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I found some hogs yesterday afternoon and I am planning on getting after them pretty hard next weekend. They are in a pretty good size field and I was wondering if I put my blind in the middle of the field in the wide open if it would spook them. My thinking behind that was I could cover more of the field with shorter shots.

Actually I stuck one of the hogs yesterday afternoon just before dark. I know that I hit her/him forward but I am not exactly sure where. We trailed him for about 3 hours through water, mud, thickets, and open woods without have much trouble. It wasn't the best blood trail but any blood trail through standing water can't be too bad. Right when the blood trail started thinning down we jumped it (maybe 20 yards in front of us but we could only see about 10 foot). Then the blood picked up again and then it got really good for about 60 yard and we noticed that he actually started to make a loop back around behind us. With our flashlights about dead and not exactly sure here we were we decided to call it a night. We had trailed it for 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile and thought we could still hear it in front of us every now and then. My question is where do you think that I hit it for it to bleed taht good for that long? Most blood trails that I have been on for hogs have been almost nonexistant (with the exception of the one I killed in Nov.).

And one more think, one of them was colored up like a black and tan. The first time I saw it I thought that it was a dog. But when it came back out about 10 min later I had time to put my binos on it and could tell it was a hog with 6-10 baby,baby pigs. I am not hog expert as you can tell but do many wild hogs have tan on them?
 

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One last thing, if you have never hunted out of a ground blind - Do it. Ever been on the gound with 3 150#+ hogs with 8 little ones within 20 yards of you. Then when you shoot one they all start looking to see where that arrow just came from.. What a rush.
 

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There is no telling where you hit it. Them dudes are tough. I have hit them in the neck and between the shoulder blades and them bleeding like crazy and still not find them. Just try to get another shot in it if you can and hope for the best.
 

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You gimped one up! :rolleyes: They're tough, brother. Better get it in the ribs if you wanna kill them. I can't wait to see the footage. I'm going with you next time! Appreciate the invite :confused: .
 

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You gimped one up! :rolleyes: They're tough, brother. Better get it in the ribs if you wanna kill them. I can't wait to see the footage. I'm going with you next time! Appreciate the invite :confused: .
You wasn't at church so I figured that you went back to F'ville.

The footage wasn't to great. You see the pigs run by, the lumenok fly by followed right after with a squill, then the pig I shot runs back through the cameras view. I haven't had a chance to look at the footage real close but I will let you know what turns out.
 

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I was helping Memaw and Pa move. Who was running the camera?:censored: They're fired.
Me......Does anybody else ever film for me. :no: I run the camera for everybody and their bother, but when it comes time for me to shoot everybody seems to be busy :alright:

Seriously, I called about several people yesterday trying to get them to go and I was going to film for them. Had one commit before church, then backed out after church. Then another all but commit before lunch and then backed out after lunch. So I just said screw it.....I will go by myself.
 

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There is no telling where you hit it. Them dudes are tough. I have hit them in the neck and between the shoulder blades and them bleeding like crazy and still not find them. Just try to get another shot in it if you can and hope for the best.
Hogs have a vary large reservoir of blood in their neck. It enables them to go for ever bleeding. As for the spots, hogs that are feral can be of any color as they are escaped domestics.
 
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