Re: The "Other" white meat
The pricing is per person, for 3 days. Everything is provided. The only thing one has to do is pull the trigger. Other then that everything else is done for you.
Personally I saw 23 hogs the first night. I watched them for what seemed like 2 hours but in reality was about 15 minutes. I had 9 deer between me and the hogs so I couldn't get a clear shot. I had one doe that wasn't more then 30 FEET in front of me for at least 20 minutes. I removed my hat and waved it when she looked my way. She bobbed her head around a bit but never ran off. Finally, after 15 minutes or so the right lane of the roadway cleared and a clear shot was presented. I wanted the left lane cleared because the larger hogs were in the left lane but I took what was offered and killed 2 smallish (75lb) hogs with my first shot. Later in the evening I had 6 hogs come out of the brush on the opposite side of where I killed my first 2 hogs. I had 2 of them lined up and dropped them both with one shot at 175 yards. About 30 minutes later a saw a coyote trying to grab ahold of one of those hogs and drag it off. It was all I could do to keep from laughing. A 20 lb coyote dragging a 75lb hog. I figured, I already had 4 dead hogs on the ground so I may as well kill this coyote as well. It was quartering away so I shot it just ahead of its rump, exiting the offside front leg. It belly crawled about 30 yards and expired.
I don't recall the total number of hogs I saw over the three days but it was around 50 to 60.
If you wanted to shoot long range there are a few blinds, near the back of the property, where shots up to 800 yards would of been possible. Since we hog hunt mostly in the dark, because that is when they are most active, we chose to hunt blinds where the shots wouldn't be more then a couple hundred yards. The blind I was in the last night overlooked a grassy field that was 200 yards to my left, 300 to my right and 175 straight away. That is the largest area I covered in any of the blinds I was personally in.
We are going to a different ranch in Feb 2005 that has food plots that are 500 to 600 yards across, so I am told. While there we will be mostly hunting during daylight hours since, I am told, the hogs come out a lot during the day time. This other ranch is 12,000 acres.
It is a lot of fun.