8yr old's first hog

joshguest

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I had the chance to take my buddy joe's son hog huntin this week . After about a 15min walk through the marsh we spotted our first hog but it spooked n ran from where it was bedded .Then we saw 4smaller hogs at a water hole n as we were makin our way toward them i happen to glance back from where we had just came from, out n the marsh was something new it looked like a big stump with ears ! I told gavin to slip up behind an over hangin oak limb so he would be close enough for a shot . Well we made it within 40yards of the boar n got him propped up with his HENRY 22mag . He waited for it to turn broadside then took 1 shot to the head ,the hog jumped straight up n crashed over into the tall marshgrass and that his all it took for a lil boy to get hooked n ready to go after another 1! GOOD JOB BUDDY!!!!
 

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Very cool CONGRATS! My 4 yr old thinks my Henery 22lr is his ''firty-firty'', so, I guess when he gets a bit bigger Ill get another. Hopefully he'll be as skilled with his as the kid in your picture.
Way to get em' started young! I like that.
 

Chas1

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Very nice of you to take the young fella hunting with you. Let him know I said great shooting and Congratulations.
 
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I had the chance to take my buddy joe's son hog huntin this week . After about a 15min walk through the marsh we spotted our first hog but it spooked n ran from where it was bedded .Then we saw 4smaller hogs at a water hole n as we were makin our way toward them i happen to glance back from where we had just came from, out n the marsh was something new it looked like a big stump with ears ! I told gavin to slip up behind an over hangin oak limb so he would be close enough for a shot . Well we made it within 40yards of the boar n got him propped up with his HENRY 22mag . He waited for it to turn broadside then took 1 shot to the head ,the hog jumped straight up n crashed over into the tall marshgrass and that his all it took for a lil boy to get hooked n ready to go after another 1! GOOD JOB BUDDY!!!!

Congratulations!!!! Great Job!!!

I'll tell you this, THAT'S ONE OWESOME PICTURE! no kidding!!!
 

HUAINAMACHERO

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Congrats!!!
Awesome story, and very nice pictures. Tell him we salute and congratulate him!!!
 

trebark

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Wow - what an awesome experience for an eight year old. I can't imagine taking a hog with a 22wmr.

One comment, one question....

Remind the young man to take his finger off the trigger when he's not shooting.

There appears to be a leg wound. Did the hog require a finishing shot?
 

Oliveralan

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That's AWSOME. Great job of you taking him hunting with you. Nice shooting and that's one gnarly looking boar!!

Also, really like the look of that levergun. Didn't know Henry makes them in 22mag.

Oliver
 

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