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Distances were relatively close with the longest shot taken at around 175 yards.
Steve (From Nebraska) was our FREE Hog Hunting Contest Winner and he used a 25-06 and 101gr EXP Groove Bullets.
Dave (dave7mm) used a 270 and 113gr EXP Groove Bullets.
I used a 7mm mag and 127gr EXP Groove Bullets.
Dave had one double on hogs and I had three doubles. The hogs were lined up broadside. The bullets exited on all the hogs. None were recovered. The doubles were in the 75 to 100 pound range. Steve had a quartering away shot on a 175lb hog were the bullet entered just behind the left rump and exited out the right front leg.
The smallest hog weighed around 30 pounds and the largest was around 250 pounds, both killed by Dave.
Steve, a buddy of mine from Columbus, Ohio killed 6 hogs using his 300 win mag and factory ammo. I should say he only had one complete pass through. We tracked one of his hogs for 1/4 mile through the thick brush the next morning and then the blood ran out (stopped bleeding). We never did find that hog and had 6 people looking [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
We stayed at the Venado Grande Ranch, located about 35 miles south of Uvalde, Texas. This was my third trip to the ranch.
Cost: Total cost for the 3 days was $658 which included prepared meals, lodging, license and semi-guided hog hunting. One can kill as many hogs as they want without any extra charges. A lot of places that have hog hunts allow one or two and then charge extra for any additional hogs.
The weather cooperated the first night - yes we hunted in the dark. We didn't have any clouds at all the first night. The second night we had overcast skies until around 10pm, then it cleared. The last night is was clear. We generally went out 2 hours before sunset and hunted till midnight. The first night was the warmest, it only got down to around 55, the second night it got down to 45 and the last night it finally cooled off to 35. When I left home it was 12 below zero so 35 to me was just right with a hooded sweatshirt.
We all had a great time and made some new friends.