Wild Boar At 4J Ranch
Once we arrived we baited a few areas and scouted. The last few times I’d been here I’d hunted what is referred to as the front blind. It’s the blind right at the front of the 110 acre property. It overlooks a feeder and several other feeding spots. The back of the area is heavy brush that gives way to a pond. It’s the perfect setup.
We were settled in the blind by 8pm. At around 930pm several coons came in and killed about. We use no lights whatsoever so I was watching with my Firefield night vision monocular. We saw nothing but coons until at around 1030pm, a big pig came across about 80 yards out. It was alone and I knew it was a boar. I switched to my Tikka with the ATN-Xsight and prepared for the shot. I watched him go back and forth from behind a thicket and the small pile of corn. He was skittish and I was afraid he would bolt. He finally moved from my left to right and gave me a shot. I put one shot behind his ‘shield’ and he dropped immediately. Of course, I got it all on the ATN-Xsight scope (HD vid).
We made the walk out him and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was it a boar; but it was a really good one. He was in pristine condition. Healthy and strong. And he was Eurasian to boot! He had 2″ cutters and some great grinders. Not a trophy but certainly my best boar! He ended up weighing 160lbs.
We had it all butchered and we were back in the blind by midnight. We hung for another hour and decided best to head back to Heath. But, we did shoot a couple coons on our way out.
Overall, just another awesome hunt at 4J! Always a great feeling to come home with a personal best!
Gun : Tikka T3 Lite .243 WIN
Ammo: American Whitetail
Scope: ATN-Xsight 3-12 (night mode green)