Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Some things need killin'

This guy is one of them.


First weekend of hunting season was this last weekend.  I culled an older buck with just forks.  He needed to go, too.  Unfortunately, the nasty bugger above isn't the only one coming to the blind.  I'd love nothing more than to get hold of a night vision scope, but those aren't cheap.  I guess we're going to have to go old fashioned and use lights.  Otherwise, this will be lurking out there tearing stuff up...


...and we can't have that, now can we?

As you can tell by the time stamp, it also means staying up all night to shoot some nasty pigs.  That doesn't send the thrill through me like it used to in my youth.

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  1. Good post, we have them here in town too, in town!
    They can create more havoc than most people know.
    I see bacon strips on your horizon.

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    1. Thanks, Suerte. I know they're bad news when they move into populated area. It's hard to control them there. These guys are really trap-smart for some reason. My dad planted a food plot near his blind and last week he said it looked like someone plowed it again. The pigs tore up a huge piece of it. I don't know about bacon from one this size, but I really am interested in shooting a medium sow and seeing how that works. It turned out real well on farm-raised domestic pig, but these guys tend to be less fatty and more greasy, so it will be an experiment for sure.

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  2. Try using a camcorder with night vision capability.

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    1. Bob, that is a good idea. I do have an old digital video camera with night vision capability. A friend has a night vision monocular, but these things are generally just good for seeing, not shooting while dark. On the other hand, I seem to remember a video I saw where someone actually mounted the camera to the top of a light recoil rifle (AR, anyone?) and painted a dot on the viewing screen as an aim point. I wonder...

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