Re: Are Hogs Realy Dangerous?
Well some 25 years ago, a friend and I decided to go hunting (ferrel hogs) in this one particular area in Missouri. We figured that using the smoke poles would be more nostalgic and fun to do...........NOPE! I learned my lesson that day carrying a Hawkin .50 cal. rifle. My buddy carried a .54 and his pistol in a .50 cal BP gun.
I had been walking in the creek bed and my hunting buddy was 40 yds from the edge in the level field. Then suddenly this big bore hog (275lb) comes snorting out from under a shade tree that was leaning bad in the creek. I fired my Hawkin at 25 yds but it did not stop that critter a tall.
I ran to the side of the creek, climbed up on some of the limbs and vines hanging down and yelled my lungs out for my friend to come a running. He did and laid a ball right in the top of the head of that hog, dropping him to his knees. Then he pulled his pistol and gave it a broad side shot in the ribs. I was lucky that day and the LORD! I never went hog hunting again unless I had one of my lever guns, either a .444 Marlin or 45/70 Marlin loaded with 405 grn bullets.