Re: My son\'s first hog!
Thanks, guys! I am very proud of him!
BJ---I know what you mean. I got three hogs Sunday and they didn't weigh as much together as Hunter's did by herself. Hey, the kid ain't no dummy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I told him that he could take the first shot. He picked the same one that I would have picked.
buffalobob--- He wanted a caliber that he could comfortably down a deer with but that was light on recoil. We picked up the little 243 and it seems to fit the bill nicely. The loads are reduced significantly from full power but it does a number on coyotes and such. It was, however, a little light for pigs. As to the color, all of the pigs in that group were normal looking except for this one and one red one that my buddy took. All previous hunts (by me) to this area have not produced any colors or spots so I was suprised to see them.
lovedasnow-----Thanks! The boy definatly takes after his mother.
Roy---- I agree with what Mike/TX said. I never even saw a wild hog around here until about 2 years ago. Now we are covered up with them. They're kinda like cockroaches and coyotes...they can adapt to any environment and thrive.
Ian--- I couldn't wait to show you guys this picture, I thought ya'll would appreciate it. Yes sir, I am very blessed to have a son who wants to hunt with his dad. His 9 year old sister is as good a shot as he is but has not taken Hunter Safety yet. She is taking it on April 8. I will have TWO hunting partners after that. They have both shot since they were about 5. Started out on airguns, moved to 22's and are now both shooting centerfires (with a great deal of accuracy, I might add). My boy is also very salty with a bow. My daughter just likes things that go bang! (I know...I should be nervous)[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Mike--- He was already ruined [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] He got his first two coyotes earlier this year and all he wants to do is go calling! I'm glad he got a taste of something else. Man can not live on coyotes alone [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Screech---That's exactly why I started taking my kids out at young ages. I grew up loving the outdoors and hunting because my dad always took me. I hope that they will pass the legacy on to their kids, too. Thanks!
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