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Old 07-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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So, I finally completed another bucket list item! On the last weekend of June, we went on a helihog hunt with Helibacon outfitters out of Bryan....

We did our safety check the night before and were up at 6:00 am the next morning. We were on the hogs shortly after the 10 minute flight to the hunting grounds. The first one we saw was a solo boar running across the field. The pilot banked hard to the left and hammered it. We got to him just before the tree line and turned him into the open field where we let the lead fly!! Note: Helihunting is about shot quantity rather than shot quality...

After a short 10 minute refuel stop, we were back on the pigs....we came across a few other sounders and then had to call it a day.

Overall we killed about 30 or so and saw over 50 (hard to count cause you are turning and moving as they break apart in their groups).

I would definitely do it again as it was an awesome experience!!!

I just got the video they made for us but haven't gotten a copy from my buddy yet!

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Old 07-20-2018, 02:10 PM   #2
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Ugh....I have no idea why those pics are turned....I fiddled around with them and thought I had them right....

Can someone, who is more picture savvy than I, help a brother out?
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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That sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. I’ve wanted to do that for a while. You have to post the video when you get it from your buddy!
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:00 PM   #4
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Those guys hunt some land near where we used to duck hunt. They also hunt some of the same land multiple days in a row so I could see why not seeing as many hogs
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:45 PM   #5
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Run shotguns and kill a lot more of them.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:05 PM   #6
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Run shotguns and kill a lot more of them.
We killed all we had eyes on....not certain how a shotgun would have let us see more???
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:07 PM   #7
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Looks like a blast.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:32 PM   #8
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We killed all we had eyes on....not certain how a shotgun would have let us see more???


Your post says you saw 50 and killed 30 ?


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Old 07-22-2018, 06:54 PM   #9
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This is on my bucket list also.

Would you recommend these guys?
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:44 PM   #11
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Your post says you saw 50 and killed 30 ?


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Yeah, the sounders split up in the field so although you see them you dont necessarily have a shot at them.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:48 AM   #12
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Man I want to do this. But with a mini gun.......
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:50 PM   #13
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This is on my bucket list also.

Would you recommend these guys?
Yes, I thought they did everything I would expect!
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