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Kurt

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I watched the show. Entertaining, but a little too dramatic and over the top in my opinion.
No offense to Georgia folks, but the show didn't do them much justice..:slap:
I thought the Russia footage was pretty cool.
If their statistics are right, it's amazing how prolific the pigs have gotten over the last 15 years.
I wonder how the DFG and the USFWS are looking at the local SD pig population. There might be some info on that big azz pig thread, but I'm not up to looking through all those pages of "fluff"...LOL
Something tells me if they manage to cull most of em we crazy injuns will just release some more :D
 
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widgeon

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I don't know Tony but a bunch. Probably between 60 and 70, never really kept a count. Not hard to do when you have access to some private ranches that are loaded with pigs and hunt them over a 10 year period. A high school buddy moved from Laguna Niguel to a town called Bradley near Lake San Antonio because he was into water skiing. He bought 65 acres with a double wide mobile home for $160,000 and ran his insurance business from there. He was not even a hunter when he went up there but soon learned about turkeys, deer and hogs. Not long after that I got the call to come up hunting. Because he lived up there over time he got to be friends with alot of the property owners in the area which led to permission to hunt and gate lock combinations. We killed turkeys and deer but always enjoyed the hog hunting because it was consistent. We knew where they lived and how and when to find them. Between the two of us we probably killed well over a hundred, maybe more. He recently sold the ranch for $675,000 and moved his family to Texas and bought 80 acres out there. The deer are much bigger, pigs are everywhere and I have an open invitation to come out anytime, but it is just not as convenient as a short drive to the Paso Robles area.

As an interesting side note you mentioned a .44 Magnum wheel gun. The pig that I had mounted was killed with a Ruger Deerfield .44 Magnum carbine with a 4 shot rotary clip and a red dot open scope. I can not tell you how many pigs met their demise with that gun.
That'll fill a few freezers! You're doing just a hair better than my 2 hogs.
I have a Marlin '94 in .44 mag also. I have wanted to use it on hogs, but both times I was doing spot and stalk and paying like $500, so I didn't want risk comming home without the bacon. I should have bruught it anyway, as the longer of the two shots was only aboot 60-70 yrds.
 
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Rubberhook2

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A semi-auto with an open red dot sight does wonders on a running group of pigs. Those 240 grain soft nose .44 mags are lethal.
 

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widgeon

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Dream hunt! That's what I call bringing it home! Now I'm really hungry! I can hear that pork fat sizzling.
I got my BW teal mount today. It looks awsome. I hung it on the wall while I was runnung between jobs and snapped a few pics. I wanted to post them, but my girlfriend went out with some friends and must have taken the camera.:1041677399:
I've heard hog skins don't tan so well, but I'm determined to mount that wild pig skin football one of these days.
 
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Rubberhook2

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Little fuggers are everywhere...
 

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widgeon

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Wow Tim, you had access to some really nice lookin properties. You were surrounded by hogs. No wonder you killed so many. You had to shoot your way out! :2gunsfiring_v1:
 
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Rubberhook2

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You could not drive down a road, a paved road, and not see them. Could have hit this one with a rock...
 

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Rubberhook2

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Here are a few pics of one of the ranches we hunted. 13,000 acres with no hunting pressure on it. You could drive a quad all day and not cover the same road twice. We had permission to kill all the hogs we wanted but the deer were off limits. Too bad because there were some bigguns on that property.

The first pic shows a rooted up spring that the hogs were using throughout the day. I always wanted to put a treestand in the oak tree overlooking the spring. The other pictures show the terrain on the property and the last two hogs I killed there. We would just keep an eye on the spring while glassing the open areas and when we spotted hogs we would move in for the kill. Really was not that difficult...
 

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widgeon

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Beautiful ranch. I want one just like that. That rifle in the bloody hog pic is no .44 . What were you shooting that day?
 
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Rubberhook2

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My trusty Winchester Model 70 .270...killed more hogs with that than anything else. Leupold 3.5X10X50 scope and a Harris bipod...deadly!
 

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widgeon

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A fine gun. The first rifle I ever bought is a cheaper, blued version of the same thing. It wears a Nikon 3x9. It's what I shot my #2 hog with.
You got the day off? I've got about an hour of work I'm supposed to do ( paint a wall patch), but I'm procrastinating.
 
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widgeon

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Check out this little guy.
 

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IMAKECARSFAST

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22foot, glacierbay center console, REEL BROKE
who did your mount?
 
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Rubberhook2

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That is a beautiful mount for sure. What did they charge you?

I have a guy named Darius Mostoufi do my mounts. My son shot a nice Cinnamon last year and had that mounted. Darius left room for a greenwing and a bluewing to have all three on the same mount.

He has done some great mounts for me, the double mallard being my favorite...
 

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widgeon

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Wow, that is some really nice work Tim. Now I really want to learn taxidermy. I'd love to do my own mounts. I really like like the tripple teal idea. I want to mount all three and arrange them together on the same wall. It would be awsome to have a hen and drake of each.
 
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Rubberhook2

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Not mine, but I thought this dead bird strap mount was unique.
 

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