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  1. Ductard

    Ductard New Member

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    Hi All,

    I moved to the Austin area around September and am looking to get into hog hunting. I've been a whitetail hunter my whole life but I'm digging the year round possibilities for hog hunting.

    Open to any suggestions on where to hunt, I've done some internet research on public lands but it's sort of slow going - I spent a lot of time looking at some of the parks/wildlife areas around here only to find out that they only allow archery and/or shotgun hunting, or they only allow certain dates and most of those are in the winter fall.

    Anyways, I have a couple of guns that are hog-capable that I'm itching to use (AR10 in 308 and AR15 pistol in 300blk)
     
  2. Ratdog68

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

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    Welcome to the fray.
     
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  3. DeadPigs

    DeadPigs LSB Member

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    Welcome to the group. There is allot of really good information and experience here.
    Hog hunting is really allot of fun. The 24/7/365 aspect makes it worth investing in because you don't need a license or have to wait for the magic 'season'.
    If you don't own property, finding a place to hunt can be a challenge even though pigs are rampant. I shot one last night out of a group of probably 40. (Can't wait until I get my suppressors!) Private property is your best bet. I've talked to some folks that have been successful approaching local farmers for hunting agreements.
    .308 is a good flat shooter for pigs. I've killed a bunch of them with my M&P AR10. Recently I've switched over to Bushmaster 450 just because it really packs a punch but I digress.
    First advice: You need to get some hard hitting ammo. FMJ will just bleed them out. They run a long way and you'll never find them. A soft point like Winchester Hog Special or the Remington Core-Lockd. Look on the forum here for the best aim points. They are not where you'd think.

    You're going to get hooked with the first hunt.
    Cheers!
     
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  4. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Welcome!

    I lived in Boerne from 2017 through 2020 after living in South Carolina for a number of years.

    I thought it would be easy to find a hog hunting spot, but that wasn't the case. Several of the doctors I worked with owned land, but only one was willing to let me hunt his property. Unfortunately, his property only had hogs sporadically.

    Your best bet will be to find someone with land. I found lots of outfitters that would charge $250 per hog, which didn't interest me. I found one outfitter- SoTex Outdoors down in Poteet, that would charge $100 per 24 hours.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. Ductard

    Ductard New Member

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    I'm about 2 weeks post-submission on a couple of form 1's right now. One of them is going to be 30cal titanium for the 308 and 300blk.
    The other one is going to be for my glock 19, but could probably handle the 300 blk sub-sonic, based on the caliber ratings I am seeing for commercially produced cans.
     
  6. Ductard

    Ductard New Member

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    I have some 115g V-Max for the 300blk that is my home defense ammo but I have been thinking it could also work for hogs. I know V-max is intended for varmints but from what I read, it acts more like a soft-point at 300blk velocities.

    I also recently got a handloading setup and was thinking about starting off with 150g Hornady SST's (for the 308 and maybe for the 300blk for hunting - probably get better penetration than the 110g vmax I got those to avoid overpenetration in home defense).

    I haven't shot anything living with a polymer tip bullet but I'm sort of buying into the marketing for them - expecting good accuracy, good expansion, and more reliable feeding in a semi-auto than a soft point.
     

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