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Offline chew

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First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« on: February 04, 2009, 09:47:00 AM »
Hey folks.  I'm pretty new here and not even sure if this story goes under this forum...but here it is.

I got a last minute invite to go to Hunt n Shoot ranch in Chester, TX last week.   I grabbed my new Hoyt Dorado recurve and a quiver full of arrows and we hit the road for a day of spot n stalk hog hunting.   After a few failed stalks and a good BBQ lunch, we tried a different pasture.   Within a few minutes we spotted some BIG PIGS and started maneuvering around for a shot.  My buddy Curt was able to get upwind of them and get them nervous.  The plan worked out perfectly when they started heading my way.   I was hidden by a big brush pile and had the wind in my face.   A big boar cleared the brush pile at about 17-18 yards and I went into autopilot mode.  

I don't remember much of the shot except seeing the yellow and white feathers burying up into the hog's sweet spot after a great looking quartering away shot.  I heard him crashing and running through the woods and then all was quiet.

We found him after a nice 50-60 yard bloodtrail.    I've had a lot of success with my compound over the last 5 years or so but none of it came close to shooting this 200 lb. boar with a recurve!  I can officially say I'm hooked and that I'll be choosing my future deer hunting setups with the recurve in mind!    

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Hoyt Dorado with 50 lb. limbs
Custom DAS string from David Sosa
Carbon Express Heritage 150s with 50 gr. inserts and 2 blade Magnus broadheads

Let me try to post some pics.
 
   

   

   

 

Thanks for reading!
Bobby Minchew
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Offline vermonster13

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 09:54:00 AM »
Congrats on your first. Pics aren't working for me though.
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 09:55:00 AM »
Ok.  Still missing pics?  I can see them fine.
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Offline Nakohe

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 10:00:00 AM »
Pics not working for me either
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Offline chew

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 10:02:00 AM »
Dang.  I know y'all get tired of these questions...but any reason why I can see them on the thread an no one else can?   I'll keep trying.
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 10:02:00 AM »
congrats,but no pix here either
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009, 10:07:00 AM »
Once you go TRAD you'll never go back    :wavey:

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 10:08:00 AM »
Did they show up that time?   Used photobucket instead of another site.
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Offline Southern Sam

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 10:09:00 AM »
Congrats on the Pig!! Looks like you put it on him!!!
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 10:10:00 AM »
Now I can see them. Good job!
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 10:10:00 AM »
"Bacon,sausage and scrapple" is what I see and a few hams....Great job...What's for breakfast?

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 10:12:00 AM »
Had a smoked backstrap from him this weekend.  Fed a whole bunch of folks!  Thanks guys.  

Y'all have a great forum here.
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009, 10:13:00 AM »
SWWWEEEEETTTTT!!! Nice first kill!  :readit:    :bigsmyl:  

 Congrats and welcome to the Tradgang familey!  :archer:    :clapper:    :clapper:

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 10:16:00 AM »
Welcome!!! A very nice hunt as well...

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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2009, 10:18:00 AM »
Congrats thats a big pig.  :thumbsup:
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009, 10:18:00 AM »
Yep thats a bigun!!  Congrats!!!  Joe
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009, 10:29:00 AM »
Good job man!  You are hooked forever now!
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2009, 11:11:00 AM »
Awesome...congrats!!
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 11:20:00 AM »
Congrats on a nice porker.  Ain't it cool gettin it with a stick.  Bob
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Re: First Trad kill.....big Texas boar
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2009, 11:22:00 AM »
I think I've mentioned it before, but now I'm REALLY ITCHING for a pig hunt!
Awesome hog!
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