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Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller #15655001 01/14/21
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Getting used to the thermal scope, and tried something new to me last night...

Calling hogs with an electronic caller.

It appears it works. This was the second place I called. Played the caller for about 5 minutes before he came in. Used the boar specific sounds on the Convergent Hunting app. Glenn Guess/Hog Zombies sounds.

Of course he was coming through the woods and wouldn't stop, and I nearly made a bad shot, but he didn't go far. Maybe 50 yards.

I'm not a good cinematographer... to say the least. But you get the idea of how it went down. wink

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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655020 01/14/21
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Was that a little shoat running like all hell to get away too?


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: kaywoodie] #15655061 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Was that a little shoat running like all hell to get away too?



Yeah, I didn't even see that one until after I shot! It was hauling ass! grin


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655067 01/14/21
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Great video. I picked up a FLIR thermal last year. We go to TX from Wisconsin to hunt in February. I really like the thermal over digital night vision. We used to go to Alabama and pig hunt. We tried calling pigs with a e caller. I THINK it worked. We tried calling a couple places but nothing.
As we were walking out a boar about 125 pounds ran across an opening but for some unknown reason stopped right before it got to the thick stuff. I was able to hit it. I was using 95 gr Barnes TTSX out of a 6.8 SPC. We walked over to where the pig was standing and found a fair amount of blood. This was only our second year of pig hunting at that time so we were rookies still.
As deer hunters we thought well that is a fair amount of blood let's follow it. EXTREMELY thick undergrowth and next thing you know I have a boar grunting and kind of making a popping sound about 5 feet away in thick crap. I don't know if he charged as I really couldn't see him. I never got the gun to my shoulder before I let loose. several shots later it was over.
I refer to that as my redneck cape buffalo hunt. The pig could have been bigger but you have to work with what ya got:)



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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: Marshhawk] #15655089 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by Marshhawk
Great video. I picked up a FLIR thermal last year. We go to TX from Wisconsin to hunt in February. I really like the thermal over digital night vision. We used to go to Alabama and pig hunt. We tried calling pigs with a e caller. I THINK it worked. We tried calling a couple places but nothing.
As we were walking out a boar about 125 pounds ran across an opening but for some unknown reason stopped right before it got to the thick stuff. I was able to hit it. I was using 95 gr Barnes TTSX out of a 6.8 SPC. We walked over to where the pig was standing and found a fair amount of blood. This was only our second year of pig hunting at that time so we were rookies still.
As deer hunters we thought well that is a fair amount of blood let's follow it. EXTREMELY thick undergrowth and next thing you know I have a boar grunting and kind of making a popping sound about 5 feet away in thick crap. I don't know if he charged as I really couldn't see him. I never got the gun to my shoulder before I let loose. several shots later it was over.
I refer to that as my redneck cape buffalo hunt. The pig could have been bigger but you have to work with what ya got:)



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I hear ya!

The boar last night went into very thick brush. I'm pretty sure my dogs found him dead last night shortly after I shot it. But being dark, and thick brush, I waited to go find him this morning. Put the dogs out again, and they went straight to him.

But I wasn't gonna crawl into a thicket at night to find him last night... wink (I'd left my .45 at home.... maybe I need to start carrying it.)


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655090 01/14/21
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This may sound crazy to some people but I would rather hunt pigs then deer. My Wisconsin brethren will probably disown me.



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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655097 01/14/21
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Cool video. Looks like the tree trunk you hit with the second round registered a heat signature after the shot. I thought it was maybe blood at first.


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: Marshhawk] #15655099 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by Marshhawk
This may sound crazy to some people but I would rather hunt pigs then deer. My Wisconsin brethren will probably disown me.



I know I would. Hogs and coyotes both.

Didn't even shoot a deer this year.


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655105 01/14/21
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You are a much smarter man then I am smile At night I think I would have reconsidered my choice and came back in the morning.


I hear ya!

The boar last night went into very thick brush. I'm pretty sure my dogs found him dead last night shortly after I shot it. But being dark, and thick brush, I waited to go find him this morning. Put the dogs out again, and they went straight to him.

But I wasn't gonna crawl into a thicket at night to find him last night... wink (I'd left my .45 at home.... maybe I need to start carrying it.)[/quote]



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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: JPro] #15655107 01/14/21
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Originally Posted by JPro
Cool video. Looks like the tree trunk you hit with the second round registered a heat signature after the shot. I thought it was maybe blood at first.



Yeah, I was tracking the hog with the second shot and not watching the trees/brush. laugh

That bullet hole glowed for a couple of minutes after the shot! smile


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655149 01/14/21
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I guess I did not make it clear that this was in the daytime sorry about that. Not to hijack the thread but I have since switched over to 120 GR Hornady SSTs for pig hunting. The 95GR TTSX will blow thru a pig but if you do not hit bone they do not seem to slow pigs down where the 120s seem to really hurt them and they don't go far.
I have a buddy that used a 62 gr fusion out of a 223 bolt action to kill a 200 plus pound white and black boar. shot it quartering away so it did not go thru the shield but behind it towards the off shoulder. 18-20 inches of penetration but very very little blood. This was a night hunt and we found it dead about 75 yards away. The bullet weighed 46 gr after recovery.Picture perfect mushroom but awful small compared to a 30 caliber bullet. I am not sure how it would have faired had he shot straight thru the shield.
My Wife wants to move south and TX is tops on our list for many reasons. Pigs are in the plus column. Just to let you know we are Conservatives and bring the right values:)

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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655162 01/14/21
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Thank you for posting these videos Rockinbbar.



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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: rockinbbar] #15655190 01/14/21
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I'm waiting on the right Pulsar to come into stock. Trail 2 with rangefinder. Once it does we will be in the thermal game.

Couldn't quite bring myself to buy hogster but hope you have good luck with it.

Will have to try calling down south in March I guess.


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Re: Break From Politics... Calling Wild Boar w/ E-Caller [Re: Marshhawk] #15655202 01/14/21
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Thanks from me as well. Very cool videos and pretty fascinating what modern technology can do for hog hunting and then get it on video to boot.

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That’s cool.

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That is very cool!

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Originally Posted by rost495
I'm waiting on the right Pulsar to come into stock. Trail 2 with rangefinder. Once it does we will be in the thermal game.

Couldn't quite bring myself to buy hogster but hope you have good luck with it.

Will have to try calling down south in March I guess.


Had to look high and low for the Bering Super Hogster. Finally found one in stock in Illinois...

Lots of things are out of stock, in all facets of life and consumer goods. I doubt it'll get better soon.

Happy with the Super Hogster. What you see in the viewer is clearer than it records. I think that is the case with most optics.


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"Used the boar specific sounds"

What did it sound like? I used to have cassette tape for calling hogs but they never responded. It sounded like a bunch of hogs fighting. I didn't try it at night though.

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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Marshhawk
This may sound crazy to some people but I would rather hunt pigs then deer. My Wisconsin brethren will probably disown me.



I know I would. Hogs and coyotes both.

Didn't even shoot a deer this year.


Same here Barry. The hog sounds haven’t worked well for me. But my old Hadel’s Govt Trapper Jack Rabbit Call has called in more than a few hogs here on the Ranch.
My hogs must like to eat rabbits. 🤠


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How about a picture of the rifle and scope?

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