I shot my hunting buddy last night

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Zaiquiri
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I got out of work early yesterday and went out to family property in Robertson county. I've been seeing a nice group of pigs roll in to my feeder around 6pm for a week or so and they looked tasty.

I get on property and check zero on my rifle and head to my feeder to set up a GoPro and pour out a bag of "Liquid Luck" that I picked up a case of for $1/ea. I don't think the stuff does anything. Maybe it's too old or something.
I get to my blind 50 yards away and check it for wasps. It looks clear so I toss in the empty bag of attractant, plop down a hunting bag and start opening windows. I almost step on a copperhead after I've been shuffling around in the blind for a few minutes.
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Since I was in the blind early, I went ahead and just shot it and tossed it out.
I raked the ground for a few minutes with my tripod looking for any other critters. Felt pretty good that the blind was clear so got settled in.
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I swing some water and remember that I am wearing a fitness watch so I checked my heart and saw a nice little spike in the BPM.
I rearrange some things to give me more room to move around. I'm a little jumpy. Every time a stick pokes me I wince, half in fear and half in shame.

The little porkers roll in right around 6pm. I hit record on my GoPro remote as I hear them coming up and got a nice video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDN62W9wSgY&feature=youtu.be
I let them settle in for a couple of minutes before I separate the cute copper colored female's skull from her spine.

After my shot, I sit for another 20 minutes just in case they decided to come back for more. Heard nothing so I get up and check out the pig.
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Entrance is a pencil hole right that pierced her ear lobe and entered directly behind the ear.
Exit wound is nice and large. I could just about fit my entire hand inside if it wasn't full of bone shards.
This pig got a 5.56mm 65 grain open tip. They seem to do alright out of my 20" 1:9 barrel and so far the two pigs have been bang flop with a healthy exit. Not sure how they would do it I was hitting leg and shoulder. I tend to keep my shots around the ear.

I pick up my GoPro, and start loading everything up on the 4-wheeler. Last thing to grab is the empty bag of Liquid Luck. Even though I raked the leaves over for several minutes I hesitated and The thought of the copperhead flashes through my mind. I decided to not go get a stick to fish it out and instead snatch it up quickly in case their was another under it. Well, there was. I figure it was deep in the leaves or slipped into the blind at some point. It had been hanging out about 3' from me for some time.
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I shoot this one too and lay it out with the first. The second is just a bit darker and smaller. Both are good looking snakes. I'd prefer not to kill them but I am not interested in the hospital bill should I get bit.
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Gut and quarter my pig and head home. Nice easy day hunt. Decided that I would like to get a pair of snake boots.
Roger That
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Yikes
highvelocity
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The ol copper head inside the bow blind trick. Never gets old
Milwaukees Best Light
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You have strange taste in buddies.
Ogre09
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This story wasn't what I was worried it might be. Figured you surely wouldn't be posting if you shot a person, but kept waiting for a dead dog.
RealTalk
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Eff you and the clickbait. I thought you shot your dog.
Zaiquiri
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That's what you get for assuming I have a dog.
CCAg95
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I want to know the details of that tripod setup?
Zaiquiri
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CCAg95 said:

I want to know the details of that tripod setup?


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KMPCVMH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_krFjFbF4G5PH6

I am happy with it. When I snug it down there is a bit of slop but it hasn't been an issue for me.
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John Cocktolstoy
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The 2 copperhead rule. If you don't see #2 you have not found it yet.
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ghollow
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Next time wait till two of the pigs line up and get a double. A number of year ago, I killed 5 pigs with 3 bullets.
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