Free Range Hog Hunting

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  1. Skywalker

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    I was recently invited down to Georgia to hunt an a friends leased property. I've only hunted hogs once, and it was not really a free range deal. I'm heading down there at the end of February. They run feeders year round and have stands all setup. I'm just looking for any advice from the experienced hog hunters around here.
     
  2. w33kender

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    sometimes you can get away with an "iffy" wind with deer. Not so with hogs. I'm sure your buddy is well aware of this, though.
     
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    Just have fun and be safe. Hogs have terrible vision and a great sense of smell so definitely play the wind. Just like a deer a slight quarting away shot is ideal.Good luck and take plenty of pics.
     
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    as mentioned above, because of their anatomy I also prefer a quartering away shot. gets the arrow in between their front legs where the lungs/heart sit.
     
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    might wanna shot from a stand if your not seasoned hog hunter some will run and others will fight too the death and charge very quickly don't shot the plate in the shoulder it's like Amor,l always follow the front leg up try too drive it in behind the front leg sweet spot.enjoy the show.lol

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    I've always hog hunted with dogs. If that's an option I suggest you give it a try too. Talk about upping the adrenaline level...


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  7. Skywalker

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    We will be stand hunting for sure. My friend has stands and feeders up year round and has pretty solid success.
     
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    They are a blast to hunt so you'll really enjoy it I'm sure.

    For big boar hogs over 150lbs I go for an extreme quartering away shot to get the arrow slipped in behind there shield. The shield is crazy thick and good penetration is never easy.

    I also like a big game set up. I shoot 480-500 grain arrows on 5mm BE Rampages and two blade Wasp Jak-Knife expandable BH.

    Good luck. Enjoy.

    This 250lb guy ran about 15 yards.

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    Take a rifle and blast them.


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    The plate ,though tough, isn't impenetrable. It's cartilage and scar tissue, especially on old boars. Their anatomy is slightly different. It seems to me to be a little forward and down. Also the lungs are half the size of a deer's lungs. They are more of a fight than flight animal. Good for a short sprint, not a marathon. Like was said, good quartering away shot is best, coming out in front of off side leg. DO NOT USE MECHANICALS.
    Make sure you bag a few 30-60lb shoats or bars for the freezer. Mmmmmmm.
    Old warriors look cool on the wall but taste like they smell. Have fun.
     
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    Haha, yeah I will be bringing my .300 Blackout AR as well. I'd like to get one with each.
     
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    I'll be shooting 448 gr Black Eagle Outlaws with G5 Montec's on the tip. Using the basic calculators it looks like my 448 gr arrow should be traveling about 294 fps delivering 86 ft-lb of KE. I'm still actually waiting to get my new Halon 32 in. Hopefully it gets here in time so I can get it all tuned up. If not, I'll use my Prime Centroid.
     
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    The shield is formidable. I've seen a hunter miss an ear shot and hit the shield with a 243. No exit wound and the blood trail dries up quickly. Respect that shield. I wouldn't even try a broadside shot with a bow. I saw a post from an outfitter on a Texas forum describing a lot of one lung hits on folks who couldn't resist broadside archery shots.
     
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    [​IMG] just got my Halon 32 6 week go there worth every dollar

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    Quartering away for sure, I don't think a half inch of plywood has anything on a boat shield...


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    Friend of mine shot a boar hog in the shield with a 100# crossbow and a toxic broad head knocking the boar over but only penetrated a couple of inches. Hog spun around for a few times on the ground than run off never to be seen again. No blood.
     
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    personally I opt for max penetration with hogs going with a small very sharp fixed blade.
     

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