The following is the fifth segment of Beast Master Hunting‘s “Kill of the Month.” Each month, Nick Atkinson, founder of Beast Master Hunting, will provide the Ballistic audience with first-hand video of his hunts. Enjoy!
This video was filmed through my optic, a Trijicon MKIII 60mm, while hunting in a large oat field for a local rancher. The squealing you hear in the background is a Foxpro Shockwave playing a pig distress sound.
The target is a large boar moving across the field we were parked in. There are multiple shooters, so you will hear and see several shots.
Wild Pig Hunt
Wild pigs do a tremendous amount of damage to farm land in Texas. A local farmer called me to help him with his wild pig problem, and obviously, I was happy to oblige.
As this pig came to the call, he began to cut across the field and head toward a thick tree line. We made the decision to take the shot one him, rather than letting him live another day to ruin more crops.
The first shot from my rifle was an impact just in front of the pig’s shoulder. The farmer’s first couple of shots hit short in the dirt. There were multiple follow ups taken, as it appeared he was unfazed by the first hit, and the “thud” of multiple impacts continued as the boar ran away.
Finally, like a rodeo bronco, the pig spun in a cyclone and hit the ground. Another pig down, another happy farmer.
About the Author
A former police officer, professional competition shooter by day and professional varmint hunter by night — that sentence sums up Nick Atkinson’s career. Since 2012, Atkinson has traveled the country, competing at the pro level in national level 3-gun competitions. In 2016, Atkinson decided to take his hunting to the next level. Shortly after, he founded Beast Master Hunting.