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THE hardest thing in shooting a hog is their........PERPETUAL MOVEMENT !!!! smilieangry.gifblink.gif

I hunt mostly at night so if we see an object that might be a hog, the first criteria is: IS IT MOVING ?

 

With "perpetual movement", the desired shot placement is very hard to accomplish. You have to really know you AND your rifle's ability/accuracy. ALSO try to stick with shooting at ONE hog until you think it's down then switch to another. If running,shoot/aim at nose....you might hit their body....they are really fast !!! Another problem with night hunting is all the 'smoke' from the 'smokeless' gun powder----it blocks your vision !!!

 

I do agree with the top choice being the HEAD SHOT. IMO just below and behind the ear for a side shot and just above the eyes for a straight on shot.

 

I used to use a .45-70 & could blow right through both shoulders taking the heart out in the process. It was a single shot and I hardly ever had shots at a single hog, usually at least 6 or more, thus switched to the AR/M4 carbine for super fast follow up shots....and a lot less recoil.

 

I now use an AR/M4 on ALL hogs, regardless of size. We usually get within 50yds. (we use electric carts to quietly ease up on hogs). I've found the M855 .223 ammo with the steel penetrator (instead of lead) punches right through them!!! I have also been pleased with the performance of Tula Ammo's 75gr. HP (I switched from a 1 in 9 rifle twist to a 1 in 7 to spin the heavier bullets faster/more accurately).

 

The other, but more costly, bullet is to reload the Barnes TSX (Triple Shock) in 62 or 70gr. for the .223. It is a solid bullet with precise mushroom/peal back with razor sharp edges. This is the best bullet but it's almost twice as expensive as traditional bullets to reload. The military M855 in 62gr. is inexpensive and usually always exits to give TWO holes to bleed from. smiley-leering-yellow.gif

 

Nothing like the smell of burnt gun powder....regardless of the 'situation' !!!! biggrin.gif

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Gives a whole new meaning to "drain the main vain" :biggrin: Going to Three Rivers in...... 11 days, 2 hours, and 22 minutes :):):) but who's keeping track?

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I know it is not as fun but I trap them and make good money. Here is my catch from friday night(26 total). $1,100 dollars I did not have. I have great luck with using the ear hole as my target.

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I know it is not as fun but I trap them and make good money. Here is my catch from friday night(26 total). $1,100 dollars I did not have. I have great luck with using the ear hole as my target.

 

 

Are you trapping them for removal from a property or do people buy them? That's a pretty good chunk of change <_<

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Are you trapping them for removal from a property or do people buy them? That's a pretty good chunk of change <_<

 

There are buyers scattered around and they give you so many cents per pound plus a trapping bonus per pig. They buy them in different weight categories(the heavier categories are more per pond and a bigger bonuses). I am fortunate to manage a great ranch and have 10 traps out at the moment. I feed my traps with cow cubes, so I can bait while on my cattle feed route. Way to handy and they really love that cow cake. Besides good money it helps keep them slightly under control. Never will beable to get them under control in my opinion. The buyer says they come get them from Fort Worth, then 80 to 90 percent goes overseas to places like Germany, Belguim, and etc. and the rest stay for domestic meat. They must pay a good price for them overseas I guess.

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Cool, thanks for the info! I don't think we'll ever get them under control either. There's just too many of them and their reproduction rate is incredible. Plus they become sexually mature so early that the sows are already having another litter by the time the last litter is sexually mature. I think that the only thing that would really work is a species or subspecies specific disease that kills them or leaves them sterile. But that can be dangerous because the disease can evolve, spreading to domestic pigs or even humans :rolleyes: I know we have a bunch of hogs on our property, so maybe I'll make a trap or two <_< <_<

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Cool, thanks for the info! I don't think we'll ever get them under control either. There's just too many of them and their reproduction rate is incredible. Plus they become sexually mature so early that the sows are already having another litter by the time the last litter is sexually mature. I think that the only thing that would really work is a species or subspecies specific disease that kills them or leaves them sterile. But that can be dangerous because the disease can evolve, spreading to domestic pigs or even humans :rolleyes: I know we have a bunch of hogs on our property, so maybe I'll make a trap or two <_<<_<

 

This list is almost 2 years old but it should be pretty accurate for some buyers in Texas.

