View Full Version : Some Hogs I Have Taken In The Last Month

June 17, 2009, 06:51 PM
I keep alternating between my normal AR's and my LR308. I now use the 308 almost exclusively, it really gets the job done fast. I have a YHM can on order for it. If I use my normal AR's I only use M855 penetrator rounds, they really work well.





Yall asked about what method we use to hunt them at night. Here is a pic of one of our setups, its just cheap Walmart landscape lights that are solar powered. I upgrade the batteries to Energizer rechargeable, and it works really well. Works as good as those real expensive systems.


We do have nightvision as well, notice the PVS 14 on this rifle.


June 17, 2009, 07:08 PM
Mmmmm. Pork chops!

Nice hogs. I'm jealous.

June 17, 2009, 07:23 PM
Good shooting!
Makes me want to crank up the smoker with some mesquite wood.

Is that a silencer on the rifle in the first photo?

B. Lahey
June 17, 2009, 07:36 PM
Man, that's quite a bit of pork!

Wish I had that much pork in my freezer. My neighborhood would smell like delicious woodsmoke and pig 24/7.

June 17, 2009, 07:53 PM
Yes, the can is on order now. That cans a close friend of mines that is a class 3 dealer, he brought it for me to demo. I have placed my order and am waiting on the stamp to come in.

June 18, 2009, 05:32 AM
Great job there bigD, I noticed they are night time shoots. Are y'all using a spotlight , or night vision aid?

June 18, 2009, 05:58 AM
Looks like tons of fun, we don't have them here in VA but I have been to Tenn to hunt them a couple of times. Great table fair to go along with a great time. Keep those pick's coming!

Double Naught Spy
June 18, 2009, 06:08 AM
I like the ghost hog!

June 18, 2009, 08:53 AM
"Ghost Pig"

I have posted that pic on several hog forums and thats the first albino boar they have seen. He was a real albino with red eyes :eek:.

June 18, 2009, 03:33 PM
That's a real sweet set-up. Are the lights motion actvated or the ones that just come on at night? I know that Wal-Mart sells both types pretty cheap. Looks like the "Ghost Pig" is really a ghost now.Thanx a lot for your post and pics... I am taking notes.

June 18, 2009, 04:26 PM
They are the kind that stay on all night. They have never ever spooked the hogs, they pay them no mind at all. You can buy them at walmart in 2 packs for 20 dollars. So 10 a light is cheap enough. I like the metal lights like this at lowes a little better, but they are 30 each. I have my feeder set to go off right before dark, if it goes off during the day the birds eat most of it.

June 18, 2009, 04:55 PM
Nice a** hogs

June 18, 2009, 05:56 PM
Nice work, some good lookin pigs. :D
I never have hunted them myself but have always wanted to.
thanks for showing your harvest,
good luck against those commie swine! lol

June 18, 2009, 07:45 PM
Commie Swine!!! LOL Thats great!! I will be hitting those commies again this Saturday night. They are invading like the red army. I do my part :D

June 20, 2009, 06:01 PM
I really like your set up. How late at night are these things showing up?

June 20, 2009, 06:08 PM
I always hear people saying how bad it is to live in a place over run by pigs but it sounds like alot of fun and good eatin to me!!

June 21, 2009, 11:43 AM
They usually show up right before dark. The really big boars seem to wait until midnight or later to show up though.

June 21, 2009, 09:56 PM
My selfish side wishes we had them that thick up here.

June 22, 2009, 06:40 PM
Thanx there D.S. I have quite a few piggies on my place as well. I have had limited sucess at night with the compound, and a home made hog light. I have always believed the old wives tail about permenant lights scaring them away, but after seeing your set up, i dont believe it anymore. I may have to rig up a set or two like yours.I even rigged a tac-light to my scout rifle for night time hog hunts but have to get pretty close to them as well, and play the wind just like with the bow. I guess i have'nt been staying out late enough to catch the really big ones. I really appreciate your posting this thread as it has got my gears spinning.:D

June 22, 2009, 07:10 PM
We have no piggies here, I wish we did, just wish we could have em without the damage.

