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12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 #7048279
01/22/18 02:46 PM
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Busy weekend with a lot of time on the road checking properties across three counties in North Texas. Friday night was started off just being windy and cool and then the humidity skyrocketed. The worse part was that the hogs were mostly absent from the properties we hunt, although plenty were out moving on several nearby properties. At least putting pressure on the hogs is helping to keep the hogs off the properties we are allowed to hunt.

In this vid from Friday night, as we closed the distance on some hogs, they spread out quite a bit and I ended up helping to shoot my partner's hog instead of my hog which had wandered way off to the right as we bounded between shooting positions. bang However, I helped make up for the faux pas by dropping my other partner's wounded hog at 370 yards.



Friday night found us hunting out farther west on some of Dave's properties, one of which he just earned on Thursday night. People often ask how you get properties to hunt and it isn't always easy with knocking on doors and often getting rejected, or getting tips from friends and friends of friends, but once in a while you get a landowner who either has a lot of lands or who knows people who do. In this case, it is the former and as Dave has been productive on the first few parcels, the landowner has slowly granted access to more and more of his lands and it was the new properties that had the hogs Saturday night. This is where earning trust is important for getting on new lands.

We got on to a sounder that kept changing in size as we approached over a 1900 yard stalk to get to them. It was a big field! The sounder kept changing because members of the group kept coming out of, and disappearing into the river bottom that cut through the property. And much to our surprise, this pattern continued when we started shooting. We grounded 6 females (3 over 250 lbs and 5 that were pregnant) and 3 piglets.




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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048302
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I donít think Iíve ever stalked 1900 yards for anything other that a pizza or burger - yíall hammered Ďem !


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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048333
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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048344
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Iíve done some long hog stalk but I donít think Iíve done a 1900 yards hog stalk lol. Good shooting.


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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048447
01/22/18 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
We got on to a sounder that kept changing in size as we approached over a 1900 yard stalk to get to them.


That's quite the haul and that hog at 1:37 in the second video must have had some armor! I've only stalked to 1900 yards in my Pioneer. I'm way behind this year vs this time last year, I need to pick up my game.

Meant to ask... I never hear you mention ATV/UTV in your posts. Can you get a vehicle to all of your carcasses or are you hand dragging them out?


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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048448
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Had I known it was going to be 1900 yards each way, I would have stayed in the truck! Kudos to Dave for spotting the hogs and making the correct long distance identification of them, which was based on how they were moving around.

We have no access to UTVs and quite frankly are not interested in hauling them around with all of the places we go. No doubt they would be a HUGE benefit sometimes, but would always be a pain in the butt to be hauling around. It is not unusual for us to cover 200-250 miles in a night as we go between properties, when we aren't seeing many hogs.

Depending on the landowner and the particular field, we can drive the truck into most for those fields where we need to recover hogs. Sometimes we use a deer cart when we can't use the truck, drag by hand, or drag by the "Minnesota Hog Dragger" device a buddy of mine in Minnesota made for us. It is just a chain with a pipe tube to make a slip know at one end and then welded to a bar at the other end such that it can be pulled by one person or two. It works better than dragging by the feet along.

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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048596
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Whew! That was some serious hiking, there.
Nice shooting. Hog #2 in the second video really soaked up some lead.
Nice going all around.


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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048905
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Sometimes we use a deer cart when we can't use the truck, drag by hand, or drag by the "Minnesota Hog Dragger" device a buddy of mine in Minnesota made for us.


We'll nominate you for the Texas Hunter "Ironman" Award when that nomination process opens for dragging that many carcasses. cheers


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Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7048970
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Good evening, I guess! I betcha you guys didn't have trouble getting to sleep that night!

Re: 12 More Hogs With 3 Sows Over 250 [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7049098
01/23/18 12:43 AM
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Lol, I got home around 8:30 the next morning.


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