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  1. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I hunt this property that has this large petroleum well pad just about in the middle of it North-to-South. There is this really noisy natural gas compressor that runs constantly and makes a LOT of noise. From this pad and the little knoll right next to it, I can see about 80% of the property and actually hunt about 50%. The compressor is a mixed bag, however. The noise covers the sound of me walking back and forth across the well pad to scan different areas of the property, but it also keeps me from hearing hog noises.

    Thursday night, I had a sounder come in that I spotted during my regular circuit. I managed to shoot 7 or 8 (?) hogs, recover 5, collect most of them in my truck and was driving the carcasses to the bone yard when I spied another sounder at the other end of the property. They were apparently oblivious to all my activity or the sounds of me driving around, I think, large because of the constant droning of the compressor. I managed to shoot 6(?) here and recover 5.

    So not a bad night. I would like to have recovered more. I know two made it off the property. I figure there are 1 or 2 more piglets that are just plain hidden in the brush that even the buzzards had not found (yet).

     
  2. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice Shootin'

    Lotsa lead flying,
    Lotsa hogs dying.

    A very productive night!
    Keep After 'Em!
     
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  3. Ratdog68

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    Embrace the compressor noise, it seems to produce for you and your game. Nice killin', and a very happy land owner the next day, I'm sure.
     
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    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Good shooting on the runners! And a nice mess of hogs.
     
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  5. gshock

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    Good haul of hogs down!!
     
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    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    Good stuff Brian, kudos.
     
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  7. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice night Brian.
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Gaw dang! Nice shooting!
     
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  9. lonepunman

    lonepunman LSB Active Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Gud Gawd, that’s a lotta work to track, drag and stack them up for the photo. You need to get an intern from TPWD.

    By now, we would have just taken your word for it....

    A few of Lot’s wives didn’t make it to the thicket.

    How often are you alerted to the presence of hogs audibly before visually?
     
  10. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    No sir. On this location, there is a very LOUD natural gas compressor that runs 24/7. It is on a well pad in the central portion of the property where I hang out because it gives me such good views of the overall property. So generally, I don't hear squat and squat doesn't hear me...until I get well away from the compressor area.

    The hogs are supposed to be removed from the field. So stacking them was just for the trophy pic. I had to get them anyway.
     

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