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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:49 pm 
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I'm not experienced like many of you here, but as a general rule, to me, a 2" track on solid ground usually means a hog about 200 lbs, a 2 & 1/4" wide track a pretty darn good hog, & anything larger - load up for bear, lol. Well, last year I found a good 2 & 1/2" wide track - never got him. Went back to that place the other day, & he was back - and rooting holes in soft dirt about 15" deep! I fixed my stand, put out a little corn & camera, & got his pic first night - (I can't tell that much about size of hog from camera pics, to me some look big but aren't really big as they look, & conversely, some turn out to be bigger than what appears on camera pic) - anyway, it rained the next night, but I hunted in it - he showed up at 8:10 pm & I got him - what a surprise! He was basically a 3 legged hog, his right front foot was turned backwards & up & his hoof overlapped - dunno if from an accident, fighting, gunshot wound, or what - hard as I tried, I could not unfurl that foot - AND he only weighed about 200 lbs! Obviously had been a big hog at one time - due to size of track - but had lost weight - had big head & shoulders & long snout - indicative of an old hog, good tusks, but no weight. Anyone else experience anything like this?


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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:18 pm 
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Congrats on getting him. I've found that most people over estimate a hogs size, both from tracks and from pictures. I can't count the number of times I've seen guys post pics, and claim the hog is 400. When, in actuality it is more likely closer to 200.

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:18 pm 
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Congrats on getting him. I've found that most people over estimate a hogs size, both from tracks and from pictures. I can't count the number of times I've seen guys post pics, and claim the hog is 400. When, in actuality it is more likely closer to 200.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:30 pm 
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Thanks - I had 3 big tracks to hunt - one down, two to go - been told one of the other 2 is a hog that was castrated and released, weighs aboout 300, and has white front feet - soon I will go back after him - I know his area, lay-up zone and travel route, incluuding his wallows in an old logging road. I do have an alternate route on this hog, and I will not use corn as a bait - there is a stand already in there, and I'm thinking of putting up a creosote rubbing post - should I? I hear that attracts them.


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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:59 pm 
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Hogs will rub on creosote electric poles. You could try putting one in, but I wouldn’t. I’d keep my ambush sight as low impact as possible. Any change from his normal may alert him that something is wrong.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:59 pm 
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Hogs will rub on creosote electric poles. You could try putting one in, but I wouldn’t. I’d keep my ambush sight as low impact as possible. Any change from his normal may alert him that something is wrong.

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