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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 04:48 PM
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54.  One of our specialties was hosting handicapped hunters
We had 5 box stands, built two feet above the ground on posts sunk 2 feet down. The stands were 6'x8' with windows and doors. Spread a couple of 5gal buckets of sour corn on the ground a 50-100yds range and there would be 10-20 pigs there inside of 30 min.
Each stand had a radio in it, and when the hunter made his shot he could call us to track and pick up the pig. Most were wheelchair bound, but others had conditions that made it difficult to walk.
I remember one hunter in a wheelchair who only wanted 3 sheets of plywood on the ground with a circle of brush, chest high to him, around it. That was his stand. He would watch them and photograph them. Then when he was ready he would use a 8" barrel .454 Casul and get the one he wanted! We supplied him with a radio, cooler with water/sodas and a lunch. He was a good customer till we lost the place. His last hunt he had upgraded to a .500 Smith & Wesson!
There are ALWAYS a way.

Armed and Livin in Texas
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  -Going on my first hunting trip dd2003  Nov-08-11 10:48 PM   #0 
  - cross post your thread to:  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-08-11 10:55 PM   #1 
  - must be a donor  dd2003   Nov-08-11 11:00 PM   #2 
  - why do you want to do this?  Kali   Nov-08-11 11:09 PM   #3 
  - I was hoping DU had experts to point me in the right direction  dd2003   Nov-08-11 11:11 PM   #4 
     - well there are some hunters here and a fair contingent of gun afficianados  Kali   Nov-08-11 11:21 PM   #7 
        - This is a retreat among very close friends  dd2003   Nov-08-11 11:43 PM   #9 
        - sorry I went to bed  Kali   Nov-09-11 11:20 AM   #23 
        - A number of "progressives" on this board do hunt regularly...  SteveM   Nov-30-11 05:45 PM   #64 
  - You do know boars fight back...........  Angry Dragon   Nov-08-11 11:16 PM   #5 
  - I've cross-posted for you at Outdoor Life forum:  elleng   Nov-08-11 11:18 PM   #6 
  - cheers  dd2003   Nov-08-11 11:32 PM   #8 
     - It is one's duty to hunt feral hogs!  SteveM   Nov-30-11 05:50 PM   #65 
  - Wild boar?  krispos42   Nov-09-11 12:59 AM   #10 
  - Try to not shoot your friends.  Iggo   Nov-09-11 07:33 AM   #11 
  - "Shhhh. Be vewy vewy qwiet. I'm huntin sqwewy wabbits."  HopeHoops   Nov-09-11 07:56 AM   #12 
  - please dont do this. You should NEVER "learn" gun handling from youtube  NightWatcher   Nov-09-11 08:00 AM   #13 
  - One simple item. Do not go out alone. Pair up with a more experienced hunter  oneshooter   Nov-09-11 08:00 AM   #14 
  - I would think you would need to know how to handle  MrsBrady   Nov-09-11 08:04 AM   #15 
  - Check your state's Dept of Natural Resources web site and regulations  aikoaiko   Nov-09-11 08:15 AM   #16 
  - When are you going?  JustABozoOnThisBus   Nov-09-11 08:54 AM   #17 
  - no drinking BEFORE hunting. think cheney. nt  seabeyond   Nov-09-11 09:04 AM   #18 
  - No info or advice -  HappyMe   Nov-09-11 09:14 AM   #19 
  - Be Safe and Enjoy!  BiggJawn   Nov-09-11 10:55 AM   #20 
  - You're male, right?  XemaSab   Nov-09-11 10:56 AM   #21 
  - and there, in a nutshell, is a female privilege. lol.  seabeyond   Nov-09-11 10:57 AM   #22 
  - Prime gun rule  bikebloke   Nov-09-11 11:27 AM   #24 
  - I want to hunt boar with a pike and a .45 for fun.  era veteran   Nov-09-11 05:18 PM   #25 
  - If you use a properly set up Spear then the 45 would not be needed.  oneshooter   Nov-09-11 07:40 PM   #37 
     - Sounds like a real sport  era veteran   Nov-09-11 08:07 PM   #40 
        - Yes. A few years ago I had a guide service . River bottom, lots of hogs.  oneshooter   Nov-09-11 09:45 PM   #44 
           - Do you use a high pressure load of smokless powder in that 45/70?  Lasher   Nov-09-11 11:18 PM   #47 
