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Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Aeronut » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:42 am

Wish me luck guys. I'm headed for Texas this afternoon to my cousin's place for my first pig hunt. Hopefully I'll have lots of pictures to show when I get home.

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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Greywolf » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:21 pm

Good luck Dennis, remember shootem in the armpit, they'll cartwheel in 20 yrds for ya.....
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Wolf Among Dogs » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:15 pm

Keep us posted !
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Greywolf » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:53 pm

Is he back yet?
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby TradRag » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:01 pm

Good Luck!!!

Don't think he is back. Left Sunday from Kansas. Anyone know how long he is hunting?
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Jesse Minish » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:27 pm

Good luck! Hope to see some pics.
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby JMartin » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:53 pm

Hey Dennis, where 'bouts in Texas are you hunting?
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Newkirk Jerry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:45 am

Good Luck!

Now where's the pictures?
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Greywolf » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:28 pm

Is he back yet? (are we there yet?)
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Aeronut » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:11 pm

CAMP REPORT

Our little caravan made it to my cousin Scott's hunting camp just north of Aspermont Monday evening with no problems and went on a quick tour of the property. This place is overgrown with brush and spotting any game off the road/trail would be almost impossible and he has four feeders set up. Scott filled us in on the trail camera activity and we picked hunting spots. We were greeted at sundown by freezing drizzle.

Tuesday morning found me sitting in a tripod overlooking a feeder near a small pond. A thin sheet of ice was covering everything and the temp was 29*. It was a good morning in that I was serenaded by a pack of 'yotes about 100 yards away four different times, saw a flock of turkeys, a small doe and a young 'un, about 300 songbirds, and several ducks flying over me headed for the pond. NO PIGS :( I finally froze out and walked the mile back to camp and was the last one to come in.

I helped Scott fill the feeders just after noon and we had one big deer jump the road in front of us and saw a large flock of turkeys at one of the feeders. He also has three traps set of pigs and we found a small deer in one of them Monday evening. I didn't have my camera so I didn't get a picture of him trying to get the trap open to release it. Once the door was open the doe calmed down and just walked out.

Got on stand about 4pm yesterday evening and it started raining so I moved over to a box blind set up near the tripod I was using. The only visitors I had was the songbirds. Went back to camp and made a shrimp boil for the guys. Everyone ate good and went to bed and we were hit with a wind storm.

Got up 45 minutes late this morning because my alarm didn't go off. I think it froze! :shock: I thought Texas was warmer than this! I rode one of the four wheelers to my stand and was having serious thoughts about my sanity. I was the only one who was brave (or stupid) enough to brave the elements. Did I say it was cold? How about 22* not counting wind chill. I think abut half the birds stayed home this morning. I put my trail camera on this feeder and wound up with a few videos of a racoon trying to raid the feeder but NO PIGS. :(

Oh yeah, did I say it was cold???

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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby RickBarbee » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:36 pm

I'm about 50 miles south of where you are hunting.

19 degrees here this morning at 6 a.m.

You're in great hog country. Surprised you're not seeing any.
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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Aeronut » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:03 pm

I saw pigs!! Went in to the stand at 2:45 and there was several hogs there already. A big spotted sow with a bunch of little ones. Watched them for a few minutes and they moved off north. Heard some around the stand and finally spotted a big red sow with 11 piglets on the property south of me. I listened to them work their way around to the west of me and she must of winded me. She stopped about 15 yards away and went to doing some serious growling and then moved back to the south. Never saw her or the piglets through the brush. I do have several video clips on the trail camera that I will download when I get home. Going out one more time tomorrow before heading back north. Don't want to leave but I have things to take care of back home.

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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby Aeronut » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Well, no pigs were harmed on this trip but I had a blast. We wound up catching four deer in the pig traps and my cousin did some modifications to see if he could prevent any more getting trapped. We did a lot of bow shooting in camp and shot several different bows. They liked my little Hickory & Hedge target bow that I made last summer.

We all ate too good to be camping. Had a shrimp boil Tuesday night and Wednesday it was fried taters and onions and beer-can chicken. Had to do something to take our minds off the cold.

Took lots of pictures and video and am working on a DVD for the guys. I'm waiting on some video my cousin took so I can add it to the mess. I'll post a few pictures soon.

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Re: Texas Pig Hunting

Postby mountainrifle » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:05 pm

its a bummer about the lack of pigs, but at least you had a good time! :D
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