Just got back from the lease and I think I ended up with more pics this time than ever before. I cant post them all but here are a few of the better ones.
Day one I got to the lease and went out early to change the camera cards. I got lucky and found pigs at my dads feeder so I shouldered the AR 223 and droped one of them right in its tracks. Shortly after that it got up and took off
. Full story on that little failure was posted in the Rifles section the day it happend but to make a long story short I never found the pig. While looking for the pig I did find these 4 little sheds.
Day two I got to see PLENTY of fog! You wouldn’t know it by lookin at that picture but there are 2 feeders, 4 bucks and a mountain lost in that fog.
Day 4 a STRONG cold front blew in leaving me with only 2 places to hunt due to the north wind. One of those two spots rarely produces any pigs so I had to hunt what I call my “cliff stand”(not really a stand at all….just a small cliff where I sit on the ground). Really didn’t want to hunt there because one of the feeders is almost 300 yards away and with a 20mph wind I didn’t know if I could pull off that shot or not. Well I got my chance to find out when 3 pigs came in about 5:20pm. I leveled the cross hairs of the 300RUM a tad high on his shoulder and dropped the hammer on him. He crumpled right in his tracks!
180 grain Nosler Partition went through his right shoulder and blew out his neck leaving a bloody mess under my feeder. Not the biggest boar I have ever killed but I was dang sure proud of the shot.
Day 5 I got up to get something to drink during the night and opened the door to this! SNOW!!!!!!!!!
When I went to bed they said any accumulations would be north of I-20……guess they missed that prediction by at least 60 miles.
Here are a few day time pics. Most of the snow had melted off the bare dirt areas by the time I took these pics. We had close to 3” on the raised surfaces but only about 1” stuck to the ground. Snow was much heavier on the south part of the ranch where the mountains are.
There is a red Honda 4-wheeler and a red pig under all that snow.
In the middle of this pic there are 2 deer.