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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #175 on: May 26, 2011, 03:10:00 PM »
Finally got to hunt Hope a bit before she heads to Tom Phillips and Bear Quest.. I've had a lower back that has put my hips out of commission and haven’t been able to walk for a week; with a ton of Ibuprofen I decided to take a walk and see if Hope and I could find some trouble. I've hunted this ranch in Indian Valley for a few years now and have a fair Idea where the hogs will be if they are on the ranch. I've only managed to time it right once as they use this 3700 acres as a highway and are not permanent residences here...

Beautiful morning at Indian Valley Ranch...

 
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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #176 on: May 26, 2011, 03:17:00 PM »
I spent a few days shooting Hope and I have to say this is a very sweet bow... very smooth on the draw and the 3555 I use with my Big Jim Buff were made to order for Hope..

In the far north east corner of the property there is a cattle tank at the bottom of a long draw. It snakes thru the property and the East Ridge affords perfect wind to walk the edge and peek into every nook, cranny and hiding place that it has.

Hope watchin the wind for me  :)

 
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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #177 on: May 26, 2011, 03:21:00 PM »
I started walking when there was barely enough light to see and slowly made my way up the draw. Along the way I found quite a bit of sign but the air was dead quiet and I did not see or hear any hogs but the evidence said they were using the area recently…

 
 
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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #178 on: May 26, 2011, 03:28:00 PM »
At the end of the draw and the property line I stopped for a drink and a bite to eat. Hope and I had covered a mile or so and I was trying to figure out the next plan.

Hope needed a rest...

 
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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #179 on: May 26, 2011, 04:02:00 PM »
After a bit I decided or rather the wind decided that the only course we could take was to slowly go back the way we had just come. This goes against my normal inclinations as I would normally look at this path as used up, but after some thought I decided there was not a choice.

Slowly I went back down the ridge staying just off the top so as not to skyline... we walked… Sounds? A smallish red body?  Three black body’s? Maybe a dozen hogs appeared at the bottom of the draw. They were moving at a pretty fair clip and my position made it impossible to approach them strait on. There was a small crease in the ridge to my right and I figured that if I could reach that and pop over the top away from the hogs I could move ahead of them and wait for them to come buy me?

Come on legs, Ibuprofen don’t fail me now…. I got ahead of them and came back over the top. I had run, that’s right a fat 60 year old ran and the pumper was field testing the buttons on my jacket. The hog had either stopped to rest or I am faster than I think as they were now about 50 or 60 yards down the draw and heading my way…. I wasn’t that happy with my location behind a big oak, not because it didn’t cover my position well but because it was pushing my range threshold a bit but it was the only available cover. I
Waited for what seemed like an eternity but was probably only a minute…. All in all there were a dozen hogs in the group. They were all on the smallish side but for me they would make dandy eaters… They walked by me but stayed on the opposite bank out of range and I thought I was not going to get a shot, and then a sow decided she liked something in my direction and started to walk my way… closer… come on old girl turn, turn… that’s right a few more steps…. Come to full draw that’s the spot….. I shot and with grunt as my arrow bounced off the top of her back and my hunt ended… I sat there for the longest time trying to figure out what I had done. The truth is I just missed, somehow I misjudged the distance and shot high and that sow got her first shave...

I truly wish my work schedule and health would have allowed me a little more time to with Hope, someone is going to get a sweet shooting bow and help the kids at the same time….

Thank you for letting me spend a bit of time with her …


Now she's on her way to Tom Phillips and Bear Quest...
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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2011, 02:02:00 PM »
Thanks, that was a fun hunt Kip! Good luck with the back.   :thumbsup:

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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #181 on: June 24, 2011, 10:08:00 AM »
Hope to hear some more stories out of Bear Quest....

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Re: The Adventures of Hope and Faith by Lewis Hollow...
« Reply #182 on: July 26, 2011, 12:52:00 PM »
Faith is on her way to her new home, my house.  :bigsmyl: .....stabow
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