310 lb Boar, 190 Yards, Good Finish To The Night

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  1. Brian Shaffer

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

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    I had hunted earlier in the evening with some luck in downing hogs, but had trouble finding them in the wheat. I had only found 2 and was going home rather dejected. I cruised by my other properties and saw no more hogs until I got to the last place I was going to check, a piece of land on which I let my neighbor run cattle. He had complained to me about coyotes (one calf killed) and so I was hoping to finish off the night with a coyote. So I get out at the gate and scanned. I see a bunch of cattle off to my right and one bedded lone calf at the back of the property. My first thought was that is how calves can get attacked. Then I watched the calf take a couple of steps and realized it was a good-sized hog.

    I crossed about half the distance to it and got set up. I could see it was a very large hog and I saw no reason to get any closer to it than I already was. I did a rough stadiametric range assessment using my crosshairs and figure he was within my effective shooting range with no holdover needed. I figured I would shoot it and if it ran, I had a lot of open field to pick it off, if needed. He actually moseyed my way a little bit and I let him close the distance. Wind was in my favor and I was in no rush, but he stopped and presented a decent target and so I took the shot.

    The shot hit behind the head and apparently spined him. I forgot to mention in the video that a finishing shot was needed, but at that point, he was a quadriplegic in respiratory distress. The Speer TNT did not exit.

     
  2. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Awesome job Brian. That's a big boy with that little bullet.
     
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  3. J BAR K

    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    That’s a big ol’ boy there! Good shooting. Turned his lights out pretty quick.
     
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  4. Wellbornpapa

    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    That is getting the job done Brian.
     
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  5. bar-d

    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    Big ol' fugly! Kudos.
     
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  6. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Congrats! Awesome trophy!
     
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  7. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    That's gotta be pushing close to personal biggest? Nice anchoring work. That's a big ol' pile of stink right there.
     
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  8. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Now THAT's a big ol' hog!

    Nice shooting!
    190 yards would be out of my comfort zone, but I've never claimed to be a great marksman.
     
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  9. gshock

    gshock Banned Member! SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Big boar down!! Happy hunting!
     
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  10. lonepunman

    lonepunman LSB Active Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Speer rep should be contacting you soon to put that on their website…

    Looks like you earned that solid three three-quarter hours of sleep later that night.
     
  11. Curly Shuffle

    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    It's a Dandy!! BANG BANG!!!:)
     

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