June 22, 2009, 08:55 PM

Yea I heard all of those rumors about the lights as well. The only truth to any of it I have seen is if you spotlight them its better to use a red light. In my observations I have noticed constant light doesn't bother them, but white spotlights seem to. I shot one with my IR illuminator this weekend that only I could see through my PVS14, he stopped and looked at me. That was very weird that he seemed to have seen the infrared. I will get this weekends pics up tonite or tomorrow. I would just use some of those cheap lights like mine, in a few days they will pay them no mind at all.

June 22, 2009, 09:02 PM
This is this weekends boars we took. One was pretty big over 250 pounds, the other was around 200 pounds but had alot of European in him.




Tex S
June 23, 2009, 12:20 AM
Good shootin.

We like to take the pigs we shoot and leave them in a cooler with salt and ice (pig, layer ice, layer salt, layer ice, layer salt, repeat until cooler is full). The next day we drain the water and it is totally red with blood. Gets all the gamey taste out. You should try it. I was skeptical at first, but it works great. Everybody I know that has tried it swears by it.

June 25, 2009, 10:12 AM
Awesome!! I will try that for sure, that sounds like a great way to get that gamey taste out of them. Thanks

June 25, 2009, 11:45 AM
We like to take the pigs we shoot and leave them in a cooler with salt and ice (pig, layer ice, layer salt, layer ice, layer salt, repeat until cooler is full). The next day we drain the water and it is totally red with blood. Gets all the gamey taste out. You should try it. I was skeptical at first, but it works great. Everybody I know that has tried it swears by it.
Do you gut them first?

June 25, 2009, 02:12 PM
ilbob, Yes the hog will be gutted and skinned and sections are put in coolers... I don't use salt, just ice. A little ice on bottom, place meat but not so you are short on space for ice. Top with ice. Drain each morning and re-ice for 3-5 days them butcher sections and freeze. That is my routine anywho...

Big Ugly Tall Texan
June 25, 2009, 02:30 PM
More than 25 years ago, I used to hunt feral pigs with a .44 magnum single action. It is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Please note I said "pigs" not hogs. Anything more than about 60 or 70 pounds, I left them alone. They were too tough, too big to carry out of the river bottom and bit back too hard.

Looks like you had a good hunt.

I used to know a family that lived back in the woods that would take dogs and catch the pigs alive, then pen raise them for some of the best pork you could ask for.

June 25, 2009, 02:40 PM
I used to know a family that lived back in the woods that would take dogs and catch the pigs alive, then pen raise them for some of the best pork you could ask for.
That, my friend, is what I consider the most fun I can have with my clothes on although they will be wet, muddy and briar torn by the time we get to the hog and dogs to "toss and tie" the hog...

Big Ugly Tall Texan
June 29, 2009, 11:58 AM
When I was a kid we had a Catahoula hog dog named Helen. She was some good at working cattle or hogs and at chasing whitetailed deer. She was also a very good watch dog and wonderful for kids.

This link explains about Catahoula curs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catahoula_Leopard_Dog

Helen was "leopard" colored with what we termed "glass eyes". Her eyes were so light blue they looked clear.

We had about a 300-pound sow that got out of the pen with some of her pigs. While we were trying to get her back in, she tried to attack my father.

Helen came running at about a 90-degree angle to the path of that hog. She grabbed the hog by the snout and threw her body around, rolling that sow to the ground. The sow got up and tried to attack my father and Helen knocked her down again. After that, the sow went back into the pen along with her pigs.

I've always loved Catahoula curs and Redbone hounds. We have also had some pretty good Walkers, Blueticks and Black and Tans.

When Texas outlawed hunting deer with dogs, I pretty much quit hunting.

