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Offline Nomadic Pirate

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Hunting has been slow.
« on: November 27, 2020, 11:23:17 PM »
Well, more like my time has been taken by other things,

Summertime was very hot and pigs disappeared to higher elevations,
October came and winds went completely slack and at the same time suf started to pump,
November was the same for the first 2 weeks,
Trades have now come back lately improving hunting conditions mightily,
I was at my blind Wednesday and 2 very, very nice sows came to the feeder
Very nice dark grey full coats
I was carrying my MAX ML .25 and I could easily have taken one and posted a kill here but I decided to wait,
if you are patient enough those sows will be in heat at some point and very likely will drag a Big boar one day with them to the feeder.

To be continued....... ;D ;D
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 08:04:31 PM »
Patience is the key
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 11:45:48 PM »
Today the same 2 sows came in and did indeed have a boar in tow,

But he wasn't what I was looking for so I just watched and took pictures.

There's a monster, black, furry boar in the area so I'm hoping those 2 Sows at some point will bring him in,

also I don't shoot hogs with curly tails or very thin coat and this boar has a curly tail so he's safe with me :)  ;D ;D
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 01:13:29 AM »
Why don't you shoot the ones with curly tails and thin coats?
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2020, 02:39:42 AM »
Fascinating...awaiting update w/killshot video!  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2020, 03:39:01 AM »
Why don't you shoot the ones with curly tails and thin coats?


Something I decided a long time ago because they remind me to much of domestics,

When I shoot one I wanted to look the most wild possible, long furry tail and the thickest coat ( here they don't really because it's always warm )

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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2020, 12:19:26 PM »
Why don't you shoot the ones with curly tails and thin coats?

All I can do is smile.  ;D
Something I decided a long time ago because they remind me to much of domestics,

When I shoot one I wanted to look the most wild possible, long furry tail and the thickest coat ( here they don't really because it's always warm )
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 03:49:00 PM »
Yesterday watched the same 2 Saws bring in the same boar, actually the Boar came in first alone at 2:30 PM a full hour before the feeder goes off, then came back with the 2 saws at 4:45.

I was very tempted to take the shot because I was carrying my Winchester and I wanted to put to work all that testing :) :)
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 02:34:10 AM »
Today I was sitting in my tree blind,
Around 4:00 the two Saws came in with the same Boar in tow and then all of a sudden following was a solid, thick, squared jawed big Blonde boar,...hooo yeaahh, patience payed off !!!!!!

buy now my adrenaline started to really rush, the group approaching the feeder,

.....then about 15 yards before they get there for some reason they spook and scatter,

this group has been real skittish from day one and still is.

Eventually the 2 saws and the medium boar came back and started feeding at the feeder,......Blondie never came back :(

Ho well, we live to fight an other day :)
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2021, 05:16:11 AM »
Hey Manny maybe the medium boar was a real alpha stud and chased off the huge one... ;D
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 08:15:41 AM »
At least you are seeing the sows. That’s pretty cool right there. Just a matter of time before your boar shows up. Good luck! Do you hunt smaller game than the pigs?
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 02:19:37 PM »
At least you are seeing the sows. That’s pretty cool right there. Just a matter of time before your boar shows up. Good luck! Do you hunt smaller game than the pigs?

Not really,....Mongoose is the only small critter I hunt.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2021, 04:34:23 PM »
Last nite the grey boar came in again, this time solo no sows in tow
if next time he comes back on his own again I'll take him down.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2021, 03:14:50 PM »
Well, more like my time has been taken by other things,

Summertime was very hot and pigs disappeared to higher elevations,
October came and winds went completely slack and at the same time suf started to pump,
November was the same for the first 2 weeks,
Trades have now come back lately improving hunting conditions mightily,
I was at my blind Wednesday and 2 very, very nice sows came to the feeder
Very nice dark grey full coats
I was carrying my MAX ML .25 and I could easily have taken one and posted a kill here but I decided to wait,
if you are patient enough those sows will be in heat at some point and very likely will drag a Big boar one day with them to the feeder.

To be continued....... ;D ;D

hey Manny... any of the hunting that I've done so far with an airgun, has been with a sam yang recluse with larger valves that runs a little over 200 fpe. I've also a hatsan BT65 that is stock in .30 caliber. I haven't chronographed it in a while, so I don't remember what the horsepower is, but it's under 100 fpe... maybe way under, but on my targets, when it hits, it just about, well actually has, and that might have been I cut the string too, nocked my hanging targets off the string... lucky more like it, but I've considered it for hunting and others tell me no problems... yet some are also saying no way, unethical, etc etc etc... but I'm of two thoughts here. One, even if say 75 pounds fpe or slightly less, a 30 caliber puts out a lot of energy.  I know we're trying to get airguns legal here for hunting and airguns of arizona suggested, according to DLNR, 400 fpe, but when I talked to Kip Perow, who sat with DLNR on this, if I remember, he told me he'd recommend 200 fpe as being an adequate minimum. We're still working on this and we want to go back this year to set this up for the next year legislature on airgun power for public hunting. What would you suggest as an adequate minimum?
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2021, 12:22:36 AM »
That is such a tricky question to answer,

the problem with the establishing of a minimum power is that only really relates to the Heart/Lung shot,
for the Brain shot you don't need anywhere near the same power, or caliber for that matter.

So if we are strictly talking of hunting with body shots I would say a good ballpark would be 300 FPE and .357 caliber minimum even if I know for a fact that much less is still very effective.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2021, 04:53:02 AM »
Went to my bling today with the intention of shooting the grey boar if he showed up alone,

He did, I watched him eat for 40 minutes and just couldn't take a shot at him,

towards the end 2 more pigs came in but they looked real spooked like if it was the first time they enter the area, they where there and away in a flash.
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2021, 05:19:54 AM »
Went to my bling today with the intention of shooting the grey boar if he showed up alone,

He did, I watched him eat for 40 minutes and just couldn't take a shot at him,

towards the end 2 more pigs came in but they looked real spooked like if it was the first time they enter the area, they where there and away in a flash.

Why couldn't you take a shot at him Manny? Or maybe it was you couldn't Get a shot, like due to obstructions, etc.?
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Re: Hunting has been slow.
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2021, 11:29:48 AM »
Didn't have the willingness to.
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2021, 04:12:37 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2021, 08:59:07 AM »
I say live to hunt, it’s not always about the kill.
If you take a big game animal the work begins to pack it out of where you are in the remote areas that you may be hunting in. Safeway is still open.
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