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 Post subject: Swan/hog hunt Part one
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2010, 21:40 
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My friend Kenny talked me into going on a swan/hog hunt in North Carolina with him. I have always wanted to kill a wild hog but wasn't too interested in killing a swan, but Kenny is a nut so I agreed to go.

We met up Friday morning with some good old boys in south-central N.C. The guy who set up the hunt said we could use a gun but they preferred that we " stick " the hog because of the dogs being so close. I thought he was just joking because he is a big nut too. When we got there and started talking to the guide and his friends, I realized that these guys said what they meant and meant what they said. Then one of them brought out the " stickin" knife.

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He explained that once the hog was bayed , they would turn loose the " catch " dogs to "hold " the hog while I stuck it. Now I ain't as young and agile as I used to be but this was starting to sound like a good idea to me. After all, I couldn't let these flatlanders think that a hillbilly was the least bit afraid to stick a pig with a knife. :shock: :shock: Once I got a look at the "catch" dog, I decided to leave the gun in the truck cause that pig didn't have a snowball's chance in hell.

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We headed into the swamp. The dogs cold-trailed for a long time then the trail got hot. They bayed deep in the swamp. We finally got to them and even though we were only about 20 yards from them , we couldn't see anything. you couldn't see 5 feet into the thicket. The dogs were raising cain and every now and then a hog would squeal. The guide came over and whispered to me, " If it's a sow, we let her go, if it's a boar, I'll grab his hind legs, you come up behind me and stick him behind the front shoulders. " I said " No problem " . We were both serious. Before they could let the "beast" loose, the hogs broke and ran. There was a boar, a sow, and 2 piglets. The boar and sow looked huge to me as they crossed the narrow path. The guide said they were in the 200 pound range.

The chase led us back to within 100 yards of the trucks. They circled and bayed again. As we neared , the piglets flashed across the trail back into the swamp, so we assumed the boar was bayed. We got close and the pit bulls were let loose, but just then the boar broke and ran again. The guide said it was not good because the pit bulls were too slow to catch him. They circled again and the guide handed me a 44 mag and told me to shoot him if I got a clear shot. They passed out of range and went deeper in the swamp so I gave him back the gun. Big mistake.

We all sat down as the guides tracked the dogs on the GPS. I heard them circle again and they started getting closer. I was sitting on the trail with another hunter( not Kenny ) on the other side of the trail, the guides behind me and to my right. I heard the boar coming and tried to warn them. The boar broke out of the swamp and came trotting down the trail toward me. There I sat with a knife and a 200 pound wild peed off hog coming straight at me. I whispered " Here he comes" !! The boar was 10 feet from me when the other hunter saw him and yelled " There he Is " !!! The boar turned and disappeared into the swamp, never to be seen again. If I would have kept the pistol, I could have shot him in the head at 10 feet. Oh well, That's hunting.

Part 2 to come .

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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2010, 22:01 
Doc, you know I was born is Texas and Raised in Oklahoma. People from other places called us Oklahomans Red Necks, Hillbillies and few other terms I cannot write here. :--o So I guess I am qualified to give you advice about this situation. :shock: Do you know that hogs have teeth? :--? Very sharp teeth in fact, :--D if you do not beleive it, I will PM you a photo of the scars I got while trying to do something just about as stupid as what you did or will do. :--o :--o I might go along with killing a hog with a spear, but a knife? With a knife, that is very close and personal. Very close. I have one other questions, then I will shut up. Can I take out an insurance policy on you. I have noticed you are accident prone, and, well I could maybe take a gamble and get rich off you trying to kill a hog with a little ole knife. :P :P :P


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PostPosted: 05 Dec 2010, 22:38 
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Doc, you know I was born is Texas and Raised in Oklahoma. People from other places called us Oklahomans Red Necks, Hillbillies and few other terms I cannot write here. :--o So I guess I am qualified to give you advice about this situation. :shock: Do you know that hogs have teeth? :--? Very sharp teeth in fact, :--D if you do not beleive it, I will PM you a photo of the scars I got while trying to do something just about as stupid as what you did or will do. :--o :--o I might go along with killing a hog with a spear, but a knife? With a knife, that is very close and personal. Very close. I have one other questions, then I will shut up. Can I take out an insurance policy on you. I have noticed you are accident prone, and, well I could maybe take a gamble and get rich off you trying to kill a hog with a little ole knife. :P :P :P


:lol: :lol: :lol: Red you can take out all the insurance policies you want on me, and I do know a little bit about teeth. I probably will get hurt one of these days real bad cause I am accident prone, but most of my wounds have been self-inflicted, and believe me I saw those hogs in action and I don't think if I had a 20 foot spear I would be any safer than with a 12 inch knife cause those hogs are FAST . I waded into thick Canadian bush after a wounded bear because the guide was too chicken **** to go with me so I sure ain't afraid of a hog that has a pit bull attached to one end and a redneck nut like me attached to the other end. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 00:04 
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Yeah, I'm with rr, for using a spear (ok, make it a short spear so you can move it quicker). Or at least a knife that has those brass knuckles on the handle so if the hog kocked it out of your hand, you would still have it!!!

Maybe a little too close and personal for me. I'm kind of partial to that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where the Arab dude whips his sword around a whole bunch of times and is ready to roll when old Indiana Jones takes out the .455 Webley and drops the guy in his tracks :P

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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 00:15 
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I am so jealous!!! I want to go pig sticking so bad its not funny ( yes I'm a bit nuts) it looks like a heck of a good time!!!
If u guys ever have room for a canuck whos treed a couple bears with his pitbull (rip Damon) give me a shout!!!!


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 00:24 
I am impressed Doc. I am working on a big knife. Let me know when you are ready to go lion hunting.


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 02:09 
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Ok, i'll say it...that's nuts!!! :--o Never give the gun back when hog hunting! :--? I know a fella who went hog hunting with a bow and he was very quick and still nearly lost a leg! thank goodness there was a pine tree he could get up into before it came back at him....of course the hog was 640 lbs but still a 200 lber is just as fast! Be careful out there doc! hogs are wicked smart, smell ya from super far away and the only animal I've seen go for revenge till death!!!....ya feel better now?:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 08:50 
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Dang doc that story was way cool :D . I can understand why you want to do it after talking with a fellow from Alabama last year at the LBL. His story involved one of the stickers getting a dog attached to his thigh about the worst time it could happen :shock: . Have fun with this event.


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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 09:13 
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Well Dao that is about the loopyest thing I have ever herd,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,givin the gun back :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Sounds like fun exept for the part about followin the dogs all over creation to get the pig, I am not in shape for that nor have the lungs. I hope in part 2 that sticker is to messy to put on the seat for a pix. Good luck.

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PostPosted: 06 Dec 2010, 17:54 
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Me and my dad went hog hunting in Florida back a few years ago and we both took a few hogs with knives and spears. We also had catch dogs. It was a really exciting hunt.

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