Hog Anatomy Shot Placement Diagrams

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  • July 27, 2010 at 11:34 am #496442 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

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    July 28, 2010 at 12:47 am #530733 Back to Top REPORT
    viperhawk50
    viperhawk50

    Joined: 8/29/2006
    Location: New York
    Vince and Javi, thanks for helping out and posting this. Much appreciated.
    July 28, 2010 at 4:34 am #530734 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
    PA_MATHEWS_MAN

    Joined: 2/22/2005
    Excuse My Ignorance.. We don’t have any Hogs to hunt around here

    Is the Purple the Shoulder Armor everyone talks about or the lungs ??.. And Is it hard to Penetrate (If it’s the Sheild) with an arrow as everyone says….

    The only Hogs I’ve killed were with a .454 Cassull [=}=]

    July 28, 2010 at 5:56 pm #530735 Back to Top REPORT
    viperhawk50
    viperhawk50

    Joined: 8/29/2006
    Location: New York

    Excuse My Ignorance.. We don’t have any Hogs to hunt around here

    Is the Purple the Shoulder Armor everyone talks about or the lungs ??.. And Is it hard to Penetrate (If it’s the Sheild) with an arrow as everyone says….

    The only Hogs I’ve killed were with a .454 Cassull [=}=][/quote:tnnxe6i4]

    We have some now within 20 minutes of my house and I was told come and get some. You don’t have to tell me twice. I’m looking to be putting piggy in the freezer soon.

    July 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm #530736 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter843
    bowhunter843

    Joined: 8/12/2007

    Excuse My Ignorance.. We don’t have any Hogs to hunt around here

    Is the Purple the Shoulder Armor everyone talks about or the lungs ??.. And Is it hard to Penetrate (If it’s the Sheild) with an arrow as everyone says….

    The only Hogs I’ve killed were with a .454 Cassull [=}=][/quote:2n2ra4az]Alan this is the normal shielded area give or take a few inches. It depends on the age and how much they have actually rubbed against the trees and the amount of packed mud on the skin and hair. The main reason for the shield is because a hogs blood vessels are close to the surface as compared to other animals, this makes the shoulders prime feeding areas for ticks and mosquitos so they constantly scratch and toughen up their hide. It is also a common spot to be gored when in battle with another hog. Its usually a very thick, 1-3 inch piece of callus flesh that is very very tough. I marked it with the yellow circle, anything inside of this and your likely to hit shield if its a broadside shot. Elevated shots are usually best with a bow, but a good sharp COC broadhead can penetrate fairly well.

    August 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm #530737 Back to Top REPORT
    led0321
    led0321

    Joined: 4/23/2008
    The above diagram isn’t an accurate depiction of where the shield actually lies. It doesn’t go quite as low or as far back and on a 250+ pound boar it doesn’t matter what bow and arrow combination you are shooting your not going to blow threw them.

    A friend of mine kills upwards of 3 hogs a week and never shoots over 15 yards and he will tell you to wait on a quartering away shot and try to bury that arrow in the far shoulder.

    Also a high angle shot is bad for hogs and shooting out of a ground blind is far better than a stand. Most of the time your not going to get a pass through on a big boar so a high angle shot doesn’t produce a good bloodtrail.

    I had a friend shooting a 425 grain arrow at 315 fps with a thunderhead broadhead and got 14 inches of penetration on a quartering away 258 pound boar. He put it right up in the heart and the boar only went about 60 yards.

    A mature boar hog is pound for pound the toughest game animal in the United States.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ1Mg0a7Tpw

    August 10, 2010 at 3:14 am #530738 Back to Top REPORT
    develobear
    develobear

    Joined: 10/12/2008
    looking at your avitar, nickname and this post I realize why you like a heavy arrow. [=}=]
    August 10, 2010 at 3:57 am #530739 Back to Top REPORT
    javi
    JAVI

    Joined: 7/5/2006
    looking at your avitar, nickname and this post I realize why you like a heavy arrow. [=}=]

    In part… ;)

    August 10, 2010 at 4:05 am #530740 Back to Top REPORT
    henro
    henro

    Joined: 10/9/2007
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    Cool video. I like the way that guy thinks!
    Mathews MR5 29"@70lbs 620gr @ 261fps Victory VAP250 w/ SS insert & 190gr Steelforce Single Bevel African Phathead 22.75% FOC Elite Judge 29"@70lbs "When it comes to hits try for the best but prepare for the worst." Dr. Ashby
    October 4, 2010 at 11:32 am #530741 Back to Top REPORT
    texasinsurancehunter
    TexasInsuranceHunter

    Joined: 1/25/2009
    Yesterday morning while deer hunting in my 13′ tripod a large (200lb+-) boar came in looking to graze on my corn. Just so happens as he came in from down wind he made is way under my tripod checking out the area. At which time I unloaded my Z7 65# with a carbon Axis 340 arrow tipped with a 100gr two blade expandable NAP Blood Runner. The arrow buried from high angle in the shoulder only 1/2 penetration. He then spun around and slammed into a tree, broke off the arrow and destroyed my Nockturnal. Not one drop of blood or any sign of this beast since.

    I fully understand the armor plate now!

    October 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm #530742 Back to Top REPORT
    dusty-britches
    Dusty Britches

    Joined: 7/30/2008
    Location: Texas
    The number one reason people don’t recover shot hogs is they don’t aim low enough.

    If you think you are aiming low enough, aim lower.

    Hogs will also jump the string on occasion. In fact, every hog I’ve shot except for one has jumped the string.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm #530743 Back to Top REPORT
    mathewsbowhunter1983
    mathewsbowhunter1983

    Joined: 10/13/2010
    A quartering away shot is definitely the best bet when using archery equipment. In 2004 I shot a 225lb Russian Boar. He only went about 25 yards and laid down. It was all over in about 12 minutes.
    October 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm #530744 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D .. :oops: didnt even see this until now…good stuff :thumbup …Shot five Russian Boars this spring..pass thru on all except one got hung up on vanes on exit…

    aimed here..

    all went down in sight…

    :thumbup
    Neil

    January 26, 2011 at 9:47 pm #530745 Back to Top REPORT
    deerhunter88x
    deerhunter88x

    Joined: 1/26/2011
    im 13 and im goin hog huntin this summer in texas and i was wonderin what the minimum draw weight is
    January 31, 2011 at 9:11 am #530746 Back to Top REPORT

    DrenXT

    Joined: 1/31/2011
    great reminder of exactly where vitals are.
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