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    Texas hog...

    .38 Special snubby, 158gr Semi Wadcutter pushed by 5.6gr Power Pistol. 3 shots to the boiler room, first one was thru and thru. Within 30 seconds of the first shot, she piled up while trying to run across the road.




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    Nice little piggy! Always wanted to split one like that down the middle and toss it on the smoker.
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    Oh, now thats tale telling, everybody on the net knows an ole 38 would just bounce of a mouse much less a hog!!!!
    Nice shootin, bet it would be nice spinning between some hickory fires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rking22 View Post
    Oh, now thats tale telling, everybody on the net knows an ole 38 would just bounce of a mouse much less a hog!!!!
    Nice shootin, bet it would be nice spinning between some hickory fires!
    Yah...shameful. That’s my carry load too.
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    Mines about the same, full WC atop 3.5 of bullseye in a M36, good for most things. And way more accurate than most on the "net" believe.
    That piggy headed for supper or they to nasty where you live?
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    Good smoker size. I need to get one so I can make some more sausage

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    Way to go! My first feral hog was taken with a .38 Special from 6ft between the eyes after the best stalk of my life. 24 years ago seems like yesterday. S&W m15.

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    Well, I hope they never come up my way, but if they do I will be doing my part to thin out the population, heh.

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    Unfortunately they outlawed Hog hunting in Tennessee . Good shooting .
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    Congrats, Tinhorn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Southgate View Post
    Unfortunately they outlawed Hog hunting in Tennessee . Good shooting .
    Really? Amazing. This is an incredibly virulent invasive species and they outlawed hunting them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Really? Amazing. This is an incredibly virulent invasive species and they outlawed hunting them?
    Yes sir , that is crazy. MGySgt just posted his successful hunt in Tn

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    Congrats on the pistol kill. Looks like it would make a good smoker sausage
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
    Well, I hope they never come up my way, but if they do I will be doing my part to thin out the population, heh.

    How hard was the boolit?
    This was using a commercial cast boolit...so, probably as hard as woodpecker lips. The ones I cast are water dropped 50/50 WW and soft lead.

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    tinhorn07062,

    NICE "wee piggy" & looks to be the right size for numerous hours on the BBQ pit.

    yours, tex

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    Eddie Southgate,

    IF the feral hogs are as numerous/destructive as they are here in TX, I cannot imagine than anyone in any jurisdiction would outlaw their being "thinned out".

    Here in TX, feral hogs can be taken 24/365 by "any otherwise lawful means", including shooting, poison, trapping, etc.

    ADDENDA: Fwiw, I know a farmer here in TX whose entire commercial crop of tomatoes (over 50 acres) was consumed/bespoiled/destroyed in just one night by feral hogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    Eddie Southgate,

    IF the feral hogs are as numerous/destructive as they are here in TX, I cannot imagine than anyone in any jurisdiction would outlaw their being "thinned out".

    Here in TX, feral hogs can be taken 24/365 by "any otherwise lawful means", including shooting, poison, trapping, etc.

    ADDENDA: Fwiw, I know a farmer here in TX whose entire commercial crop of tomatoes (over 50 acres) was consumed/bespoiled/destroyed in just one night by feral hogs.

    yours, tex
    Here in TN, it had the opposite effect when they opened it up to hunting. By all accounts, it looks like some hogs were moved to areas where there were no hogs. Now it looks like landowners are the only ones able to hunt them. I'm sure when they overrun the state all hunting methods will be opened up like TX, because there will be no one way to eradicate them so all methods will on the table.
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    Omega,

    It sounds like to me, as a part-owner of a family farm, that the people who voted to outlaw hog hunting in TN are "afflicted with lack of foresight".

    If your state government is as slow/clumsy to change laws as our TX government is, by the time that the law is changed, your State will have a completely untenable feral hog problem.

    just my OPINION, tex

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    I shot a 100 pound sow this morning. She is boned out for sausage making this week. Used a 6.5 Creedmoor with jacketed since that was all I had on me. Wish I could have gotten the other 8 or 9 with her. Danged things are a plaque.
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    None up here ATM or I'd be picking on them. Sure enough of them in the warmer southlands!

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