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- A Wild Hog Bowhunt In Progress
This year we've had three months
of rain. And the hogs are back.
With wild turkey season over there is nothing
to hunt, right. Not right. It is time to hit the thick places and wet spots
... for wild hogs.
zJuly 22 - Search For The Tiger
I didn't have time to wash my boots and I was
out of scent spray so I cut into the woods along the Hammer Hole road on
the opposite side from where the Tiger Hog had been to keep my ground
scent out of his way. At 8:30 nothing had happened but that was getting
ready to change.
Soft hog grunts sounded from the woods to my
right front. They were traveling towards my neighbor and never slowed down
or got close enough for me to see them. Minutes later I heard faint
steps behind me on the closest trail. Then different steps came
around behind me and I saw a large black boar walk into my perifial
vision. It stopped where I had walked to the tripod. Then it woofed
and retreated and the other hog grunted and growled immediately, and
deep and loud. They didn't make another sound.
Daylight was fading and I wanted to
leave but I waited a few minutes more in case the hogs were still around.
More hog sounds came from across the road and they came out of the woods
on a trail 20 yards away and soon hit my scent trail. Bingo, they left.
Two more groups came through and they spooked but stayed closeby in the
brush around me for quite a while, grunting and walking around.
Once things got quiet again I counted to 100
and slowly stood up to get ready leave. That instigated an ear shattering
grunt a few steps behind my tripod. The hog crashed around in the
nearby brush, growling loudly.
I had just bought one of those green lights
that you put on your cap's brim and I fumbled around in my pocket
until I found it. Some great light this was, I couldn't even see the
ground, only the close limbs. There was no hiding the fact that I was here
from this hog so I got my Tree Apron and threw it at the sound of it
walking underneath me. It ran, stopped and growled, and ran
again.I lowered my bow, climbed down, recovered my Tree
Apron, and walked to my truck in the dark. My truck's clock read
As I write this my snake boots are in the
The Tiger Hog
I heard a faint noise. Then a new and totally unique wild boar
walked up underneath me, and... GO...
Hog Hunt - Sweetwater
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Hunt 3 - Last Day
The field notes and pics from the last
Hunt 2 - A Large Boar
A big boar came closer and Rick got ready. GO...
Hunt 1 - They're Coming...
Rick Philippi and I set up in some Black Locust trees and it
didn't take long for hogs to show up. GO...
ARRIVAL: Rick Philippi
and I are at the ranch with Mike Little. Here is the scoop so far. GO ...
Hog Bowhunt With Billy Don
Last weekend Zano, Timm Getts and I bowhunted with Billy Don at
Wild Horse Prairie Ranch. GO...
13 - Big Hogs
The water at the Point dried up. But a group with half a dozen
very big sized hogs came into the area but 35 yards was as close as they
June 10 - Eye To Eye
If I could beat the hogs to the fence crossing I might get a shot.
June 9 - Hunting The Point
It's been raining and my
watering hole has water again. I settled in my treestand at 6:45. A deer
I never saw snorted me from down wind. So I have scent on my clothes or
boots, I need to Scent Killer wash it all. I considered leaving right then
but didn't. No hogs were heard or seen. Some hornets kept bothering me
-- that always keeps you alert.
June 8 - Two Cool Pics From The Hole
I got to the Hammer Hole
early and sat in the tripod on the south side of the woods road. Things
were quiet until about 8:30 when I heard a single, faint grunt in the woods.
I thought it was in front of me but it wasn't. A slight noise underneath
me made me look down. Some small piglets were passing by. I normally have
my camera around my neck but this time I hung it on a peg. I got the camera
in a hurry and managed to get a pic of some of the piglets.
Woops! A loud, deep grunt
sounded off close behind me. The piglets stopped and the unseen hog made
an extended grunt. The little pigs darted back and stopped exactly underneath
my tripod. And I should not have done it ... but I couldn't help myself.
I pointed the camera at
two of the piglets and took a picture. The cool thing about this picture
is you can see the stripes on both the black and brown piglet. And while
it was cool to get this picture, what happened next was not.
