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Old 10-11-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
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My buddy killed a wildebeest with half his skull cap missing and full of maggots.

I once shot a pig with 3 arrows and a 9mm before it died.

Surely y’all have some good stories...
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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Bout a 500 pound nilgai bull, nothing wrong with him but you know he was one tough mother!!!!!


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Old 10-11-2017, 05:16 PM   #3
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Shot a big sow right in the forehead from about 15 yards away w/an AR and after laying down for a brief second got up and charged right at me, took several more bullets to the body and ran right through a fence. Never did recover her. To this day I dont know what happened, glanced off the skull I guess.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:18 PM   #4
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I peeled several (3) .243 shells off of the shoulder of an aoudad I shot, until I got a fourth behind the ribs and stopped it. They are tanks.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #5
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When I was a kid a box turtle fell from the retaining wall at my grandparents house on to the concrete cracking his shell and knocking him out? We thought he was dead so we threw
it a huge multi floral rose bush (we just knew Grandpa would think we killed him). Well several months later on a frosty morning Grandpa was trimming up the rose bush and found him still alive stuck in the rose bush. We had a lot of explaining to do.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:24 PM   #6
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Nilgai. It was only a cow but took three rounds with a 270 win and 150 grain Nosler partition.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:25 PM   #7
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1 particular Zebra by far. Nilgai are mega tuff also..
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:27 PM   #8
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Shot a big boar in a trap dead in the forehead with a 9mm from about 4 feet. Ricocheted right off the top of his dang head. Traded the 9mm for a .45 the next week. Never happened again on any pig in a trap that I killed.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:29 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #10
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Nobody has said A 271" whitetail buck?
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #11
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East Texas mosquitoe
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:34 PM   #12
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:35 PM   #13
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:35 PM   #14
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I shot a buck in the neck with my deer rifle and could not find him, two weeks later I see him chasing a doe ! And kill him , only thing holding on his head was some skin , spine and windpipe!!! Maggots and infection and still chasing does
My neighbor arrowed a buck in October could not recover him with a dog, December killed him with rifle, arrow was still in it ! Threw a lung and lodged in the neck
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:36 PM   #15
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East Texas mosquitoe
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:37 PM   #16
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I'd have to agree with Nilgai. I put three arrows in a raccoon once and it still ran off before dying. The first arrow went through behind the near side shoulder and cut the far side off on exit. It spun around growling and bit the arrow off. It ran off about ten feet and sat there growling. I then sent two more arrows into it and it ran off again. I was almost afraid to go recover it lol. I shot it for the hide and ended up with just the tail because there were 3 broad head holes in the body.


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Old 10-11-2017, 05:39 PM   #17
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Nobody has said A 271" whitetail buck?
Or Kansas Bobcats.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:41 PM   #18
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TX bowslaughter

Legend has it that he fought off two dudes with fighting styles in his own garage while half asleep then chased down their pickup on foot and slashed a tire with his hunting knife...

...but I didn't see it happen myself though so it may not count.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #19
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Racoon.... shot one right between the eyes with one of those G5 Varmit heads.. I was shooting an 80# Bowtech tribute at the time and that thing just ate it and staggered out of the tree... I got occupied shooting the other coon that was in the tree and by the time i went to look for the first one it was nowhere to be found...
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:46 PM   #20
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While pronghorn hunting we found a sick cow , rancher shot her twice in head with .38
One week later I see her no buzzards around, yep still kicking!
Animals are incredible tough
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:47 PM   #21
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A buddy was hunting a particular 8 pt on a high fence ranch in bow season, when he showed him self at the feeder for a snack. My buddy, very reliable, pulled his shot and the deer ran off. Went to look for sign and found blood, and bloody corn. He was following the trial and walked up on the deer. He froze, the deer turned his head in a way that didn't make sense. Buddy backed out and came back after lunch...no deer anywhere. month later see him in background of camera chasing does. Shoots the deer with his rifle to find a muzzy mark UNDER the jaw and the deer's left eye just about closed up with skin.... We speculate the arrow deflected off of something, went straight up between the jaws and out his left eye.... I seen the deer and got to witness a lot of the story over the few months it went down....Protein fed deer aint no PUNK!! That's a true story.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:47 PM   #22
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22-250 to the ear on a sow at 15 yards. Knocked her down and she quit moving. 2 minutes later she gets up, shags azz, and is gone never to be seen or found.

Had a coon dog in high school. Treed a coon and shot him between the eyes with a 22 at 20 ft away. He fell out of the tree and hit the ground. Didn’t move. Dog ran over and grabbed him and he came alive. Balled up on the dogs head and both fell in a pond full of water. Dog wanted to let go and coon wasn’t letting go and was pulling the dogs head under water. Imagine a dog screaming in agony and his head under water. Never heard so many gurgles and bubbles in my life! Ended up wading in the water and using the butt of the gun like a baseball bat to hit the dog and the coon to get the coon off him. Was hilarious.

