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The Madness Begins

Tomorrow morning, youth hunters and honorably discharged veterans can have at it with any firearm.  Vets have to be on private land.  Flailed around all afternoon getting my chit together.  Will be in a box blind watching three lanes.  75, 150, and the main window out to 350.  Packing my "Precious".  Browning X Bolt All Weather left-hand.  2015 Shot Show gun.  140 Berger Elite Hunter loaded by Copper Creek in the tube.  We have been overwhelmed down here with the feral hog plague.  Pretty depressing when you check trail cams.  Would not mind some fresh venison, but kind of hoping I get the opportunity to lay some fresh pork out on the buffet for the coyotes and buzzards. 
If you have the shot, take it.

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Reply #1
Maybe you can get one of each!!!

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Reply #2
is the feral hogs not good to eat sportacus...
Grant

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Reply #3
I hunted them a few years back in Texas.  they don't taste like the
pork you buy in the store.  They are a lot leaner, not feed in a inclosed pen.
A lot of people love them.  Some grind up the meat and put into sausage
with other ingredients. I liked the chops.
A whole lot of fun to shoot.  8)
This was my first one of the day. I took the picture cause it was the only brown
one I shot. My buddies said it look like a dog from a distance.
Good luck sportacus, get one of each..
And yes thats a Savage...

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that's a good looking rifle Gregg... ugly ass hog but a good looking rifle...   I always figured you were a closet savage guy... :) :)
Grant

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Some people eat them. We ate a lot of them when I was a kid. Would consider cleaning a young one for the freezer when the weather is cold.  My friend Jim has shot/trapped killed around 90 since July.  He got a threefer a couple days.  We have watched the videos and are scheming to do the Tannerite in a corn pile next summer.  If a were a younger man, would buy one of the Boar Buster trap systems and contract out. 
If you have the shot, take it.

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Did not pull the trigger but still a good day.  Saw a total of 6 does/yearlings/fawns.  The chum was at the 300 yard mark so I got plenty of practice on my hold/aiming technique.  Nephew killed a nice buck on his lease.  6.5 CM of course. Lots of the youth hunters, boys and girls were successful.  That makes me very happy. 
If you have the shot, take it.

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Reply #7
If we had feral hogs up here I'd get nothing done all winter.
Dave

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Reply #8
If we had feral hogs up here I'd get nothing done all winter.

My nephew and his wife teach in Grand Forks. Prior to that
they were at the university in Georgia. Being in the frozen
region, they miss that hog killin' in the south. Where they
hunt, it gets personal. Marlin .444 lever gun is the tool of
choice with a .41 Mag backup. He says the stink of the dead
hogs left to rot can be overwhelming. Always carry a bottle
of Vicks !!
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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My nephew and his wife teach in Grand Forks. Prior to that
they were at the university in Georgia. Being in the frozen
region, they miss that hog killin' in the south. Where they
hunt, it gets personal. Marlin .444 lever gun is the tool of
choice with a .41 Mag backup. He says the stink of the dead
hogs left to rot can be overwhelming. Always carry a bottle't
of Vicks !!
fuj,
They don't lay around long enough to start stinking where I am located.  Coyotes and black vultures clean it up pretty quick.  We have several spots where we drag them to get them away from the stands.  Some day, archaeologists doing a dig will wonder, what the hell happened here. 
If you have the shot, take it.