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Offline Gene Wensel

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2009, 06:50:00 PM »
Neither. Like I said, Marty only gave you seconds....

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2009, 06:52:00 PM »
You guys are just too much!    :biglaugh:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #122 on: January 28, 2009, 06:53:00 PM »
Snake Hole??? HA! HA! HA! Now I know where you rate. Thats one of his third rate crappy spots!

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #123 on: January 28, 2009, 06:56:00 PM »
Well I made the best of it!!!   :D
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #124 on: January 28, 2009, 06:58:00 PM »
Another name for "gar hole"?     :biglaugh:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2009, 07:33:00 PM »
Gene, show em the size of the hogs you killed down here. One almost killed you too!!!

Terry, Gene was not in the Snake Hole, he is correct. He was at the Hog Trap, the place where Michael just saw the 7 bucks.

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2009, 08:04:00 PM »
'Ol Terry can make the best of any stand....he's as good a closer as I've ever hunted with!    :notworthy:

'course I've never hunted with a Wensel    ;)

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #127 on: January 28, 2009, 08:14:00 PM »
Runny Lil Archer deserves every bit of this fun given the big bat he was swingin for the kids last year.  Thanks for taking us along.  This has been great fun.  :clapper:

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #128 on: January 28, 2009, 08:18:00 PM »
Guru, send me your postal address. I have a present to send you before I leave in the morning.
I heard Terry was a closer. But then again, Marty can confirm there is only letter difference between Closer and loser. Maybe the reason the Good Tooth Fairy only saw deer there was because I killed all the pigs....

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #129 on: January 28, 2009, 08:24:00 PM »
OK Marty....by misunderstanding...Either way, the Snake Hole will not be forgotten.....

OK...the last evening I was in the same stand that I was in the 1st morning where I saw the big chestnut boar and the razor back...and I'd love to get a crack at either one.

We got in the stand pretty early and it was quiet for a while till I had to run off 3 turkeys 3 times.  I actually had to come down out of the stand to get them to leave.  Then a whole flock of at least 20 RAN in and you should have seen them scatter when I piled out of the stand.

Then a bit later I heard hogs carrying on over my left shoulder and this went on for 20 minutes or so till they finally made their way into view.  It was a really nice black sow with some smaller ones with her and another nice solid black hog taking up the rear.  The little ones were plenty big enough to make it on their own, so if either of the bigger ones gave me a shot I was going to take it.  

Then I got a good look at the 'other' hog, and it was a really nice sized hog....with a mohawk down its back.  This hog was a real looker let me tell ya and it looked like it just came through a car wash and black as the ace of spades. This was one was the one I really wanted, but it was way in the rear and not likely as the other sow was closing in.....
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #130 on: January 28, 2009, 08:44:00 PM »
I wasn't going to let that sow pass if it gave me the shot opportunity at the risk of any chance of it winding me or the vehicle's track...it looked like she was getting it as it was either her or nothing....

Then for some reason those two hogs swapped places and now the razor back was just itching for it as it was making its way straight toward me now it range.  As fate would have it the one I wanted turned perfectly broadside and I started my draw.  As I reached anchor it turned quartering way and I never let up.  Another clean flying arrow from Charlie's bow found its mark right where I was looking.  No doubt as this hog was as black as any I've ever seen and the stark contrast of those chartreuse feather's told the tail of doom.

Off in a hurry looping back exactly the way they came I saw the other sow stall out and watch the razor back's escape, and I marked the entrance into the thicket.  Again, I heard a ruckus just a few seconds later.  A great sound to the bowhunter that's just put an arrow through an animal.

Jacob, a 25 year old member of the club, came to pick me up and as we neared the entrance I'd marked we spotted an eyeball in the thicket to the right of where I'd marked.  I told Jacob to hold the light as I was going in to finish off the hog if I could get a shot off....

As I entered the thicket, the eyeball flew off, I was stalking an OWL!!!!! Too funny!

So, we went back to the marked entrance and sure enough, there was blood.  We began trailing it very slowly looking ahead and left and right in the thicket.  The trail developed into gully like path with 3 foot saplings on each side and we came upon a loop of blood and disturbed leaves, and it was getting very thick now. As we looked for the escape route in the loop Jacob said boldly "right there he is"!  We had walked right by it by 8 feed or so only 3 feet from the trail.  I was ecstatic!

With only 40 yard to the clearing, I asked Jacob if he would take my stuff for me while I dragged it out, and he said "sure man, I'll drive the truck up closer".  Jacob is a fine fellow and a great contribution to the club let me tell ya, and he's gonna make a dandy traditional bowhunter.  He'll be one to watch for sure.  Thanks for the help Jacob....
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #131 on: January 28, 2009, 08:45:00 PM »
Smarty Marty, Me, and Miss Mohawk.....


   
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #132 on: January 28, 2009, 08:53:00 PM »
Very cool hog. Congrats yet again!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #133 on: January 28, 2009, 09:14:00 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys and coming along for the hunt via cyber space.

And a very special thanks to these folks for all they did to make this happen, and to make this hunt one to cherish for a lifetime....

Marty, Micheal, Les, Biggie, and Jacob, and to Ruth Ann for letting Marty come out to play.

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #134 on: January 28, 2009, 09:19:00 PM »
Way to go Terry, you've put me back at the camp! Got a call from the butcher, all the meat is ready and say the word and it'll be on it's way.

I really tried to put these guys on hogs, and even though Terry had the best results, I know Michael had a great time. Hey, he got 3 shots in as many days and saw lots of other game ta boot. Anybody tells ya hog hunting over feeders is a gimmie, well just ask Michael.

Again Michael, thank you for your generous contribution to St. Judes Hospital and maybe we can do it again next year. I guess that depend on your bidding skills!

Gene- Terry is a closer and you, well, you just wanted to try and steal the glory. Get over it, it wasn't your hunt! Last time I saw you there, you hurt your knee tryin to drag a big ole hog, passed out face down in the dirt, scared me half to death that you had the big one, and used a walker and a wheelchair to get on the plane. We had none of that this past weekend! Pretty sure you just didn't wanna help me load the truck.

I feel some more pic's are being kept back here!!

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2009, 09:25:00 PM »
Congrats you two!  Thanks for taking us all along!  

Sounds like this was a blast!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2009, 09:43:00 PM »
Marty, ask and ye shall receive.


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« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2009, 09:45:00 PM »
And finally..."See...... I told you she was blond!!!!"

 
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2009, 09:46:00 PM »
Very nice! Thanks for taking us along...
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #139 on: January 28, 2009, 09:47:00 PM »
What a fantastic hunt donation and bid!  Glad it turned out to be such a great hunt for you guys!  That looks like prime property.  I love the picture of the oak hammock with the bordering palmetto thicket.  Thanks for taking us on a virtual journey.

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