TrickleTrickle...I keep finding them...

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  1. Brian Shaffer

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    ...just not many of late.

    Wendesday was dark (full cloud cover), cool, and misty with fairly consistent winds. In the first hunt, I spied a coyote that was much farther than I wanted to attempt shooting. I usually don't try to pursue coyotes on the move because they move faster than I do, but I thought he would be slower because he wasn't just on the move. He seemed to be mousing to the south and I thought I would head that way ahead of the wind. Somewhere along the way, he got ahead of me and ended up downwind of me and time ran out.

    On the second hunt, wind was in my favor. I was able to get plenty close with no problem to make my shot.

     
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    At least you’re still seeing some. I guess the rain, acorns falling and neighbors filling deer feeders, have contributed to my lack of hogs. Looks like a pretty good outing to me. Good Shooting!
     
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    Wow, looks like you face planted that hog. Good shooting.
     
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    That girl just dropped like a sack-o'-taters. Not even a curly shuffle. Nice. That 'yote piled up on command too. Well done.
     
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  5. Brian Shaffer

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    Thanks! You mentioned the curly shuffle. Eventually, it did do a few hind leg kicks when I was trying to get it upright for the photo. However, your post reminds me of a video that is relevant. There is a YouTube channel called Ted's Holdover that I like to watch. The guy does air rifle pest control of things like birds, squirrels, rats, etc. A lot of the little critters to the curly shuffle and in responding to complaints, got the input of a biologist to explain why that occurs. It is called disinhibition of the motor neurons in the spinal cord.

    If you like air rifle hunting, this is a nifty channel.

     
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    I'm always up for some good head shot video... air rifles are kewl. I've been kicking around getting one to add to my list of must haves. One of my favorite shots on a caribou bull was a No Reflex Zone shot with my .22-250 model 700. Shot #1... he dropped his head (to feed) the instant I was squeezing the trigger. Got him on the base of an antler. He reared up on his hind legs from the energy absorbed, came back down on all fours and his head wobbled around for a few seconds. I could tell I'd rung his bell good. As soon as he head stabilized, I sent #2, which entered just above the black of the nose, broke his neck hear the base of his skull, and turned to exit through a carotid artery. All four feet went a different direction as he crumpled, and his bladder emptied before he landed.

    As a side note, whether they never knew they'd been hit and were dead before hitting the deck... or, whether they were running for dear life... I've never tasted a difference in the meat. I'm convinced that the poor tasting venison is a result of poor field dressing/handling. Whether not getting it gutted/cooling, or handling scent glands and then the meat.
     
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    Nice work. That hog just flat out gave it up and collapsed!
    Pretty much the same on the coyote, too.

    I have no intentions of acquiring an air rifle, but the video regarding disinhibition (kicking/thrashing after a head shot) was interesting.

    I'm debating on whether or not to show it to my wife in order to explain that just because an animal moves after being shot it's not necessarily feeling pain. Maybe it's better just to leave her in blissful ignorance …
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    Show her. Head shots are sexy!
     
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    Teds hold over , he makes some crazy accurate shots in wind, out past 100 yards, (head shots) in several of his videos, but I’m not getting an air rifle, still like that smell of gun powder
     
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    He does. I am sure there are misses that don't make the video as well. However, when compared to many/most of his European counterparts, he is usually shooting at much greater distances than they shoot and is quite proficient at it.
     
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    Well, right now I don't show her any of the video I've taken, and my buddy & I have a tacit agreement to say that every hog we've shot "Dropped on the spot and was dead before it hit the ground, never knowing what hit it and feeling no pain!"
    She's bought in to that (and thinks I'm a terrific marksman — another fantasy about which I don't plan to disabuse her). I'll keep the air rifle video in mind should a need to show it arise, but for now I think I'll just let that sleeping dog lie. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good coyote and hog down!! Lol that hog looked a lot closer in the video.
     

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