Sat Jan 11, 2003
I have to admit that this board has helped me get to where I am in hunting today. You guys have given me great information concerning rifles, scope, ammunition, and some very insightful reading. Thank you.
This weekend I had the honor of taking my twin nephews (both 16 years old) out to get their first hog. We tried last week but no shootable opportunity presented itself. I also sat on a two man stand with my younger nephew Bobby (11) last week to give him some hunting exposure but he wasnít carrying a gun when we saw the black boar that I estimated to be at least 150 lbs on the hoof. We didnít take him, as I wanted the older boys to get the chance. This boar came back to the spot a week later and Jamie was there to take him. Dragging him out only ľ mile out of the swamp was difficult for these two boys. Floating him in 1 foot of water helped but it still took them 30 minutes.
Both boars were taken from my hunt club north of Bronson (near Gainesville) and dropped in their tracks with just as discussed shot placements. Itís been neat watching them grow up taking them duck, deer, and now hog hunting. Their parents donít hunt nor own any guns.
Last night it was all you could eat hog ribs, tenderloin, and backstrap for 9 people with ribs left over. Delicious!
Those digital cameras take excellent night pictures (at least mine does)! Both photos are untouched by any software (only the large hog picture was in complete darkness).
Jason Whitehead with his 80 lb boar taken with a Knight 50 cal DISC muzzleloader.
Jamie Whitehead (and Jason on left) with his 200 lb+ boat with a 270 cal rifle
Close up of 2 ĹĒ+ cutters and the workiní end of a piney rooter.