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Offline Trinity Outfitters

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My first hog!
« on: February 21, 2004, 07:44:00 PM »
Gang,

Long story short here:

5:00: Got to the tree stand only to fall through the rotted plywood floor (luckily, I caught myself on the railing--no injury).  My buddy just happended to have a tripod in his truck, so we set it up in the same location.

6:00: Two does show up and feed for 20 minutes, until "something" scares them away.  Sure enough, it was a stinkin', snortin', rootin' boar busting through the brush.

6:25: He finally shows himself, after rototilling a trench looking for acorns.  He comes out, then back into the brush, out, back in, out . . . yet never presents a shot before deciding to circle the perimeter.

6:45: Things look dismal. . . no, now he is coming my way . . .no, he changed direction . . wait, maybe, maybe, YES!  Coming my way . . . just take two more steps out of the brush . . . no, not that way . . . YES! A quatering away shot at 18 yards, which left me no time to think about--or mess-up--the shot.

Pics tell the story, but warning, do not view if gory details bother you!  Disclaimer, I was not paid to do any advertising for Mr. Simmons, but would gladly accept some free broadheads for the effort!

P.S. I shot my favorite bow, a JavaMan Sweetgrass, shooting a Forgewood shaft tipped with a Simmons Shark broadhead.  Shaft weight was really 625 gains out of a 57# bow.

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Offline bayoulongbowman

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2004, 09:03:00 PM »
Todd , that is one of the new broadheads I am shooting also ....I love them ...oh yeah that was one good shoot buddy!...way to go...I got get over there and make a hunt....mark  :thumbsup:
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Offline Brute killer

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2004, 10:18:00 PM »
That's some good shootin'! Congrats on the nice hog.  :thumbsup:
Martin
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Offline Doug Campbell

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2004, 11:04:00 PM »
Well alright Todd, hope to get into some of that gory stuff myself next month.   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Offline Longbow Bowhunter

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2004, 01:58:00 AM »
Man, I am stuck in the UK and not able to do any bowhunting. Nice hog, and like the story.

Offline Java Man

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2004, 08:31:00 AM »
Way to go Todd.    :thumbsup:  

I can't open the pics.  Could you e-mail me the link, please.

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Offline bayoulongbowman

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2004, 10:01:00 AM »
Man! I got get me one of them Java bows...mark#78  :thumbsup:
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Offline Trinity Outfitters

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2004, 12:48:00 PM »
Gregg,

Email on the way.  Wish I had thought to grab my bow for the pics!

Oh well, just means I need to get out there again soon!

Todd
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Online lone hunter

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Re: My first hog!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004, 09:53:00 PM »
Congrats Todd I really enjoyed your story.  Don't know anything about hog hunting since there aren't any around here but sounds like fun. Also thanks for the advise on the boots, talked to the folks and have boots boxed up ready to send back in the morning. Mike

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