150lb sow Anson County NC
Category: 308 Winchester
Product: 308 Win 165 gr SST® Superformance®
Posted: Feb 15, 2011
The hog was killed on Saturday 12 Feburary 2011. The local farmers are starting to get hog problems big time. One of them has around 60 acres plus the permission of all the others to hunt their land. We went 3 weeks ago and didn't have much luck, so the guide invited us to come back again. It was a nice day, a little windy but otherwise perfect weather. I got into the Primos ground blind about 3 pm. I was set up on the edge of a field with trees to my back and the opposite treeline about 70 yards away. To my left and just over a slight knoll was a lighted bread pile, to my right was where the pigs normally enter the field and also over a slight knoll. It was the only position to sit and still be able to see both spots, even if only barely. Well, about 5:30 I hear the 'wind' pick up. At least I thought it was the wind. Having never hunted pigs/hogs, I wasn't sure what to expect. The guide just said, "You will hear them coming". He was right! The dang trees started shaking. I was thinking elephants or rhinos or something by the noise. Then the squealing and grunting started. I saw the backs of several of the big ones but barely their backs. So I stood up in the blind (5'6"), and could see them better. Luckily, I had my Primos trigger Stick with me. So here I am in a half crouch, half standing pose. I got my CVA Optima Elite .308 resting on my Trigger Stick. I was waiting for them to calm down some, never happened. So, I draw down on this same sow. She moves behind another pig. I draw down again when she's in the front. She wheels around behind another pig again. Next time she comes clear, she hesitates just a second to long. She got lead poisoning right quick. She hit dirt, thrashed for about 2 minutes and gave it up. Maybe it was overkill, but I didn't feel like tracking. Thanks for listening and shoot straight. Gotta love them Hornady 165 gr SST 308's.