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zerohour714
07-02-2010, 5:34 PM
First off I want to thank Jeff for taking me out, We had a blast and we each got a pig! So here's how it all went down....

I met up with Jeff and Igor around 3:30 and went to the ranch to set up camp. We sat around for a couple of hours and then went out to hunt. After Jeff and Igor showed me around, they set up at their stand at about 7pm. Jeff told me to walk the creek bed and then get on the plateau to glass both fields on either side of the creek. After a short walk on top of the plateau I came up on 5-7 pigs (not sure exactly, pig fever got the best of me). I then backed up and knelled down to get out of sight of the pigs and to chamber my first round, dropped the safety and stood back up. At this point one of the bigger pigs was headed straight towards me. At 30 yards I aimed low at the left shoulder trying to get a vital shot and fired!

The pig immediately dropped and the rest of the pigs scattered. After inspection the round went right into the mouth, breaking the top jaw, through the vitals and stopped when it hit the rib cage. Black-hawg down! (pic of the dislodged bullet below). I radioed Jeff and then the work began.

We estimated the pig was in the 200 pound range by the trouble we had dragging it, but unfortunately we had no scale to confirm.

The next night about the same time as the night before we headed off on our hunt. I was running a bit behind Jeff and Igor as I had forgot my tag back at camp and had to return to get it halfway on the walk between the hunting grounds and camp. On my way back to the hunting grounds I heard a single shot and went to see what Jeff had shot at. Not more than 50 yards from where I had killed my hog the previous night I found him running frantically up the trail to cut off a "wounded pig". He came back down to where he had fired the shot and the three of us began to push the brush where he saw the pig run into. We formed a line and began to push through the forage only to find his pig dead on arrival 10 yards from where the shot hit it.

All in all we had a great weekend. We each got a pig, saw tons of quail, rabbits, coyotes, and even saw a buck 30 yards from where we set up camp. I couldn't have asked for a better hunt! Thanks Jeff!!!


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zerohour714
07-02-2010, 5:35 PM
A couple more...

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theseacow
07-02-2010, 5:38 PM
looks like fun man. great pics.

professorhard
07-02-2010, 5:38 PM
Nice pig! Looks like u had a good time!

clay32
07-02-2010, 6:03 PM
That's a damn good looking pig, good color, looks at least 200 lbs.....should be good eats, too.

btw, isn't that the best feeling, seeing 'em drop right on the spot?

owenriquez
07-02-2010, 7:17 PM
How much did you guys spend for that hunting trip? Was that a private ranch? Can I go next time? thanks:)

joefreas
07-02-2010, 7:21 PM
Nice! Where was this?

Big Jake
07-02-2010, 7:47 PM
Great bacon dude. Congrats! :piggy:

Thefeeder
07-02-2010, 10:45 PM
First off I want to thank Jeff for taking me out, We had a blast and we each got a pig! So here's how it all went down....

I met up with Jeff and Igor around 3:30 and went to the ranch to set up camp. We sat around for a couple of hours and then went out to hunt. After Jeff and Igor showed me around, they set up at their stand at about 7pm. Jeff told me to walk the creek bed and then get on the plateau to glass both fields on either side of the creek. After a short walk on top of the plateau I came up on 5-7 pigs (not sure exactly, pig fever got the best of me). I then backed up and knelled down to get out of sight of the pigs and to chamber my first round, dropped the safety and stood back up. At this point one of the bigger pigs was headed straight towards me. At 30 yards I aimed low at the left shoulder trying to get a vital shot and fired!

The pig immediately dropped and the rest of the pigs scattered. After inspection the round went right into the mouth, breaking the top jaw, through the vitals and stopped when it hit the rib cage. Blackhawk down! (pic of the dislodged bullet below). I radioed Jeff and then the work began.

We estimated the pig was in the 200 pound range by the trouble we had dragging it, but unfortunately we had no scale to confirm.

The next night about the same time as the night before we headed off on our hunt. I was running a bit behind Jeff and Igor as I had forgot my tag back at camp and had to return to get it halfway on the walk between the hunting grounds and camp. On my way back to the hunting grounds I heard a single shot and went to see what Jeff had shot at. Not more than 50 yards from where I had killed my hog the previous night I found him running frantically up the trail to cut off a "wounded pig". He came back down to where he had fired the shot and the three of us began to push the brush where he saw the pig run into. We formed a line and began to push through the forage only to find his pig dead on arrival 10 yards from where the shot hit it.

All in all we had a great weekend. We each got a pig, saw tons of quail, rabbits, coyotes, and even saw a buck 30 yards from where we set up camp. I couldn't have asked for a better hunt! Thanks Jeff!!!


http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac169/zerohour714/Pig%20Hunting%20June%202010/NewImage.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac169/zerohour714/Pig%20Hunting%20June%202010/CIMG0628-1.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac169/zerohour714/Pig%20Hunting%20June%202010/CIMG0631.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac169/zerohour714/Pig%20Hunting%20June%202010/CIMG0635-1.jpg

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac169/zerohour714/Pig%20Hunting%20June%202010/7.jpg

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Rrrrrright beeeeee hiiiiid uuuuuuu!

novabrian
07-02-2010, 11:03 PM
I want to go next time.I have never been but just got my license an a pig tag!!! I'm ready!!!

tpuig
07-03-2010, 1:52 AM
Great hunt. Those smiles tell the story.

Thefeeder
07-03-2010, 2:56 AM
Anybody else giving that buck the stinky eye?

professionalcoyotehunter
07-03-2010, 4:12 AM
Great job. I was hoping to make it that trip but had a wedding party to attend to and some guided hunts to do.

professionalcoyotehunter
07-03-2010, 4:14 AM
Nice! Where was this?

Monterrey county.

G-Man WC
07-03-2010, 5:06 AM
ZeroHour, Thanks for sharing. Great story and results. -g

gizmo7718
07-03-2010, 6:40 AM
that looks like soooo much fun! thanks for sharing!

zerohour714
07-03-2010, 8:11 AM
That's a damn good looking pig, good color, looks at least 200 lbs.....should be good eats, too.

btw, isn't that the best feeling, seeing 'em drop right on the spot?

Yeah it was awesome!!! 1 shot, 1 kill, Couldn't have asked for a better hunt!

zerohour714
07-03-2010, 8:15 AM
Great job. I was hoping to make it that trip but had a wedding party to attend to and some guided hunts to do.

Thanks, You gotta make it out next time! We tried calling some yotes after we filled our tags, but couldn't get anything to come in, I'm thinking you might be able to help out in that dept.

sideshowhr
07-03-2010, 8:16 AM
very nice. congratulations!

PatriotnMore
07-03-2010, 8:21 AM
Awesome, very nice. I've got to make it out for one of these.

Butthead
07-03-2010, 8:47 AM
Awesome. Damn I'm jealous. Loks like a great trip. Can you clue us as to wether this was a paid trip to a hunting ranch or maybe a friends private ranch or what. Really want to do something like this for my first pig hunt.

Hmmmm bacon.

zerohour714
07-03-2010, 10:39 AM
Awesome. Damn I'm jealous. Loks like a great trip. Can you clue us as to wether this was a paid trip to a hunting ranch or maybe a friends private ranch or what. Really want to do something like this for my first pig hunt.

Hmmmm bacon.

Yeah this was a private hunt on a little ranch in Monterey county. I cant give my source ;) but I know they have a lot of guides who set up hunts out in the area.

spectr17
07-03-2010, 10:03 PM
Nice shooting. There is no known cure for hog fever. Thanks for the pics. http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/smiley_hog_chewin_ani.gif