5:00: Got to the tree stand only to fall through the rotted plywood floor (luckily, I caught myself on the railing--no injury). My buddy just happended to have a tripod in his truck, so we set it up in the same location.
6:00: Two does show up and feed for 20 minutes, until "something" scares them away. Sure enough, it was a stinkin', snortin', rootin' boar busting through the brush.
6:25: He finally shows himself, after rototilling a trench looking for acorns. He comes out, then back into the brush, out, back in, out . . . yet never presents a shot before deciding to circle the perimeter.
6:45: Things look dismal. . . no, now he is coming my way . . .no, he changed direction . . wait, maybe, maybe, YES! Coming my way . . . just take two more steps out of the brush . . . no, not that way . . . YES! A quatering away shot at 18 yards, which left me no time to think about--or mess-up--the shot.
Pics tell the story, but warning, do not view if gory details bother you! Disclaimer, I was not paid to do any advertising for Mr. Simmons, but would gladly accept some free broadheads for the effort!
P.S. I shot my favorite bow, a JavaMan Sweetgrass, shooting a Forgewood shaft tipped with a Simmons Shark broadhead. Shaft weight was really 625 gains out of a 57# bow.
Well alright Todd, hope to get into some of that gory stuff myself next month.
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Congrats Todd I really enjoyed your story. Don't know anything about hog hunting since there aren't any around here but sounds like fun. Also thanks for the advise on the boots, talked to the folks and have boots boxed up ready to send back in the morning. Mike
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