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Bigfatts
February 6, 2012, 07:00 AM
Not a football guy myself so me and my brothers headed for the swamp. After a morning of decent squirrel hunting we headed out to a little honey hole and walked up on 8-10 of these rascals in a muck canal. I managed to bag these 3 after one sounded the alarm. They look tiny in the pics but were 20-25# each, the one in the middle bigger than the others. No mama. I know a big sow came out of this area a week ago and think these were her's. Used the Marlin 60 with Stingers, one shot each.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/bigfatts/7ef27465.jpg

Double Naught Spy
February 6, 2012, 07:41 AM
Much better than the Super Bowl!

PoorRichRichard
February 6, 2012, 03:56 PM
Freakin' nice!!! I much prefer your version pig-skin sportin'!!! I did not know you could get the little ones with a .22. Very encouraging*:D

kenny g
February 6, 2012, 04:11 PM
my tongue's about to slap my brains out thinking about young roasted porky pig with fried taters & onions. :D

Saltydog235
February 6, 2012, 04:52 PM
Good pigs = dead pigs. Congrats for getting rid of the vermin before they got big enough to do some damage.

Bigfatts
February 6, 2012, 06:00 PM
Freakin' nice!!! I much prefer your version pig-skin sportin'!!! I did not know you could get the little ones with a .22. Very encouraging*

Man, the Stingers did work. Spined one of them. Instant dead. Another through the vitals, made a mess and exited! One was a quartering shot that entered through the front and exited just behind the rib cage in it's right side. None moved more than five feet. I was actually surprised it worked so well. I shoot the Velocitors normally and wouldn't hesitate with those. But I traded my bolt gun for my brother's 60 when he grabbed the shotgun.

I can't wait to get these things cooked up in the next couple days. Might actually go buy a smoker now. Perfect size.

PoorRichRichard
February 8, 2012, 02:46 AM
Bigfatts- That's rad man! My uncle just gave me a nice old 60 (holds 18 in the tube!) and really nice old Savage Model 6 that holds 14 in the tube. Where is Lutz? I live in Southern California, and I'm always looking for new hunting buddies.

Bigfatts
February 8, 2012, 11:50 AM
Ah, that Marlin should serve you well. Next time I'll take my XXII, it's the only modern semi auto .22 I have and I don't want to beat my old ones to death with the high velocity stuff. I'll run the Velocitors through it and see how they compare to the Stingers. Going to try and nail the rest of the little ones we saw.

Lutz is in Florida, just N of Tampa. But hey, if you're ever out this way during hunting season hit me up, I'll take you out in the swamp. :D

PoorRichRichard
February 8, 2012, 04:24 PM
Will do. Get them pigs!

Bigfatts
February 8, 2012, 07:10 PM
Ok, from this:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/bigfatts/841daad0.jpg

To this:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/bigfatts/5cb43f6e.jpg

Let the mouth watering begin!

Bigfatts
February 8, 2012, 07:18 PM
And the appetizers:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/bigfatts/305fef77.jpg

PoorRichRichard
February 9, 2012, 02:55 PM
Mouth... watering...

Doyle
February 9, 2012, 03:48 PM
It seems to me you would have to be really careful cooking those little ones. They have so little fat on them that I would think they would dry out easily. I'd be tempted to cover them with bacon as a protectant.

Bigfatts
February 9, 2012, 04:07 PM
Doyle, I now have an idea for next time... They really didn't dry out at all. Smoked 'em low. They were tasty as all heck. Heck I say!

Deja vu
February 9, 2012, 09:33 PM
they look good, especially in the pot. I missed the super bowl too, but that was because of work... I would of gladly missed the game for those hogs!

Kreyzhorse
February 12, 2012, 07:36 PM
Damn.those look like excellent eating.