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#16 BIGPETE

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:09 pm

The wind was wrong last night, so we had no joy so they live for another night.

Mr redneck there are loads around you, and getting more by the month

Never mind Eddie, at least with the cameras you have set up you know what to expect.
Better luck on your next outing fella, looks you have some fair sized beasties on your patch and I bet they wont evade you for long !

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:40 pm

i know theres a few getting taken though isnt there. :laugh: i wouldnt even bother putting my 3 dogs up against one .id be a right twat and it would end in expensive vets bills,oh and its illegal :D

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#18 J Darcy

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:17 pm

Great write up. Sounds like a very good adventure. Thanks for sharing. JD

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:28 pm

That was a brilliant write up mate,you had me slavering as well talking about cooking it..............well done...........martin. :thumbs:

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:00 pm

That was a brilliant write up mate,you had me slavering as well talking about cooking it..............well done...........martin. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Thanks to all for the possitive comments Ive had. Glad you enjoyed the read though I am sure there will have been a bit of poetic license in there somewhere. Could have rambled on for ages and I'm sure my guide for the outing is still pi**ing himself laughing from when I got ready to drill old brock as he came bumbling through the undergrowth at the edge of one of the woods, nearly saw the colour of adrenalin with that one, it was only a few yards away and in the pitch dark it sounded bigger!!
With regards to cooking it Martin, it was bloody gorgeous and I have got to make arrangements to bring the whole carcas home next time I get one.
Thanks again.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:01 pm

Welldone mate. :thumbs:

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:37 pm

That was a brilliant write up mate,you had me slavering as well talking about cooking it..............well done...........martin. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Thanks to all for the possitive comments Ive had. Glad you enjoyed the read though I am sure there will have been a bit of poetic license in there somewhere. Could have rambled on for ages and I'm sure my guide for the outing is still pi**ing himself laughing from when I got ready to drill old brock as he came bumbling through the undergrowth at the edge of one of the woods, nearly saw the colour of adrenalin with that one, it was only a few yards away and in the pitch dark it sounded bigger!!
With regards to cooking it Martin, it was bloody gorgeous and I have got to make arrangements to bring the whole carcas home next time I get one.
Thanks again.
Pete.
Ha! Excellent!... cracking stuff BIG PETE, something I would also love to do one day. :thumbs:

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:03 pm

That was a brilliant write up mate,you had me slavering as well talking about cooking it..............well done...........martin. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

Thanks to all for the possitive comments Ive had. Glad you enjoyed the read though I am sure there will have been a bit of poetic license in there somewhere. Could have rambled on for ages and I'm sure my guide for the outing is still pi**ing himself laughing from when I got ready to drill old brock as he came bumbling through the undergrowth at the edge of one of the woods, nearly saw the colour of adrenalin with that one, it was only a few yards away and in the pitch dark it sounded bigger!!
With regards to cooking it Martin, it was bloody gorgeous and I have got to make arrangements to bring the whole carcas home next time I get one.
Thanks again.
Pete.
Ha! Excellent!... cracking stuff BIG PETE, something I would also love to do one day. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Regretably. I have neither the permission or the hunting/shooting buddies yet that allows me to be out and about very much, so nearly all of my shooting has to be paid for but even so, I feel qualified to say that if you want an experience like no other, at least in the UK anyway, then save a bit of dosh and give it a go. It is a good experience that needs a slightly quicker shooting style than for deer and it is very,very enjoyable. If I can help you any drop me PM.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:11 pm

congrats all round mate....might i advise you to change your bullet choice, a 150gr nosler partion will perform far better on mr pig than a varmit bullet like the ballistic tip which can drill neat holes unless they hit bone.
you need a bullet that will mushroom quickly and bullets like the partion will give you better bang flop results.
is there domestic blood in the english boar? they don't look exactly like the europeon boar?

