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Back from the hog hunt

I got back last night from our Georgia hog hunt and it was a great time, as always. We stayed four nights and hunted three days (four of us). I shot a small boar on the first night, about 150 pounds. On night #2, however, my friend Don whacked a really nice big boar of 260 pounds+. Heavy front shoulders, long snout and heavy shield on this one. 

My shot was right at 125 yds and took the boar just forward of the base of the neck, dropping him on the spot. My rifle was a Ruger 77 Hawkeye SS/Lam in .358 Win and I was shooting 250gr Grand Slams (rifle was last sighted in for a Maine bear hunt).

My Buddy Don's shot was about 65 yards, I believe, and he shot his just under the ear with his Browning X-Bolt .308 and 165gr Fusion. His boar also dropped to the shot. Don was very impressed with the very stout shield of well over one inch as we caped his boar out for the taxidermist.

Lots of hog sign, but our two other friends did not connect. A great time was had by all with wonderful food (steaks, lasagna, etc) for our evenings spent in the lodge/cabin. Here's a couple of pictures for you. First one is Don and his big Boar. Second is our group of four with Don's Boar and the third is the two guides who took us to our areas and helped with game care plus Don and I.

 

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Good Job!

That one of yours sounds like some good eatin'. I don't know about the bigger one - maybe they're all good eatin' if cooked properly.

 Glad you had a great time.

Congrats on the pigs!

 

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Thanks

Thanks Jerry. I actually gave most of mine to one of the guides who had given his hogs from earlier this season to some unlucky hunters. My freezer is still brimming with whitetail sucess from earlier this fall. My Buddy was cautioned to take only the hams and loins from his big one and also to soak it in a solution of vinegar and water prior to cooking or processing it. It's soaking, as we speak, as he drives back to Wisconsin. 

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Looks like a great hunt! 

Looks like a great hunt!  Congrats!!! Nice piggies!!! Thumbs up

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Congats on the hogs!! Looks

Congats on the hogs!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Hog hunting is something i relly want to do, but we really dont have very many hogs in oregon. I guess I'll have to take a trip to california one of these years to hunt them. CA_ any good hog hunting down your way?

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TNdeerhunter; Wheres the pic

TNdeerhunter; Wheres the pic of your hog. 150lb'er is a nice hog!

nnuts; northern California coastal area  has the best hog hunting!

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I looked at California some

I looked at California some in the past but the cost of guided hunts were pretty steep and I wasn't sure if a public land hunt would be that productive.

I ended up going to Texas and after a few trips now have found a ranch that just begs to have them shot. He thinks of them as nothing more than rats that eat his deer corn.

 

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