Sunday morning Hunt

Flatbroke

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My dad and I started hunting at day light, and about 5 min into our hunt we noticed 2 hogs foraging on the side of a open grassy hillside.
which is on the left of the picture but not depicted. The wind was in the hogs favor so we began walking 3 dogs on lead and one loose. The Hogs spotted and or smelled us and took off at a trot.

Shortly thereafter the all the dogs caught sent and the loose dog tore up the hill, we cut the other three loose as well. The dogs caught the hog in the middle of a large brush pile half way up a steep mountain in the picture above. We took off after them. The Bay broke when my dad was about ten feet from them. Too much action to get a clean shot with the pistol (S&W 629 classic, 44mag). I had started down from the top of the mountain and walked back up the truck.

I picked my dad up as he exited the other side and we drove up and over to another ridge. The bay was a running fight in thick cover. We ended up reaching the action about ½ mile down this ridge.
My dad is an animal, he out walked my butt big time. Must be the Marine in him


The dogs were giving the hog hell all down the ridge and doing their best to keep him stopped. I could see the after math of battle sites evidence in the dirt, branches broken off, large torn up areas in the dirt where the had been squaring off and circling the hog. Some spots allowed you to stand but most required you belly crawl.


I made the last 15 yards to the bay inching in on my stomach pushing my Winchester lever action 44 magnum ahead of me. I was able to get a clear shot and pierced the hog behind its right ear. The dogs stayed with this hog for 1 hour and 42 minutes before we were able to kill it. They did a great job. One dog sustained a couple cuts on the front legs. One of the vests was filleted open on the chest of a dog but did not penetrate. Another dogs vest was penetrated in 2 spots but he was not injured. We were some tired but pretty happy hunters.



 

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Flatbroke it looks like a couple of pictures are not posted.
 

EvBouret

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Those dogs really help, huh? Great hog, congrats to you and your potlickers.
 

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Very nice hog with some good lookin choppers!
Congrats!
 

THE ROMAN ARCHER

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supper nice boar! make a great mount! some nice terrain..............tra
 

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Now that is one good set of teeth. Gotta love Hog Doggin good job and Semper Fi!
 

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Those vests are worth every penny! Great hog! Good job to you and the dogs!
 

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Awesome teeth. Congrats to you, your dad, and the dogs.
 

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That must be an awesome to have dogs like that. It's probably been done, but how about putting a vidoe camera on a dog to catch all that action. I've seen it done on upland and duck dogs. That would make for some great video action! I want a finder's fee. Congrats on a smoker of a boar!
 

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Love the dogs!

Good looking tusker, and your dad has a great smile.
 

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The hog was killed in San Benito County, on private land.
 

Flatbroke

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Yup shot behind his right ear. Bob give me a call when you get a chance.
 

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