Bushpig hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by Hannes Buitendag, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Hannes Buitendag

    Hannes Buitendag New Member

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    Hunting bushpigs at night on walk and stalk is definitely one of the best hunts there is .. just the adrenaline rush is something different 62F33D70-03E2-40FE-BCBF-18088BD73571.jpeg
     

  2. BenKK

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    Congratulations! Looks fun! Moonlight shooting, or torch?
     

  3. BRICKBURN

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    Crops or bush?

    Congratulations, by the way.
     

  4. Hannes Buitendag

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    Thanks BenKK it is a lot of fun shot it in moon light in a nut plantation
     
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  5. BRICKBURN

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    That would be great fun.
     

  6. Hannes Buitendag

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    Thanks Brickburn shot him in a nut plantation
     

  7. meigsbucks

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    Nice! Congratulations
    Bushpig is on my to do list. That sounds like a wild way to hunt them.
     
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  8. Hannes Buitendag

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    Thanks Meigsbucks it definitely a wild way to hunt them.. You can hear them eating the macadamia nuts then you stalk them until you think you're close enough...
     

  9. Hank2211

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    Bushpig hunting is not easy, as you likely discovered. I tried sitting at night in cornfields and baiting on a number of occasions. Spent many cold nights trying to be quiet without success. Took me three safaris to finally score. I'm not sure it's easier with hounds, but in any event, my point is, well done. This is an under-rated animal.
     
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  10. Nyati

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    Congrats, nice pig !

    I have been unable to shoot one so far, the only one that came to my bait was too small :cry:
     
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  11. Hannes Buitendag

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    Thanks Nyati it's definitely not a easy hunt sometimes ... Hopefully you'll get one the next time you come to Africa
     

  12. Hannes Buitendag

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    Thanks Hank2211 hunting them with hounds is also a lot of fun and just as dangerous!!!
     

  13. Ridgewalker

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    Bushpigs are a strange almost mutant animal, IMO. I was very fortunate to get one on my second night of sitting. Very cold night to be sitting in a blind. But, luck was with me and I’ll take luck over skill any day!
    Thanks for sharing and congratulations!
     

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