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I just returned from what turned into an unbelievable hog hunt. Every monday i go to a ranch where i hunt hogs to fill up feeders chec for new sign and all when i got to the last barrel feeder which we put wheat bran and corn in it for the deer i decided to check the creek for hog sign. I was carring my trusty marlin 30-30 which happens to be my n favorite carry gun and being a lefty i can get a fast second shot if need be. as i approaced the creek i found 2 massive hog walows the wind was in my favor coming from the south so i decide to walk into it and look for more sign. I have been hunting this huge bor estimated weight close to 500lbs he is truly huge and have only seen him on 2 occasions since january as i was walking the crek i heard movment on the oppisite side of the creek so i hunkered down behind a tree and watched n some sall pigs and a sow come out and was feeding or rooting. all of the sudden i catch a glimpse of my hog he was amazing pure black massive shoulders and hair that appeared to stand several inches high. i was pretty exciteds so i waited till he was clear of some brush pu my crosshairs behind his shoulders and squeezed the trigger. i thought yes i watched him run off i waited about 15 min and went to the spot where i shot him. there was no blood hair or anything i walked everywhere for over 2 hrs trying to find him no luck so i went to the location and sarted looking around agaun wgen i I noticed a tree about 2.5 inches in dameter havig a clean hole throuh it my heart dropped i also noticed that it went through another limb and gues what??? i found y billet about 10 feet in front of the tre i examied it and did not find any blood or hair I was kind of relieved as i did not wound it I take great pride in one shot kills and humane kills. I learned a valuable lesson today even though i like to think i ma a seasoned HOG hunter you still have to be patient and wait for a clear shot. I bhave hunted so hard for this hog and have used many of the ricks you all have shown me fro kool_aid jello todigging a hole fillig with corn and soda these hogs are truly wild and tough to hunt they are smart and i have to admit they are my favorite animal to hunt Thanks for all the tips and help and I am going to coe up with a new game plan now any tips will be helpful
 

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my next plan

I am up early this morning debating on hunting common sense tells me to stay away for 1 week and let him get used to the area again this is not a preserve just wild east texas forest very thck under brush mixed with pine and very few hardwoods. I am thinking sinc the hay ios startig to come up maybe i can catch hi in a field rooting in there which his tracks have been found i the fields, i have thought about walking the creek again, but this boar is vry nocturnal and just the second time i have seen him since August i ma plannig on moving a ladder stand to the crek where the wallows are at and baiting with corn shoot i dont know so many options ya never know where to start i am truly stumped maybe you can helkp me out I heard there is this attractant that smells like a sow in heat that really attracts them he was with a sow and some piglets so that is a thought also
 

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are his tracks still showing up in the area since you missed him?

if so, supply him with a steady food source and let him relax a little bit. Then you might be able to pattern him again. Once you get a good pattern of his nocturnal activities established, your gut instinct will tell you where you have the best chgance of killing him.
 

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thanks

after eating breakfast that is what i have decided to do We must hunt using the same tactics hehe. i will hone my shooting skills some this week shooting off hand,kneeling laying down i feel like i ma in training. His tusks are pretty long they actually angle back so i know he is a wall hanger
 

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Howie.... If you need any help with that ol' hog let me know and I'll run down there and help ya! :grin: Have 7MM Mag, will travel. :grin:
 

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Howie,

this is just a thought, but since he is hanging out with a sow with piglets, you could give a pig squealer a try. You might get the sow to come in looking for an injured piglet, and maybe the big boar won't be far behind.
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