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Old 02-27-2021, 07:15 PM   #1
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We went walking through the woods today. Came up on these. Lots of hog scat. Figured prob hog beds. Three total altogether.




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Old 02-27-2021, 07:16 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:28 PM   #3
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:28 PM   #4
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:40 PM   #5
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pine tree, pine straw = east texas = no deer conclusion hog
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:40 PM   #6
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Sow nest. About to have pigs there
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:40 PM   #7
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Hog, I’ve stalked them in beds like this. They tend to do this more when it’s really cold.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:41 PM   #8
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Sow nest. About to have pigs there
This.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:41 PM   #9
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Sow nest. About to have pigs there
Boars will do it also. I’ll shot one in a bed just like this last year. Shot wasn’t great. Tracked him a long ways and was able to shoot him again.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:48 PM   #10
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Boars will do it also. Iíll shot one in a bed just like this last year. Shot wasnít great. Tracked him a long ways and was able to shoot him again.
No doubt boars will dig in but I have never seen them father straw and leaves to make a nest . Not doubting you but generally that's a sow nest
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:55 PM   #11
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I figured so. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:43 PM   #12
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Boars will do it also. Iíll shot one in a bed just like this last year. Shot wasnít great. Tracked him a long ways and was able to shoot him again.


Got to shoot it again?? Well thatís just doubling up on the fun then.


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Old 02-27-2021, 11:57 PM   #13
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No doubt boars will dig in but I have never seen them father straw and leaves to make a nest . Not doubting you but generally that's a sow nest
Yes sir, I agree. Ive got pics and a video somewhere that I took while stalking him. Iíll see if I can find and post them. It was pretty cool, he had cleared about a 20í circle to get enough material to build his nest.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:48 AM   #14
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It’s a hog nest. If you saw a boar in it then he most likely stole it from a sow that built it.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:59 AM   #15
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Old 02-28-2021, 02:20 AM   #16
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Well Tapatalk wonít let me post the video. But this is him bedded, and a couple pics of my bow in the bed to show the depth. I got an arrow in him and tracked him a long dang ways and was able to shoot him again but the second shot just barely cut his leg and I never recovered him.
Pretty good sized boar about 180 ish
Iíve seen it several times but most always itís evident itís a group of hogs (sows) . As Iím sure the Opís pic is also.
This one was a solo bed with a boar in it. Makes me believe they do it more than we think. Why wouldnít they?


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Old 02-28-2021, 08:07 AM   #17
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Yep, boars build 'em too. Jumped many out of beds along the river.
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:58 AM   #18
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i imagine you could smell something that would say...hogs.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:20 AM   #19
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Boars will do it also. Iíll shot one in a bed just like this last year. Shot wasnít great. Tracked him a long ways and was able to shoot him again.
That sounds like fun!! I did this years ago on a lease in Sonora. I shot a big mature doe early bow season. It was hot that morning-trailed her for a long ways and got lucky to see her 70 yrds in front of me bedded under a huge live oak. Her head was up looking at me with her dead giveaway big ears. I crouched down and waited to see if she would get up. She didn't. Once she calmed down, I put an arrow in her boiler room as she layed there. She never got up. I'll never forget watching that arrow arching down from above her and hitting its mark!
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