Sand hill crane. Me and two guys sat up on two cranes and unloaded 9 shells into them at 25 yards. One dropped 80 yards out and the other flew completely out of sight with a leg dangling loose and his neck crooked. Hardest bird I’ve ever tried to bring down. We were shooting 3 1/2” BB BBB and #4 buck shot.

We had some cranes that after they were hit would climb up high, lock their wings out and glide to their death and were picking them up 500 yards away. True story. We were near a big power line and it was 330 yards between the poles.

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Old 10-11-2017, 06:02 PM   #23
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I peeled several (3) .243 shells off of the shoulder of an aoudad I shot, until I got a fourth behind the ribs and stopped it. They are tanks.
Heck. Half of tbh will tell you that a 243 is plenty for nearly any animal in North America haha
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:14 PM   #24
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Nobody has said A 271" whitetail buck?
Too soon?
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:16 PM   #25
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Gemsbok!
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #26
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Caught 3 little pigs (about 4lbs) and put them in a cattle trailor. During the night the dogs got under the trailor and worried the pigs. One of them stepped between the floor boards and the dogs chewed off both rear legs up to the elbows. The next morning that little pig drug himself up to the feed bowl and ate corn.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #27
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:45 PM   #28
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Shot a big boar in a trap dead in the forehead with a 9mm from about 4 feet. Ricocheted right off the top of his dang head. Traded the 9mm for a .45 the next week. Never happened again on any pig in a trap that I killed.


We use a .22 for the pigs in our trap and have never had a problem with a ricochet...


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Old 10-11-2017, 07:20 PM   #29
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Saw a deer as a kid up north ran about 1 mile and over a few barbwire fences dragging its guts behind it
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #30
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We use a .22 for the pigs in our trap and have never had a problem with a ricochet...YET!!!


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Old 10-11-2017, 07:23 PM   #31
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Trapped a coyote that had 7 buckshot pellets in him that had healed over.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:32 PM   #32
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Shot a cull buck about 6-7 years ago. When I first saw him I thought he was dragging some vines, this was about 150 yards. When I got to him, I am glad I put him out of major misery. Somehow his privates came loose and they were hanging down, had briars and sticks, he was dragging. That's tough right there!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:36 PM   #33
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:51 PM   #34
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Whitetail are up there for me, I've shot one with a 300 WM and couldn't find a drop of blood, 3 weeks later we shoot him not realizing it and walk up to find a hole the size of a baseball where it exited filled with **** and infected bad and he was eating fine, I've seen it happen with bow shots also.

I hadn't killed one but I've seen an Oryx take 2 CCs of bam and walk it off like it's nothing
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:52 PM   #35
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Actually, I had a crazy experience just a few weeks back. Dropped a good size boar(about 200lbs) at about 60 yards with a 30-30. Fell in his tracks. Sat there for about 10 minutes watching him struggle and flop his head around. Got down there and put 2 shots of 9mm to the head. Continued to breath heavy and toss his head around. Put another 30-30 round into him and he was still. Great, he's dead. Went back to camp to retrieve some things and went back to him about 45 mintues later, and there he was struggling and tossing his head around again! Only had my 9mm with me when walking back to him this time, put one more in his head and he finally called it quits! Never seen anything like it!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:54 PM   #36
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I was with an acquaintance while deer hunting in New York many years ago, hunting the corn routes with shotguns (slugs). Well he shot 3 deer that day, one of which refused to die. Shoot multiple times, slit the throat, still wouldn't die. Finally he gave up and started to gut it while item was still alive... I've never seen an animal so tough.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:59 PM   #37
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Toughest animal (pound for pound) I’ve seen in person was out at KJO’s old ranch. A guy shot a football sized pig. He said it was a great shot and arrow was still in it when it ran away. He shot it the first evening I was there. Another hunter ended up shooting the same little pig the next morning on the other side of the ranch with the arrow still in him.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #38
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Nobody has said A 271" whitetail buck?
Because he wasn't 271" probably closer to 71", shot in the face with .30 150 gr soft point, got to him and he wasn't quite there yet so I thought I'd deliver the coup de grace with the trusty old buck knife. Well the knife poke brought him to life, he kicked me and that buck knifes arse all over that little clearing in the cedars. He ran off like a victororiuos elephant seal, killed him two days later at a water trough about 3 miles from our first encounter.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #39
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:18 PM   #40
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Toughest animal I have ever shot point blank is an old downer cow. Takes a few shots with a 22-250 point blank in the head for her to give it up.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #41
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #42
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Or Kansas Bobcats.
That's cold brother.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #43
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Shot a Nilgai bull in the shoulder at 200 yds with my 280ai and Barnes LRX...
It laughed at me.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #44
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Tough or not...That's gotta hurt.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:04 PM   #45
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Possum, one tried to bite me and walk off after a 22 to the head and skinned.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:25 PM   #46
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These threads used to stop after archery season started, now- not so much.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:46 PM   #47
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Nilgai on few occasions
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:47 PM   #48
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:37 PM   #49
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I've seen my wife squeeze out babies the size of watermelons through a hole the size of an orange.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:44 PM   #50
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Nilgai bulls. Guide hunts for them and they never seize to amaze me. I've seen them run with multiple .375 HH in them
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