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"Long Shot" Hog No.19
« on: August 18, 2015, 01:18:22 PM »
I was sitting down stairs in the air conditioned family room doing some work...When a grey object outside the patio door caught my attention?  It was a grizzled grey hog out for a stroll.  I froze as he looked through the glass door, but I was already planning my assault.  Soon as he waddled out of sight, I was off for the rifle and the upper deck.
Sneaking out onto the deck I carefully peeked over the edge of the deck.  Nothing?  I scanned all the usual spots, but came up empty.  Meantime, I whispered to the wife to go look out into the front yard from the up stairs window.  Moving to the very corner of the deck I cast a glance up along the side of the house.  Only to see the hog run from under the spruce trees back towards the house.  I figured he would be hauling tail down over the hill out front?  But lo and behold!  Here he comes inching along the corner of the house right towards me!  Well, the crosshairs locked onto the top of his head all of 5 yards away...Pop!
The hog just collapsed on the tie wall.  Here's a few photos:

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A big male Silverback....

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Off to the fox's dinner table....

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Well, it was not the kind of shot Diane would brag about in regards to distance.  But I know HaMer would give me the "thumbs up!"  :laf:   -I had the scope magnification turned all the way down to 6.5 X, and it was still blurry.  Thank goodness I did not hit the wife's flower pots!  She did give me strict instructions to remove said varmint from her flower bed or else another grizzled varmint would meet his demise?  She's such a kidder!

So there is the story of Hog No. 19 for the year.  Hope the back pastures are good to you all!

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 01:48:55 PM »
The jury is still deliberating as to weather or not to allow this to count as a legitimate kill.  That is based on the fact that 15 feet hardly seems legal, but some of us have testified that using a scope that is dialed in for 25 yards should allow for it to be counted.  I will keep working and keep you posted.

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 05:48:03 PM »
Riveting story!

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 09:10:00 PM »
Yes....very riveting  :thumb2:
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 09:35:46 PM »
   :bowingsmilie:      don't matter where or how, dudes makin meat...  I'm jealous as all get out, I've seen very few in my travels this summer and they've all been at least 250 miles from the house...   :iroll: :iroll:
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 04:12:22 AM »
Distance don't matter.  :nono: :nono:  All that matters is that you're out there making good ones outta the live ones Dave!!  :yoyo: :yoyo:
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 07:31:59 AM »
Fine looking specimen - looks like he's been feasting in the garden

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 12:51:03 PM »
Good story Dave.  Do you ever snap any pictures of the Red coming in for a snack?
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2015, 01:50:03 PM »
Thanks guys!

John, right now the vegetation is too thick to see the red fox.  But we know they are there.  We hear them barking and carrying on some nights down below.  The silver back I set out for them is gone. :laf:

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2015, 04:42:07 AM »
Close as that one was, you should have killed it with a fly swatter... :biggrin:
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2015, 06:30:44 PM »
Close as that one was, you should have killed it with a fly swatter... :biggrin:

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 03:50:26 PM »
Don't think I would want to square off against a surly chuck with just a fly swatter. :nono:

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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 06:49:25 PM »
Don't think I would want to square off against a surly chuck with just a fly swatter. :nono:

ya got that right... they don't call them ground grizzly's for their cute and cuddly nature...
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Re: "Long Shot" Hog No.19
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2015, 07:28:48 PM »
Way back in the day I have killed a couple whistle pigs with my trusty sling shot and some iron ore pellets. Ya got to hit them right or they just get real pissed off.
 
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He died for dipshits too.