myself as a guide i'd rather have a first timer using a knife rather than anything else. the dogs will controll the pig all you'll have to do is have the gonads to walk in there and run the kife up under his front leg. but if you're all for the bow and nothing else go with crimson talon 100gr.
you'll need a good strong blade at least 7inches long srait edged and as sharp as you can get it. stick it under the front leg and twist it a little and you'll take the heart out and it'll be over in about 3 seconds.
psyco i've been called worse but i do like my knife hunting for hogs
yea you'll hear about your failure all the way to the er unless you've got someone around like myself who can sew stiches as good or better than any er doctor, i've had plenty of practice and keep the suture and staples on hand.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...