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Old 03-17-2019, 08:37 PM   #11501
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Paid more dues today. Someone was camped at PC, and I didn't find any piggies.
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:25 PM   #11502
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Biggest hog I've killed ever and on public land with a bow to boot! I don't know the weight, bigger than me!
Back story- 3 weeks ago I snuck up on this boar fighting another slightly smaller boar over his sows. I ended up shooting both of them back to back. This big fella survived a shot directly to the shoulder, only 1.5" of penetration. (See shoulder scar of 2" rage broadhead) I got another shot on him while 15' high in a tree @ 32 yards right at dusk. He ran 200 yards and I lost sight of him. Found him right where I lost sight.

I'm after a bigger boar than this. Seen him so many times and he always hits my scent down wind and makes no issue about it and takes off.
I'll be keeping my setup out ready for weekends I can escape work.

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Old 03-18-2019, 11:16 PM   #11503
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Biggest hog I've killed ever and on public land with a bow to boot! I don't know the weight, bigger than me!
Back story- 3 weeks ago I snuck up on this boar fighting another slightly smaller boar over his sows. I ended up shooting both of them back to back. This big fella survived a shot directly to the shoulder, only 1.5" of penetration. (See shoulder scar of 2" rage broadhead) I got another shot on him while 15' high in a tree @ 32 yards right at dusk. He ran 200 yards and I lost sight of him. Found him right where I lost sight.

I'm after a bigger boar than this. Seen him so many times and he always hits my scent down wind and makes no issue about it and takes off.
I'll be keeping my setup out ready for weekends I can escape work.

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Old 03-19-2019, 08:28 AM   #11504
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:32 AM   #11505
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Good story and a great pig! What broadhead did you end up killing him with?
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:11 PM   #11506
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Biggest hog I've killed ever and on public land with a bow to boot! I don't know the weight, bigger than me!
Back story- 3 weeks ago I snuck up on this boar fighting another slightly smaller boar over his sows. I ended up shooting both of them back to back. This big fella survived a shot directly to the shoulder, only 1.5" of penetration. (See shoulder scar of 2" rage broadhead) I got another shot on him while 15' high in a tree @ 32 yards right at dusk. He ran 200 yards and I lost sight of him. Found him right where I lost sight.

I'm after a bigger boar than this. Seen him so many times and he always hits my scent down wind and makes no issue about it and takes off.
I'll be keeping my setup out ready for weekends I can escape work.

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That's awesome! I might be headed out there Friday for the day, good to see someone getting after em.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:29 PM   #11507
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Good story and a great pig! What broadhead did you end up killing him with?
An old multi used Muzzy 100gr

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Old 03-22-2019, 09:29 AM   #11508
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Leaning towards a dues payment, and kayaking into some spots to pester the piggies, next week Thursday-Saturday.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:04 AM   #11509
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Nice one congrats.
What bow is that and what broadhead were you using?
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:00 PM   #11510
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Nice one congrats.

What bow is that and what broadhead were you using?
That is a Toelke Pika!!!!!!

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Old 03-26-2019, 12:19 PM   #11511
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That is a Toelke Pika!!!!!!

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:12 PM   #11512
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Anyone headed out to pay dues Thursday, Friday, Saturday til @1200?
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:54 AM   #11513
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Nice one congrats.
What bow is that and what broadhead were you using?
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Old 04-01-2019, 12:57 PM   #11514
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Just got back Saturday from the maiden voyage of kayak. Much better than the canoe I have. Still a good workout for a borderline senior citizen. Did about 10-12 miles on the river over the two days (Thurs afternoon-Sat morning). Camped at primitive with my hammock and pestered piggy's with my Big River 66# recurved bow. Did see several beds and one that was dug into the ground and about as long as my strung bow (58"). Wind was towards the river most of the time I was there which worked well. Did bust three (80#-60-60) out of a briar patch at the tail end of the field behind camp, just off the river. They cleared the briars at @20 yards and were at 30-40-50-60 in a few seconds. Would have worked much better with a group and have shooters posted on the sides at the upper end of the patch(out of the direct wind), so that when the pigs busted they would have had shoots. Pushing pigs solo is fun, but tough.
Didn't see any hunters. Spent more time exploring the river with yak for next time.
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:06 PM   #11515
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Let me know if any y’all Rangers have a fishing guide y’all recommend out there want to take my daughter out


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Old 04-08-2019, 12:47 PM   #11516
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Let me know if any y’all Rangers have a fishing guide y’all recommend out there want to take my daughter out


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Old 04-09-2019, 09:11 AM   #11517
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Tommy Tidwell is the man for crappie.
https://www.gotcrappie.com/
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:07 AM   #11518
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Will have to bring a fishing rig next time up there.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #11519
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Can we hunt hogs at Granger year round? I am sure this question has been asked already but I figured it would be easier to ask again then search through all the replies.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:55 PM   #11520
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Can we hunt hogs at Granger year round? I am sure this question has been asked already but I figured it would be easier to ask again then search through all the replies.


