Bushpig Pictures

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  1. observe

    observe AH ENABLER CONTRIBUTOR AH Legend

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    bush pig no 4 rw

    Rowland Ward se nuwe no.4 Bosvark Geskiet Vrydag 10 Augustus 2012 op Roedtan by 'n beesplaas deur Bertus Pretorius. Die Bosvarksog meet 10 2.8 wat dit 4de grootste maak ter wereld

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  2. MJ75

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    I want to try for bushpig on my next hunt. Can you you guys who've previously hunted them show me your Bushpig pictures please?

    Information about how you hunted them would also be greatly appreciated too.

    Thanks in advance
    MJ
     
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  3. UKHunter

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    I have hunted them on my trip to SA. We went after them with the dogs and chased a boar for 17KM through the bush. Sadly we never got a shot at mine and many of the dogs were gored/ injured during the chase including the death of one.

    The dog handler said he had never lost a dog before and that he must have been a big pig and had been chased by dogs before so knew what was going on.

    None the less it was a very exciting hunt and one which I would do again. I'm glad I'm young and fit though as we covered a lot of ground through thick bush.

    Make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting torn/ damaged and if possible borrow a rifle in case yours is a lovely expensive wooden stock or it may end up rather scratched by the end if the day.

    Another method is to bait them in on animal carcasses and guts at night - wait in a hide or high seat and then flick a lamp on and shoot them.
     

  4. kal

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    I will be attempting to take one with archery gear this upcoming August. Like stated I will be hunting them over bait. Thinking of trying a flash light on the end of my bow with a switch by my hand to click it on when Im at full draw.
     

  5. huntsolo101

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    It took me many nights in a stand to shoot this large boar. The outfitter I used is no longer in business. Yet Kmg safaris in the eastern cape has bush pig hunting figured out. He got my hunting partner a nice boar.It's all about getting one on bait and trying to pattern their habits. Archery hunting one shouldn't be too bad if you can use the moon light to see the pig. The use of a light is in my opinion not a good idea. Kmg had a small solar powered light by the bait just enough to see the animal. I would shoot another one. Destructive buggers. image.jpg
     

  6. joester

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    I will attempt to call one (or more!) in on my Eastern Cape hunt later this summer. I've read of successful hunts using baby bushpig distress calls ( Foxpro has these). A warning, though, I tried the same in Zim in the Bubye and had lions & a leopard come in. Good thing were in the truck! This was at night, no bushpigs but I shot a big hyena. Will file a report on my efforts...
     

  7. Limpopo Big Game Safaris

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    There are several ways to hunt these nocturnal ghosts.
    Bait and ambush, Walk and Stalk, Drive with a spotlight, over hounds, Stalk a nesting place in the day.
    Although all methods possible is fun and very exciting I like the walk and stalk method the most.
    We go out to the Macadamia Nut fields where the Bushings create an unbelievable amount of damage to the crops. Full moon usually works the best because of visibility at night. But darker moon fazes works just as well and I have found that the Bush pigs are more active and less aware of their surroundings as with full moon.
    In the darker moon fazes I make use of Night vision optics to locate and judge trophy quality.
    Watch the moon fazes and discuss the best possibilities with your PH.
    I hope you get a chance at a Bush pig and be sure, you will enjoy this hunt no matter where you hunt.

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  8. billc

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    the bushpig is one of my dream animals.I will be giving it a good try with pieter at paw print in aug.Looks like we will going after a few creature of the night.
     

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    I heard that Tim was reloading silver bullets for you, but didn't believe it. ;)
     

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    billc AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    LOL yeah I may need some silver ones.I know pieter will be up hunting with me at night.I am worried loodt maybe to scared to be out in the dark.His snoopy night light may chase the game away.LOL
     

  11. graybird

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    I took one last week in the Eastern Cape, RSA with Andrew Renton of Kei River Hunting Safaris.

    I was the third client to be put in this pig. The first client lucked out because the bush pigs were using the same path the hunters used to get to the blind, so the game was over before it began.

    The second client made it to the elevated blind, but the bush pigs would circle the blind prior to going to the bait, game over.

