Posted 08 March 2007 - 08:35 AM
The first trip that Dan and I made to Wilderness to hunt hogs, Neither of us had even seen one ,let alone hunt one. Norm Sauceman recommended we spend the first day just trying to find and see hogs so we could get an idea of sizes, and to practice spotting and stalking them. We did, however, others in the group with rifles and muzzle loaders started shooting right away. The first night then we got to see on video their hunts, and the stories of how these pigs after being shot would turn and come for the hunters. I think I was the only one going to use a bow for hogs and Dan was the only one using a pistol, and I was thinking that maybe we didn't have enough "fire-power". Anyway, long story short, Dan busted a big hog with his .44 and it didn't go a step and I shot a smaller one with my bow-ended up spineing him- and dropped him in his tracks. Aim low, behind the front leg. I was going to post the same link Rowdy did. A midline shot, behind the shoulder will spine the animal, if you miss high on that shot, you will just readjust his attitude from mean to nasty. The heart lays low, real low. I've shot 2 broadside and 1 quartering away and I think I prefer the quartering away shot. Also, I knew that as long as Dan had a pistol, he wouldn't let that pig get me, and I also knew that for short distances, I could out-run Dan. Can you out-run Mike? :lol: have fun, take pics,!!!!