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Offline PeteC

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Public land hog
« on: March 08, 2013, 03:26:18 pm »
I got this hog this morning hunting a WMA nearby. I found the bunch about 9:00,then after "sneak running ",to keep the wind right, for about 15 minutes,finally got ahead of them.I had a canebrake directly ahead of me,and thick brush around, but ,when this one walked around a big water oak,at about 30 yards, it seemed to look right through me.I was at full draw,and it felt as if I was standing out in the open.I held it a while,but as it dug along,I let down. It turned, went back around the tree,and I thought I'd missed a chance,but it came back.It rooted along getting a little closer,but still facing me. I got that"feeling" it was fixin' to happen,and sure enough it turned broadside at 25 yards.I released and my 670 grain switchcane arrow topped with a razor sharp band-saw trade went through both lungs.It made it about 30 yards and piled up. I killed it with an Eastern Hophornbeam D-bow I built a few months ago.52#@26".A very exciting hunt. God Bless
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 08:15:11 am by PeteC »
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Offline Ryan_Gill_HuntPrimitive

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 04:10:57 pm »
very awesome!  congrats!
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Offline Parnell

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 04:38:08 pm »
Sweet!
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Offline Will H

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 05:38:09 pm »
Very Very cool! Good job sir!
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Offline PEARL DRUMS

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 07:40:38 pm »
Very cool! And very lucky for such an opportunity in March. Great hunting right there. Nice stick Pete!
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Offline Adam

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 12:50:59 am »
Sounds like a fun hunt.  Nice shot!

Offline H Rhodes

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 05:08:57 pm »
Congrats!  Sounds like a great hunt. 
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 05:41:21 pm »
I'm sick with envy.  I doubt I could eat more than three or four pork chops off that thing, I feel so bad!
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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2013, 07:15:20 am »
Congrats,very well done. :)
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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2013, 07:44:04 am »
That is just awesome Pete.  I am going to meet with a property owner tomorrow night who is having a hog problem.  Hopefully my visits will result something similar.  Nothing like that switchcane is there.

Offline PeteC

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 09:30:34 am »
Thanks fella's. This sow was freshening and would have farrowed in a few weeks. She had a good sweet smell to her.She should be excellent eating.You're right stringstretcher,it's hard to beat switchcane. I weighted these particular shafts up with extra coats of spar varnish. God Bless
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 09:11:16 pm by PeteC »
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Offline PeteC

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 04:12:27 pm »
One more thing.I posted an E. Hophornbeam flatbow that ,with help from a friend who has let us hunt his place for years,we built a nice bow for him ,which I posted. His bow is from the clean side of the 4" tree,and mine was the knotty side.This is the D-Bow I built from that piece. God Bless
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 09:12:52 pm by PeteC »
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Offline okie64

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 09:01:39 am »
Good lookin hog Pete! I havent been hog hunting in a few years but it sure was fun back when i did go, especially the spot and stalking.

Offline VicNova

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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 07:54:18 pm »
Nice work
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Re: Public land hog
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 11:19:43 am »
Nice shooting and a good story. Bet that ones gonna be gooood eatin.   Danny
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