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First hog hunt for a young fella

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Trailboss, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Went on an Oregon hog hunt over the weekend with a young hunter and his posse. We hunted on private land in an undisclosed location (this means I'm not going to tell you where the spot is :D). Gar (shown with his hog) was hunting with his pre-64 model 94 Winchester in 30-30. Shooting Winchester Power Points. After a careful stalk, Gar (14 years old) put his first shot through the heart in a front quartering shot, distance 60 yards. The hog immediately bit at the impact area and spun around to see who was attacking him. He was obviously fatally wounded and was starting to wobble. Gar racked the lever and put a second round through the lung/heart/lung zone, dropping the 820 pound hog in his tracks. Gar had an experienced shooter carrying a 30-06 backing him up. This hog is Gar's first big game kill and a very impressive start to his hunting career.

    In the first photo, Gar was tight up against his hog, it's a monster. In the second photo, we placed a live 30-30 round on the hogs snout for comparison.

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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Congrats to the young hunter!!!

    I smell BACON and lots of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. tim007

    tim007 pnw :) Active Member

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    WHOLY HOG BATMAN..... everyone to trail bosses place for bacon
     
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  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Not only Bacon, but ribs, ham, pulled pork, and plenty of sausage.

    I really want to shoot me a hog.
     
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  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    That's a private ranch hunt.
    That's my guess.
     
  6. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Very nice and congrats!
    James
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm jealous....:(:(:p
     
  8. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's awesome! Way to go, Gar! Looking forward to seeing your next big game hunt!

    My first big game kill was also a pig. I was 14 and hunted a ranch in King City CA. where I shot my first Russian Blue Boar in 1970. It was the size of a 4-H pig, not a big one like this, but real good meat.

    Thanks for the report, Trialboss!
     
  9. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Someday I will get to go out and get one.

    That is a great experience for the young man.
     
  10. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like this story a lot! Good work Dad.
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's one big hog! Awesome way to start a hunting career.
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a fine hog, Gar! Terrific job!:)