Hog hunting with nightvision

taselton2

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215lb sow compliments of my Sabre 223 AR with Gen 2 nightvision at 10:45pm from a ground blind.
 

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taselton2

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That is sweet, Tim. Sounds like a lot of fun.

It's pretty crazy at night. I have a big one (350+) on my property that is pretty smart, but I'll get him this year. I upgraded to a panther 308 AR-10 after that pig in the other picture. This was my first good one, she was about 300lbs.
 

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HotShot_Anthony

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I bet man...I love to hunt at night. About 95% of these were taken at night ;)

 

Squirtgun

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looks fun, have yall seen Hogzilla?

http://www.monsterpig.com/

You know that isn't Hogzilla.Hogzilla was killed in Alapaha Ga. about 30 miles east of me.I now the man who owns the land this hog was killed on.This was a hybrid wild hog/feral hog cross breed.Superpig was a pen hog released and allowed to become feral before hunting.The vast majority of wild hogs are feral.
We have some hogs on our farm that are in the 200 to 300 pound range.I haven't hunted any because the are sticking to field edges and hardwood bottoms.
 

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HotShot_Anthony

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Ant is the meat supplier to a dozen Barstow area chinese restaurants.

Barstow does't have a dozen restaurants total...much less Chinese only.

Over the years we have gotten pretty good at night hunting/shooting. Bobcats are the specialty, but we blasted over 100 coyotes last year too.

This was a good day of hunting awhile back

 

tomtucson

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Years ago I read about hunting feral pigs in florida with dogs. The dogs take off after a pig and you follow the barking. The dogs, two I think, corner the pig. When you get there one gets in their face and the other one bites the pig on the ear and holds on, controlling the head. Then you spear it or if you feel badass you *jump on it with a knife*!

Are those hogs the same thing as a feral pig? I heard the population was millions in Florida, Texas and California. They say they are here in Az and I have always wanted to see one roaming around but I'm not sure it's true. We have javalina and 50 lbs is a good one.


For some reason I never liked to shoot predators, and a coyote - man I would feel like I was shootin a dog. I guess if they were bothering me ...
 

Michael T

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Saw a program on Discovery saying a hog can morf their skeleton. A Feral hog is a domestic hog gone wild. Their skull actual changes shape. If they are caught again and penned their skull will change back.
My Dad traps hogs on his farm. Mostly he catches small ones 40 -50#. Ocasionally a 150 - 200#. Current count for this year: 36 hogs, 25 coons, and a crow. He is an expert at slow roasting and making pulled pork.
 

Spencer

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Years ago I read about hunting feral pigs in florida with dogs. The dogs take off after a pig and you follow the barking. The dogs, two I think, corner the pig. When you get there one gets in their face and the other one bites the pig on the ear and holds on, controlling the head. Then you spear it or if you feel badass you *jump on it with a knife*!

Are those hogs the same thing as a feral pig? I heard the population was millions in Florida, Texas and California. They say they are here in Az and I have always wanted to see one roaming around but I'm not sure it's true. We have javalina and 50 lbs is a good one.


For some reason I never liked to shoot predators, and a coyote - man I would feel like I was shootin a dog. I guess if they were bothering me ...

They are like cats down here. They are everywhere. I go with some friends that catch them for the state. It is very exciting. They get calls to extract them from residential neighborhoods all the time. They will ruin some land real quick. Dogs hold um down. All you do is put your knee on their neck and tie their legs. Carry them out alive. Fatten um up in a pen then it is dinner time!!!!
 

taselton2

Softwashing Instructor/Moderator
You know that isn't Hogzilla.Hogzilla was killed in Alapaha Ga. about 30 miles east of me.I now the man who owns the land this hog was killed on.This was a hybrid wild hog/feral hog cross breed.Superpig was a pen hog released and allowed to become feral before hunting.The vast majority of wild hogs are feral.
We have some hogs on our farm that are in the 200 to 300 pound range.I haven't hunted any because the are sticking to field edges and hardwood bottoms.

Exactly, I hunt them in Montezuma and Cairo. I have land in Cairo and a lease in Montezuma. They are great table fare and Huntable year round and at night by law on private property.
 

taselton2

Softwashing Instructor/Moderator
Anthony, you shooting a 17, 22-250, 223 or something larger? You guys are getting them good, your calling them in I assume.
 
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