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Well work has been crazy since returning from our 2011, 8th edition hog hunt. This year we had pretty cool/cold temperatures (at least for a costal Ga. island) with a fair amount of rain. This year the hog population seemed to be way down with no apparent reason.

All of our hunting is done with bow and arrow and although a couple of guys use tree stands we hunt mainly hunt by spot and stalk (no feeders, dogs, or guns allowed). A large hog on the island will go 150 pounds with a 200 pounder rarely taken and most going between 100 and 120 pounds. We had 8 hunters with 4 of us taking 8 hogs in 6 full days of hunting. I was fortunate again to take 2 hogs and the largest hog of the hunt. I could have taken a couple more but with the population being down I just did not feel right taking any more.

Sorry, no stories right now but hopefully coming soon but here is a picture of the larger of my two hogs and the largest of the week. It went 165 pounds and was shot (at least the first time) at 35 yards using a Mathews Switchback bow with Gold Tip Trophy Hunter arrows and 100 grain Slick Trick Broadheads.

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Congrats on the nice lil piggy!
 

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Congrats on what sounds like a great hunt! Our 5th annual hog hunt was last month and taking a 150 pound boar was a fine ending to my big game seasons. A Buddy took a very nice big boar of a bit over 260 pounds. Needless to say, he will be looking at it on the wall at some point in the future. ;D

Here's his nice boar (not shot on a hunting preserve):
 

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Thanks guys! The hogs we hunt on the island are smaller than the ones found at hunting perserves due to having only natural food sources available. I really enjoy the type of hunting we do because it is so much different than sitting in a stand the way we hunt deer. I have hunted hogs over corn, and using dogs as well and would never say anything negative about people who enjoy either style of hunting but being on the ground, playing the wind, and using natural cover to get within bow range really does not compare.

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rooterpig said:
This pig is really big or the guy behind it is back by the lake!
He is a nice big boar. He's sitting right behind the hog. We have actually killed hogs bigger at the same place. It's not a preserve, no fences, all free roaming hogs on 1500 leased acres. Here's a link from another posting here on MO with another hog shot there in '09. This is a link to the place we hunt, as well. This hog is the last one on 2nd page (newest big hog killed) and we also killed the ones on line 4 on 1st page and line 5 as well.

http://www.woodsnwaterinc.com/boar.html

link from here: http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,61637.0.html
 
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