Brian Beasley P O Box 385 Archer City Archer 940 631 4247

J M Self P O Box 42 Jourdanton Atascosa 210 854 2918

Bob Wisniewski 306 S Main Seymour Baylor 940 889 4737

David Scott 805 East Nevada Seymour Baylor 940/888-2295

Chad Lampman 109 CR 2196 Kopperl Bosque 254 775-4274

Rick Gower P O Box 125 West Columbia Brazoria 979 345 2333

Mike Stracener Route 5, Box 267 Caldwell Burleson 979/567-3152

Rusty Reed P O Box 254 Cross Plains Callahan 254 725 7363

C & L Hog Buyers 410 CR 3111 Jacksonville Cherokee 903 721 3113

Hog Wild 1270 Myers Road Henrietta Clay 940/538-5781

Widgy Brown P O Box 281 Petrolia Clay 940 733 1856

Frontier Meats Mary Kertcherside Box 427 Whiteface Cochran 806 525 4221

Wolf Creek Wild Hogs 5150 FM 2467 Wellington Collingsworth 806 256 2058

Kenny Long 3397 CR 123 Gainesville Cooke 940 727 1487

Doran Belknap 5200 FM 929 Gatesville Coryell 254 248 4848

Gaylon Tucker Wild Mans Wild Hogs 1018 CR 117 Paducah Cottle 806 492 3169

Randy Detwiler Southern Wild Game 3548 CR 206 Paducah Cottle 806 492 2754

James Hughes HCR 1 Box 38 Afton Dickens 806 790 0270

Circle V Ranch Center Southern Wild Game P. O. Box 701 Carrizo Springs Dimmit 830 876 5354

Alex McAnear P O Box 3 Clarendon Donley 806 874 2184

Joe Franks 1110 Conrad Hilton Cisco Eastland 254 442 2152

Johniece Hohman P O Box 1105 Rocksprings Edwards 830 683 7085

Jeffery Johnson 7446 FM 1181 Ennis Ellis 972 875 5955

Johnny Magin Route 1, Box 97 Stephenville Erath 254/968-8984

Gloria Nehring Buying Station 246 FM 1240 Marlin Falls 254 896 2843

Carl Ryser Wild Hog Buying Station 13508 E FM 1396 Windom Fannin 903 378 3398

Jerry Murdock Southern Wild Game 3506 E CR 36 Big Spring Fisher 432 399 4738

Leon Helm 604 W South 1st Roby Fisher 325 776 2122

Wilton Curry 3039 Bar Rd Rosenberg Fort Bend 281 803 0597

J & S Feral Swine P O Box 280 Mt Vernon Franklin 903 573 5785

Tommy Wadsworth P O Box 167 Justiceburg Garza 806 239 2669

Bud Carroll P. O. Box 274 Weesatche Goliad 361/564-2913

Yulius Carroll Goliad Station P O Box 274 Weesatche Goliad 361 564 2913

Roy Staton Statons Wild Hogs P. O. Box 1645 Gonzales Gonzales 830/672-6331

Bob Gillespie 600 East 14th St Quanah Hardeman 940 6635665

Leon and Benny Pruitt Southern Wild Game 109 E 14th Quanah Hardeman 940/839-7595

Ron Stanley Sr 12253 FM 421 Kountze Hardin 409 287 3726

Baker Wild Hog Buying 3737 Paint Creek Rd Stamford Haskell 325 773 3585

Kirk Strauch 454 HCR 3175 W Malone Hill 254 707 1105

Furguson Feral Swine Holding Facility 3424 CR 4725 Cumby Hopkins 903 994 2842

Harold Petrea Rt. 1, Box 107 Dike Hopkins 903/945-2548

Danny Christenberry 2774 CR 3385 Saltillo Hopkins 903 866 8659

Jerry Murdock - Big Spring 3506 E CR 36 Big Spring Howard 432 399 4738

Steve Blankenship Wild Hog Pen 2711 FM 36N Farmersville Hunt 903 776 2004

4B Ranch Feral Swine Pen 10603 FM 1565 Terrell Hunt 972 345 3688

Live Wild Hogs (BelTX) P O Box 362 Jermyn Jack 940 342 2101

Casey Brown PO Box 331 Premont Jim Wells 361 701 4251

John Disbro P O Box 578 Premont Jim Wells 361/348-9920

Bill Guernsey Southern Wild Game - Country 732 17th Street Anson Jones 325 823 4071

