This old boar dang near got me. The dogs caught him in a briar thicket and as I pulled the briars apart to try to see what the heck we had he broke and came right by my leg about 6 inches away. Then it got funny. My buddy Lee was walking in behind me and when this hog turned and come out old Lee stumble and fell. HA the the hog almost ran right over him. The dogs ran the hog through some hardwoods and caught him again about 200 yards away and we were able to get him caught.
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This boar probably didn’t weight but about 140lbs, but he had some long cutters and man did he ever know how to use them. The dogs caught this hog 3 times before I could get my hands on him. On the first catch he stuck my catch dog gun right behind the shoulder and I would have sworn that was the end of her. I had to carry her out of the woods to keep her from bleeding to death, but after a few days she was good as new and ready to put teeth in anothen.
Well I tell ya I have caught a lot of hogs, but never done much night time hunting. Not that I am scared, but in hog hunting there is just so much going on at once that even in the daylight it can be hard to keep up with. However desperate times calls for desperate measure and boy am I glad I went. I haven’t gotten to go hunting as much as I would have liked lately and with deer season coming up quick I decided it was time to start going some during the week at night. My brother-n-law Brian and I loaded up last night ( 9-21-10 ) and went to hunt some corn fields that had been cut, but not plowed under yet. I knew from hunting there in the past that these hogs still came to the corn a pretty good bit, but after its cut it is almost 100% after dark. Anyway we turned loose and hunted for about an hour when I seen old Isaac take out like a bolt of lighting and Rusty and Slim were right there with him. It took about a minute or two and we heard a hardwood finger in between two corn fields blow up with old Slim’s bawlin bay breakin the silience of the night. Rusty was hammerin too and the fact that I wasn’t hearing Isaac was nothing strange. Looking at my GPS it was confirmed HE’S CAUGHT. That dang old dog just doesn’t have a back up gear in him. We ran down there and took off to them. When we got there Isaac was caught on one ear and Gun on the other. Thank goodness they didn’t let go too, cause when we came in there that boar came at us. He just couldn’t handle the two dogs on his head and one ( Rusty ) on his rear end. The boar turned and Rusty set him down again and I was able to catch him and let Brian put a knife in him. Isaac got a couple of small cuts in his chest and Gun, two under her chin, but no big deal. This boar weighted about 250lbs and had some nice cutters too. This night time hunting might be OK. I hate I don’t have better pic’s. These came from my phone and don’t do him justice.
Have hogs will travel. Me and Hayes went to the Delta and hunted with a farmer down there and caught this hog. Its funny I don’t know if hogs are like turkeys or not. I mean sometime you kill a small turkey and he will have some big ole spurs and sometimes you will kill a smaller hog and he will have long tusk. This hog probably didn’t way 100lbs but he had him a set uh cutters.
I think the way I like to hunt hogs the most is during the summer in the corn fields. We load the mules, horses, and dogs and go to Noxubee. The dogs run up and down the corn rows and we just ride along the outskirts waiting for them to bust one. We caught this sow one morning and Jason’s jag posed for a photo. This sow weighted about 175lbs.
My buddy Jason and I caught this boar down in Noxubee county. Isaac and Rusty caught him and I ran up and grabbed him by the back legs. In between the boar pullin me forward and Isaac jerking on him they snatched me down on my knees and I started yellin at Jason to, Stickem, Stickem!!! I was glad when this one was down. This boar would weigh about 150 to 170lbs.
I took this picture with my phone so its a little blurry. This was a fun hunt on the river. I turned loose 4 of my dogs on these hogs and they ended up catchen 2. Rowdy and slim my blackmouth caught a big sow and Rusty and Isaac caught the pig, but you couldn’t tell Rusty that on the ride back. He looked like he was guarding her.
Man this was a hog hunt goin from good to bad. It all started with the dogs were workin good through a big thicket and caught about a 150lbs sow. I grabbed the back legs and my buddy Jason stuck the hog. Well I thought it was all over and so did the dogs so they quit. Bout that time the hog jumped up and dove in the river. Well Penny, Rusty, and my buddies Jag terrier Nat jumped in after it. Well they got the best of the hog and then found refuge on a big log on the other side of the river. After some serious callin my 2 came back, but Nat decided to stop about half way and sit on a limb of a tree that was in about 8 foot of water. After trying and trying to call her back Jason decided to swim. The water was so cold that it was really pretty scary while he was out there, but after he got back and we made it to the truck it became quite funny. You have to look hard,but all you can see of Jason in this picture is his head and his hand. Nothin like a concerned buddy to take a good picture so you can laugh later.
Man this was a fun hunt. My brother-n-law and myself were in Noxubee county on this one. We were in the middle of a cut over and I started watching Isaac on my gps get further and further away. About that time I heard him barking, which when Isaac barks that means 2 things. 1 if he is barken he’s lookin at the hog and 2 if he’s barkin and not catchen its a bigun. When I got there I was right on both counts, but when he saw me he caught her anyway. Then old Rusty went to work on the back end and sat her down. It was all over from there. I didn’t weight this hog, but she was big. I would have to say if she didn’t way 200lbs she didn’t way a pound.
Me and a buddy killed these hogs last weekend. Rusty found the bigger of these two hogs in a cedar thicket. We had just unloaded the dogs and they were doing their regular business, but old Rusty went straight to huntin. It didn’t take but one bark though and the rest of the gang was ready to do business and they did. That hog was caught in about 15 minutes from dropping the tale gate.
Now the smaller of the two hogs was a runner. Isaac jumped this hog, but Rusty joined in quickly and they caught him about 600 yards later. By the time we got there though the whole bunch was there including my young pit Gun. She was hanging on a ear for dear life. I was proud of that. Thank goodness for a GPS or it would be hard keep up with everything. Oh by the way we rode my buddies mules the whole time on this hunt, which is the only way to go.