ran into one earlier that morning. A VERY large boar. absorbed a load of 3"-- 00 buckshot at about 18 yds, and just looked at me and walked off. leaving me standing there with my jaw on the ground. lol. he took a step just as i sqeezed off my shot, the whole load caught him in the battle plate ( plate of cartilage that the large hogs grow, pretty much covers their vitals) didn't even draw blood. have the slug gun sighted in now. let him try that this weekend. lol
Now what happens if the hog gets angry after the shot bounces off of him? Will they turn on you? Or is there a difference between a wounded hog and shot hog with no wound?
after that shot, he absorbed----i was hoping he would just go away. lol. if he was to turn and charge-- 2 choices , get up a tree or put four more rounds of 00 in his face. lol. will either stop him or turn him hopefully. my experiences have been, most times i've been charged it has been the smaller hogs 150 lbs to @200 lbs. the very large ones just seem to want to leave.
been trying. this public land hunting is rough. lots of people out chasing hogs around also. lol. it is funny that the state considers them small game, and can be hunted during small game season. never have a load of 7 1/2 s in my gun for tree rats. lol