Hog Hunting Texas
It was a nasty rainy day down in Texas but that did not stop us from going hog hunting. Knowing the cooler temps and the muddy food plots would all but sure to bring the pigs out to feed. We ended up getting stuck going up hill on a washed out two track road even in four wheel drive. We decided to just turn the truck around and head in on foot. Packing all the camera gear and armed with an AR-15 made the muddy walk a chore, to say the least.
After what seemed like two days of walking we finally reached our hunting blind and was able to get out of the rain. Once we settled in the stand everything just seemed right, We had the wind in our face, the temps were cooler and the heavy rains from the night before meant the hogs would be hungry today. As we sat in the stand watching for movement the feeder suddenly goes off and now it was only a matter of time.
We made our gameplan and decided who would shoot first. It wasn’t long before I spot a big mature lone boar heading to the feeder. I’m already on him with the canon camera, I get the second camera focused on my buddy just as he is getting the trusty 30-30 up and out the shooting window. Within a minute I tell him I’m on him ready when you are, Boom…. Lights out headshot and drop, down goes the big mature boar.
At this point, we considered this a successful hog hunt and decided to check if he needed a coupe de grace but He was expired before he hit the ground. With some quick thinking, I checked the time and realized it was still early and with an hour of daylight left we could possibly see more hogs. Just like that, I drag the big muddy boar off in the thick brush 30 yards away and we got back in the stand.
Wouldn’t you know it, approximately forty minutes later some big sows were making their way towards the feeder. Again I’m already on them with the camera and decide to get my rifle up and out the shooting window as well. The plan was for the 30-30 to get another headshot and I would follow up with the AR-15. Is the camera on them? Yes sir, Ready when you are, Boom, headshot drop, I was prepared for a follow-up shot on running hogs with the AR and let the lead fly, hitting another hog right in the front shoulder.
Sitting there in amazement of the day’s hunt, all of a sudden off in the distance, the neighbor opens fire on the hogs that scattered and got away from us. We gave the last hog ample time to expire as darkness settled in. We ended up getting three hogs this trip and couldn’t have been more pleased to get some meat to feed our families while taking out a few of the over populated hogs at the same time.
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