Do suppressed weapons spook game animals-My experience

I am asked often why I don't suppress my 300 AAC Blackout for hog hunts. Good question. Let me give you my reasons. Most everyone I hunt hogs with doesn't use suppressed weapons. It doesn't do much good keeping your noise down if everyone else isn't. I don't know if you have ever heard a subsonic 300 aac blackout down range or not but I have. YES I have. Dangerous idiot you say? No not really. I was hunting a very large wheat field this past year, my buddy hunts about 1000 yards away with me. He took both his Muzzeloader and 300 blackout into his blind in case the inevitable happened, hogs taking over the wheat field...which they did.

The Hogs were not in my direct line of fire, he is a safety nut as I am. They were at least 300 yards away from him back to his NW, they were about 600 yards to my east, so we had an angle protecting me.

He opened fire and I did not hear the crack of a weapon but more like the sound of a Star Wars Ray Gun (Or whatever they called them), with every round downrange the sound continued. The hogs were on the run immediately. It was the strangest noise I had ever heard a weapon make. So for all you guys that say it gives them an advantage I would say not as you might think it does.

The only advantages I personally see are that it is a different sound, it is quieter as far as the animals are concerned in the area but they will hear it if your aiming at them, it is definitely a benefit to the shooter if others are not shooting un-suppressed weapons. But for what I do, which is hunt large groups of hogs with a group, they are gonna run the minute that sub-sonic raygun trigger is pulled. Oh yeah, its very cool to have that can on the end of your gun.

 

Hog hunting is a blast!

How to hunt wild hogs. Recent hunt had a hunter who had been after wild hogs for 2 years on public lands. I had him on hogs his very first day, also the second day. And I got a nice reference as well. I love to take people on a hog hunting trip, especially new hog hunters. They have alot of questions and get so excited! I still do as well. Enjoy the story. Thanks Greg

Hello friends,
Just wanted to say how thankful I am for my recent hog hunt with Greg Willis. Greg is a true professional and knows his craft. He has been hunting the Putnam, Oklahoma area for sixteen years and knows the tendencies of these highly intelligent creatures. They’re not easy to find, much less put down! I’ve only hunted hogs for two years on public land mostly, and although I’ve gotten close, I’ve never been able to get an open shot on them. Last Saturday morning we were driving around in the pickup and spotted thirty plus hogs in the corner of a wheat field. Greg drives the pickup around to position us with the wind in our favor (in our face) and the stalk was on! We slowly stalked along the fence line with trees in the background so we were hard to spot. The hogs were coming right towards us. Let me tell you, “This will get your blood pumping!” So, we squat down, and we all pick out a hog……3…2…1…Bang!! (Multiple follow-up shots fired) The next thirty seconds or so was pure chaos, hogs going down, squealing, hogs running every which way!! PURE ADRENALINE RUSH! We dropped three, but several others had been injured as they ran off. They are fast moving targets! Anyway, that was just one of the awesome experiences we had that weekend. It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time! 
 I know some of my family and friends have expressed interest in hunting hogs, so this is for you. If it’s your first time, you’ve hunted them unsuccessfully in the past, or you’re just ready to get after some, give Greg Willis a shout at Okiehunts.com. You won’t regret it!

P.S. This is all open range hunting, no penned/fenced in stuff. This is the real deal!

God Bless and Happy Hunting!
-Jeff M.

Hog Hunt with Patriot Outdoor Adventures in Oklahoma

Donated another hunt with Patriot Outdoor Adventures, Helping Hero's Heal is an understatement for this 501c3. They mean what they say, they put together some excellent outdoor activities from around the country and if your a disabled veteran the event is free. It doesn't get much better than that!

These folks are selfless and very gracious. They thanked me countless times and all I could tell them was its not a problem, I am hog hunting in the great outdoors with you. Thats all I need! I did get a USA Flag patch from a Veteran who told me he had worn it in Afghanistan, its on my hat now and it meant the world to me that he would give me a piece of his experience he had serving our great country.

We had a tough hunt and used the heated blinds quite a bit. We had three hogs missed and put one in a veterans freezer for his family to enjoy. I think every one of us joined in on skinning the hog and washing him up on our meat pole before dinner. We also managed a couple of spot and stalk hunts and did get on some hogs but again we had a miss due to the brush that was between us. We ate good, laughed an awful lot, and told some great stories around the wood burning stove, some of them were even true!

 

These guys are always about TEAM. I admire them very much. They are a different caliber of people.