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Old 03-08-2011, 05:46 PM
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Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

My sons (8) and (11), my wife (who shot 3 deer in the last 2 seasons), and I are going on a hog hunt in Christine, Tx for 2 days in April. The outfitter is "Boars and Bucks". We plan to hunt from stands/blinds with one shooter and one spotter paired up. We have hand held spot lights with blue/red/yellow lens to assist at night. The lights reach out much further than I expected...100-200yds. We will be using .308s with 180g fusion rds. I have picked up some 00buckshot for at night, per the outfitters suggestion. I have also picked up some #4 shot for varmints at night. Anyone have any suggestions for thoughts on this adventure.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:45 PM
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Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

#1 be ready for the ticks, bring some good bug spray and use rubber bands around the pant legs and use some extra bug spray on your arms and check your clothes for Scorpions always tap your heels to bring out the bugs even the spiders love dark places. If you are on foot get sont gatiers made of Kevlar for snake bites. don't be surprised when it get hot.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

Had no idea bug would be that bad. We still have snow on the ground, here. I was hoping to walk short distances from my truck to the stands, less than 1/4 mile. Do I really need gaters vs rattlesnakes?
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:38 AM
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Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

Anyone have thoughts on the idea of taking a lighter caliber for hogs, like a 30-30, for my lightweight sons instead of a 308?
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

I was told to take OO-buckshot for night hunting of hogs, is it necessary if I have spot lights and a rifle? Specifically from a stand/blind?
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:25 PM
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Re: Suggestions for 1st Hog Hunt as a family

I'm in Michigan, but I've shot quite a few hogs down in south Texas over the years. If you can get good broadside shots while there are standing at a corn feeder the best shot to take is right in or slightly below their earhole. Any caliber there will do the trick. If you shoot them in the body, aim just behind the front leg and just about mid body in height with your .308s. Since you will be in blinds where the kids can be on a seat, just make sure they are up high enough so they can get the butt into their shoulder good and have a little padding. Those .308s shouldn't kick any worse than a 30-30, which is usually built in a lighter stock and total gun weight has a lot to do with what felt recoil is. Have a good time and I would leave the buckshot at home and drill them with your rifles because they can be a tough animal when not shot properly and buckshot would have to be only for an up close and personal shot. The last one I shot last March was about 135# and was with a .243 in the head at about 80 yards out of a blind with a good rest.

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Old 03-12-2011, 06:38 PM
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Sounds like the advice I was looking for. I will update this one with pics.
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