-------------------- "I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. To front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what it had to teach and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived"- Thoreau "TGMM Family of the Bow" Posts: 2318 | From: Swartz Creek & DeTour Village MI. | Registered: Oct 2005
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quote:Originally posted by sticksnstones: ..........I think it was just too high of a hit. We will probably never know.
I also think the shot was high. It was very close and I thought I was looking low enough but probably not. The arrow was bloodied up 24" of the shaft and he carried it a long way before it broke. Still scratching my head a bit but yea, I think it was a bit high.
I really thought once we found that arrow we would find the hog. After I got back home I took this photo of all the arrows from that week.
quote:Originally posted by sticksnstones: Iím not sure Iím qualified to describe the actual two shot sequence, but it worked!
Not much to tell. The first shot was a center-punch and the hog let out a squeal and was anchored to the ground. After 2 seconds it rolled over and then started kicking, after the hours of tracking that morning I was not about to give it the chance to get up so a second shot into the vitals was executed to prevent any chance for tacking.
Looking back at the video there were a couple larger hogs I wish I had zeroed in on instead but there were so many piglets running around in that group I wanted to make sure I did not take a wet sow. Sorry it wasn't more meat for you Thom.
Hope this doesn't break any rules but if anyone wants to see a video of the first hog there is a link below to the video. The camera housing amplifies every noise when handling the bow. I started to remove or reduce the sound from the video but if you listen you can hear the hogs grunting which I thought was too cool to remove.
-------------------- The season gave him perfect mornings, hunter's moons and fields of freedom found only by walking them with a predator's stride. Robert Holthouser Posts: 4239 | From: Waldoboro, Maine | Registered: Mar 2008
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