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Offline Charlie Lamb

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2009, 07:36:00 PM »
I've only hunted with Michael one time and I can say he's a fine camp companion. Kinda quiet, but always keen for the hunt.
I'd hunt with him anytime!

Congratulations Michael. Real nice hog!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #81 on: January 27, 2009, 08:18:00 PM »
Thank you to everyone. But, my wife read this thread and is wondering who in the world y'all are calling quiet!!!!!!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2009, 08:41:00 PM »
I agree! I spent the weekend with this fella and I'm not even sure he was quiet in the stand!! I did notice you couldn't wipe the smile of his face. I assure you it was a good time had by all.

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2009, 08:43:00 PM »
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #84 on: January 27, 2009, 09:13:00 PM »
way to go, guys!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #85 on: January 27, 2009, 09:16:00 PM »
What a great hunt!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2009, 09:20:00 PM »
OK, the next morning we were back on the buggy early...and had high hopes once again.  Not long after daylight Marty called in 'Little Miss Paranoia' and her little ones were in tow, but he'd sweeten the encounter with a razor backed hog that stayed in un-shootable territory.  Miss Paranoia walked right out within 5 yards of my stand to my right and stopped, and the razor back hog froze in the safety zone.  She was wired, and started sniffing around and seemed to have smelled the marsh buggy track and she didn't like it one bit...and so she lit our of there taking all of them with her.  Dang, I really wanted a shot at that mohawk hog!!!  It was really cool looking.

Then about 8:40 I looked up and thought I saw a bear coming in, yes, they have bears down there, but it was a big chestnut bar boar bout the size of Michael's hog.  Marty had called in another teaser. He was big and tight skinned.  As he fed from left to right about 35 yards away I was hopping he would turn, and turn he did feeding straight to me.  His head looked like a concrete block covered with brown hair, and he had some serious jowls.  I was setting on ready as he entered good shooting range, and I was again hoping he would turn, and turn he did....as he winded me(or was it that scent post Marty planted?) and wheeled out of there lickety split!

Now the railing started again by Marty....and was even worse when we got back into camp and the reinforcement arrived...Biggie!!!

Biggie stared rattling off stuff like 'Marty, Terry's just not a closer' and all sorts of other comments....it was a hoot!

I let them have at it and didn't say much back, I got a kick out of just listening to those two....they were well rehearsed let me tell ya.  When  I got off the buggy that afternoon I looked back and told them "Best have your knives sharpened".....
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #87 on: January 27, 2009, 09:43:00 PM »
AWESOME!!! Great stories and great pics.!!! Shawn
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #88 on: January 27, 2009, 10:01:00 PM »
The stand was set in a very diverse terrain setting with a cypress swamp in front of me, a Floridian thicket to the right, shading live oaks to the left and a patch of palmettos behind me with an open field sort of behind that.  The drive in road was about 10 yard to my left and it just disappeared as it entered the pocket I was hunting.

Curt had been texting me wanting to know what was up and it was early so I gave him a call and was giving him the low down when I told him I had to go as a hog was approaching.

This black boar was right on Que, and coming straight into the pocket as I readied, but it veered left and began to feed off about forty yards to my left. He fed around for quiet a while always staying out of range and Charlie's bow was itching again to get into the game....just as I was.

Three deer also came in and fed to within 15 yards of me and they too smelled the buggy track and they left, but the boar stayed and began feeding toward the spot they left.  I was hoping he would turn before he got there and give me a shot.  I picked out a limb on the ground and told myself he needed to be within that distance and if the shot was offered I'd take it....it worked out perfect as he turned slightly quartering at the limit.  Charlie's bow sent a clean arrow into the lungs of the boar, and he bolted off in a loop the way he came and he then turned and dove into the cypress swamp.  He didn't get far before I heard thrashing and crashing.  I felt good about the shot, and an easy recovery.

I texted back and forth with Curt a few times till that was interrupted...and I typed 'more coming' and I was again setting on ready as they ran the same route as the 1st one.  There were three black boars with one pushing 200#s, and when they met up with the death trail of the 1st one they went on full alert, and boogied out of there moments later.

Then another 50#er comes in and he is nervous as a cat poopin peach seeds.  It was almost comical at his distress, and he left out as I started my draw and he was even looking the other way.

Then another single came in about the size of the last one running the same route as the 1st one, and he too met up with the death tail and lit out.

It was getting dark now, and I figured the gig was up, but I still had about 5 minutes of shooting light left.

I could not believe what I was hearing, hogs trotting down the road, yep, the same road that had the buggy track, but they paid no attention to that as they had somewhere to be.  I rotated to my left and started raising my bow before I ever saw them. I pick up the spotted lead hog in my sight, and never looked at the others behind it as I started to draw.  The lead hog entered the pocket on a dead trot veering right and I swung drew on him and let it fly.  What do ya know, he ran right into my arrow and let out a blood curdling squeal and looped to the right into the thick palmetto patch.  Once again Charlie's bow sent a clean arrow looking like a double lung-er, and again there was crashing and thrashing not 30 yards from my stand.

I texted Curt again and waited on my buggy ride...now I had a grin on my face let me tell ya!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #89 on: January 27, 2009, 10:08:00 PM »
You guys are killing me! As if I wasn't excited enough about my hog hunt this coming weekend.
Great stories.Thanks.

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2009, 10:14:00 PM »
The buggy arrived and Marty's dog Peanut dove into action....but he didn't even work up a sweat as the Wensel Woodsmens had made short order of the two trails.  The tracking was basically over before it started on both of them. The 1st boar made it not 15 yards into the cypress, and the spotted boar was where I heard him last just 30 yards from the stand.

The railing was over for the evening         ;)  

And Charlie's bow had been doubly christened.     :thumbsup:    


 

       
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #91 on: January 27, 2009, 10:17:00 PM »
Here's Biggie trying to make up!!!     :biglaugh:


   
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #92 on: January 27, 2009, 10:22:00 PM »
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #93 on: January 27, 2009, 10:24:00 PM »
Nah Biggie is just letting you know which one he's having for breakfast! lol


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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2009, 10:29:00 PM »
Here's Michael grinning for me!!!

     


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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #95 on: January 27, 2009, 10:32:00 PM »
That's funny Vmonster     :biglaugh:    ....but Biggies on a diet...and besides, I got one of Marty trying to make up a little later    :D   .....
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #96 on: January 27, 2009, 10:34:00 PM »
Well done Terry! Nice looking bow too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2009, 11:24:00 PM »
Great story guys...can not wait to here the rest...keep it coming   :thumbsup:

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #98 on: January 27, 2009, 11:31:00 PM »
Thanks guys for the story..this is great stuff!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #99 on: January 27, 2009, 11:55:00 PM »
SWEET...............like I was there.....
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