldn’t see them, looks like their cloak of invisibility needs service -
Speaking of service , you’re being of great service to the landowner - well done!
While I primarily use one scope, I get to test out a variety, each with their own magnification levels. So through the scopes, hogs may appear the same size and be at various distances because of the different magnification levels, then also because it can be hard to tell the difference between a 100 lb hog at 100 yards and a 200 lb hog at 200 yards. Never mind how much gets hidden when they are in vegetation of varied heights...all viewed through a scope in 2D.