Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Successful Hog Hunt.....and a GREAT Seafood Family day!!

If at first you don’t succeed, you must try, try again!! Right?

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My friend JRoger is a very experienced hunter. His enthusiasm had rubbed off on me and he knew I wanted to get a "Wild Hog" and he pulled out all the stops to see that I got one. He said evening would be a better time, so at 4pm, rather than Happy Hour, we headed for his tree Stand. By 5:30 we were back up in his double man Tree Stand watching the feeding area.

We had about 2 hours before it would be dark. It was again very pleasant sitting in the Tree Stand listening and watching as the day was beginning to come to an end. We didn’t hear or see a thing and I was beginning to think this was going to be another “dry Run”.

At 7pm the sun went down. We had about 30 minutes of daylight before dark. At 10 minutes after 7. JRoger was looking to our rear as I continued to watch the feeding area. Suddenly I saw, not one, but two Hogs appear.  Shhhh....I quietly poked JRoger and pointed at the Hogs.  WOW, the moment I was waiting for was here.  I slowly raised my rifle to my shoulder and took aim as I released the safety. I was amazed at how calm I was but yet I was so excited. I watched and waited a few seconds until I had the perfect shot and squeezed the trigger. BAM, The Wild Hog dropped in his tracks! WOW!   “Ya got him” JRoger said.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Yep I sure did.  It came off just as I had planned…..SUCCESSFUL!!  
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My First Wild Hog !   How excited I was.  Early that same morning, JRoger had helped me "site in" my new AR 15, 223 and also adjust the trigger to make it smoother. It worked flawlessly. Thank you so much JRoger. I am not good at showing enthusiasm but inside I was bubbling over for sure!

Florida is so over run with these Feral Hogs and they are multiplying so fast that they are doing a lot of damage to the agriculture.  The Florida Wildlife Commission wants to cull them out and are glad to have you hunt them.

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It was dark by the time we got the Hog loaded and began our long trip out of the hunting camp and really dark when we got home. But not too late for one more picture of JRoger and I after our successful Wild Hog Hunt. Who says I can’t stay up past bed time?Smile

Our Seafood Family day turned out very Successful also. Click on the picture at the bottom of the Blog to view some pictures from it.

We are having a BLAST....the time of our lives in FLORIDA!!
 
It is a GREAT WEEK!!!

Stop on back Sunday and see more of our Good Times here in Florida as our time winds down and we prepare to head back home to North Ranch.

God Bless!!

Mike
Seafood Day, Florida 2012





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4 comments:

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Congratulations! Do you eat the meat from the pig?
The seafood festivities are right down my alley. I love all that food. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Bob and Vicky said...

What fun - I know the hype from deer hunting here in MN. Do people eat these wild hogs, or how are the disposed of?

CANUSA said...

Know what great memories you will have from this visit, reat family and friends, seafood, air boat, gun range and now a wild feral hog to take off your bucket list. Congrats.

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