Hog Hunting in Vermilion Bay in South Central Louisiana
Had a crew come down from Colorado recently. They wanted to try their luck on the hogs. Despite the horrible heat and mosquitos they got several opportunities. Early in the morning, less than fifteen minutes after daylight, the first one fell. And what a start it was. Shot right through the skull and didn't move an inch. Funny thing was she bought the bow right before the trip down south, and sighted it in the afternoon before the hunt. Needless to say she did it right, first shot at an animal, first kill. Would have never thought you would get that kind of penetration. Arrow went through the top of the skull, through the bottom, and wedged itself in the spinal column. Had to do some digging to recover the broadhead.
Another hunter took a 85# boar that afternoon with rifle while on foot.
As one couple was walking to stand that afternoon, they spotted a hog and took a bow shot on him just to be charged right after the shot. After pushing his wife out of the way of the charging boar, he tracked it until the blood stopped at a small pond. Once we all started showing up to track him, we jumped the hog out of a patch of thick stuff, took a few shots with the pistols, but unfortunately he wasn't hit well enough to seal the deal.
Another guest took a nice coyote. Had a clean fluffy coat and looked to be eating well.
All in all, had tons of fun with a great bunch of people. These guys were dedicated. Definitely my type of hunters. They chased hogs all day long in the heat without any complaint. Can't wait to have them back.