02-13-10 Pre Valentines Boar
I had a lot of things going on this weekend but
just couldn't find myself sitting at
in what little
i had. So after getting the grandkids settled in and my wife had things under
controll with them i loaded up and headed out. Got a late start but started
hunting about 11:30 or so. I was wanting to get my pups some work so I kept
Boots on the four wheeler and had only my four pups on the
ground. Three of which are under a year old and the other one just turned a year
old. I road four about an hour and finally seen some fresh sign and the pups
took of and made a couple loops and then streighten it out . watched them on the
garmin and lost signal at .6 miles so i headed there way and got to about 500
yards from em and could hear em baying but it didnt last long and broke. they
ran it another 700 yards and couldnt hang with it . When they came back my
little "Ree" dog , from Thre at Look fur em, had a pretty good cut in her front
shoulder. Even though they didn't hold him i was pretty proud of my pups.
I started roading the dogs again and this time i put my
dogs Sadie and Boots on the ground with the pups Along with my dogo, PPC De'Angelo
. Road for about 30 minutes or so and all the dogs dissapeared for a few
minutes and the i heard a bark and then a race . I knew they were in HOT PURSUIT
as they sounded like a pack of deer dogs running a deer. My dogo was running
with them and they went out of hearing . I looked at the garmin and they were
900 yards and still rolling. I waited for a few minutes and looked back at the
garmin and it showed all the dogs to be sitting still at .63 miles, Including
De'Angelo. So i knew they were caught. I took off on the fourwheller to get to
em and had to go around and through a cow pasture . It took me about 15 minutes
to get to em and when i got there it was a nice russian boar about 250 lbs . I
stuck the hog and he tried to hit the water on me but i held him untill he fell
over and then took a couple of pictures. De'Angelo and Boots both had a few cuts
on em so i took De'Angelos vest off to check him out but nothing was serious.
This is when the work began . I pulled my fourwheeler up to the barbed wire
fence and unspooled my wench as far as it would go , then hooked a rope to it
and had to drag this sucker up out of the edge of the water to reach the rope.
Then wenched it up and out to the cow pasture. After taking a breather I hooked
the dogs up to the fence and got a picture with the hog.
Boots, De'Angelo, Sadie,
Coal, Boots, De'Angelo
My pack with there Hog .
Coal, Tip, Boots, Sadie, De'Angelo, Copper, Ree
had to see the hog when I got
back home. LOL