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3 Legged sow. #7981733 09/21/20 12:43 AM
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Did a creek bottom stalk, hot and covered with lots of mosquito spray, shorts and sleeveless shirt were not a good choice but it was too hot for pants.
So I am trying some new ammo, 3oo gr jhp Steinel and a new bolt in my 458 Socom. It ran perfect. 3 Hogs with 3 shots, they all just dumped in place and kicked a couple times but no follow up shots were necessary. The sow had 3 legs, looks like she was born that way [Linked Image]
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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7982477 09/21/20 04:52 PM
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It seems an animal with three legs can get around reasonably well, particularly if they're missing a front leg.
Looks like she didn't miss too many meals along the way…

Nice work! Sounds like a good morning.


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Good Kills!

Actually dT, I think it is the other way around. Missing a hind leg is easier on an animal such as a hog. Both front legs are needed for steering and when bending down for food. The front legs support more weight than do the hind legs.


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Originally Posted by Double Naught Spy
Good Kills!

Actually dT, I think it is the other way around. Missing a hind leg is easier on an animal such as a hog. Both front legs are needed for steering and when bending down for food. The front legs support more weight than do the hind legs.


I defer to your expertise!
My comment was based on a couple of hogs that I shot in the foreleg. They got up and motivated right smartly! I was thinking that the hind legs provided more locomotion, wasn't thinking about steering.


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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7983138 09/22/20 12:39 AM
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Actually guys I have no ideas if she had wheels or not but I am guessing she could get around, just not this time. I snuck up to a known bedding area and scanned the thicket until I came up with black hog hair and guessed where the spine was, no telling which end was the head. So, any hoot, she squealed a bit but never got to her feet!


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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7983256 09/22/20 01:37 AM
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Nice going Dan! I see you stepped up to some heavy artillery.

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Hey Chopper, you still around? God bless you brother!
I built a 458 to kill a Nilgai really because I shot one in the neck with the 6.8 and it got up and ran off, no trace! But, I lost my Nilgai place so the next best thing is mini Nilgai!


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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7984760 09/23/20 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
Hey Chopper, you still around? God bless you brother!
I built a 458 to kill a Nilgai really because I shot one in the neck with the 6.8 and it got up and ran off, no trace! But, I lost my Nilgai place so the next best thing is mini Nilgai!


LoL. I like that, mini Nilgai. That about describes them. I have had an interest ever since I shot Rick's at the meet and greet. I'm new to this forum and was pleasantly surprised when I saw you post something. Hope you are doing well and I see you still know how to find the hogs in daylight.

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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7986278 09/24/20 03:00 AM
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3 More tonight before dark and a coyote that wanted to play with me. Well, he was coming at me sideways from about 30' away, strangest thing, last shot was 10' with his guts hanging out. My first boar of the night got up at 25' away and died, had almost no ears, they were mangled up messes. Then 2 sows before dark. These were creek bottom hogs, just stalking around. Pretty fun evening. [Linked Image]
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Re: 3 Legged sow. [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7986797 09/24/20 05:07 PM
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Sounds like a good evening, indeed!


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