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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:46 pm 
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This weekend I made a trip up to Canton to hunt with my longtime friend Texasboars(AKA-Kevin Ryer). Our group for the weekend consisted of me, Kevin, our friend Mark, and Kevin's nephew Chase.

Friday afternoon and evening we baited. Friday night was weird, and hogs were a no show. Saturday we slept in. Hunting at night you can stay up pretty late, and then be up till the wee hours of morning telling hunting tales and having good conversation with friends. Saturday afternoon we hit a place that Kevin was pretty confident in us seeing some hogs in the daylight. And, as usual, Kevin was right.

Mark was the first to spot the group of hogs. They were across what we later found out to be a mud bog with several creeks that we would have to cross, and they were about 500yrds from where we were. So, a plan was made for a stalk. Kevin would stay at the truck, and direct us with text messages. Me, Chase, and Mark would go after the hogs. Chase had Kevins .338 win mag. I had my .308 AR. And, Mark was going to do the range finding.

Now, it's not often that you get a chance to spot and stalk hogs in East Texas in the daytime, but Saturday we were blessed with the opportunity to do just that. We get down to the first creek, and find a place to cross and get into a shooting position. I guessed we were about 200yrds away, and Mark agreed. So, I got in a seated position. Chase got into a position using a tree for a rest. He said he wouldn't shoot until I shot. So, I picked out a brown sow and let her rip. She went down DRT. I then swung on another brown sow about the same size and let it rip. She went down after running about 20yrds after the hit. Then I heard Chase shoot. He was shooting at a pig they named Oreo, as the hog looked like an Oreo cookie. I swung on Oreo also, who by this time was about 300yrds out. I shot once, a miss. I shot a second time, and I hit her right before she went under the fence. We found the first two. Then found a great blood trail from where Chase hit Oreo. We never found Oreo though.

Now, to say we had a tough time getting to these pigs for pics is an understatement. We crossed creeks FOUR different times. And, in between creeks there was soft mud bogs. It was the nastiest ground I've had to walk through in a long time. There was no dang way to get the hogs out. Not even with the three of us big boys over there. Heck we could hardly walk through the stuff. Kevin tried to come rescue us, and he almost lost his boots in mud and quick sand! He went back to the truck with his boots in his hands. And, was soaked with mud everywhere else! Chase slipped and fell in the mud too! Me and Mark were muddy, but a bit more nimble and luckier than the other fella's.

We left my two hogs over there for the buzzards. Those birds were pretty dang happy. And, so was the rancher. He now has 3 less hogs tearing up his pastures. So, the hunt was a success.

This hunt was a very memorable hunt. We had so much fun chasing hogs, shooting hogs, and cutting up with each other. It was a total blast. And, that is what hunting is all about, having fun with friends and family. I look forward to the next time we can get together and have more fun. And, NEXT time none of us will be eating beans before going out hunting. We had the windows down in the truck most of the time!!LOL :D

Life is short ya'll. Take every opportunity to hunt with your friends and family. These times are very precious. I truly appreciate the time I've been able to spend this weekend with Kevin, Chase, and Mark. It's a hunt I'll always remember and cherish.

Links to pics:
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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:54 pm 
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I forgot to mention that after the shooting was over Kevin called me. He asked "why'd you start shooting from 250yrds out?". Well, uh, it was 200. AND, it was a mud bog! I was as close I cared to try and go. LOL Kevin thought I had missed. He didn't see my first two hogs drop. I got a bit lucky with my shooting. Those Barnes TTSX 168's did a number on them.

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:48 pm 
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Loved reading about this - wish y'all would do this more often. I wondered, too, why you didn't get closer, but if the mud was that bad, then I understand. Beans & hog hunting? LOL - well, I guess if 200 yards out the wind has a chance to disperse flatulence. Good shooting!!!


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:57 pm 
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troyo wrote:
Loved reading about this - wish y'all would do this more often. I wondered, too, why you didn't get closer, but if the mud was that bad, then I understand. Beans & hog hunting? LOL - well, I guess if 200 yards out the wind has a chance to disperse flatulence. Good shooting!!!


I got into a good shooting position. I sat up against a log, and used a solid seated position to shoot. I had both elbows rested. It was a solid shooting position that I've practiced before. So, I was pretty confident in hitting the hogs. My rifle is about two inches high at 100, and pretty much dead on the money at 200. So, the first shot I was confident in. Those second and third shots surprised me though. I don't shoot at running game often. And, it was like I was on autopilot. I just let it flow. I seem to do my best shooting when that happens. It's the same with wing shooting for me. If I think about it, I miss. When I just let it flow, and let instincts and training take over, it's a done deal.

From where I shot, we had to cross creeks four times. Plus, in between the creeks were God awful mud bogs. The hogs happened to be on a high spot across from all of that. The bog and creek area was where two main creeks came together and had feeders coming together in one spot. It was heck to get through. The hogs have traditionally been safe over there, and would come out at all times of day. Kevin knew this, and put us on them. The rancher wanted them gone. And, who were we to say no?

It was a fantastic hunt with friends and family. We'll have a lot of laughs, and many good memories from that hunt. I'll cherish those memories forever. And, hopefully, we can do it again soon!

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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:35 pm 
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I hope that y'all can too, and when you do, post again about the hunt - reading, and telling about a hunt is a huge part of it, at least to me. Planning, executing, and reliving the moments, lol. Insofar as the shooting that you did, I agree totally insofar as the instincts - when they take over, you are usually at your best. I can't imagine hitting a running hog at 200 yards, but I'm glad that you can do it. Those bogs are something else - I'm a swamp hunter, ducks and hogs, so I know about that, lol. Keep up the good shootin, & keep those stories coming our way - love to read about em!!!


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:41 am 
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:lol: We had a blast :arrow: Blasting some hogs
Got stuck in the mud bogs and enjoyed some good food. :clap:

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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:59 pm 
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TEXASBOARS wrote:
:lol: We had a blast :arrow: Blasting some hogs
Got stuck in the mud bogs and enjoyed some good food. :clap:


The food was AWESOME! That smoked pork was :D :thumbup: :thumbup: !!

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:11 am 
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What it’s all about!!!


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:08 pm 
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Way to go Marty, you picked a great trio to go hunting with.


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Paul Burkett wrote:
Way to go Marty, you picked a great trio to go hunting with.


Hunting with those guys was a lot of fun! Mark was seeing hogs, EVERYWHERE!! And, he spotted the hogs I shot first. Chase was a blast too. Kevin and I watched the young guys do a stalk, and totally let a hog get away, as they were deciding whether a car on the road might shoot at them! LOL, we had a great time! Oh, and the deer! Man, there was a ton of deer out.

I ain't gonna say who was driving back to the house in his shorts after the mud bog incidents. :D :D

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:21 pm 
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Congrats on a fun hunt and great adventure :)

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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:14 am 
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Good story Marty. Lots of fun with some of your friends. You could have included a photo of Kevin covered in mud! I don't think anyone would have know that he did not have his pants on, but this is a family friendly site. LOL


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fred winters wrote:
Good story Marty. Lots of fun with some of your friends. You could have included a photo of Kevin covered in mud! I don't think anyone would have know that he did not have his pants on, but this is a family friendly site. LOL


:D :D I never said any names!!! :D

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