Ocmulgee is where we will camp unless the River Floods.If it does we will camp across the River on Oaky woods because there is more high ground there.We will not know till the hunt is close but they are so close together it won`t be a problem.
***Attention*** Troy(WidowEater) is compling a list of Hill bows that will be at the hog hunt. It will be a great way to try a different bow and make new friends.
Several months ago the guys that contribute to the Hill thread had an idea to hunt together. Within the last week, plans we’re made to hog hunt Southern Georgia because it offered many opportunities for wild hog and easy access flying into Atlanta.
As the date gets closer, we will need to plan the logistics.
The hog hunt will take place on a WMA, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24 of 2013.
Camping will be primitive. Several members in Georgia have offered to bring camping and cooking equipment. Food bill can be divided amongst everyone. Archery equipment can be shipped ahead of time to a member in Ga. or Fl. If you’re flying in to Atlanta try to carpool with another member. If you’re driving south try to carpool with another member. We should have enough tents and sleeping bags to accommodate everyone that’s flying in. Guys that are driving, bring a target with you, so we can practice and do any fine tuning. WMA license $73.00 3 Day hunting license $20.00
Hill Gang Hog Hunt
Dates: 2/22, 2/23, 2/24 of 2013.
The bow should be of a Hill Style, being straight-limbed, reflexed or string-follow.
Primitive camping (no restrooms) on Ocmulgee WMA on the tract near the check station, unless the river floods. If it does we will camp across the river on Oaky Woods because there is more high ground there. We will not know till the hunt is close, but they are so close together it won’t be a problem.
The Ocmulgee River splits the two WMAs in places. Depends on River stage as far as float hunting goes. If you wanted to hunt Oaky woods you could canoe straight across the River to save a 30 mile drive.
Recommend getting licenses on line beforehand WMA license $73.00 3 Day non-resident hunting license $20.00
In February it will be also small game season, so you guys bring your Flu-Flu's. RC said there's lots of squirrels.
I would expect it to be in the 20s at night and highs in the 50s.
It would be mostly spot and stalk for hogs and small game, unless you bring a treestand.
Bring a Thermacell and good walking shoes as well as a pair of rubber boots. Snakes are active anytime of year here on sunny days above 50 degrees or so. Just be careful and watch where you step and you will be fine.
Those GA swamps can get you turned around. It would be a good idea to have a GPS and/or compass.
You can get wood from the WMA as long as its already down. Woodstoves are cool. No generators after dark. Camping only in designated areas. No ATVs or driving on walk- in roads for any reason.
You quarter and pack out. This is not a managed hunt. After deer season when small game is in you pretty much have the run of the place.
There is a Lake there that is man made and 88 acres that 10 lb bass are caught and released regularly. Not to mention Bream and cats. So if you get tired of walking....you can fish.
Highway 96 east out of Bonaire. Oaky Woods is on the west side of the river and Oakmulgee is on the east side. HWY 96 runs across the northern end of the WMA's.
Probably the closest town to Ocmulgee is Hawkinsville. There is a nearby Country store for ice, sodas and stuff. It is also a meat processer and sells smoked meat.
In really cold temps I never see pork till after 10:00 then all day is good. I usually sleep in and hunt from 11 till dark on very cold days.
I’ve not spent a lot of time on Oaky Woods but have seen pigs every time I’ve been there but once. The locals I know say it has more hogs but is a bit tougher because it has more hills and thick cover. For a slow-hunting, patient hunter this could be good.
For you Topo map folks, I believe Ocmulgee is on the USGS Maps named Westlake GA (product #248204), and Tarversville, GA (248273). Oaky Wood (248165) and (248189)
No hunter orange is required. Deer season is over then.
Hill Gang members confirmed they’re attending:
Darren Nunez, tradlongbow
Robert Carter, RC
Nate Steen, Sunset Hill
David Grant, Canopyboy
Steve Angell, BowHunterGA
John Vernachio, JohnHV
Jeffrey Schulz, Dragonheart
Ross Cameron, Rossco7002
Robert Bramlett, BobB
Timothy Mullen, Molson
Brad Gentry, Brad_Gentry
Eric Westbrook, WESTBROOK
Rik Hinton, Rik
Michael Brady Nimmons, MikeNova
Gerald Sparks, GRS
Ray Gorney Jr., Ray G.
Wade Brabant, stick&string
Jeff Algood, Bowana
Blaine Richardson, Blaino
Matthew Loomis, Kituwa
Cheney Looper, Looper
Ray Dean, longbowray
Tom Graves, tadpole
Boyd Staley, stabow
Bud Blaylock, Bud B
Christopher Mancill, ChrisM
Kenneth Neal, SpankyNeal
Fred Trahan, awbowman
Paul Dice, moleman
Philip Moore, EastTexasRedneck
Tony Van Dort
Mark Plourde, misfire
David Barr Bentley, Knawbone
Vincent Minta, Berlinder
Paul Wilburn, Hawken1911
Eric D. Lambert, Lambow
Roy Williams, MuddHill
Larry Dalzell, 3under
Tom and Nicole Watson
Mark Hardenbrook, ToxophilitePastor
Dalton Lewis, HuskyArcher
Jeff and Nichole Battistelli, jbat73
Harry Bowshier, Bigbowsh
Daniel Albright, DannyBows
George Galan, xroadshunter
Bob Burton author "Howard Hill Collectibles"
Kyle Hardenbrook, khardrunner
Benjamin McCloskey, benmmc
Mel Riley, Irish
Chuck Deshler, Two Tracks
Tim Smith, Far Rider
Kathryn M. Collister, killdeer
Patrick Donovan, 3Blades
Thom Jorgensen, sticksandstones
Adam Sherman, wolfhunter4life
Damon Wilber, NOMAD88
David Raia, cahaba
Todd Herndon, herndondt
Robert E. (Bob) Wilson, owlmagnet
Friedrich Ulrich, bicster
Danny Long, Ric O'Shay
Mike Ballenger, 7 Lakes
Will McQueen, Trapper
Tom Tally, Knapper
"Archery may not be the sport of all Kings, but Archery is the King of Sports" Howard Hill
Actually, my bow may not be a Hill style, strictly speaking. It looks just like a Hill bow strung, but has some mild R/D when unstrung. If that is good enough, I may have to start parcticing, if not I wish you all good luck.
Darren, will you be at the state shoot in March?
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I think it's safe to say...the good Lord willing...I'll be there.
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Although thats a year away and anything could happen, put me down too. I'm in Georgia and I shoot a Jerry Hill longbow.
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This is an awesome idea! Thanks for putting it together Darren!
Hog hunting is non-existent up here in the frozen north so it'll be a truly 'exotic hunt'. Lol
An Ontario based Hill shooters wanna carpool?
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