My biggest ghog to date

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  1. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'v hunted ghogs for 15 years and "harvested" my biggest today...14# 9 oz! I'v looked at this old house for years, knowing they lived under it but never saw one until today. I stopped at the usual spot 100 yards away, which is the only place to "hide" due to the terrain. There he was...grazing! I had to hurry as he will see me. I got ready with the dot of my Nightforce NP 2 DD on him waiting for a lateral chest shot, but he saw me and did that stare thing where they decide to resume eating or bolt. Taking no chance, I decided to do a neck shot...not preferred, but he was huge. The bullet hit exactly on the dot and he just dropped...not a quiver...a real DRT! There was not a drop of blood meaning the 1000+ ftlbs of energy liquified everything in his chest, no exit...his chest was a bit squishy. There are more. My server won't let me upload the pic so i'm going to ask thekreibles to do it for me, again.
     
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  2. VaRandy

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    Sounds like there are plenty targets where you are. What state are you in?
     
  3. lpreddick

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    SW Virginia. A lot of hay fields that get fertilized regularly. Coyotes have reduced ghog population drastically, so one has to really hunt the survivors.
     
  4. thekriebles

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    lpreddick's 14# 9 oz beast!:

    hog 14.jpeg
     
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  5. Jesse Gietzen

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    impatiently waiting on pictures.

    edit: posted at the same time... that thing is yuge! thanks!
     
  6. K22

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    Monster hogs are rare these days where I hunt but six years ago I hunted a virgin field that had never been hunted before according to the farmer. I shot 67 that summer out of that field, several were monster hogs. One in particular was the largest I ever shot, I didn't weigh it or measure it but it was a monster, an old male. I've been hunting them for 40 years and that one stands out as the all time monster hog.
     
  7. VaRandy

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    That is one big sumbitch! I suspect you mostly have to hunt the few left by sneaking around and shooting bipod. I used to do a lot of long range bench work in Va but have given up on it and now travel north for almost all my hog shooting. I would be surprised if your hogs are drilling into the large open areas like they used to.
     
  8. moorepower

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    Looks like it would be easier to hit for sure!
     
  9. jpx2rk

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    That's a big hog. Congrats.
     
  10. snert

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    he looks like he was laying along a hot dirt road for a day!!! Surprised his belly isn't bald from dragging it along the dirt
     
  11. MrMajestic

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    Whoa, wait a minute. If the bullet didn't exit you must subtract the weight of the bullet! :rolleyes:
    Nice big hog and nice shootin'! Wonder what he would have gone in November? That's a "two hat" for sure!
     
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  12. Maynard

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    Two of my biggest 'hogs to date.

    No idea on weight but they were very large.

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  13. snert

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    Pasture grizzly....
     
  14. Webster

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    You should be able to just copy and paste the images in your post. Control C then control V.
     
  15. Capt. Oblivious

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    Very nice!!
     
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    Scale.jpg
    14.5 pounder.jpg
    14.52 pounds comes out to 14 pounds, 8.32 ounces. So, just shy of the weight of yours, LP
    Nice 'hog. He lived a long life. Or else he ate very, very well.
     
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  18. lpreddick

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    I frequently ask the same question about how much a large one would weigh late fall, then reality sets in...the ghog might die of natural causes, get eated by a coyote or I, myself, might not be there either. I might not have a tomorrow, so as Janis Joplin said "get it while you can"!
     
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    You're absolutely correct my friend. Archery doesn't come in until the beginning of October so I need to get out and see if I can get a "two hatter"!
     
  20. stacy

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    THAT'S A GROUND GRIZZLY NICE HOG!!!!:D:D
     

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