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Aye. You can hunt year round, help out farmers, and they aren't as cute as Bambi. (I always thought that Wilbur and Babe guy was a bit annoying...) I am so jealous of his oppurtunity.
That sounds like fun got just the Rifle for that my latest toy a 275 Rigby otherwise nown as a 7x57 mauser.
When do you want to go?
NJT -Congratulations!Tam - Gonna give Larry a call to try it the old fashioned way? :)
Tam, There are real European Boars just South of you.Watch your email. YerUnk
Lots of fun. Especially if you keep one eye out for a climbable tree as you prepare to shoot. Why a tree? Back when troop trains were almost end to end across west Texas, some newly minted pfc decided to step off a sidetracked train and smoke a hog. The hog smoked him before a clip of hardball did its work. I have had a lot of respect for ham on the hoof ever since. Stranger
yeah, I have been thinking a lot about the hunting of the hogs.
It's fun, and it gets real fast and exciting in a hurry. One of my hog-hunting buddies is a L6 paraplegic. He hunts from the back of a quad ATV. So far, I've been able to convince him he has to keep it well-tuned and running when he shoots.Generally, I prefer to set up from the bed of the pickup as an elevated platform.
This is the hour of pride and power,Talon and tush and claw.Oh, hear the call! –Good hunting allThat keep the Jungle Law!WV = 'borkines' which is < porcines
I've rarely seen any porkers that would dress out larger than a buck or buck & a quarter. Every so often you'll see a big ol' sow, but Texas Gulf Coast hogs just don't seem to grow into Hogzillas. Guess we shoot 'em too quick...
Almost forgot. http://www.youtube.com/user/JAGERPROThermal imaging/night hunt.
Yeah, pig hunting is pretty common here in Australia. Most people don't eat them, but there is at least a few dog food companies that will buy the carcasses. Never got the chance to hunt any myself though unfortunately, though I have chased them around when I was a kid (<10).Also Knife and dog hunting like what Jenny mentioned is fairly common, so much so that most hunting shops will have a whole selection of "pig sticking" knives. These are very long (7-10' or longer on occasion), stabbing knives. In the post war years SMLE bayonets where popular pig stickers.Also the traditional way is with a spear or sword. That way you don't need dogs to make up for your lack of reach.
But the piggies DID stay home, the buddies went to them!And there is very little meat on a wild pig. Jenny- how about the medieval, longer lasting, and prettier way?
Every so often you'll see a big ol' sow, but Texas Gulf Coast hogs just don't seem to grow into Hogzillas.IIRC, the hogzillas were all farm raised and released after they got that size, specifically for hunting. There isn't really any way for pigs to naturally get that size. The food density is too low.
I were going to offer to buy you a pig sticker. It seems all my betters already made the offer. Besides, I think Tam with a spear is almost as scary as George Takei (Mr Sulu) with a sword.
Tam with Pig spear...So I guess it depends with she accessorizes with armour and a helmet or strips down to the basics for speed whether we nickname her Diana or Athena
They'll get to a couple of hundred pounds in the Hill Country. I know, because I've shot a few.
"there is very little meat on a wild pig." Disagree. Proportionally, they have more meat than deer and can get bigger. Tam, if you need a rifle, I have several available. Running an AR in 6.8 would work too.Al T.
You want an experience hog hunting?Do it on the Old Continent.Trust me on this, the song, horn playing and rituals one goes through before and after the hunt are just as great as the actual hunting of die Schweine.The typical calibers are stuff most don't use or ever readily see here, either. 9.3's of various vintages are the name of the game, with several of the guys in the party I've hunted with doing the very German dreiling thing. Still very popular in that crowd over there.Taking an extremely long lunch afterwards with the party is possibly the highlight of the event. Traditional blutwurst sausages and spaeztle with plenty of fresh beer.I abstain from all but the first shot of schnapps, but there's plenty of that too.
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