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Old March 15, 2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Life in the Wild: Boars versus Deer

http://video.repubblica.it/natura/ma...13?ref=HRESS-4

And, to make this gun-related and not a drive by:
what caliber would you use at this distance if you were holding a rifle and not a video camera?
I would use my AR with 7.62AK upper and red dot.
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Old March 15, 2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Yep, wild hogs do get a taste for fawns, i've seen them in action.

i would use my .50 caliber TC Black Diamond muzzleloader with its Minox Z 3, 3-9X 40 scope. The sabot would be a crush rib and the bullet a 270 grain .430 caliber hard cast. The powder charge=100 weighed grains of Black MZ.


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Old March 15, 2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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Old March 17, 2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:12 AM   #5
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Is that unusual for a boar to go after a fawn like that, one that isn't sick or injured -- chase it down, like a mountain lion would?? What about going after humans? I've read such conflicting statements, from wild pigs will run away every time (my experience, so far) and will charge only if they are cornered (or babies are nearby, or the boar is rutting)... to they are completely unpredictable.

On days I don't see the sounder I hike around without my gun; I mean, I don't want to be foolish, but I don't want to go overboard, either. After seeing this video, though, I'm having second thoughts about going around not heeled.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:05 AM   #6
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Is that unusual for a boar to go after a fawn like that, one that isn't sick or injured -- chase it down, like a mountain lion would??
It's not unusual in this area. i've found the remains of a few fawns that were killed by hogs. i've also seen big boar hogs chasing fawns on two occasions. Killed one of them.

Was sitting in a lawn chair watching a pond. A huge boar hog on the other side of the pond winded me and went nuts, grunting and tearing up the bushes. He then ran off over the dam. About 20-25 minutes later i heard something behind me, stood up and faced that direction very quickly. About 20 yards away stood that big hog. Was he curious, had he been previously wounded, or did he see me as supper? Who knows. i got into the nearby tree stand.

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Old March 17, 2013, 11:36 AM   #7
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Yeah, that does it. Keeping my .45 on me when I hike the open parts of my ranch. Thank you, thallub!
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Old March 17, 2013, 02:53 PM   #8
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Wild hogs are smart. They don't want any part of you unless there is a reason, then they will attack. They live to eat, drink, and breed. I have never heard of a healthy wild hog tracking down a human when they can fade away just as easily.
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Old March 17, 2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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Here in Europe they are also known for giving lambs a hard time.

My choice: my piggies rifle! Express sited FN Commercial 98 in 9.3 x 62 with 282gr RWS round nose...

Here piggie piggie piggie!
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