           - I built the rifle from a siamese Mauser action and a 26"Navy Arms barrel  oneshooter   Nov-10-11 07:08 AM   #48 
              - I've got a 98 Mauser bored out to .30-06.  Lasher   Nov-10-11 09:13 PM   #56 
                 - I have a BAR also, but at 20lb. it is a little to heavy to carry hunting.  oneshooter   Nov-11-11 07:32 AM   #57 
                    - I don't blame you. For that same reason I hardly ever take my Browning M2 out hunting.  Lasher   Nov-11-11 08:48 AM   #58 
                       - My BAR is a semi-auto from Ohio Ordanace, 30-06 with 20rd mags.  oneshooter   Nov-11-11 09:35 AM   #60 
           - I am probably too old to handle the spear.  era veteran   Nov-10-11 09:40 AM   #51 
              - One of our specialties was hosting handicapped hunters  oneshooter   Nov-10-11 04:48 PM   #54 
  - My advice: be vewy, vewy quiet.  Deep13   Nov-09-11 05:22 PM   #26 
  - Sorry, bub. I echo previous comments.  trof   Nov-09-11 05:37 PM   #27 
  - Have fun. Don't shoot anything. nt  zanana1   Nov-09-11 05:47 PM   #28 
  - Please reconsider.  bluedigger   Nov-09-11 06:17 PM   #29 
  - Read this. Then read it again.  Capn Sunshine   Nov-09-11 06:34 PM   #31 
  - Spot on.  trof   Nov-09-11 06:34 PM   #32 
  - drum circle  Kali   Nov-09-11 07:57 PM   #38 
  - since when do you use shotguns on Wild Boar?  Capn Sunshine   Nov-09-11 06:32 PM   #30 
  - I am sorry,but most hunters hunt for the thrill of the kill.  RebelOne   Nov-09-11 08:06 PM   #39 
  - My family can't be that unusual  Capn Sunshine   Nov-09-11 08:13 PM   #41 
  - All of my hunting is for meat. That said there is a blight of feral hogs in Texas  oneshooter   Nov-10-11 07:13 AM   #49 
  - Hunting is thrilling; no apology for that. It is also for food...  SteveM   Nov-30-11 05:28 PM   #63 
     - Then you are a trophy hunter if you save the animal's  RebelOne   Nov-30-11 05:53 PM   #66 
        - I saved a couple (one for rattling, the other because of its beauty)...  SteveM   Nov-30-11 06:08 PM   #67 
  - sabot slugs for the win. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Nov-10-11 03:16 PM   #53 
  - I have friends that go down to Texas for boar.  Hotler   Nov-09-11 06:35 PM   #33 
  - Me too. They hunt from pickups with .44 magnum hand guns.  trof   Nov-09-11 06:38 PM   #34 
     - I like .44's. Boars are out of control in Texas. eom.  Hotler   Nov-09-11 07:06 PM   #36 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-09-11 08:15 PM   #42 
     - It's pretty hard to hit anything more that a few yards away...  Deep13   Nov-09-11 10:09 PM   #45 
        - Have you ever seen a true handgun hunter? 44 Mag is a good killer out to 50+yds on hogs. n/t  oneshooter   Nov-10-11 07:16 AM   #50 
           - Well, I know it can be done. Just saying it isn't easy.  Deep13   Nov-10-11 10:01 AM   #52 
  - Here's what I can tell you...never stick your gun in a hole in the ground  TK421   Nov-09-11 06:48 PM   #35 
  - Wascals! nt  Deep13   Nov-09-11 10:10 PM   #46 
  - I use land mines.  hunter   Nov-09-11 08:52 PM   #43 
  - Take a weapons safety course first. Learning weapons safety by  Old Troop   Nov-10-11 04:57 PM   #55 
  - I hear the Acme company will supply all your needs.  Swede   Nov-11-11 09:21 AM   #59 
  - Never assume that the people you are with have any common sense. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   Nov-17-11 09:38 AM   #61 
  - I have only two pieces of advice regarding wild boars and hunting -  LibertyLover   Nov-17-11 11:55 AM   #62 
  - From what I can gather from what I've seen on the highway you must tie up  applegrove   Nov-30-11 06:24 PM   #68 
  - If it's tied to the hood, they'll surely smell your stink. nt  SteveM   Dec-05-11 05:52 PM   #70 
  - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finder link  Inchworm   Nov-30-11 06:50 PM   #69 

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