Dandy little porker you've got there. Should be some good eating. As you know, and found out, drops are easy to figure, but the wind is what will end up getting you if anything does.
Great story and writeup as well as super pictures. Sounds like you had a good trip even though you didn't get your wolf. That just means you have to go back again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Those 200's seem to have done a pretty good job on the pig, and like you said, he just took a lot of pounding before he decided to give it up.
Too bad the weather was too warm, but I'll bet your glad it wasn't -36 to -44 degrees or you would have really been tired of sitting in that blind. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
At least the big 7mm got to eat a little Canadian pork. You keep it feed and eating good and it'll treat you right.
Hogs anywhere are tough animals pound for pound.
They are a great example for big game hunters worldwide about bullet placement.
Gut shoot one with a 20mm Lathi and then track them some.
Hit them with the right projectile from a .224 in the correct spot and they drop on the spot.
Wound them and add adrenalin to the mix which you experienced and they are the hardest pound for pound to stop/drop I have encountered.
Cape Buffalo are almost identical [again on apound for pound comparison].
That sure is some pretty country up there. Glad you got to head up again for another chance to wring out one of your young-uns.
Man now you know first hand what we are going to be doing soon, and what we have been doing up close and personal for years.
Now that you have one like that under your belt, think back on how much more fun it would have been had you hit it at 10 - 20 yds and been in the cover you described. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
The week before Christmas I was in stuff you could only see roughly 10 yds at most, looking for one I hit that was still up, when my back went south. I can honestly tell you, I have only had that "this ain't a good thing", feeling once before and it was while after another huge ol boar.
Hitting a pig and having them drop to the shot is a little different than most other critters. THey are built to take a lickin and keep on tickin. However when you get another chance to hunt them, aim for the front part of their shoulder, about mid pig high. Their vitals as well as their spine are all placed up un the very front of the cavity and gemerally you can hit it all at once and drop them to the shot. The most common mistake is to shoot them like deer or other critters just behind the shoulder. You might catch the ends of the lungs, but you will more than likly end up in the stomach area.
Great hunt as well as the final results, no matter how you slice it. I can't wait to test out a few of the 169's in a very similar manner. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I suspect that my 338 AM may be eating some pork here this coming year with Richards 350 gr ULDs. That is if I ever get my BAT receiver.
Only thing slower then a gunsmith is a receiver maker!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Bruce, if you happen to read this, I am joking!!! Dont accidentally loose my 10" receiver [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]!!
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