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Three from Saturday Night #7991583 09/29/20 02:06 AM
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Went out Saturday night for the first time in a while and after sitting in a blind for four hours without seeing anything, I decided to call it a night. On the way back to the truck, I spotted some hogs in one of the pastures I had to go through. Because of the bright moon I had to stay along the edge and try to stay in the shadows of the trees while I attempted to close the distance. I managed to get within 75 yards and decided I had better take the shot before they went through a fence and into the woods. There were five in the group and the first one dropped DRT. I shot one that went left and that looked like it dropped. I then went for the ones that went right and hit another one. I looked back at the one that went left and saw him and another one coming right at me at about half the distance. I dropped the closest one and turned on the one that was with him and dropped him. I went back to the second one at the fence line that was making a lot of noise and finished him off. By then, I could hear the one near me that I thought went down and discovered he had closed to within 15 yds and was still trying to come at me. He got a couple more rounds to finish him off. I took inventory of the field and identified 4 bodies that looked to be done for and headed back to get the UTV. When I got back to drag the corpses to the bone pit, I could only find 3. One had gotten up and left the area. I'm sure he didn't make it far. Ended up with three out of five and possibly 2 wounded and hurting really bad. It turned out to be a good night after all.

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Re: Three from Saturday Night [Re: Chopperdrvr] #7991668 09/29/20 03:11 AM
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Sounds like you had a good night. Any night taking em out is a good night. Good shootin. What kind of rifle and cartridge?

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I was using an AR15 that I built in 6.8 SPC. Thermal was an IR Hunter MK 2 35mm. My thermal is capable of video recording, but I have been having an issue with either my recorder or the cable and have given up trying to record with it so we have to settle for still pictures.

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Nice!
Yep, I've had a time or two when a 'dead' hog got up and disappeared while I went back to my vehicle to collect the gear to cut 'em up or haul 'em out.

Keep After 'Em!


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Well done!


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..nice shooting

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Talked to the LO today and found out that he found a 4th hog down the next day. Brings the total to 4 out of the five I counted in the field before the shooting started. I think the 5th one is hurting a little too. Really sucks not having the video to review to see what I actually did.

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Those look like good eatin' size


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Now that is much more fun than shooting from a blind huh?!!!
Good job Chopper!


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Oh yeah! Much mo betta! Sometimes, I have to take what I can get though. The terrain is so dense and tough to maneuver, the blind is better than just busting them out and not getting any shots.

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