June 29, 2009, 12:33 PM
I've owned and hunted behind some good catahoulas.
I have also had good luck with the black mouth curr dogs too. I don't hunt hogs with hounds though.

lt dan
July 1, 2009, 01:10 PM
since i became part of the firing line i have seen a lot about american hog hunting. didnt even know about it until a year ago. but now it kind of grew into dream to hunt the hogs of america. here is a couple i shot locally.

July 1, 2009, 01:20 PM
LT Dan

Those are awesome!!!! Worthogs I presume, I want hunt them very badly. Maybe sometime I can get down there and join you, I try to take a big hunting trip every other year. Those are awesome looking creatures.

Maybe we can trade sometime, a Texas hog hunt for a S African Hunt!!

lt dan
July 2, 2009, 02:50 AM
dallas-shooting, be very careful with statements like that you might find yourself in africa sooner than you think(lol). i had a member of the firing line here in the beginning of march 09. read the thread in this forum under the topic "FIRINGLINE member hunts s-africa".

i think you will be amazed at the prices.

anyway, i would like to hunt hogs in america, i read up on american guns and hunting as much as possible. the american hunter we had over her brought me a couple of USA rifle and hunting magazines and i red every letter.

we seem to have more or less the same problem with pigs multiplying. where i live now i also grew up and only left for a couple of years when i joined the army. however there were never wart-hogs in our region. not only are they now in this area but there numbers are so abundant that they are a pest. the local farmers are very pleased if you come and hunt wart-hogs on their farms. apparently local nature conservation are investigating the problem, and it seems the hogs are going to be declared a problem animal. this status will allow farm owners to kill hogs with any means possible at any time of day.

for us hunters it simply mean that we can hunt with a spotlight and dont need hunting permits. but for the land owners it is the green light to allow hunters lawfully on their property. in other words this means one thing: we are going to hunt even more than usual.

so just say the word and we get you a hunting deal.

July 2, 2009, 05:28 AM
you guys are so lucky to still be able to shoot semi auto's!
I miss them dearly her in Australia since they have been outlawed.
Being only able to hunt with bolt actions here does tend to take some of the fun out of it!:)

July 3, 2009, 11:58 AM
Double Tap on accident!

July 3, 2009, 12:00 PM
LT Dan

That sounds great, when things slow down I would LOVE to book a trip to S Africa. I have always dreamed of hunting there, would be the ultimate!!!

July 6, 2009, 06:47 PM
dallas shooting, those hogs are very nice, but you should post more pics of your lady friend...now THOSE are pics worth seeing....notice my green with envy grin: :D

July 7, 2009, 11:00 AM
LOL Scrap500. Where did you see those? Arfcom?:D

July 7, 2009, 12:37 PM
I wanna see too ! :D

July 8, 2009, 11:15 PM
dallas, yes, I believe so...those guys all had some pretty snarky posts until you put that pic up, then they all slunked away with their tales b/t their legs, lol...

July 9, 2009, 04:16 PM
LOL!!!! Yeah I remember that now, that was funny. We will be married in 2 months, when I am at a computer with pics on it I will post them here. :D

July 10, 2009, 12:39 PM
Awesome, good for you, congrats! I just got married last August, and if there is one thing I have learned, it is this:

Those men who tell you things will change probably got married too early in the relationship. If you have been together for a while (at least 3 - 4 years), then you know what you are getting into. If not, then get ready for a surprise!

Dallas Jack
July 13, 2009, 04:58 AM
dallas-shooting, what is your connection with Dallas Shooting Supplies? I live just about a mile or so from the intersection of I30 and 635 and I would rather pick up in person. I need some of the Magpul mags.

Oh yea, very nice hogs. Keep it up there are to many here.
Dallas Jack

July 13, 2009, 11:39 AM
Dallas Jack,

I own DSS, that would be great. Let me know what you need and I will fix you up. Thanks Morgan

July 13, 2009, 12:04 PM
Looks like fun hunting, but you can keep them. Between ground hogs, coons, and deer I have to put 7 strands of electric fence around my garden. Don't need anything else trying to eat my stuff.

July 13, 2009, 01:08 PM
Nice hogs!