NORTH AMERICA: Florida Hog Hunt with Westshore Outfitters


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Florida Hog Hunt

My family and I were in Florida for spring break.

With my wife’s blessing, I was able to slip away for an evening of hog hunting with Westshore Outfitters.

I can’t hunt at night, hunt with an AR15, hunt with a night scope, or generally speaking hunt hogs in Alberta. When Captain Matt suggested a nighttime hunt, I could do all of these things legally that I had never done before. What’s not to like?

It did not take long after the hunt started for guides Billy and Chris to locate hogs, then lead me on a stalk that got me situated for an easy shot.

It’s true when they say that you can shoot as big a hog as you wish, with no extra fees. I selected the biggest one, estimated to be about 150lbs. It would have been nice if the cutters were more prominent, but it was still a unique experience. I would definitely do it again!

· Outfitter: Westshore Outfitters

· Guides: Billy & Chris

· Rifle: AR15 (parts gun)

· Caliber: 300 AAC Blackout

· Optic: Night scope

· Ammo: Barnes Vortex 110 Tipped Tac-TX

· Range: 50yds

· Damage: Bullet passed through onside shoulder without hitting bone, through the chest taking out the heart, broke the offside shoulder bone, but did not exit the hide.

· Time of Day: Nighttime!



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From the smile I would say you had a good time!

Well done. Nice hog and an even nicer rifle.
Thanks. Not my rifle though. It belongs to West Shore.
Glad you had a good time.

Thanks for coming down and slaying some of our vermin.
There sure is something novel about being able to play after dark.

Well worth the sleep deficit. Thanks for sharing the fun.
Anytime Brick!
What type NV scope is that on the rifle??
I'm sorry. I'm not sure. Didn't get the name as it was dark. The scope was of the sort that I think gathers ambient light. I had to press my eye right up on the rubber at the eye piece. Then a shutter would open. The view of the surroundings were lighter, if somewhat grainy. The hogs we're visible as very black shapes, but see the penis sheath etc, so there was some definition. The outfitter stated that the rifle/scope combo cost $8000.

I hope that helps.

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