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#7301938 - 09/30/18 08:17 PM Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run?
tacotime Offline
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Lone hog, medium sized, maybe 100 lbs, shot at and missed, ran into woods in an area not heavily hunted... how far does he run?

And what does he do when he stops?



Edited by tacotime (09/30/18 08:20 PM)

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#7301944 - 09/30/18 08:25 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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He runs till he finds a spot that he feels comfortable
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#7301954 - 09/30/18 08:34 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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They usually do not run far unless pursued. I do a lot of spot and stalk in the creek bottoms, after a shot I keep looking around and moving very slowly, often getting more shots. Or I will go to where I think they are headed and quite often they are back to feeding after a little while.
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#7301995 - 09/30/18 09:47 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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I’ve seen them run a few feet at a feeder to hundreds of yards in a wheat field.

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#7302048 - 09/30/18 11:35 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: RattlesnakeDan]
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Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
They usually do not run far unless pursued. I do a lot of spot and stalk in the creek bottoms, after a shot I keep looking around and moving very slowly, often getting more shots. Or I will go to where I think they are headed and quite often they are back to feeding after a little while.


Agree!

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#7302435 - 10/01/18 01:48 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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Originally Posted By: tacotime
Lone hog, medium sized, maybe 100 lbs, shot at and missed, ran into woods in an area not heavily hunted... how far does he run?

And what does he do when he stops?



Has he been hunted before? Where is the nearest cover? Each hog is different and had different experiences and the same can be said for sounders.

Here is what I have seen happen. I have shot at a lone boar that I assume had never been hunted before that moved no farther than a few feet, looked around, and went back to rooting as I tried to deal with a stovepipe malfunction. He obviously did not understand any significance about the sounds he heard. On numerous occasions with a singular shot, I have seen hogs only move a short distance, 25-50 yards, before stopping. Most commonly, I see hogs that run to cover when shot at, cover being anywhere from a few yards to well over 100. Where they go after they get to cover is unknown. If you are shooting at a sounder and they have to run a long ways to cover, there is a decent chance one or two will stop and turn and try to assess the threat they face or maybe to see if all the others are coming (who knows?). Sometimes I have seen hogs that just run to the edge of the woods and stop.

Hogs seem less spooked by suppressed fire than by unsuppressed fire.
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#7302500 - 10/01/18 03:25 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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He didn't say if he had been hunted before but I suspect he has seen hunters and ranchers around from time to time and may have been shot at by them. He could have even been in a bunch I shot at about a month earlier. Cover was less than 40 yards away when he was seen by himself and he went there at full speed.


Edited by tacotime (10/01/18 03:28 PM)

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#7302620 - 10/01/18 05:08 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: tacotime]
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Well, you don't know if the hog has been hunted before and you don't have a clue about this BEFORE you shoot at him and even then you may not know. It was a rhetorical question to make the point that hogs behave differently based on their experience.
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#7311317 - 10/11/18 10:50 AM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Well, you don't know if the hog has been hunted before and you don't have a clue about this BEFORE you shoot at him and even then you may not know. It was a rhetorical question to make the point that hogs behave differently based on their experience.




You mean you don't go up to them and ask them if they've been hunted before??



I can't tell you how far they've run where I hunt, but it's only a few yards from my feeder to thick brush/woods, and I've had them run to the woods, wait a bit, and then come right back. I've had them run when one of their buddies was shot unsuppressed, only to come back an hour later and get shot. I've shot them suppressed and had them come back a few hours later, and I've shot them suppressed and not seen them back at that feeder for several days. I've had a rifle malfunction and made all kinds of racket to clear the it, and they've come right back. I had one come to my feeder just this past weekend while we were out there building a stand, running a generator and making all kinds of noise. Feeder's only 70 yards away, and at least one came up and triggered my feeder light, and honestly, I think us getting quiet and starting to pay attention toward the direction of the feeder is what spooked it/them. Had we not paid it any attention whatsoever, I kinda feel like it/them would have stuck around longer.

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#7311431 - 10/11/18 01:07 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: animator]
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Originally Posted By: animator
Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Well, you don't know if the hog has been hunted before and you don't have a clue about this BEFORE you shoot at him and even then you may not know. It was a rhetorical question to make the point that hogs behave differently based on their experience.




You mean you don't go up to them and ask them if they've been hunted before??



Well, it sort of tips your hand if you ask them this question in advance of pulling the trigger.
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#7311456 - 10/11/18 01:30 PM Re: Hog shot AT and missed - how far does he run? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
He runs till he finds a spot that he feels comfortable


I agree
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