The start of her run, i'll need to get some hunters orange running gear for her soon
Roaring Bear Pic & Hog stalk on preseason public scout trip
Didnít bother fishing with the wind this weekend. Made a trip to three rivers to set trail cameras and scout. I was seeing plenty of good sign and fresh deer tracks. Sure enough while standing at one of my favorite spots I ground hunt from I heard a big creature in the tangle. This was the same spot I doubled up on two years ago when I killed a doe a quarter mile away. Then stalked and grunted up a 4 pointer an hour later with my Mathews. I was standing directly where I shot him, reliving the moment of one of my favorite hunts, and planning where Iíll set my ground blind with the summer growth for October when I heard the hogs. I turned on my video and proceeded to stalk getting in bow range. I was looking at another hog in the thickness when I saw this one, but couldn't get good footage with all the bushes. Still itís enough to excite me for bow season. Walking out I walked up on a rabbit to ten yards in a clearing. My girl wanted to come for the trip too. While I was setting cameras she went on her weekly long run getting in over 8 miles. I dropped her off at the end of the road by the Red River and took off with my vehicle, jokingly saying good luck finding me! She was going to go scouting for doves while running but the trail I like was overgrown so Iíll check it out next time. Then she read a book while waiting for me to finish in the woods. It surely beat driving up there alone like I used to. We saw a family of baby coons and one deer, a doe. Also, when leaving, a giant pack of hogs was in the campground next to the road. The whole heard of around 30 took off just a few yards from the vehicle. It was quite the site. I hopped out the vehicle, kicked off the crocs and started running after them through the campground like a pitbull on the chaseÖoh the things I consider fun! Laura was upset she couldn't hunt them yet.
I told my buddy not to bother with saltwater with the wind, but he went anyways yesterday only catching 3 sailcats and a few undersized specks. I hope the storm isnít too bad so I can go fishing for the coming holiday.