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Old October 10, 1999, 11:55 PM   #1
The Mohican Sneak
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It appears I'll be going on my first wild hog hunt some time this weekend. A buddy has invited me along with him on the Oconee River, and I accepted.

I'm planning on taking it with my bow, and carrying Colt .45acp as my backup. (If I run out of ammo, I can throw it at them and no longer worry about it )

Any loads you recommend, or tips?

Any will be appreciated.

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Old October 11, 1999, 10:04 AM   #2
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Gold Dot penetrates pretty well. So does Black Talon; if you can't find any, Ranger SXT is the same stuff. Be advised that hogs hit perfectly (but not in the Central Nervous System) typically do NOT drop immediately-- they run into the thickest, roughest brambles they can find, go deep, and turn around.

It thus behooves the handgun hunter to wait for Porky to bleed out for 20 minutes or more before going into the bramble after him.

Dunno about archery techniques for pig-- am learning fast, though...

Good luck, and don't get tusked.

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Old October 11, 1999, 08:05 PM   #3
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Hey, good luck. Hope you get them with your bow. If not, drill them with a 230 grainer. Take a pic for us will ya?
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