This weekend hunting pigs and coyotes
This ia a brief report of hunting in southeast Texas for pigs and coyotes. I took a group of 5 other hunters in hopes to reduce the pig population on the deer lease this weekend. The land owner has reported seeing herds of pigs with 20 to 30 in a bunch.
We killed 3 coyotes and 1 pig. The cattle are calving and the coyotes were looking for some veal. We saw 8 coyotes in total. The coyotes sighted were as follows:
Hunter A saw 3 together and missed a shot. All 3 vanished at the shot.
Hunter B saw 4 together and got 1 with the 300 RUM 168 gr SMK. The rest diasappeared before a second shot could be made. The 168 SMK made a 3 inch exit hole. The shot was about 140 yards slightly quartering toward the hunter. He also shot 1 the previous day that he hit and knocked down , but it went off into some very thick briars and was not recovered.
Hunter C shot 1 with 308 Win 165 Hornady Interlock bullet. The shot was 180 yards slightly quartering toward the hunter, about 2" exit.
As far as pigs went, only 1 was killed. Hunter A had 10 appear at a deer feeder and shot a 90# pig broadside with the 300 Rum 168 SMK. There was a 3" exit hole. This same hunter missed a pig the next evening.
None of the other hunters including me, saw anything to shoot. Lots of activity, but all at night.
I may try again next weekend, and take the spotlight.
Last edited by long450; 02-01-2009 at 04:36 PM.