Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting much, been out of country for work and just getting caught up since returning. Before starting I’d like to thank all of you that have been registering on this site, with all the uncertainty around YouTube’s policies on shooting and hunting, I want to have another way to reach out to you all with content.
So, the last hunt I went on before heading abroad was another trip down to Texas. I took the AirForce Texan .357 on a hog hunt outside of Abilene, on a smallish property of a couple hundred acres a few miles outside city limits. This is a wide open property that connects some much larger farms, and gets a fair bit of hog traffic.
I arrived at the blind situated over a feeder, on the back forty of this farm property where I’ve seen pigs, but never had the opportunity to shoot. The landowner, a friend named Shawn McDonald, asked me if I could throw a couple bags of corn in one of the feeders when I got out to the property. Seems it had malfunctioned in heavy winds and dumped all the corn in one go, and some other guys had seen that it was empty but not had a chance to refill it.
I was going to fill it, then make my way to another blind further back, but it had been raining and I was in a rental 2 wheel drive SUV that I didn’t want to get stuck (haven’t had the greatest luck with rentals this year), so decided to stay put and see what would happen. It was about 2:30 by the time I’d gotten the feeder sorted out, and I sat in that blind for hours and didn’t see or hear a thing. It was after 8:00 and getting dark when I started packing my gear away. But right before breaking down my camera rig, I spotted an incoming pig…. And he was big!
I sat quietly with the barrel of the Texan poking out through a window. At one point the pig stopped suddenly and looked around, and I thought I’d spooked him. I saw two enormous hogs here a couple months earlier, and they’d both winded me before I could get a shot, so I was moving slowly and quietly and hoping the wind didn’t change.
He continued moving out, and I dropped the hammer on him! The Texan spat out the AL Clark Devastator, a 128-grain hollow point, and that pig never knew what hit him. You’ve heard about dropping like a lead weight? That’s exactly what happened. Attached are some photos, I filmed the hunt for my buddy Rossi over at American Airgunner so you’ll be seeing this hunt at some point.
Later this week I’m off for SA. Dakota on or annual prairie dog shoot at Bad River Bucks and Birds, should be a blast. Have some very cool rifles from FX, Brocock, and Hatsan for this one, and will work to get some good footage.