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We were hunting in Albany, Texas. Albany is about 2.5 hours west/northwest of Dallas. As September 1st (opening day of dove season) was on a Monday this year, I wanted to get out of the city and the land owner wanted some hogs shot. My brother had never killed a pig before and I have shot a lot. Naturally, I gave my brother first crack.

We began by driving around in the landowner's crew cab Polaris Ranger. I will saw that those things are very capable and fun for what they are. Being a hot day, we would go around to the different water holes to scout for the swine. We spotted one on the banks of a tank (what are called ponds elsewhere) and my brother crawled up the dam for a shot. Initially, we thought he had missed as the hog got up and ran like he was not even hurt. My brother walked over to the spot where the pig was and found a good blood trail and the pig was about 50 yards further.

After pictures and the field dressing we drove around a bit more. I was content without shooting one, but would if a nice one presented itself. We approached another tank and saw one run off into the brush. I hopped out to stalk, but the guys in the Ranger alerted me to another, larger pig by the tank. I shot him from about 80 yards with my .375 H&H. He went down but was not out yet and if I shoot something, I like to end it as humanely as possible. I put another round in him, but the only shot he gave me was a frontal shot. My second went through his eye and still did not put him out completely, although it was probably just his dying quivers.

We had to drag him up from the edge of the water to do our after kill work, but the porker was over 350 pounds from our estimates. We then found a larger rubber belt from some oil field equipment to drag him out with the Ranger.


We also saw a little water snake the locals like to play with.

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Nice looking pigs Kid, nasty looking tusks, would not be good for man nor dog!
 
We have a lot of those snakes around here - looks like a garter snake, harmless and easily tamed.
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With what rifle and caliber was the first pig taken in the top pic??................A 375 for big piggys uh? I can relate!............Woo Hoo!! 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

With what rifle and caliber was the first pig taken in the top pic??................A 375 for big piggys uh? I can relate!............Woo Hoo!! 
 
That is my brother's.  I believe it is an M70 Winchester in .270 Weatherby, topped with 6x42 Leupold.
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very nice! i hope to find some hogs here in ohio
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Nice sized boar you shot there, Kid!  Hogs are some of the toughest animals as far as clinging to life after the shot I've seen for their size!  Thanks for sharing the story and pics!
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Did ya'll hunt The Nail?  Did your dad shoot anything?

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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Did ya'll hunt The Nail?  Did your dad shoot anything?

 
Yes, the Nail.  We were going to hunt dove there for Opening Day (yes, capitalized because it is a holiday to me), but did not see many dove and went to Brownwood to see fewer dove. 
 
My dad came out Sunday evening with "The Judge" and "Pig Killer."  They did not kill anything other than whiskey at RoyMac's. 
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How tall is your Gemsbok, looks really nice in your avatar pic.
 
 
Mind if I crop it and resize it for you?
 


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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

How tall is your Gemsbok, looks really nice in your avatar pic.
 
 
Mind if I crop it and resize it for you?
 
 
40" and change.  Thanks for the compliment.  Feel free, you know more about it than Ido.
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There ya go, I just replaced your avatar with the new version.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

There ya go, I just replaced your avatar with the new version.
 
Thanks, Creo!  I should have made my handle on here Sucarm.
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Thanks for the nice story and pics. That is a monster pig you shot!!
Your countryside looks a lot like some Karoo areas in South Africa.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Thanks for the nice story and pics. That is a monster pig you shot!!
Your countryside looks a lot like some Karoo areas in South Africa.
 
Thanks 8shots, I enjoy your posts as well.  It really is amazing how your country and my state share many similarities.  I saw parts of the Eastern Cape that reminded me of our Hill Country and far west Texas.  Limpopo reminded me of the thick south Texas brush.  A lot of our plants seem to be cousins also. 
 
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I'm glad both you guys are here at OT.  You both contribute some great hunting stories and pics that add a lot to this forum!Thunbs%20Up
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