Brandi Richardson 2702 CR 484 Anson Jones 325 370 4191

Hog House Scales - Sky Brightwell Frontier Meats P O Box 212 Jayton Kent 806 237 2243

Payton Tankersley P O Box 32 Knox City Knox 940 256 8288

Wesley Holmes P O Box 181 Knox City Knox 940 256 2376

Wesley Holmes P O Box 181 Knox City Knox 940 657 4186

Mike Leopold Route 4 Box 30A Hallettsville Lavaca 361/798-2932

Steve Tumlinson Drawer 129 Dime Box Lee 409/884-0277

BRB Wild Hog Company 5343 FM 811 8E Centerville Leon 903/536-2008

Langeley Buying Station Feral Swine Buying Station 2294 CR 121 Centerville Leon 903 536 2619

Bar R Wild Hogs Randall Wiggins P O Box 706 Normangee Leon 936 348 0033

Skipper Dodson CR 398 Groesbeck Limestone 254/747-0933

Danny Garcia HCR 70, Box 5070 Three Rivers Live Oak 512/786-3141

Donop Ranch Gary & Belinda Donop 2246 Art Hedwigs Hill Rd Mason Mason 325 347 6141

Lex Lehmberg 1768 RR 1871 Mason Mason 325 347 2200

Greg Johnston P O Box 591 Tilden McMullen 361 374 3785

Southern Wild Game, Inc. P. O. Box 1140 Devine Medina/Frio 830/663-2891

Rocking W Wild Hogs P O Box 244 Gause Milam 979 574 5170

Wade Robinson 22733 FM149 Montgomery Montgomery 936/851-2660

Wade Cobb Rt. 3, Box 3005-1 Naples Morris 903/897-5812

Mike Breaux 8570 Camp Tonkawa Road Garrison Nacogdoches 936/347-3542

S & S Meats 698 Ledbetter Rd Mineral Wells Palo Pinto 940 682 5258

G & G Wildlife P O Box 862 Mineral Wells Parker 940 328 4781

Texas S Ranch Merle Smith 1633 CR 1345 Clarksville Red River 903 427 2110

Michael Bien Pens Frontier Meats - Ft Worth Bell Acres #2 Pecos Reeves 214 952 7358

Virginia Myers 701 Kelly Rd Refugio Refugio 361/526-4084

The Hog Pen Danny Tarver P. O. Box 98 Wheelock Robertson 979/828-3069

J. W. Tennison 1814 Aspin Henderson Rusk 903/657-3627

Bruce McLemore Route 3 Box 5550 CR 220 San Augustine San Augustine 936 275 7414

Dale Perry Southern Wild Game 801 Valley Springs Road Cherokee San Saba 325/622-4456

Brian Hinton 8066 Hwy 7 East Joaquin Shelby 936 269 3456

Bill Gholson Frontier Wild Game P O Box 336 Aspermont Stonewall 940/989-2902

Robert E Richardson Southern Wild Game 1721 CR 315 Aspermont Stonewall 325 669 0141

Justin Frizzell P O Box 82 Carlsbad Tom Green 325 277 4676

Forrest Moore 8604 A Elroy Rd Del Valley Travis 512 563 0582

Maurice Chambers P. O. Box 479 Sabinal Uvalde 210/363-4252

Daniel Wittig 219 CR 107 Wharton Wharton 979 531 9137

Tom Womack P O Box 27 Kamay Wichita 940 636 3917

Leon Moody 167 County Rd. 1856 Chico Wise 940/644-2368

Corky Moody 299 Cr 3678 Paradise Wise 817 296 1541

Bill Hasting 278 PR 3501 Runaway Bay Wise 940 626 9238

Billy Smith Southern Wild Game 544 CR 3190 Quitman Wood 903 520 7751

Ronnie Herring Southern Wild Game P. O. Box 53 Newcastle Young 940/873-4317

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Wow, thanks! I appreciate that.

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