Ol’Spot...

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  1. J BAR K

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

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    I have been watching this boar on camera and just getting glimpses of him in person for some time. Never could put it together. Even had the UPS man tell me about seeing him about 3:30 one afternoon about 50 yards in front of my house. Well tonight about 7:40 he steps out of the bushes and I’m waiting on him. Bang flop. I was disappointed that he taped at 220 lbs. I really thought he was bigger than that. EF8778BB-E2CB-470B-8E58-CB6C66833898.jpeg
     
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  2. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    220 Lbs ain't too shabby.
    Congrats on getting it done!
     
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    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    An obama hog living up to reputation.... unable to meet expectations. We love a good bang-flop! Nice chootin'.
     
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    Way to go on a spotted bang flop.
     
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  5. gshock

    gshock Banned Member! SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Nice spotted hog down!! 220 is a solid hog!!
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Nice one!
     
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  7. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Hog Hunter SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Well done! Hog sizes can be deceptive, no doubt. However, I know if you drag that 220 lb hog far enough, it will tip 300 in no time. It is a logarithmic scale, but at 220 lbs, it looks like it will gain 1.02 lbs per yard dragged (on average for first 100 yards) by hand by a single user on flat land with minimal vegetation. After 100 yards, weight gain increases per yard. Uphill will increase the poundage gained and downhill will decrease poundage gained depending on the slope. If the downhill slope is steep enough, you can even lose weight. You can factor in ground cover, moisture, dew, and several other factors. It is all real science, but a little to complicated for this boy.
     
  8. J BAR K

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

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    That’s why I bought a side by side. This old man can’t do much of that dragging and I certainly can’t do the math involved to calculate how far. Let the machine do it!
     
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    Great kill! I dragged my last 230lb boar all of maybe eight feet before I decided that it was far enough. All of the other pigs came to him for the photo.
     
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    a couple of years ago my buddy and I did the "3-4-1-SHOOT!" thing and we got a pair of 200 Lb boars. I had a couple of short pieces of rope that I'd been using to drag hogs, so I gave him one and took another out to the hog I'd shot. I moved it about as far as diggler, maybe eight feet before I quit. I took the piece of rope over to my buddy's hog and told him "I'll help you drag yours, then we'll come back for mine." He quickly agreed.
    Not long after that I got a 2-wheel hand truck for moving large hogs. Eventually we went to just cutting off the leg quarters and backstraps.
     
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    Additional variables include tread on footwear, time of last meal and the

    "Pair o' Bocks Paradox":

    If two or more cold beers are in the proximity of the downed beast, the less likely it will be hauled any distance at all.
     
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    Just take a picture of 'em where they hit the ground.
     

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