    I shot the pig stalking down an old road and slipped into a standing shooting position at about 35 yards. A single 300 gr Barnes TSX placed between the eye and ear traversing thru the lungs and landing in the pelvis resulted in a stone cold bushpig boar under the bait tree. Slipping into a feed bushpig at night, not being able to see more than about 4 feet in front of you, while listening to the pigs feed at the bait will certainly not be something I forget any time soon!

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  12. H AUSTIN

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    This is a young female i shot at our farm in Limpopo province ( my wife posing in photo ). Used my 7x57 mauser with 175 gr Sierra game king bullet, distance about 40 yards in moonlight. Used a home made " pig pipe" with sour corn as bait, works great. Best way for me to hunt pigs, build a hide and bait the area, check for tracks at baited area every morning. If you see any signs of pigs like tracks etc. keep on baiting the spot for at least a week, and be sure they come back every night by checking every morning for signs. If they know there's food they will come back almost every night. Be in your hide before the sun goes down and be ready.
     

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    I'm thinking a full mount bushpig and leopard would look pretty cool together.
     

  14. Velo Dog

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    Hello MJ75,

    I tried for the better part of one very late night, to get a shot at a bushpig, any bushpig, in a very steep macadamia nut orchard (almost growing on a cliff).
    We would wait silently for long periods of time until we'd hear them crunching the macadamias.
    Then we'd walk in pretty much total darkness with no shoes, just our socks on our feet, until the sound was quite loud.

    The farmer would then flip on his powerful "torch" (6 volt spotlight) but I never saw anything to shoot at each time, not even a dash of movement...nothing but nut trees and clumps of grass.
    The farmer said he actually saw one, during one of these 4 or 5 tries (each "stalk" was an hour or more apart) and he acted surprised that I did not see it. (the PH didn't see that one or any other one either).

    The pigs were there but about as elusive as any PG that I have ever hunted, or even heard of people hunting.
    We had walked up and down the steep hills over and over on the muddy ground that was festooned with various size rocks, from quite small and insignificant to about the size of your fist.
    (There was not one thread of my shirt which was not soaked in sweat before the night was over).
    Many stones were sharp enough to bite like the Devil when stepping on them in the dark.
    It was nearly impossible for me to refrain from shrieking the F-word each time I located another such jagged stone under foot.

    After sleeping half of the next day and all of the next night, my feet remained badly bruised and I limped for the better part of 2 days beyond the sleep-off day / night.

    I will never be bothered with them again, unless I happen to bump into one while hunting other species.
    The bushpigs win and I totally accept that.
    I have never claimed to be smarter than a pig anyway.
    The above described foot torture and frustrations/cliff climbing, etc., is plenty to keep me out of it with no further encouragement needed.
    But also, hunting at night with a spotlight is just not my thing.
    I had never done such night hunting before and not likely to have a change of heart about it any time soon.

    Good luck to you,
    Velo Dog.
     

  15. jeffpg

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    I'm thinking the same thing...

    I hope to get a chance at one of these buggers very soon. I don't have a Leopard yet, but I do have a very good Warthog that I plan to full mount.

    I believe a really good bush pig would warrant a full mount as well.
     

  16. Cody Malone

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    I'm hoping to harvest one this week
     

  17. Sable123

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    Got an email from the father-in law saying he spotted a huge boar in the lands below our house last week. Got trail cams up to gather a bit of intel on his movements and once back in SA from Bots i'll string up a tree hide over a bait and hope he comes in. Hopefully send in a few pics on this thread. p.s. it will be with a rifle, i tried with a Bow and was not prepared at all, you need sufficient light to get it right and there certainly is a nack to it. If im lucky enough i'll try take step by photos for the sake of this thread.

    Cheers
     

  18. jeffpg

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    image.jpg I got lucky in Limpopo!
     
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  19. joester

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    I just got home from a hunt in Baviaans River Valley in Eastern Cape, RSA, near Bedford. I used a foxpro caller with " piglet distress" sounds, but no takers. Bushpig density there is rather low, farmers shoot them on sight. Will try it again in Zim or Moz, God willing.
     

  20. Limpopo Big Game Safaris

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    No need for Zim or Moz Joester, Limpopo offer some of the finest Bush pig hunting you can imagine.
    Jeff shot this old boar 15 to 20 minutes into the hunt, I must add though LUCK WAS ON OUR SIDE but we saw plenty more after this one. [​IMG]
     

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