Kenny Presnell, My Crossbow Hog
by Kenny Presnell
This wild hog was coming into my backyard and tearing up my deer feeder. The whole purpose of having a deer feeder in the backyard is to be able to study the deer that I don't hunt, watch the fawns grow, and know when the rut starts.
With the aid of my cameras, I was able to determine that it was a wild hog at work and not a Florida black bear. Therefore, I was able to pattern his feeding times so that I would know when to be there to await his return. Now for all you still hunters out there and would-be wild hog hunters waiting to ambush one of these piney-woods rooters, be advised they are very cautious and will sense the slightest movement if they don't smell you first.
After a few sets I was able to get this 350 pound wild hog in the way of my crossbow bolt at 4 yards. I went for a quartering away heart-lung shot, and the bolt stopped in the shoulder plate on the other side with just the tip of the Rage broadhead sticking out. He did not like the sting of my crossbow bolt in his side. When he lurched, he broke my carbon bolt off 5 inches behind the Rage broadhead which shredded the heart and lungs, which the bolt had already passed through. And he was down in 30 seconds.
The deer are already returning to the feeder, now that I've taken care of this wild hog problem.
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