texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
spentprimers, heath8041, Hit12, gwallbright, pencil&757
67064 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 103,788
bill oxner 71,253
stxranchman 56,243
SnakeWrangler 53,009
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,089
Gravytrain 38,127
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics432,457
Posts6,506,517
Members67,064
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Woot I did it again!! #7802477 04/11/20 02:28 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
D
Douglas Tipton Online Content OP
Woodsman
OP Online Content
Woodsman
D
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
This was a longer drought with my crossbow. Public land permit only free range hunting. Same general area as a couple weeks ago and water was down barely enough for access. Had done quite a bit of walking and sign was everywhere. Circled back the same ground as the sun was going down as it was fairly open although the grass is high. Wind was squirrelly too. So I'm walking on the right edge of the open flat, there is a steep ravine to my right. I startled as I saw a sounder grazing in the ravine. I was silhouetted on the lip, so I went left away from the edge, and got up parallel with them, crawling on my hands and knees back to the edge of the ravine. It's a steep v-shape and probably 40 feet vertical. The lip on the far side is treed and thick as all get out. There were several shoats, I think a couple of boars, and at least one sow. There were two boars directly below me but they were mostly in the plum trees that lined the ravine and I didnt get a shot. The large sow was in the open mostly and a little in front. I was shaking like a chihuahua in a thunderstorm. Sun was behind me, wind was indecisive, and I was silhouetted. I still had to get closer because the grass wouldn't let me get a range. So I scooted more. Thought I was busted but it was the 2 boars fighting. They settled back down and I did too. Got a good range (32.5 yards), readied the shot. I was able to calm down looking through the sight. Put the 30 yard reticle just above the midline on the back of the shoulder. Thwack, smack, squeal, and scatter just like any other YouTube video. Felt good and sounded good. They all went up and over the other side, but I did hear them for a bit. I proceeded carefully down and up to where my shot was. No blood, just red flowers. I clawed my way up the other side. Crap was thick beyond that. Back tracked down to the shot area. No blood. Then...my heart sank. My arrow was buried in the hill. I pulled it out and the calculus in my head was going haywire. Clean arrow and undamaged head, but it pulled out easily. The finish felt matted but it wasn't wet at all. I was starting to pull it to my nose as I've heard that's one way of telling, and then I saw it. Blood on the fetching. Calculus solved, and it had that brown sugar smell. So, I want back up the hill to look for a dead pig. Started over the other side. Thick thick thick. Thicker than a background dancer in a rap video. I didnt get very far and I got a warning growl. Also heard some wheezing and labored breathing. About 30 or 40 yards out. Couldn't see her. another growl. Sidearms not permitted, alone, and getting dark, I noped out of there. Never did find any blood trail but it was hard to move and look at the same time. I'll try to get out tomorrow to find her.

Attached Files 20200410_191605.jpg20200410_192305.jpg20200410_192317.jpg
Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7802489 04/11/20 02:41 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
D
Douglas Tipton Online Content OP
Woodsman
OP Online Content
Woodsman
D
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
Better perspective pic

Attached Files 20200410_191012.jpg
Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7802800 04/11/20 03:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
D
Douglas Tipton Online Content OP
Woodsman
OP Online Content
Woodsman
D
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
I went back this morning to look for the hog and my 2 arrows I lost, including my decocking dummy. Found the arrows on the other side of the ravine. As for the hog, I looked around the impact zone. I went over the ridge on the other side. Super thick. Never found any blood. I'm certain it was a good hit with the pink blood on the arrow. She was in distress 20 min post shot last night. I spent 45 min attempting to Bush whack to find something. Nothing. Here is a clip of where I was and my stalk route last night. https://youtu.be/Wl_4h8diyKI

Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7802833 04/11/20 04:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,458
M
mikei Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 5,458
Sorry you weren't able to find her, but that looks like some pretty nasty crap to browse around in!

Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7802937 04/11/20 06:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,746
D
der Teufel Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
D
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,746
I'm just glad I can use a rifle. If I depended on my archery skills I'd have starved long, long ago!


You can never have too much ammo unless you're swimming.
Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7803480 04/12/20 06:16 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 103,788
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 103,788
cheers


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

[Linked Image]
Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7804613 04/13/20 01:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,749
T
TKandMike Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,749
You're going to have to start looking for buzzards instead. Good stuff

Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: Douglas Tipton] #7804797 04/13/20 03:45 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,003
CharlieCTx Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 3,003
I now have a new descriptor to use in my brambles/heavy brush involved stories...

"Thick thick thick.Thicker than a background dancer in a rap video."

Charlie


Kel-Tec RFB + Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 300 + Pulsar Apex XQ-50
M&P-10 + AAC Cyclone
Remy 700 + Leupold VX3 3.5x10x50 CDS
Re: Woot I did it again!! [Re: CharlieCTx] #7805427 04/14/20 02:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
D
Douglas Tipton Online Content OP
Woodsman
OP Online Content
Woodsman
D
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 106
banana2

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3