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Author Topic: St Jude's Hog Hunt  (Read 1366 times)

Offline gregg dudley

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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 07:01:24 PM »
C’aint wait!
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 08:25:40 PM »
Well... we just got home and ate some dinner.. thanks to Lil Thad (T-Thad)
The hunt was amazing and the company was even better!
I can't thank Jeremy and the crew he put together enough for the work that they put in to this trip.
I will try to get some time tomorrow to tell the story...
For dinner tonight we had fresh pork tenderloin and alligator pistolettes!


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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2019, 08:49:00 PM »
Something tells me I should have bid more on this!!!!  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 10:09:14 PM »
Wow Thad, you are becoming a pig meister :)
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2019, 08:48:40 PM »
Haha, Thanks Doc :biglaugh:

Thursday afternoon we made the trip from the airport in Baton Rouge to the camp up at Chocot State Park.
On the way up we stopped and picked up some boudin balls at a local station and they were delicious!
They had a very Louisiana menu...
 

The next day started with a little fishing and soon we were off to the lease to start hunting for some hogs!

I went with Jeremy to start moving some stands around for the evening hunt and Lil Thad went with Paul (Jeremy's Father in law) and got set up in stand.

We didn't go very far before we saw our 1st group of hogs and the stalk ended quick after they winded me...
Jeremy did end up getting us in front of them and we waited along the backside of the palmettos and could hear them coming through...
It wasn't long and I could hear them in front of me and soon I could see the head of one... all I had to do is shoot through one palmetto and I had him... I drew, I looked at the center of the palmetto and I smoked it!  Missed the pig but smoked the palmetto right where I was looking! I picked up my arrow, hung my head for a few and got back at it.
 We moved the stand and started working our way back through the lease and got on another large group.
I got to stalk up to within 40yds and the large boar caught my wind and made his way across the creek and took the sow with him. The only thing they left were 9 or so piglets they left to entertain me.
   No pigs were harmed the first day but we sure put the damage on 35lbs of crawfish!
Thanks again Paul for bringing these and for you and Travis cooking them up!!! Unbelievable!


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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2019, 11:15:09 AM »
Travis and Paul V. Did a great job on Friday night's dinner. Boiled crawfish with corn, potatoes, mushroom, and garlic! Travis also cooked up a shrimp and crawfish etoufee. For dessert we had pecan pie, king cake, and, thanks to our guests, an assortment of Hershey's and Reese's chocolate bars. I would also like to thank Paul's dad for donating the crawfish for a great cause.
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2019, 02:03:26 PM »
Jeremy, you Cajuns sure know how to do it up right!!!! Can’t wait for the rest of the story.

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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2019, 02:21:50 PM »
All this food looks delicious!
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 08:19:30 PM »
The next day Jay showed up and took us fishing (thanks for leaving your boat Travis) while Jeremy and Paul fished out of their boat.  No fish were harmed but we did get to check out some great scenery!





That afternoon we headed back to the lease with a new plan... spot and stalk!
We made it to the 1st crossroads where we started glassing when we saw lil Thads hog.
I made the quick choice for him to use a gun instead of his recurve for the shot, it was fast and clean!
I was very proud to say the least..
I know the rules here and will not post a hero pic with him because of how the hog was taken unless I get the approval from Terry.
After we got him loaded up, we were off to see if we could get one into bow range...
After seeing three more groups of hogs and one failed stalk, we finally saw a large group and the wind was good!
The sun was going down fast and we were on the move to try and close the distance..
By the time we reached them it was about dark, we did get within 15yds but the only shot would of ben through the green briars and I held him off...
What an amazing stalk though, our hearts were racing while we were trying not to make any noise going through those palmettos!!
That evening I just kept thinking about the gumbo that Jeremy's buddy's were cooking back at the cabin.
All we had to do is get out of the woods and make the 30 min drive back...



Haha, after we worked our way out we finally got to taste that Gumbo and it was worth waiting for!

Half served over rice and half served over potato salad, Delicious!!
What an amazing day!!!

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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2019, 10:11:00 PM »
For some reason I can't upload pictures. We probably saw over 50 hogs on the weekend. Weather cooperated, hogs cooperated, fish and wind direction did not! I do regret that Thad and Tee Thad didn't get to fish out of the nicer of the boats!
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2019, 10:40:42 PM »
Now this is the kind of stuff that make these hunts for me, IMO!!!

Very cool!!!
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2019, 06:29:16 PM »
Congrats Thadeus on your hog.  Keep it coming Thad.
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Re: St Jude's Hog Hunt
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2019, 08:11:44 AM »
Hanging out with Jeremy, Jay, Travis, and company is worth the price of admission  whatever it is.  Glad you guys had a good time.
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