Hog hunting permit is good for 1 year from purchase......


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Old 04-13-2019, 07:01 PM   #11521
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Hogs can be hunted year round with the appropriate Public Hunting permit. Hot weather is not the best for meat preservation. Getting the pig on ice as soon as humanly possible is the best idea. Plus it is not as fun to chase them around in the heat.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:42 PM   #11522
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Hog hunting permit is good for 1 year from purchase......


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Old 05-07-2019, 06:30 PM   #11523
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Anybody been out there lately?? Contemplating a trip soon and would love recent data!
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:56 PM   #11524
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Anybody been out there lately?? Contemplating a trip soon and would love recent data!


Grass is tall and snakes are out. Better to go fishing out there if you’re going to make the trip.


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Old 05-09-2019, 12:21 PM   #11525
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It has been my experience that the hogs keep the snake population in check. Even had one snake run from me as I walked along. Probably thought I was a pig.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:41 PM   #11526
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Im officially discouraged.

Im an adult onset hunter. Began hunting at the age of 31 back in january. Decided my best bet for big game was hogs out at granger. Given my inexperience and proximity to year round hunting of invasive species on public land, granger seemed like a gold mine for a newbie to cut his teeth on.
I've been going out at least twice a week for the past 5 months. Put in no less than 30 miles per unit.
I see hog sign every time im out. See hogs at least 75 percent of the time.
On 3 occassions I've been able to actually take a shot at a pig. Every shot was a broadside shot that was placed right in the vitals. Regardless of how well placed my shots seemed to be, i have yet to discover a single drop of blood.
I've learned well that there are no hogs at granger. The ones that are there wear nikes. And that patience is not a virtue but a must have.
After months of scouting, miles of hiking, and nearly $100 of archery equipment gone running off stuck in the hide of pigs, I'm starting to get fed up.
I've tried walking slow, I've tried glassing, I've tried setting up timed feeders and tree stands. I've tried observing movements well after legal shooting light. I've basically devoted all my free time since January learning how to hunt granger pigs. I've read through the entirety of this thread.
I still have no pork to show for it.
My freezer is full of white bass, crappie, and catfish.
It is starving for some red meat.
Perhaps granger hates me for hunting with a crossbow.
Maybe its cause i wear jeans on occassion.
Seems hard to believe because i know other fellas have killed pigs with a crossbow while wearing jeans based on this same forum.
At this point i could really use some pointers. Or a mentor. At least someone to show me what im doing wrong. I should be receiving a compound bow in the next week or so. Maybe that will relieve me of the bad crossbow karma ive built up.
I know the snakes and ticks and weeds are bad right now but none of that is gonna stop me. If anyone else feels like trudging let me know. Ill be there regardless
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:17 AM   #11527
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Im officially discouraged.

Im an adult onset hunter. Began hunting at the age of 31 back in january. Decided my best bet for big game was hogs out at granger. Given my inexperience and proximity to year round hunting of invasive species on public land, granger seemed like a gold mine for a newbie to cut his teeth on.
I've been going out at least twice a week for the past 5 months. Put in no less than 30 miles per unit....
Welcome to the suck! Pigs are tough and Granger pigs are exceptionally tough. It sounds like you are doing everything right, except maybe hitting the vitals.

I suggest you bone up on a wild pigs anatomy, most people aim too high on wild pigs, aim lower and/or wait for a slightly quartering shot for the shortest blood trails.

I did the math once, and in our group (excluding Carnage) we averaged about one pig every 6 trips to Granger. Most will tell you that getting a shot at a pig at GRanger is like killing one someplace else, and killing one is like finding that giant whitetail on your lease.

Keep it up, learn the anatomy and you will get your pig.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:40 AM   #11528
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Solo hunting at Granger is tough. Luck has a lot to do with it. Play the wind and hunt the escape cover. Even then they will usually bust out the other side of whatever cover you are stalking.
Glassing and stalking when you catch a hog out sunning itself, is super slow motion stuff.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 PM   #11529
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Thanks for the encouragement and tips. After i botched my first shot I did some research and learned that i misjudged the vital placement. I got no explanation for my other 2 shots. Cant wait for the day i catch one sunning itself. Ive only been able to take a shot at ones bedding or foraging. Anyone heading out this weekend? Hoping to put some miles in on sunday weather permitting.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:43 PM   #11530
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Also not sure i follow your math rat? But id be super happy with those odds! If i was killing a pig every 6th trip id have around a dozen pigs this year instead of 0. Sounds like quite the freezer!
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