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sportfish    1
sportfish

In a few weeks I'm going to texas bow hunting for pigs at a ranch, can't wait I've never pig hunted before I think it will be a blast, we plan on taking 3 pigs preperson. Any one have any cleaning tips for feild dressing and buchering. and shoot placement tips?

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tealitup    1
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I have been to Texas a couple times. With a bow, I would aim like there is an earing from the hog. Aim for the earing - the protection plate, at least on a Russian Boar, is pretty big.

Clean like you would a deer for field dressing. If you have an ATV just bring back the whole hog and put it up in a tree. Start cutting - making large cuts of meat if possible. You can always cut those up for more later. Do not forget the ribs; so bring a saw.

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I just got back from hog hunting in TX early this morning. I use a rifle but we have one guy in our group that has used his bow the last couple of years. He shot one last year right through the chest - heart/lung shot. It ran off and they never found it. This year one of our guys shot a pig in the chest and it went down for about 30 seconds then got back up, he shot it again in the head and it kept running he shot it a third time and it finally went down. The exit wound in the head was the size of an orange and there was brain matter on the ground. They are tough little animals, a lot tougher than people who have never hunted them give them credit for. I would go for the head or the heart lung shot with a bow. Also do not be afraid to stick them again if it looks like they aren't going to go down. Have fun hog hunting is a blast and extremely addicting. I can't wait for next year when we go back. Which part of TX are you going to?

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XEDGE

your not a concrete guy are you? if so call me on my bid(and the pig hunt)

joe

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xedge2002    0
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nope I'm not a concrete guy. Finishing up school then getting into the real world.

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rippinlips

I was in texas a few years ago pig hunting we used dogs and knifes were the weapon it was also done at night it was a blast the only thing I did not care for was the fleas that were on them when you clean them. Either way you hunt them it is a blast.

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sportfish    1
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Just got back from Texas, the three of use shot 9 piggs all with bow and arrow. It was fun but those piggs are nasty to skin some were full of ticks and fleas. The biggest was 235# boar. I shot 3 eater 85-130# sows. It was get practice shooting.

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