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#5356277 - 10/12/14 07:18 PM Can't Beat This Day!!!!
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Registered: 02/22/12
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Had one helluva day yesterday. Started the day off hog hunting with a good buddy and Greg with Pavur Outdoors. The day really began when around 7:45am I spotted a large hog on the opposite ridge approx. 450 yds away. He was walking away and about to disappear in the brush when I decided to take a shot. My first shot hit just underneath him when all of a sudden he turned and began hauling [censored] directly at me! I quickly pulled the trigger again on my 7mm-08 R-25 but with no luck as he vanished in the valley below still heading my direction.

I texted my buddy,who was in the blind just to the East of me about 400 yards away, that a large pig was heading his way. Sure enough not 30 seconds later a shot rang out! A shot that sure sounded like a hit. I texted him and he wasn't sure he hit it as it was running directly away on a ridge between us but running directly at me again. We waited a few minutes and contacted Greg our guide.

Greg showed up (with my father-in-law in tow) and the search began. My buddy couldn't pinpoint the exact spot where he shot the hog so we began checking various trails for prints. Sure enough a few minutes later I come across a trail splattered with blood. We followed it another 75 yards when we reached the edge of the ridge and about 100 yards next to my blind.

All of a sudden the bushes erupted and our guide fired a slug from his shotgun. The pig tried escaping down the hill but was too wounded to get far. I scuttled down the hill and was able to get a clean shoulder shot from 15 yards away to put him down. Here he is as we found him.



Pure luck my first shots turned the beast right towards us then he happened right into my buddies line of sight at the right moment. Teamwork was needed on this bad boy and we were very happy with the results! 2.75" tusks and about 260lbs of pure badass! laugh





The day was not over though. As soon as we finished with him we headed out to the lake to finish the day off doing some catfishing. Not only did we catch a good quantity of cats but I landed the gorgeous 37lb Blue as well. Definitely a first for me! laugh





And yet my day still wasn't over. My son was hunting with my dad when I received this pic. Perfect heart/double lung shot on this older deer at 22yds with a crossbow. Couldn't help but be extremely proud of my boy and happy for him. laugh



Don't think I'll ever have another day in the field quite like this one. laugh
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#5356294 - 10/12/14 07:30 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
Happy Birthday bkj Offline
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Registered: 04/19/13
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Wow! That's a full GREAT day. Congrats up
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#5356296 - 10/12/14 07:31 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
Txkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
Loc: Hwy 380
What a day!!!!

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#5356306 - 10/12/14 07:38 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
Hunt n Fish Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 12967
Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt Jack Co.
Wow!

Bacon for breakfast
Catfish fillets for lunch
Venison backstrap for dinner

Don't get much better than that! up
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#5356332 - 10/12/14 07:51 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
dlrz71 Online   content
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8946
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
That is awesome. Congrats to everyone up
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#5356349 - 10/12/14 07:59 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: Hunt n Fish]
charliet Offline
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Registered: 08/28/10
Posts: 251
Loc: Boerne tx
Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Wow!

Bacon for breakfast
Catfish fillets for lunch
Venison backstrap for dinner

Don't get much better than that! up
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#5356359 - 10/12/14 08:03 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
Wilhunt Online   content
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Registered: 07/26/13
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Good memories!

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#5356363 - 10/12/14 08:06 PM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
mbavo Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 8379
Loc: odessa tx
Wow !!!
What an amazing day !!!
Congrats on it all !!!

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#5356835 - 10/13/14 06:26 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: bkj]
Stub Offline
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Registered: 04/27/05
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Originally Posted By: bkj
Wow! That's a full GREAT day. Congrats up
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#5356839 - 10/13/14 06:30 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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flehan Great day and congrats to your son up
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#5356853 - 10/13/14 06:46 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
banderabound Offline
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Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Bandera, TX
Very cool

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#5356887 - 10/13/14 07:30 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
jeh7mmmag Online   happy
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 12624
Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
Good job. Got to share the good times and feast with all the family. Congrats to your son cheers
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#5356955 - 10/13/14 08:15 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: Hunt n Fish]
jdk1985 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11701
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Hunt n Fish
Wow!

Bacon for breakfast
Catfish fillets for lunch
Venison backstrap for dinner

Don't get much better than that! up

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#5357053 - 10/13/14 09:19 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: jdk1985]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 15126
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Originally Posted By: jdk1985
[quote=Hunt n Fish]Wow!

Bacon for breakfast
Catfish fillets for lunch
Venison backstrap for dinner

Don't get much better than that! up
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#5357129 - 10/13/14 09:52 AM Re: Can't Beat This Day!!!! [Re: eneat1119]
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Loc: Hondo, TX
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