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Hog Hunt from Helicopter - No 71/2 Shot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Unsingle, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. Unsingle

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    Hog hunting from a helicopter. Wow, he really hammers them. Wonder what size buckshot or shot?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOfCTWy1Xlc
     
  2. grntitan

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    Looks fun to me. Sign me up.

    Definately not Trap loads.
     
  3. skeeljc

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    I would guess 00 buck shot based on the range and the knock downs.

    Looks like the same two guys I saw in another video only they were using an AR and an AK-47. A lot more sporting.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    IIRC they were using 3" #4 buck. 41 pellets.

    Also the dust signature is similar to what I'd getting with that load through a super full turkey choke at 50 yards on coyotes.

    And hey, sign me up. That looks like a blast.
     
  6. shot410ga

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    Not much sport from a Helo. Might as well use an M-60. Did your legs crap out?
     
  7. over the hill

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    Wow.

    Those things any good to eat?

    Seems a shame to smoke em and leave em lay.



    Regards....Gerald
     
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    Most of those videos are shot in Australia where they have a huge wild hog problem, and the military has been put in charge of controlling the numbers.
    One of the tapes says it was in Texas. Is it legal in Texas?

    The original video says "00 buck".
     
  9. TEXASZEPHYR

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    Probably waste a lot more ammo using a rifle. The Idea is to erradicate them. They are a real problem in the southern us. There is some sport hunting of them but they reproduce much quicker than they are killed off. With the price of av-gas that has got to be expensive.
    when your in the air you gotta make every shot count.
    They do absoulutely ruin nearly every thing they come in contact with. Just ask some of the farmers down here in Tex.'

    Bob
     
  10. Bluzman98

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    The only good wild pig is a dead wild pig......

    JMHO

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    "you shoot sows and piglets?"

    "yeah"

    "how can you shoot sows and piglets?"

    "easy, you just don't lead 'em as much"

    - Full Metal Jacket
     
  12. skeeljc

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    In the video where they were using an AR and a AK the misses were about the same as with the shotgun.

    The other video said it was a special control service doing the shooting and they had special permission from the DNR. Huting was not open to the public. I am sure the farmer paid for this service.

    Jim Skeel
     
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    The guy or guys shooting the AR and AK were very proficent with their shooting. That is not easy shooting at a moving target from a moving vehicle.
     
  14. The Stive

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    Looks like fun. To many for a hog roast. Maybe just a few for the BBQ. John
     
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    All I want to know is.....where do I sign up? That looked really cool!
     
  16. skeeljc

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    Leading them with a rifle might be easier than with the shotgun due to the higher velocity. If the helicopter is moving faster than the pig you will need to shoot behind him to hit. If the helicopter is matching the pig's speed all you need to do is shoot where you want to hit. I don't imagine the shooting distance was more than 50 yards and probably a lot less.

    Jim Skeel
     
  17. sliverbulletexpress

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    Any one have an idea what a hunt like this might cost?
     
  18. grntitan

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    With regular gasoline sky high right now you can bet copter juice ain't cheap either. Most copters only carry about 2 hours worth. It wouldn't be an every weekend thing for sure. I use to rent planes from the local airport at just slightly over fuel cost. Some of the small Cesnas were as much as $110/hour. Remember thats mostly just fuel and also about 15 years ago. I doubt a helicopter would be very cheap to rent(pilot included) right now.
     
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    I am a long time hunter but something about that bothers me..I did not enjoy the Video..SMOKIT
     
  20. Twinbirds

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    I'm thinking the shooter ought to get a chance to run through an open field and have somebody half a$$ shoot him leaving him to die a painful miserable death like that he was passing out. Nothing wrong with humane effective critter control but this was lame shooting/ and ineffective, count up the costs per pig and it all makes a show for some dude with kill fever, a semi auto and an exteneded magazine. Not my cup of tea.
     
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