Great hunting experience in Texas.

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting' started by Oliveralan, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    Just wanted to share my experience with Pope Brothers Guide and Outfitting Services. They hunt about 20 different ranches for everything from african exotics, to trophy whitetail, antelope and sheep. I just got back today from a 4 day trip to hunt wild hogs with them. Their guide Macih is a great guy, i had a ton of fun hunting. It also priced really reasonably. The brush doesn't allow too many long distance shots, but depending where you set up, shooting 150-300yards is the norm. I shot 5hogs, a turkey, and a 26lb raccoon while i was there. The hogs were from 110-260 yards away. I will be going back in the spring next year to hunt for hogs and maybe an oryx.

    On a side note, before i left i was debating with some guys and reading about what bullet to use for my hunt. I shot 178 grain a-maxs from my 308 winchester at the loadbook max load (people can load up to 2grains higher) of varget. Judging by drop at 200 and 300 yards i would say they were going about 2450 or 2500fps. They were amazingly accurate and performed very well on all the game i shot. The boars were all bang-flops and the raccoon was damn near ripped in half. The bullet expanded respectably and in my opinion, as long as it drops the game then and there, im happy. I don't care about retained weight or pretty expansion. Aslong as it drops the animal in a way i deem ethical, im happy. The A-maxs certainly did.

    If your looking to book a hog hunt, definatly look hard at Pope Brothers, they're a little hard to get in touch with, but that's because they're completely focused on what's important, the hunt, not attracting customers. Give them a call, the email from their website isn't working at the moment.
    If you book a hunt, tell them Oliver told you about them.

    Thanks for reading,
    Oliver Lottermann gun)
     
  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Don't you know it is illegal to go hunting and not post any pictures. Santa will surely pass your house by.
     
  3. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    I'll post photos when I get home, I haven't ever posted any here before but I'm sure I can figure out how to
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    I hope you were able to eat some of that hog meat. I hunted them some time ago and the marinaded backstraps were awesome!
     
  5. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we ate a ton of backstrap! It tastes amazing when it's marinated. None of the pigs I shot were too old so they were still good to eat, except one that took a a-max through the spine, that backstrap was nowhere to be found :p