I don't have the expirence tracking hogs some of you have had but from what I have seen as a rule hogs don't leave a good blood trail. I have killed or helped track maybe a dozen hogs. Only 2 out of those 12 (both heart shots) one with a bow and one with muzzle loader left what I call a good blood trail. I have seen seen hogs double lunged with a .44 mag. pistol and on another one a .300 winchester mag. rifle that left little or no blood. They didn't go far but they left no sign of being hit. I think it is very important to watch and listen after a shot to have something to go on. Tracking a hog is sometimes like looking for easter eggs. Do you all have this problem? Is this normal with hogs? Is it because of the thick plates on their shoulders?