February 23, 2014 at 9:26am
I'll leave this here, hopefully someone will read this and have enough impact to change regulations on WMA's for hog hunting. Well the rules are that if hog hunting on a WMA, you must hunt with a seasonal firearm, which outside of deer season is either a shotgun with BB shot or a .22LR. Well I decided to go for the past few week and it wasn't until yesterday until I was able to sneak up on some hogs and get off a clean precise shot on a 80 pounder. Now when I shot this hog directly in the ear, he didn't even flinch, instead just took off running with blood coming from his head, I figured he would drop within 50-100 yards or so. Well he didn't, I tracked this hog for 2 hours, realizing that he wasn't going to die, due to the fact that the .22 wasn't enough to do the job. My point in all this is that Wildlife and Fisheries needs to relook at this regulation and change it unless they want wounded hog to roam around, because that would not have happened if it would have been my 30-06 bullet. My last point is that this rule took the only meat that would have been in my freezer for the entire season, which isn't sitting with me well. SO if any of you know someone is charge, please spread the word and get this rule changed!!!