Upper, No dogs on the ranch...but she will do a good job on pigs, she has lots of fire and a great nose!!! I love this breed very versatile on all game so far.
We need to get together for some trap running and see how she'll do, and a little socializing of the dogs and see if breeding is feasible also. Hope things are good!
Well I hit the Ranch about 3pm. I sign in and see that I’m the only one on the Ranch. What a treat!!!
I go to the campsite and talk myself into not putting my tent up…no need….I’m going to kill a good pig and head home tonight! Nothing like sleeping next to your woman!!!
I change my clothes and clean all of my optics. I head out to MY Speckmisser Ridge/surething and get an email on top of the ridge from OZstriker. I email him and let him know that I’m on the Ranch and he should be here for some fun! I walk out to this shelf for some glassing and the wind is about 15 knots and from the north, northwest. Well I sit and glass for a while down hill and listen to the canyon up wind.
Come on this is fun.......I didn'l start this.
I just like to play!
I start to glass the down hillside and see 12 pigs, good size about 1000 yards away As I'm tring to figure the logistics of this stalk I hear pigs squealing in the canyon that's up wind and 100 yarlds downhill .
So I walk slowly over to where I heard the pigs. It's thick cover on the ridge but the draw is open. I start crawling on my hands and knees keeping the wind in my face. I can hear the pigs real well so I know I'm close but where are they.
Then I hear to my right a big stick break. I know that's a pig most likely bedding down before the sun goes down. I decide to keep my focus on the pigs in the draw. I start to see the bottom of the draw which is now about 40 yds away. I set up and start to see some pigs moving around. I see some small ones about 80lbs. Then this sow comes up the draw and walks right into the clearing I have to shoot through. I'm in a seated position facing down hill put the scope on her shoulder and let her have all of the 30-06 168 gr. XLC BT.
As the pig falls over spewing blood everywhere, the whole hill side opens up with pigs running in every direction one went right at me and passed me at about 10’. My pig gets up I rack another round and she moves 5’ and goes down for the last time.
Then the hack and haul begins as the sun goes down a 15 minute hike back to the truck with just the meat and I’m heading home by 8pm.
Their was only 2 other hunters on the south side and they came up empty.
1. I'm glad I didn't read your post until this morning - my impatience would have driven me CRAZY waiting for each little tidbit of information... but since I got to read it at once I rather enjoyed the other member's misery. LOL
2. I love that you didn't even set up camp. Man on a mission. Accomplished almost as fast as OneTrack. LOL