Day Walkers

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  1. diggler1833

    diggler1833 LSB Active Member

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    Don't see many hogs here during daylight, but these pigs were without a mature adult and didn't know better. I've killed off all the adults with thermal hunting, so I expect to see some erratic behavior out of the remaining piglets.

    Sat down to a bowl of cereal this morning and looked up just in time to see all the piglets down in a pasture 150 yards away. Ran out in my undies and boots and snuck around some trees and got within 30 yards.

    First shot was a success, and then I realized that I was trying to shoot running piglets on 8X magnification. Yanked that down some (looked later, it was about 3.5x) and picked up three more before they made it into the trees. I had cattle all around me, so I wasn't going to take a chance.

    I think I fired six shots in total. The 64gr Speer Gold Dots (discontinued) did a great job, but the shoats were small and I mostly got broadside opportunities. However I did hit one with a Texas heart shot...that bullet exited up by the front shoulder, so maybe 16 inches of penetration.

    Two also had maimed feet...one was completely severed clean and healed pretty well. I'm guessing somebody is putting out some old foot traps nearby.
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  2. Ratdog68

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    Get 'em while they're stupid! I'd say your day started off just right. Good killin' Kemosabe!
     
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    diggler1833 LSB Active Member

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    The worst part was having to eat soggy cornflakes afterwards.
     
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  4. J BAR K

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

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    A good start to the day! And good shooting. But soggy cornflakes are pretty bad.
     
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    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Nice job. Just drink the soggy cornflakes, they still get the job done.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Life is hard, young pigs are stupid, and sometimes the corn flakes get soggy.
    You just gotta establish your priorities. When it comes to choosing dead hogs v. crispy flakes, you made the right choice.
     
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    Next time make oatmeal... you can nuke that. :cool:
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    BTW, thank you for not posting a selfie with the hogs… :eek:
     
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    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I was looking for the selfie to see which boots you chose.
     
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    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    It is important to make sure you coordinate your fashion choices. LOL
     
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    diggler1833 LSB Active Member

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    Twisted X steel toe. Boxer briefs by Lucky Brand (had little clovers on them...how cute).
     
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    Wildfowler Mis'sippi SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Looks like a bunch of head shots? On the run, after jacking around with the scope too!! That's impressive!! NICE JOB!!
     
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    Very good shooting, indeed!
     
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    Good smaller hogs down!!
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Well done!
     
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    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    The height of fashion.
     
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