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Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby TradRag » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:25 pm

Went down to Texas with a few fellow PBS'ers for the week and we managed to put some pork on ice. This was mostly a spot and stalk hunt but a few times we did sit over heavily used trails (when my feet were howling).

First hog down was by 'yours truly' and was about a 12-14 yard shot. After missing a sow the day before by shooting over her back at 10 yards (I know! :oops: ) I decided to take the first hog in the line up, which was this nice eating sow of ~140-150 pounds. Shot with my A&H ACS longbow with 125gr Magnus 2-blade on a port orford cedar arrow.

Next up is my buddy Dave (aka dirtybird). Dave pulled a stalk on this sow to within 17 yards (I think. Maybe closer). Dave was shooting a Dale Dye recurve with wood arrows(type?) and single bevel Tuffheads weighing 200grs or more. He got a complete pass-through on this orange/blond color sow weighing in around ~160-170 lbs.
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Was a great trip with great memories but boy can those hogs run after they are shot! A few more hogs were arrowed but not recovered. I ended up shooting over the backs of two sows and harvesting the one. I'm ready to get back after them!
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Dirtybird » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:52 pm

Bryan and the rest of the crew had a blast except for my brother who got sick and had to head home early. My setup was a Dale Dye custom recurve with douglas fir shafts and tuff heads. Everyday I was into hogs, some days better than others. Unfortunately I had a couple of misses myself. One thing for sure is that a Texas hog is one tough critter and their eye sight is much better than what people assume. I miss Texas already but am looking forward to getting my feet wet in some beautiful elk country. :archer2:
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby eddie c » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:37 pm

ah, Texas. I've been hearing it wisper my name since last March. :D and it will probably be next year before I make it back. :(

congrats on the hogs, looks like a good trip by all. :archer2:
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Greywolf » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:17 pm

Yepper, looks like a good trip, be fun to join ya sometime. I want to weigh my hog on your scale !!
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Cam » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:59 am

Great hogs guys!
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Mike Gerardi » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:48 am

I had an awesome time Bryan . We have a good group at camp and I wish we all lived closer. I really enjoyed it when we all worked "The Mountain" I bumped two yotes and ended up being stalked by Dave :x . I still feel dirty slipping over too the dark side, but I brought home a ton of meat most of it has gone to some good friends who dont get out much. Congrats again on your Hog and I have my fingers crossed for you and Dave in Colorado. :campfire:
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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Oklahoma Leatherman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:24 am

:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Hogs down at SpikeBox

Postby Jesse Minish » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Awesome! When you going back 8-) ?
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