November 21, 2012 at 4:59pm
Last weekend was a success. I had a two does come up directly behind me on bayou cocodrie one morning at 8 yards, but I was unable to get drawn in time for a shot as they skipped through. The next morning my finacee went hunting at a lease hunting in the stand with her maid of honor who was having her birthday party that weekend. Laura missed a doe on a long over 100 yard shot on her first ever shot at an animal with the rifle. Then a few hours later at 11:30 AM I had 8 deer, a 4 point, spike, 5 does and yearling come through while at red river but was unable to capitalize with 16 eyes watching me. Later that day I stalked close to a 200lb boar but wasn't given a shot opportunity. It wasn't looking good and I was frustrated, but Sunday it came together. She was able to get her first deer with my .270 dropping her instantly with a heart shot on the lease hunting with Jan again. Minutes after getting her text I had 3 medium size hogs come through giving me a perfect 20 yard shot. Twack, the spotted boar only ran 15 yards and died within minutes with my new striker magnum 1.5' diameter broad heads clipping the heart and smashing the lungs with an easy passthrough. It was my first ever spotted hog and I'm keeping the pelt. Not wanting to drag it out and mess up the hide, I decided to jog the piggy out the 1.6 miles. What a fun way to end the weekend. She was able to see over 7 deer each hunt while on the lease and even got to see a big doe get on her hind legs and fight off a spike. Still she said she rathers the long walks and rush of just hearing something walk by on public land to getting dropped off by a vehicle in a box then watching deer feed next to her dead deer for the entire hunt, but it was good practice for future hunts on public land where its hard enough just to see a deer much less kill one. Her pics were taking back at the their camp. For Thanksgiving i'm cooking the hog whole instead of a turkey!