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By 1911SHOOTER
#13140 Year round shootin' weather in Texas, thank goodness. Year round feral hogs to hunt too with my .22TCM/9mm HiCap.
Happiness is a warm pistol!
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13143 Dung Heap,
You would be surprised how many hunters in Texas are "Whacking" feral hogs here.
I still have sausage in my freezer made with feral hog meat. Aside from the Keyboard Cowboys, who say different,
Feral Hog meat is good meat and healthy.
And many of us are using our .22TCMs to do it. Taking hogs weighing about 100 to 150 pounds is no problem with
a TCM, hit 'em in the ear, and they go down. For anything bigger, in the shoulder and leave them for the
coyotes.
Blackie
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By wood chucker
#13172 Forget farm raised pork.

Slow cooked Texas barbecued wild hog is one of the top three best meals I ever ate.
The difference between store bought and wild is day and night. They taste like two different different animals.



I'm ruined for life. ; )
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By dungheap
#13175 Whoa! That's cool! What sort of distance do you shoot them at to insure a clean kill? As I envision it, a hog's ear isn't a particularly large target, especially if one's shooting a handgun.

I believe we have some feral hogs in Wisconsin, but not nearby, and I really have no idea of what those who hunt them are using in the way of weaponry. Probably AK-4 7s.
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By 1911SHOOTER
#13190 Dungheap,
Actually in aiming at the ear, it is about a 3 inch area, or, the base of the neck. I mostly shot from
15 yards or so. it does not take an AK to bring down a feral hog, I know people who hunt them with .22 Magnums.
They are so numerous here, that many are shot and left for the coyotes.
Blackie