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    I've seen several feral hog shoot videos. I've seen the hunter fire his gun at a large herd of hogs. He might hit the first one but then continue to fire upon more that are moving. It is hard to shoot an animal that is running accurately with a rifle . The hunters seem to be wounding a lot of pigs while fired at while running. They should only be fired at while standing still unless they are charging or attacking. Perhaps the pig hunter should shoot at up to five still hogs at a time then confirm all five dead before he continues to shoot more.

    I was trained by an NRA hunting instructor to never shoot in bulk. Account for each and every animal and bird fired upon.

    Having read several hunting articles in Gun Digest over the years, several authors would refer to this kind of bulk shooting as "slob hunting".





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    Note that this only applies to an initial shot at an unwounded animal. If you wound an animal with your first shot, then you owe it to the animal to take as many [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as necessary to bring it down. This sometimes means doing things that are unacceptable for an initial shot like shooting at a running animal, shooting at longer than usual ranges, or taking shots when the orientation of the animal is not ideal."

    It appears as the man in the hog video has wounded at least one hog but failed to fire follow-up shots before firing at other pigs. He also appears to be taking initial shots at running hogs.

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    Some places have a feral hog problem. The wounded ones may die later. Those hunters are trying to cut the herd down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    Some places have a feral hog problem. The wounded ones may die later. Those hunters are trying to cut the herd down.
    That's fine. I wish they would just make sure each and every pig that's shot at stays down before training their sights on the next animal. I wish they would not take initial shots on running animals. The wounded animals that run off could suffer for hours if not days before they die. Firing precisely at a still animal is much less likely to wound it to begin with.

    This Keith Warren looks sloppy. He doesn't impress me as a rifleman and a good marksman. He appears to be banging away wildly at a herd of pigs.

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    "Let me put it this way: when you pull the trigger [squeeze in the case of a rifle] or release an arrow, you should be almost completely certain you are going to hit and kill the animal you’re aiming at. You should not take a shot to find out if you can hit an animal. If there is any doubt in your mind that you’re going to hit the animal you are shooting at, then you should not take the shot. If you are surprised that you hit the animal with a shot, you were shooting from too far away.

    Note that this only applies to an initial shot at an unwounded animal. If you wound an animal with your first shot, then you owe it to the animal to take as many [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as necessary to bring it down. This sometimes means doing things that are unacceptable for an initial shot like shooting at a running animal, shooting at longer than usual ranges, or taking shots when the orientation of the animal is not ideal."
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    You ain't never been hog culling, have you?
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    I watched the video. Looks like he did pretty darn good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaySendero View Post
    You ain't never been hog culling, have you?
    No, I have not been except I've been selective about which pork products I buy at the market.
    I cull out ham that is too high in fat. I also cull out the thin-sliced bacon for thick-sliced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
    I watched the video. Looks like he did pretty darn good.
    I've never pig-hunted before. Only deer and other species.

    If I were to shoot feral hogs for pest control, I would:

    1. select one still-standing hog from the herd within the range of my level of competence as a rifleman
    2. carefully aim and fire by SQUEEZING the trigger
    3. stay with this animal until I was absolutely sure it was down and stays down
    4. look for another animal from the herd
    5. repeat 1-4

    As a soldier, expert rifle, I was trained to make every shot count. Firing wildly wastes ammunition and results in wounded animals and misses.
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    Have you ever had Rocky mountain oysters or had them stuffed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitfred View Post
    Have you ever had Rocky mountain oysters or had them stuffed?
    swine testes? no

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