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Pig shenanigans #8455733 11/22/21 01:31 AM
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So, I shot this buck yesterday. I always unload the chamber when I'm getting out of any blind, and, I was pretty excited about the buck, so I was keeping my eye on him as I walked up. I look down to watch my feet, look up, and there's this pretty good size boar just trotting, not sprinting, across a very large opening flat that is this "kill zone" (grin), in a 90 degree angle to me, from my left to my right at...about 40 feet! He never breaks into a full run. I drop my walking/shooting stick, fumble with jacking a round into the chamber, and HE STILL JUST KEEPS TROTTING! I get a round in the chamber and pivot right on the stick. He's made it behind a cedar and then...he stops, turns around and just has his head exposed looking at me. At this point, I imagine him thinking "I can't believe I just got away with that. This guy's awful!" The setting sun is in my eyes and I'm not quick enough finding him in my scope. He turns and continues on his leisurely way. I think I've seen this bastard before. He mocks me. roflmao

Anyone had similar experience?



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Re: Pig shenanigans [Re: Creekrunner] #8455739 11/22/21 01:38 AM
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Yup. Several times.

Driving the buggy and a pig runs out in the middle of the road. Pig stops and stares. I think to myself "there is no way he is gonna let me get out of this, get the rifle out of the scabbard, loaded, and ready to shoot before he takes off." Seems like we have a 20 minute stare down, and they trot off.


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Re: Pig shenanigans [Re: Creekrunner] #8455904 11/22/21 06:29 AM
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The hog is trotting away because the hog does not understand ballistics, but considers you to be a threat. He understands that threats need to be close and make contact to cause harm, so he is just keeping from you.

This is no different than humans 200 years ago not understanding how some diseases could be spread in airborne particles.


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he just didn't want to "be in the same camp with you".

Re: Pig shenanigans [Re: Hudbone] #8455944 11/22/21 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
he just didn't want to "be in the same camp with you".


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I never walk around my lease with an unloaded gun. I shot a pig last year right at dusk. I walked to my feeder with my fully loaded AR15 to see if there was any blood or see the pig nearby. As I was glassing for the pig about 40 feet from my feeder, another group of pigs were in stealth mode and were literally almost on top of me before I saw them. They paid me no attention at all since I was down wind at had not moved until I took my binoculars down from my face. I was shocked and thought WTF and then they took off when I raised my AR and took aim at the biggest pig. I shot at 2 and thought I had missed both until I found the biggest boar(150lb.) about 2 weeks later near a creek. I have had similar cases where pigs came out of nowhere while walking to truck after an evening hunt. I load my gun when I get out of truck and do not unload it till I get back to the truck after a hunt. I climb down from my blind without my gun and reach back up into it and take it out.

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Hogs can certainly surprise you. I don't always have a rifle with me on the ranch....but generally have at least my 45 with me. Especially when checking feeders.

I've walked up on feeders to find hogs already there....or when working on a feeder....could hear them coming.

My bait sites are wooded so I can't see the feeder until I am nearly up on it. Likewise the hogs can't see me coming. So while I don't expect to see hogs (owing to the time of day I usually go) I have run into them and been able to kill a few that way.

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