Still unseen, the grunter
growled big time closet behind me and the young pigs raced across the road
and kept on going. I had already moved enough and sat frozen, listening
to the grunters foot steps as it walked to the small clearing a few yards
from me. Silence set in. I never saw the grunter.
I'm gonna fix this so the
hogs won't get this close again. I'll pull some dead limbs and brush in
to block the trail and cut the hogs off so they have to go around me instead
of under me.
June 7 - Hanging On
Standing a few steps away
was a mud covered boar with long, bristly hair on its back. GO...
Fighting In The Water
The big hog pushed his big
body under the fence and lunged into the fight. I took one pic and swapped
my Sony for the BowTech. GO...
Tuesday - Rained out
Nice day, until late afternoon.
It clouded up and rained. Thunder and lightening cranked up and I don't
hunt with lightening around.
Monday - Hogs at the Point
Today I didn't go out until
almost 6:30pm. As the sun dipped into the tree line to the west several
young wild hogs passed me 10 yards to my right. Loud grunts sounded behind
them and I picked up 3 separate black adult hogs. The adults went through
the fence some place I couldn't see and spread out in the trees.
I got a picture of the closest adult and swapped the Sony for the BowTech.
The young hogs were 3 different
sizes, small, not so small, and almost grown. They stopped in front of
me by the fence 11 yards away. One of the adult hogs, a sow, came to the
fence and shoved its head and shoulders under the wire. Instantly one of
the "almost grown" hogs lunged forward and bit it right in the face.
The sow squealed and growled
and stalked menacingly back and forth along the fence growling as the young
pigs watched. Two of the adults gave me good shot opportunities but I held
out because I heard another hog behind me and I wanted to see it too. One
of the adults walked away in the direction they were originally going and
all the hogs followed. I waited until almost dark and never saw the last
The hog hunting is getting
Sunday at the Hammer Hole
At 5:30 I was on the way
to my tripod stand at the Hammer Hold waiting to see if wild hogs would
come through the area.
The woods was quiet until
the last half hour of daylight. A group of hogs walked past me 20 yards
into the brush and trees. They crossed the trails I was watching and kept
Scouting For Hogs, by Accident
Saturday I went to pick
up the Double Bull blind I have at the Point. About 40 yards from the Point
the road turns just enough that you can't see the area. When I cleared
the curve I saw about 20 young hogs rooting in the muddy road ahead. A
couple looked up and when they saw my truck coming they ran into the trees.
Figuring they were all going
to run anyway, I kept driving. A few of them rooted until I was almost
to them. When they ran I saw a huge black hog to my right. It made a quick
but impressive, wide butt, exit. I picked up the blind and checked the
treestand at the Point. It was ok. I will definitely be back.
HUNT 1 - The Hammer Hole
Over the years the Hammer
Hole area has produced plenty of wild hog action. I cruised back there,
hid my truck in some cedars and walked 150 yards to one of my two tripod
stands overlooking the Hammer Hole trail crossings. There were plenty of
hog tracks in those trails. It was a pleasant afternoon.
That's my Guardian bow up
above, hanging on a peg, and ready to go at any second. But today nothing
"go" happened. That's ok, all those tracks say hogs are in the area. They
will be back around, and so will I.
Wild Hog Bowhunts
Wild Hog Pajama Party, The
Hog Train, Timm Getts and More...
To the hunt
logs and Pictures for the 2005 wild Hog bowhunts. GO...
For Wild Hogs - 2004
Bowhunting With The Grim
Reaper Broadhead Crew
Jay Liechty of Grim
Reaper Broadheads and Kellan Rollins
(cameraman) arrived after dark with 4 wild hogs already in their coolers!
Wild Hog Bowhunting in 2004.
stand hunting during 2004. To The Hunt
For Wild Hogs - 2003
2003 was a super year for
wild hog bowhunting. They were at the Hammer Hole, the Slew Hole, and everywhere
Lots of pics and action.
To 2003 Wild Hog Bowhunts...
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