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Could have, should have. What would you have done? #6946137
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At my stand this morning for deer season opening, 10 min after legal hunting a 100lb boar comes within 10yds of my stand. I debated whether to shoot him or not w/my 41 mag pistol and decided not to, cause I didn't want to spook any deer in the area. Well I didn't see any deer and now think I should have shot him. By the way, on my way to the stand at 6:00 am I saw a 12 point buck run right in front of me on my atv. Darn....


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Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946144
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Hard choice after seeing a 12 point on your way to the stand.

However have never shot a pig with a pistol so probably couldn't pass that up.

Hey, it's just opening day. Be glad you're seeing something.


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Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946147
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I'd have shot the pig then waited for the deer to show....


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Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946164
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What was the 12 point doing on your ATV?

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946176
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Got in my blind and there was a 150lb boar eating all of the morning corn... he is no longer with us angel

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946187
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Deer at my lease will not come around where the hogs are. I shoot the hogs and wait for the deer to show up. I might add that having a suppressor helps out a bunch on keeping the noise level down.

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: FayetteCo] #6946192
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Originally Posted By: FayetteCo
What was the 12 point doing on your ATV?


Seems kinda unfair, doesn't it.

I'd have shot the pig, especially with the opportunity to do it with a pistol. 41Mag is good medicine for them.

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946258
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Had my 6.8 suppressed, but the bullet still makes noise.


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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
I'd have shot the pig then waited for the deer to show....


We do not drive anything to our stands....walk walk walk. If the deer are accustomed to hearing the ATVs year around then it shouldn't be a problem but if not my experience says it will impact the deer you see.

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946324
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You've got mighty fine eyesight if you can see and count the points on a buck at 6am while you're riding your ATV and a buck is running in the dark.

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Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: Deerhunter61] #6946371
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Let's see, doing 4-5mph w/high beams, deer jumps in front of me, I guess I would be 1/2 blind if I could't get a good estimate of his rack. My eyes must be 100x better than your's. in response to Deerhunter61 My atv does have high and low beams, your's must not.

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Originally Posted By: easttxhoghunter
Let's see, doing 4-5mph w/high beams, deer jumps in front of me, I guess I would be 1/2 blind if I could't get a good estimate of his rack. My eyes must be 100x better than your's. in response to Deerhunter61 My atv does have high and low beams, your's must not.
your post said he was running not standing still...if he was moving slow I can definitely understand but if he's running and you're being jostled around on your atv it seems like it'd be hard to count each point.

Re: Could have, should have. What would you have done? [Re: easttxhoghunter] #6946394
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I know what you mean.

I have a good sized boar (200lber) coming in regularly(almost daily) and he eats and eats and eats.

I am going to wait another month though before I pull the trigger on anything but a quality buck.


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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
I'd have shot the pig then waited for the deer to show....


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It's a fact that any deer with antlers that runs in front of your headlights has at least 12 points.
I've heard that claim many times in my many years of deer hunting, and even witnessed it first hand.

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Originally Posted By: procraft05
I know what you mean.

I have a good sized boar (200lber) coming in regularly(almost daily) and he eats and eats and eats.

I am going to wait another month though before I pull the trigger on anything but a quality buck.


Your just giving yourself lower odds your buck will show up the longer you let that hog and other hogs feed there.

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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
It's a fact that any deer with antlers that runs in front of your headlights has at least 12 points.
I've heard that claim many times in my many years of deer hunting, and even witnessed it first hand.
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
I'd have shot the pig then waited for the deer to show....


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I'd probably have killed the pig.

I tend to be a lot more angry at pigs than deer though

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I would have held off but it would have been hard with a nice pistol like that .


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Way I see it. Whatever I’m hunting if I see hogs it becomes a hog hunt.

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I shoot every pig I see. I hate them all!!!! It's your choice though.


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Had two deer in my food plot yesterday afternoon and a boar walks out about 40 yards from deer and walks acrsos the food plot....I shot the boar and the deer didn't even run until he started squealing (I shoot suppressed). About 10 minutes later they came back. About an hour after that 3 more deer came out and walked within 5 yards of the hog and just stared at it.

Gun shots won't spook deer as much as people think they will.

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