Pig Shot Placement Video

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  1. Ranch Fairy

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    Annually we take anywhere from 25-60 pigs on our Texas ranch. They are super fun to hunt, there is a never endng supply, and if you can kill them with your set-up, whitetail deer are easy peasy. So, I get a lot of questions about pig shot placement, because alot of my clients "10 ring" them and then we lose them.

    Put simply, pigs have VERY WEIRD cardiothoracic structure compounded by thick ribs and narrow intercostal spaces. Oh, don't forget mud, wire brush hair, shield, fat skin, meat and they really, really, hate dying.

    I built this tutorial, including kill shot and autopsy to help bowhunters understand how to kill the silly things. I hope it helps. Stay tuned!

     
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    Good video.

    Thanks for making it. What about the shield on the big Boars? I try to slip my arrows behind it with an extreme quartering away shot.
    What say you?


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  3. Ranch Fairy

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    That is a very good strategy. Anything over 200 lbs requires a bit of patience for the right shot. The shield is thickest over the shoulder and into the crease area, then starts to thin out. The rib's further back are also thinner this allows excellent penetration.

    One tip, for those new to this, on the big ones, if you take a severe quartering shot, shoot to hit the opposite shoulder joint / neck shoulder junction. Really drive it in, do not expect a pass through.

    - Shooting pigs is just the "funnest" thing.
     
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    mississippi hoyt shooter Weekend Warrior

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    That's funny I just watched this video under the Magnus buzzcut search yesterday


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  6. Hogs need lovin too

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    Excellent video. I'm still somewhat new to hunting so every bit of insight helps.

    I arrowed a sow last weekend... I rushed into a full broadside shot but luck was on my side. Hit her center of lung ... She stumbled only 10 yards before laying down.

    Will definately wait for the shot you describe on my next hunt.


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  7. Ranch Fairy

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    Thanks everyone. I guide a lot of folks and the #1 problem on pigs, is shot placement. I bet 75% of the shots taken on pigs LOOK broadside, but they are actually quartering in, just slightly. Just a little patience! The second problem on big ones is durable broadheads. Mississippi Hoyt Shooter mentions my Buzzcut video - same clip, but those things fly through like butter.

    We whacked 61 of them last year. I'm slacking - 21 this year. Hunting the next 2 weekends. Stay tuned, there will be more video and great product reviews.

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  8. Hogs need lovin too

    Hogs need lovin too Newb

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    I've been using G5 montecs and my brother has just started using the Magnus buzz cut. To me, the G5 seem super durable. Your preference between the two?


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  9. Ranch Fairy

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    Both are bomb proof. You want high penetration with hogs. This sounds crazy, but as I say in my video, don't worry about making them bleed on the ground or a blood trail. They don't like to bleed.:confused:. So just KILL them fast. Make sure they are sharp, sharp, sharp.

    I find a bunch of them, especially boars, by walking down wind of where I think they are....when you get close to them you can smell them.
    YUM!!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great video. Wish I had seen this 37 pigs ago...
     
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    Yes. Two blades are great for the penetration.


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