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:26 pm

congrats all round mate....might i advise you to change your bullet choice, a 150gr nosler partion will perform far better on mr pig than a varmit bullet like the ballistic tip which can drill neat holes unless they hit bone.
you need a bullet that will mushroom quickly and bullets like the partion will give you better bang flop results.
is there domestic blood in the english boar? they don't look exactly like the europeon boar?

Thanks for the tip on bullet choice Kiwi, with regards the purity of the breed, I think I am correct in saying that all the wild boar in the UK are a result of escaping farm stock or deliberate releases of such stock by the do gooding, treehugging, mis informed eejits. I suspect that a certain amount of cross breeding with domestic stock will have occured at some point as well as some selective breeding of the original farmed stock. I agree that on the whole there seems to be some slight differences to the wild european and to be fair there seems to be quite a variety within the breed as a whole but this is only my opinion, that I have drawn as a result of studying various photos.
I suspect that the breeding lines of the wild UK population will be quite close and that regional differences may be apparent if the closeness of the breeding lines has an effect on the available gene pool.
It would be interesting to hear any other views or facts.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:09 pm

Nice one Pete. I would love to give it a go someday! Just thinking of the feeling you would get, :yes: good times.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:49 pm

Top Bombing BIGPETE :clapper:, looks like you'll all be eating well mate :thumbs:....

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:54 am

Top Bombing BIGPETE http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub..., looks like you'll all be eating well mate http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub.......

It's all long since devoured fella and anyone that tried a bit wants more, "proper meat that is"
If I'm lucky then the whole beast is coming home next time, I have had a word with a local butcher who said he will sort it so I dont get any wasted meat, Sausages as well !. Thinking about it, my old fella always says that you never see a good pork butcher sweeping his shop outward !

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:53 pm

Packed up the car on Saturday and headed South to meet a meet a guy who said he could give me a chance of a boar or two if we were lucky. The long drive was well worth it to say the least. My guide turned out to be one of the nicest blokes I have ever met and after a few rounds on the range to get my eye in we sat down to a home cooked meal of wild boar bangers, bloody lovely too they were. We had a good natter until darkness was well upon us then packed up the 4x4 and made for the shooting areas.
Now OK I have seen some pictures of what signs to look for but I was not prepared for the sight of so much damage, some of the fields had sustained at least a 50% loss of pasture others even more. I would imagine the crop fields are in for it too !
A combination of waiting, stalking and many miles of walking produced our first and only oportunity. Just before midnight we stopped at a farm that was taking a real hiding from the boar and after a short distance of about 250yds down a steepish gradient that took us out of the light from the farm house that was silhouetting us, we spotted one having a rumage about, it was still a long way off but after an ankle twisting stalk through all the divots and trenches they had caused (you will have to excuse my terminology) we got into a position with a good back stop. Still at a fair down hill gradient, I set the sticks, the lamp lit her up and the cross hairs were bang on the boiler house, my heart was banging like it wanted out, but a gentle squeeze of my trigger finger sent the 180 grain ballistic tipped .308 straight to its mark. I knew the shot hit its mark and I expected a reaction similar to what I had experienced from deer, not the case, through the scope I saw the slight lift and then a short wait, almost as though it was trying to decide what to do next. Instinct kicked in and it set off running but only for about 25yds before it dropped like a stone, kicked three times then lay motionless.
On the way to it I paced out 94 of my lanky strides. The gralloch revealed a text book shot that had shreaded the upper part of the heart.
I cant put into words the feeling, but I reckon you guys who shoot/hunt regularly will know what I mean and I cant see it ever not happening when you get a good result with a clean kill.
A couple of pics from my phone but more to follow from the camera.

hi big pete new to the forum so i dont know the the ins and outs of contacting you through the forum but i wondered if you could let me know if the hunt for your boar was paid for or through a freind ? if it was a paid hunt is there any chance of the details ? really liked your write up of your hunt and hope to have the chance to write my own.all the best and good hunting !!!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:01 pm

good shooting mate. shes a big old girl :clapper:




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