Supping at the Target Range

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  1. Bakester

    Bakester LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Seems like I start every story like this lately but...Its been ages since I killed a hog. At least a month or two and I was just thinking that I'm about due for one that just about walks right up to me. Seems to happen once or twice a year. Sooooo, my target range is right outside my trailer door. Basic range with 50, 100 and a 10" gong at 200. About 30 yards wide lined by trees all the way down.

    Its 8:45 and after watching TV decide its dark enough to head out for the evening hunt. In to the mudroom and grab my rifle to turn on the scope and let it get warmed up. I step outside and gaze down range to verify alls good. Pretty good breeze is blowing from the South. Now almost every night I do this there will be a rabbit, opossum or armadillo. This night I have a special guest. Actually two special guests. Its a couple hogs just past the 100 yard target at the edge of the trees.

    I am illuminated by the dim street light we have mounted on the tree by the door so Im a little reluctant to make a move to the shooting bench 10 yards away. I consider leaning on a tree by the door but the hogs are also on the right side and would be obscured by other trees farther down.

    I opt for the picnic table 5' in front of me. I will kneel on the ground with the magazine resting directly on the table. About the time I get my Reap zoomed to 2X they both disappear in to the trees. I wait half a minute and theres one that wanders back out. She's pretty casual and seems pretty relaxed. I'm waiting for a profile and she obliges. POW! Neck shot and she goes down. Shes a little obscured by grass and I cant be sure shes
    not still moving so I drop a couple more on her. I figured hog #2 was long gone but it comes zooming out of the trees after that 3rd shot and across to the other side before I could get lined up.

    Turned out to be about 120lb sow. Thats the 200 yard gong in the backgound.
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  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Nuttin' like cashin' in on some over-due smack-down time ! Nice sow, congrats. I'm jealous of folk who can just step outside the door and shoot... without worry of neighbors.
     
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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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    Well that turned out really good! I shot one from my front porch one time. My wife was upset about his rooting in her front yard! Imagine that! Good going glad you broke your dry spell!
     
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  4. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I don’t know if I’m more jealous of your ability to step out the door and kill a hog or having a 200 yd range in the back yard. Nice hog.
     
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  5. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I'm with CD !!
    Nice going, keep after 'em!
     
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  6. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Sometimes it’s better to be luck than good! Congrats!
     
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  7. Wellbornpapa

    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    I am also the jealous type with action like this.
     
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  8. gshock

    gshock Banned Member! SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    The best blind ... the porch blind!! :D Good hog down!!
     
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  9. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Hog Hunter SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I think I would have had to shoot the gong as well. :D Nice job!!
     
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