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Oh man got talked into doing it again #8242199 04/19/21 03:40 PM
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While back I was doing feral hog control on a golf course that ran through a bunch of million plus dollar mansions. They hated the hogs messing up their yards and the golf course enough to let some rough looking old guy set up places to shoot them. The HOA was in on it and all was good. The problem being that not all the neighbors liked it or would just call the sheriff if they heard a shot or saw me walking around with and AR. I switched to a model Seven in 223 but in the long run I got tired of being interrupted by the sheriff who actually was a nice guy but every time he showed up my time was wasted. So I said I'm done.

So now I am heading into a similar situation near Burnett this time with no golf course but still mansions on big properties(well 20-40 acres). This problem is a bit different, these hogs are big and don't have a lot of fear of people, even chasing them back into their houses. They can't keep a dog outside or plant anything. Headed down to set up some bait piles, feeders and hog toys in safe places to shoot. Seems like I will get some shooting done pretty quick. One lady says all I have to do is sit on her porch and see hogs every evening.

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8242207 04/19/21 03:48 PM
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That sounds like a good time waiting to happen

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8242242 04/19/21 04:07 PM
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Going to be a lot easier than the golf course gig for sure.

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8242244 04/19/21 04:08 PM
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As for the good time aspect we shall se.

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8242270 04/19/21 04:28 PM
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Sounds like a good opportunity to possibly get on some big ones that have been protected. But dealing with the pigs I'm sure will be a lot easier than dealing with the people. Deal like that it just takes one or two who aren't on board to really make things miserable.

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Originally Posted by JTPinTX
Sounds like a good opportunity to possibly get on some big ones that have been protected. But dealing with the pigs I'm sure will be a lot easier than dealing with the people. Deal like that it just takes one or two who aren't on board to really make things miserable.


Exactly.

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Get a big hand gun so you don't draw attention to yourself. Once you shoot put it away, or do like we do. Set a trap and then use .22 short subsonic in a rifle to hit them right behind the ear. Unless someone is outside they won't even know you pulled the trigger.


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This area traps will work better than the golf course where every $8. buck an hour groundskeeper made an effort to educate every hog on the property traps were to be avoided. I can even use snares here. My rifle will be a 260 Remington pushing 90 grain TNT's to 2900 fps. And the sound of gunfire won't be much of an issue. The "issues" will be hog disposal and staying up all night.

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Originally Posted by rickt300
One lady says all I have to do is sit on her porch and see hogs every evening.


Widow lady? This could turn into the wildest hunt you've ever experienced! laugh


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6.5 with a suppressor, shooting subsonic. Wonder how many years it would take to get a suppressor right now?

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: Creekrunner] #8243120 04/20/21 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rickt300
One lady says all I have to do is sit on her porch and see hogs every evening.


Widow lady? This could turn into the wildest hunt you've ever experienced! laugh


Geez a rich widow lady sitting next to me on her porch while I have my rifle set up on a bipod next to some good bourbon. Well things like that never happen to me.

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8243596 04/20/21 07:14 PM
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Honestly, sounds dangerous, shooting super's v sub's in those settings.

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Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: rickt300] #8262129 05/10/21 10:45 PM
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Well it turned out pretty good for 2 nights. Could have shot many more but I limited myself to 6 a night as I was by myself. Removal was once again a pain seems the owner had no idea what to do with 1100 plus pounds of dead hogs. I used his lawn tractor to drag them to the south property line. He said he would have a pit dug before he calls me out again. Going to borrow a 22 magnum with a can on it for my next trip out there. As for the pigs they were nicely healthy and between 150 and 25 pounds. I saw no really big ones but I was shooting a 260 Remington and the noise might have kept the older smarter ones from coming near. I can say that the 90 grain TNT going 3200 fps killed quickly and I think I only got exits (small from fragments or bone) on the smallest pigs. As for method I poured out two bags of corn in safe directions to shoot positioned to easily sneak up on and sneaked in every hour or so. Had a cot set up so I could nap, grilled a couple of nice Ribeyes and had a few cold ones. Really pleasant couple of nights. Owner wasn't there until just before I left.

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Very well done. up


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Excellent. Thanks for the follow up.

Re: Oh man got talked into doing it again [Re: woods and plainsman] #8263275 05/11/21 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by woods and plainsman
6.5 with a suppressor, shooting subsonic. Wonder how many years it would take to get a suppressor right now?

30ish days for a form 1. Made my creedmoor sound like a 22LR

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