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Author Topic: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt  (Read 20657 times)

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2009, 11:58:00 PM »
Charlie's bow got the cake on the 1st black boar...

And this one was the frosting, kinda looks the part as well, how fitting.


 

   
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #101 on: January 28, 2009, 12:03:00 AM »
I'll get to Marty's make up session tomorrow...I'm whooped.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2009, 06:26:00 AM »
I gotta say to Terry's credit; Marty and I have made grown men break down and crawl into their shell, never to be heard from in the bowhunting world again. It's just a gift we have.
TG not only accepted the hounding but showed rare form the rest of the weekend.
We talked it over and decided to award him the coveted "I love killing **** with arrows" award.
If it wasn't for those stinkin ceegars, he might have gotten an invite to return instead.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2009, 07:38:00 AM »
Now that's layin' em down boys!  :thumbsup:  
Great stuff - looking forward to the rest of the stories!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2009, 08:33:00 AM »
Awesome job guys...going after pork myself this weekend.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2009, 08:40:00 AM »
While Marty and Biggie were out scouting hogs for Terry and Micheal I was running some training sessions on some of the younger ones. Ya never know what type of hunter may show up here in our little slice of heaven so there has to be a back up plan.
 
Training involves shooting arrows into the pack, talking to your buddy in the stand and having large vehicles drive by. Evey once in a while you have to let and arrow hit one or two without doing critical damage.

 

 
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2009, 08:47:00 AM »
Outstanding Terry!

Ya'll are having way too much fun.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2009, 10:53:00 AM »
Marty, why do you keep calling the nice dentist the Good Tooth Fairy?

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2009, 11:10:00 AM »
I AM CHOMPIN' AT THE BIT!!!
Can't wait to stick something with my bow!!!
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2009, 11:10:00 AM »
Hi Mr. Wensel. Haven't had the pleasure yet but am looking forward to it.

I don't recall Good Tooth Fairy.......But there was something about FB.    :saywhat:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2009, 11:23:00 AM »
"Heroes are only famous. Legends live forever."

Marty put you guys in his second rate spots. Who has the record for most hogs kilt during one evening with Marty? I rest my case....  :>)

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2009, 11:25:00 AM »
I give up.... Barry?
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2009, 12:12:00 PM »
you guys are too much    :biglaugh:

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2009, 12:14:00 PM »
Lucky Gene shot 5, That's right 5 hogs one evening and no recovery was over 80 yds. Now that's a feat. He coulda shot more but he was savin his last arrow for a deer! Obviously, he won't let anyone forget it.

I kept checkin under my pillow and there was nothin there! Told you he wasn't the real tooth fairy. He kept lookin at my teeth though, kinda weird. Something about his kids tuition or lease membership in my mouth alone! I shoulda stayed in college longer.

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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2009, 12:32:00 PM »
Yea Marty, you do have a raght purty mouth onto ya.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #115 on: January 28, 2009, 01:47:00 PM »
I thought it was a bit strange finding these in the cabin while cleaning up.  Guess I know which pillow Dr. Micheal was using.
 
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2009, 02:32:00 PM »
Back to the hunt...


After a hot start my next three sits were slow on the hog front. I could see everything else but no hogs.  The last evening sit was Saturday. The wind was perfect. At4:50 this big black boar hog came out of the brush. He would take two steps and look for five minutes. He finally came in to the feeder. Then he took off!!! As he was leaving the feeder went off. He came back like he was on a string. He finally settled down. Then this red spotted boar tried to come eat. He got run off. Then it took another five minutes for him to calm down again. I took the shot and shaved his brisket for him. No excuse I just choked. It was very cool just to have seen him though.
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2009, 02:55:00 PM »
Michael, Sounds like about time for an avatar and handle change, LOL!!!!  :biglaugh:    :biglaugh:    :biglaugh:
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2009, 04:03:00 PM »
Saturday morning was a bit slow…had some deer come in and  they fed around for a while till some sand hill cranes spooked them off.  The cranes cruised through and I thought they had moved on, but evidently not.  Obviously Marty sent in a fraidy cat boar as he came striding in and froze for a good 20 seconds, then looked left, then right, and he wheeled and got the heck out of there fast……and here came the cranes again.

Then a bit later I see a hog behind me and it looks like it’s going to keep right on going at an angle away from me so I get down out of my stand after I lost sight of it for a couple of minutes.  My foot hit the 2nd rung on the ladder, and there he was hooking around my stand and now I froze.  He kept on moving away and I went after him int the marsh reeds that bordered the cypress swamp….I got within range for a bit, but no shot was offered.  When I stepped on a dry stick hidden in the tall grass….he bottle rocketed out of there…….so I went for a walk to see what I could find.  I found lots of sign, and pretty terrain for sure….here’s a few pics…....

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: St. Judes Okeechobee Hog Hunt
« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2009, 04:11:00 PM »
Gene....I was in that stand you spoke of when I kille those two.  The Snake Hole....and I can see how you killed 5. With a little more luck, I might have gotten a couple more shots if not 3...there were enough that came in that night for sure.  I won't ever forget that stand just as you wont.    :thumbsup:  

Which stand were you in?....the road side or cypress side?
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