...great lessons for sure... Nothing as dramatic but I was charged by a woodchuck and had another play dead and snap at me when I poked at him with stick...grabbed that stick and chewed it badly...glad it wasn't my finger...
-------------------- NY Bowhunters, Inc. Traditional Bowhunters of NY Traditional Archery Society Comptons Traditional Bowhunters Posts: 84 | From: Syracuse, New York | Registered: Jan 2013
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I can tell you first hand how dangerous hogs are. I remember about 18 years ago shooting a wild pig (in the North West of Western Australia) at close range (within 15 meters) in the chest with a shotgun, using a 12 gauge solid slug. I figured a 1oz solid slug at close range would be ample to drop a feral pig... I was definitely wrong on this occasion! I hit it, but instead of dropping, it turned and came at me. Luckily a friend of mine had his .30-06 loaded and ready, and managed to shoot it in the head before it got to me. Stretched out it was about 7'. Unfortunately I had no way to weigh it, so I can't tell you how heavy it was. But it was bloody heavy... Decent set of tusks on it too! If it got to me before my friend shot it, I doubt I'd be here to tell the tale... I'm pretty sure I had to change my underwear after that encounter too!
-------------------- Viper DLX 40# @ 28" (about 49# at my draw length of 31") Carbon 400 spine, 33" shafts Black ZHW Three Fingers Cowskin Archery Glove Neet leather armguard Cheap bow quiver! Posts: 5 | From: Australia | Registered: Jan 2017
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I've been charged 3 times....the 1st one I side stepped....the 2nd two I paralized with shots just past the jaw into the spine....one was a buiser. My friend Curt Cabrera put another arrow into him as he was convulsing.....