If I hadn't seen it I would not believe it - Hog comes back from dead!!

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  1. Bama

    Bama LSB Member SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Shot this big sow 282 pounds. 300 BO using Barns 110 grain TAC TX handload. After shot that dropped her my gun did not chamber next round. The reason video so jerky I was trying to chamber another round to shoot another hog before they left the field.
    Now the unbelievable part...... Get out of shooting house walk over the dead hog. Take a couple pictures and left field. Went back this morning to drag her off and she was 25 yards north of where she was lying (what I thought was dead). You can see in the video and pictures I shot her in front left shoulder. You can see in the other picture when I found her this morning she was laying with her right shoulder up. She must have been knocked unconscious and revived sometime later! What blows me away is I put my rifle on her to give reference to her size. Anyone else have a similar thing happen?

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    Plump critter. Seen her kick a little in the video!!?? BANG BANG!!
     
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  3. theblakester

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    That's a big ol fatty! Great shot.
    My dads friend shot a boar under his feeder in his backyard one evening a couple years ago. Dropped it. Woke up the next morning, hog was still laying under the feeder. Had his coffee, got dressed and got on his 4 wheeler to go deal with the "dead pig". Rolled up on the hog, walked up to him, and the hog jumped up, charged and knocked him down and got on top of him trying to bite and slice him up. My dads friend is a somewhat older guy btw, so not as athletic/strong. Either way the man said he knew it was either him or the hog and wrestled/fought this boar for his life until the boar finally rolled over and died. I normally wouldn't believe this story but it's coming straight from my dad through a guy he personally knows.
    I assume the boar was knocked out but didn't die of blood loss. And when the man rolled up, it woke him up and when he jumped up to attack the man, the wound unclotted and the bleeding started again and he finally bled out. Either way, be careful.. they're tough ass creatures.
     
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    Bama LSB Member SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    theblakester, I forgot to mention this in my original post. I shot the sow at 5:24. I sat in shooting house until 6:00. She lay on the ground for a full 30 minutes.
    I guess, based on your post, she did not wake up this morning when I went to drag her off. May start putting an anchor shot now and then if it's a big'un.
     
  5. RattlesnakeDan

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

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    Sometimes they breed with opossums and you just never know if they are faking it.
     
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    that is what you get with the 300wtf, sometimes it just bounces off them, you are lucky
     
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    they tough!
     
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    Same thing happened to me about a month ago with my 6.5 Grendel. Large sow at maybe 50 yards using Hornady 123g SST. Dropped her, took pics with gun on her, walked off to get the truck to drag her off and when I came back she was gone. Then I've dropped a 230 lb boar at 60 yards w a 220 g subsonic out of my 300blk drt. Hogs are just tough and depending on internal damage you just never know what they're gonna do.
     
  9. RattlesnakeDan

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

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    This morning I dropped a coyote at close to 300 yds with my 6.8. Watched him kick and thrash for a bit, when he stopped moving I got in the truck and drove down to the gate to go get him.
    I get out of the truck and see something over by the creek fence and he is up and hobbling into the thicket. Crazy . I looked but never found him.
     
  10. Brian Shaffer

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    Bama, LOL, you should really consider actually verifying your hog is dead before getting close to it, putting your rifle on it, etc. I will often do a combination of watching the hog for signs of respiration and also touching the foot of my shooting sticks to its eye to check corneal reflex to see if there it blinks. Conscious and unconscious live hogs still have blink reflex. Dead hogs do not.

    Looking at your shot, you had an entry but no exit on a shot that was high but missed the lungs (too far forward) as you see no sign of blood exiting the mouth or nostrils. You don't have a lot of blood showing from the wound. So you should have been asking yourself, "Why is this hog down?"

    Last January, I was collecting hogs from a field where we had shot and picked up a little 40 lb shoat by his hind leg. He had been blasted through the shoulders. He looked dead. Danged if he didn't start kicking and squealing when I grabbed him. I didn't check the eye reflex having assumed he was dead based solely on seeing a large wound and seeing no movement. Ya gotta check to make sure they are dead before handling.

    Two buddies of mine got on a sounder and shot several hogs. Hogs were down and the went and got the truck, loaded up the hogs, and drove them to the dump location. While unloading, the pulled out a couple of hogs and were turning to grab the next hog in line when they noticed one of the hogs in the back of the truck was standing up and was very much alive. It hopped out of the truck and loped away, but didn't get far before it was shot again. Needless to say, they were quite surprised. Ya gotta check to make sure they are dead before handling.
     
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    The eye reflex thing is a good test. If there's any doubt, I'll poke an eye with the muzzle of my rifle. If the hog makes any reaction, it gets another bullet right away!

    Using a shooting stick is probably a better idea, though.
     
  12. RattlesnakeDan

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    That's like the guy that was the head of the Turkey federation in like Tennessee or somewhere, shoots a turkey, throws it in the trunk of his car along with his shotgun. Thing comes to life, hits the gun, it goes off and shoots him through the back of the seat. Payback I guess. lol
     
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    Those are some big tasty hams. You'd have found out pretty quickly if she was alive if you'd started quartering her right away. :D
     
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    When I'm walking up on pigs that we believe are dead I always look at the ears. If they standing up like in the first picture it's still alive. The last picture you'll notice the ear is laying down or relaxed. Then I'll move up and do the poke deal, then lastly check out the eyes. I like to stay away from the front end till I'm relativity sure they are dead. I've learned my lesson about walking up on "dead" pigs. Gets kinda sporting when they let you know they arn't dead yet.
     
  15. Brian Shaffer

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    I have given up on using the ears. Far too many have ears that will stay upright whether they are dead or alive.
     
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    What about with ears down that are still alive?
     
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    Maybe, that's when I poke them and then check the eyes
     

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