A landowner has been getting a boar on camera and told my son he’d pay to have it killed. My son had just pulled the property last week and went back a few days ago and put up a camera. The hog had been coming in about 2230 every night until he stuck the camera up, lol. He then was showing up about 0530. My son went and sat waiting for the camera to go off the last couple of mornings and he was a no show.
Well last night he was there at 2230 again and stayed for 45min…the one night my son went to bed early, lol. Well tonight I was dressed and waiting.
First pic was at 2209.
I called my son and said let’s go! We hauled butt and cut through the woods to get fairly close to the SE corner of the field with just parking lights. The hog was on the NW corner. We jumped out and made a brisk walk around the field to get to the north line. I looked through the scope from 500yds away and could make out the pig in detail. I handed the gun to my son and said lead the way.
We stopped several times to look before stopping about 75yds away. He handed me the gun and I looked again and handed it back to him. He had set it up and sighted it in for me (they have a range at his work) so it was only fitting he make the first kill.
He dropped to prone position and asked if I was ready? I said send it, and he did. The gun emitted a flame out the end of the barrel, but he said he never saw it. In fact, he bolted another round so quick I thought maybe he’d missed or it was running. He stayed on the scope and said that was the coolest thing he’d ever done, lol. He said the gun didn’t hardly kick and he never lost sight of it in the scope. The hog sat on its rear end and then fell over dead.
After making sure everything was clear I turned on the Wicked light I was carrying and I saw the hog in the light.
Can’t imagine what it will be like once I get my suppressor and subsonic ammo.
Rifle is a Ruger American Predator in .308
Thermal is an iRay Bolt TH50C.
I think another thermal will be in my future!!