Awesome job! good to see some success photos recently...gets the adrenaline rushing for sure
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Nice, good looking dinner right there.
What ranch did you shoot her at? I live in socal and looking for some spots to go out and get my feet wet. Only been hunting once in my life and needless to say it sucked...LOL.
Not the size or length of the arrow... but how you use it!
No ranch, whacked her on public land here in socal.
Thank you wild1. Hey I have a question... I was wondering when it comes to hunting these hogs what is a good distance to practice at and at how many pounds should my bow be set at? I know for deer an experience hunter wrote that he would not take a deer further than 30yards even though he could kill one at about 40-45 yards. What are your thoughts since you have real experience hunting these bad boys?
I am a short stocky guy with a draw at about 26.5 and am unsure what to set my bow at as far as draw weight. Looking at getting the PSE Rally as my first set up.
Thanks again and thanks for sharing your hunt.
With regard to draw weight and shooting distance, most bow hunters will tell you the same thing: whatever you do, make sure you are confident and capable of making an ethical, quick kill and your arrow goes where you intended it to go. Obviously, the closer the better, and many think a faster arrow is better and closer is better, all gets trumped on arrow placement though - nothing happens unless the arrow hits where it's supposed to (the vitals). Shoot and practice, be capable and confident, then go into the field and be a ethical hunter. For myself, I usually won't shoot outside of 40 yards, but I have made some good shots out to 50. My draw weight is 67 lbs., but again, whatever you're capable and confident with. Good luck!!
Thanks for the reply. Yes... I will not go out hunting until I can put arrows where I aim and at a distance I know that arrow will take them down. I just wanted an idea of where to start at and get going on the practice side of things. Thanks again for your input.