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    • Bounty Hunter
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      If this is any indication of how 2011 is going to go, I’m all for it! Did a little hog hunting New Years day and even though it is not a big hog, it is going to be a good eater. 12 yard shot and it only went 20 yards after the shot, got to love it!!!!! The Abowyer Brown Bear head on the Thumper shaft really blew a huge hole and did a number on this little pig, but I think the same hit would have had the same results on a 500 pounder. The best part is it slipped between the ribs on both sides so I didn’t break a bone. Blood was everywhere and too easy to follow which was a good thing with it being dark. Now all I have to do is get a fire going in the pit and start rotating…:)

    • David Petersen
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      Good job, Derek! I too have had excellent results with Brown Bear heads.

      When I was growing up in OK, there was no such thing as feral hog hunting anywhere. Although the cause endless problems for habitat and “real” wildlife, I wish I had some around to hunt. One day I’ll make the trip and do it, another late-life first in hunting. For now, I’ll be making my first javalina hunt this month. I’d much rather it was feral hog, for eating quality. Congrats, dave

    • Bounty Hunter
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      Thanks Dave! BTW where are you headed for the javalina hunt? It is very likely there will be hogs in the same area as the javalina if the hunt is in Texas. Either way Good Luck!

    • Ed Ashby
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      Now that’s the way to start your year off, Derek!

      Dave, those Javies are fair eating, but a young porker is near the top of my preferences for good eat’n!

      Very nice job Derek!

      Ed

    • kingwouldbee
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      now that is a happy new year 😀

    • Bounty Hunter
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      Thanks Guys!

      Dr. Ashby when I set out to build my hog arrows I really studied your reports. Took me a while to come up with just what I was looking for, good weight, FoC and flight but in the end I’m very happy with the arrows. This is my first kill with them and now I want to test them on something a bit bigger..:wink:

      The arrow stats are Quest Thumper 5575 shafts cut to 28 inches. 175g glue-on Abowyer Brown Bear heads with 125g screw-in adaptors for 300g total. Total weight of the arrow is 622g with a FoC of 28%. I’m shooting them out of a White Wolf Longhunter that is 48# @ 28″. I draw 27 inches so I’m getting 46# from the bow.

      So thanks Dr. Ashby for all your hard work so folks like me only have to do some reading to get a great setup that kills very quickly. Derek

    • Ed Ashby
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      Sounds like a serious hunting arrow setup to me, Derek. I hope you get to try it on one of those 500 pounders soon.

      After 2 1/2 years of surgeries, treatments, test and procedures, right now I’d be tickled pink just to shoot a hog the size of the one you have above! Soon, I hope.

      Ed

    • Bounty Hunter
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      I do hope you get better very soon and get back out in the field!

    • Ed Ashby
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      Bounty Hunter wrote: I do hope you get better very soon and get back out in the field!

      That’s the plan!

      Ed

    • youngbuck
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      Great job. Through him straight into a bun and take a bite!

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