300 lb Behemoth Boar, 1 Sow, and 4 more Boars

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  1. Brian Shaffer

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

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    I headed down to Bosque County, Texas, this week for some predator and hog hunting. Little did I know it was going to turn out like it did.

    I tried calling coyotes for a while with no luck in an area the landowner had said that he heard them behind his cattle pens. No joy. So I headed down to the oats field. On arriving, I spied one hog in the field and after I got over the fence, there were three. The only problem was that I had to circle around to in order to get in a safe direction of fire.

    Several cool/bizarre things happened during the hunt, the most beneficial being that for 7 minutes, hogs remained in the field or kept coming into the field despite my limited shooting. Next, I almost got a twofer. The front hog of that pair just did not want to die. It was really weird.

    I had no idea how large the hogs were that I was shooting as they were mostly hidden in the oats. The big boar was a real surprise when I found him. He is the largest boar I have taken by myself and the 2nd largest I have take, the other being a 322 lb boar taken on this same property, 2 or 3 years ago.

    The hunt was the easy part. I moved several times while hunting and lost situational context for what hogs were down where or in what direction. I searched for 2 hours and only found 3. I figured 2 more were in the field and 1 in the trees (bottom land). Apparently, all three of the others were out in the field, one close to where I found the 2 boars. In the oats, it is so high that thermal is useless if you are more than 10 feet away and so I walked transects with my headlamp, looking for 'craters' in the oats where the hogs and gone down and done their curly shuffle. That is how I found the three I found. I also found several places animals had bedded down previously and places where we had killed hogs the previous week. Fortunately, the landowner came in with his tractor and a map to the hogs I found and solicited help from the Turkey Buzzard Preservation Society to locate the others.

     
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  2. Whosure

    Whosure LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Awesome hunt Brian!
     
  3. der Teufel

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    Wow! Some dang big hogs there.
    Nice work getting into position, glad the hogs cooperated a little.

    Keep After 'Em!
     
  4. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    300lbs is a Big Hog!
     
  5. Brian Shaffer

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

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    Yeah, I was pretty surprised when I came up on him as to how big he was. Seeing them in the oats, largely hidden, I had no idea how big they were other than adult-sized, but he was really big. I like it when the pigs make me look small. :D
     
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  6. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    That was an awesome hunt!
     
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    You scored big time on this hunt! Amazing, when the 200 lbs. hogs end up being ho-hum after locating that bruiser. He definitely would've had a headache before the kill shot. Congrats on each of those suckers.
     
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    Solid work on those buisers. Really surprised that Grendel handled them so well :D
     
  9. Homebrewer

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    Great video action Brian. Enjoyed the forward flip kill shot, and what a whopper of a big boar down.
    Congrats on your hunt!
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Great shooting!
     
  11. Wildfowler

    Wildfowler Mis'sippi SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Awesome work. You’ve got a lot more patience and perseverance than I do, I would’ve easily burn through 3/4 of a magazine on that hunt.
     
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    Good stuff.
     
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    Big 'un, kudos!
     
  14. Jethro

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    Very nice video, great hunt. I really like the professionalism of your videos.

    Not to mention, some really nice boars there.
     
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    Awesome video, great shooting!
     
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    Great video as usual. Great shooting too
     
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  17. Jake

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    Cool hunt, gotta love those oats!
     
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  18. gshock

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    Good hogs down!! That 300lb boar is a beast!
     
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