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#2513618 - 07/02/13 02:24 AM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
Mvill Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/24/13
Posts: 153
Loc: Texas
Great info

#2524623 - 07/30/13 12:08 AM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
emsemt911 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 04/23/06
Posts: 438
I had a guide in texas show me the same site in the first pic. I have not had a hog take a step when I do my part and shoot in that location.

In fact, I have printed that pic and hand it out to anyone who is willing to take it.

Edited by emsemt911 (07/30/13 12:09 AM)
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#2537729 - 08/29/13 05:25 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: emsemt911]
peterjc Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 04/04/01
Posts: 1657
Loc: Harrisburg, Pa. USA
I am completely jealous....I just wish we had some hogs here in Pennsylvania to shoot. I'd shoot em in the toe nails just so I'd keep havin em to shoot at. I swear I'm gonna make a trip to Texas or one of the other hog enriched southern states before I croak.
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#2537764 - 08/29/13 06:43 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
Ward H. Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/05/10
Posts: 778
Loc: The Oilfield (TX, LA, MS)
I saw my first dead hog as a little kid. I had wanted to shoot a hog more than anything, every chance I had to go to my uncles land in texas I went in hopes to shoot a hog but at the time there were not many. I finally saw one, dead, in the middle of the dirt camp road (obviously not road kill). We got out and inspected it, it was in a puddle of blood, I asked my uncle if there were tresspassers, he took a long pull from his 24 ounce beer and said something I will never ever ever forget "He probably did the central texas thing, saw it, shot it in the gut, let it run over to someone elses ranch to die and not worry about it"

Im a bit of a bragger myself so I like to shoot them DRT for photo opps to rub it in my friends faces that Im currently hunting and they are not.

to answer your question, I always go for the the head, if out of range, get in range, helps me hone my skills, or lack there of. Also I have killed them using almost every form of weaponry and unconventional tactic you could ever think of, sometimes on purpose and usually on accident. I may or may not KNOW A GUY that filled a small coffee can with washers and tannerite, removed the feeder after it dispatched the corn and set up a lonnnnng ways off.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane bud.
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#2546547 - 09/21/13 12:23 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
guess Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 4551
Loc: N.texas
I recently read an article on shot placement and caliber by a well known gun writer. WHAT AN IDIOT! it's obvious he hasn't shot near enough hogs and even more obvious that he has to have a guide holding his hand to find one at a feeder. To be fair I've met the guy so I know for sure he's an idiot!

That said I've taken lots of hunters on hog hunts both experienced and inexperienced. I usually suggest the shoulder. Bigger target,vitals and running gear taken away. However I prefer a head neck shot.

Over the years we have lost far more wounded hogs to body shots and far less wounded hogs to head shots.

No matter where you shoot them or what you shoot them with you are going to lose a few if you shoot at enough of them.

that's why we call them Hog Zombies!
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#2558257 - 10/18/13 12:40 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
SkyPup Offline

Registered: 09/14/11
Posts: 4452
Loc: Florida
In my experience, it is all about shot placement and if I do my part it does NOT matter if I am using a 5.56 or a 7.62.
I spend my money on dogs, horses, hunting, racing, women, and whiskey - the rest I waste.

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#2559097 - 10/20/13 01:31 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: SkyPup]
Chupathingy Offline
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 6834
Loc: not here
Originally Posted By: SkyPup
In my experience, it is all about shot placement and if I do my part it does NOT matter if I am using a 5.56 or a 7.62.


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#2637159 - 02/14/14 05:25 AM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
DWB Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 42
Loc: MS
this is good info we are starting to see an increase of these a couple miles from the house im afraid soon they will be here also

#2637841 - 02/15/14 09:59 AM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
JohninTX Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/14/14
Posts: 15
Loc: USA
totally agree with post #1 ... behind ear /neck area DRT!

see video ... 270 lbs hog subsonic 300 blk. 1050 fps 220 grain.

#2640222 - 02/18/14 04:51 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
Hammerhead Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/14/14
Posts: 1
Loc: TX
I'm 100% with the head shots. Usually about 20 yrds to the feeder. 22mag does a fine job of dropping them like a hammer. Fairly quiet too.

Edited by Hammerhead (02/18/14 04:52 PM)

#2647874 - 03/01/14 01:55 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
roger eagles Offline
New Member

Registered: 02/28/14
Posts: 9
Loc: estevan,saskatchewan,can.
Yup,ear Pork chops R saved We up here can not eat the stinky boars,o the fat is strong.I usually try the young sows How do you folks do it,r are the old boars left.

#2668146 - 04/05/14 10:08 AM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
wetduck Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/01/14
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas
unless they got good teefers the boars are left to ROT. tried once to eat the Back strap out of one, stunk the house up . head shot if i want it or thru the lung if it just need to go away.

#2670616 - 04/09/14 11:14 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
iShoot Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/07/14
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
Good info here. I think I'll try for more neck/ear shots next time.
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#2680123 - 05/05/14 10:41 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: iShoot]
Yellowhammer Offline

Registered: 02/07/02
Posts: 16689
Loc: Huntington, Texas
Here is a good example.

"The recreational value of a head of game is inverse to the artificiality of its origin"

"No prize is greater than the effort taken to acheive it"

- Aldo Leopold, The Father of Wildlife Management

#2681859 - 05/11/14 06:51 PM Re: Where to shoot a hog [Re: Yellowhammer]
Varminterror Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 03/23/12
Posts: 2904
Loc: Kansas
Quick question on this topic - since I've never taken hogs with a bow...

Would you recommend the same placement with an arrow as you would a bullet?
Conservationalist? I thought you said conversationalist!?!?!

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