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Finally found a decent pig at the new lease.  The rifle is the .300 Whisper, AAC 762 SD suppressor, still have the Nitrex TR2 3-15x50 with a red KillLight attached to it.  I replaced the stock with a Choate folding model for now for ease of casing/packing, and it doesn't seem to cause any significant problems with head placement/cheek weld or accuracy up to this point. 
 
I intended to shoot the ear canal per RC's recommendation, but the leg of my feeder was covering it, so I went with the intersection of the eye and ear with a Corbon 220gr subsonic.  It worked out well this time (no seizure), and he dropped like a rock onto his side with his belly facing me.  For good measure, I shot him again in the throat, and the bullet exited the top of his neck about 6 inches behind the ears.  This exit wound was elliptical and bled heavily.  My limited personal experience continues to show this elongated exit wound pattern when there's enough tissue/mass to give the bullet time to yaw.  I'd love to see some good data on how consistently they'll do this and at what depth. 
 
Someone recommended a specific liquid attractant that I bought and mixed with corn about 4 days prior to this, and I had a significant increase in activity on my camera, including more visits from this guy, so I think I'll try it some more and see if it gives me more shot opportunities.  It's a little pricey, so if any of you guys know a cheap, effective, and easy attractant, I'd be interested. 
 
Getting this guy in the pickup by myself was interesting and not very graceful.  I ended up covered in various substances, smelling as bad as he did, and and looking like an extra from Deliverance.  I was glad there were no witnesses.  Suggestions on how to do this better next time? 
 
Found a website for a place called Outlaw State Bullets that makes bullets that are supposed to expand well in subsonic loads.  Anybody know anything about them?
 
 
 
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nice hog,  as far as loading him... you eat them? or just dispose of them?
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Very nice, congratulations on the rifle and the hog.
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you could make a simple hoist with a couple 2x4's and a cross member, with a pulley on the cross, should be quite a bit easier to do it solo... if you get a block pulley even more so.
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That size, I dispose of.  Smaller, I eat.
 
I think something with pulleys would be good if it'll fit in the bed when it's not in use.  I'm in an apt, so I can't really do much as far as putting something together.  I've heard they make that kind of setup that fits onto the trailer hitch.  Anybody have any experience with that?
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Id run down to a local welding/fabricating shop and ask them about making you a post that does attach in your trailer hitch, then get you a small hand crank, like used to hoist a boat onto a trailer, and attach it to the top of the post with a pulley, use that to crank them big ones up and push into the truck.  You'd probably be able to have one made and buy the other things for about $100 or so.
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what svt describes... i've seen one for sale at a certain national chain for about 200$ as i recall.  it's a simple squared "S" with a diagonal cross in both of the bends for stability. 

but it's just 1.5" box steel tube welded together with a pulley and a crank attached.  if you know someone who welds, you could probably buy the steel cut to your lengths for 25-30$.

or, if you find one that's sold and take a picture of it, like svt said, i'd bet you could find a fab shop that would custom you one cheaper.
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Attractant:

Mix 50 pounds of corn and a 6-pack of really cheap beer, let it "age" in an ammo box or a bucket for a few days, then bury lightly in a shallow hole.

Pigs love to root and will spend hours rooting up every soggy, stinky kernel of corn.

Another option (as per another member): use an ammo can or a 50-gallon drum, same corn/beer mix.  Drill holes in the container, stake it to the ground,  fill it with beer/corn mix.  Pigs will spend hours rolling the contain around to get a few kernels at a time.

On the best place to put the round: a pig's brain ain't huge, and instant incapacitation involves putting the bullet in a place that shuts down the brain instantly.
There is no one target area that works great each time. (Quartering away, in the ear usually works well.  Quartering toward, in the eye works.  Broadside, between eye and ear or in either.)


Nice pig, nice rifle.


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Thanks, I'll check on the hoist.  I'm sure somebody in Spring or Houston could put something together like that for me.   I don't think that hog weighed over 170 or so based on some others I've had on scales, but they're hard to maneuver even at that size, and I'm hoping to run across something a little bigger at some point, so something like that might come in handy.

I'll try the corn/beer mix and see how that works out.  Maybe they'll be easier to shoot if they're a little tipsy...........
 
Thanks for the info, guys.
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Another option (as per another member): use an ammo can or a 50-gallon drum, same corn/beer mix.  Drill holes in the container, stake it to the ground,  fill it with beer/corn mix.  Pigs will spend hours rolling the contain around to get a few kernels at a time.


I know a few humans I think would do the same thing.
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Originally posted by penguin6 penguin6 wrote:

Thanks, I'll check on the hoist.  I'm sure somebody in Spring or Houston could put something together like that for me.   I don't think that hog weighed over 170 or so based on some others I've had on scales, but they're hard to maneuver even at that size, and I'm hoping to run across something a little bigger at some point, so something like that might come in handy.

I'll try the corn/beer mix and see how that works out.  Maybe they'll be easier to shoot if they're a little tipsy...........
 
Thanks for the info, guys.

WHere are you hunting?

Was he covered in fleas?
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Current lease is around Plum Grove/Splendora area, maybe 10 miles off 59. 

I didn't notice any fleas, but I didn't look specifically for them.  There were none on the surface when I was taking pictures, and none when I was looking closely at entrance and exit wounds.  Is there a problem with them this year?
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What Rancid Coolaid said about the bait is spot on.  The only thing I add to my mix is cherry jello packets....about 2-3.  It really holds them in the area.  I have tried several different mixes, the the base is always a five gallon bucket of corn and a six pack of the cheapest beer on the planet.  The fruity jello seems to be a bit of a bonus.  I also use a hog in heat attractant with slightly buried bait as well.  I find that you have to get the bait in about 12-24 hours prior to your planned hunt and put up the hog in heat on a tampon applicator early on the morning of the hunt. 

My buddy and I have used this method very successfully on the property that we hunt.  He has shot a 225 pound boar right at dusk, we then waited an hour and a 300 pounder showed up.  I got him.  What we were amazed with was that the hog in heat attractant brought the first boar into the area, then the sour corn bait held him there.  The second boar came in expecting to challenge the first boar, but couldn't find him, then discovered the bait and held him for a bit as well.  This has scenario has happened several times for us using this method.  This combo my not work everywhere, but it sure does work in southwest Oklahoma! 

If I am not breaking any rules, the website for the attractant is Texas Boars.  That Hog-in-Heat is absolutely money!  Don't get any on you or you won't be let in the house for 4-6 weeks!!Butt Kick 

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I'll give that a shot.  Thanks. 
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