- Jul 23, 2017
- montreal canada
you shouldn't be.. " disappointed... we ( 4 friends) we are renting a land is 2 years now no one never hunt on that land) first year just 4 days freezing under the rain.. we saw I deer from far. hiding in the bushes was female ( no permit for that ) so we went over 1400later with no meatA little back story here, I have always been a DIY kind of guy when it comes to hunting which has definitely yielded mixed results. I starting hunting in high school with my buddy, and we would run around the public lands of central/coastal California with archery equipment and no idea what we were doing. We would see pigs but never got close to shoot anything but piglets which I chose to pass on. Years went on and I would occasionally try for pigs but stopped a few years back, though continued to buy tags each year just in case. Well this year I turned 30 and decide to go on my first guided hunt ever and figured I would opt for a pig to try and complete that long term goal. So I reach out to the guide, scheduled a two day hunt, and prepped and provisioned accordingly. Night before I drive three hours to car camp, and get up at 0400 to meet the guide, we drive about fifteen minutes to some private land and gear up. Guide says we should check out a pond really quick that was right near the farm house where we had parked. So we hoofed it for about five minutes and I shot this pig at the pond. I can't argue with my success but I was kind of looking forward to the full two day experience. Oh well. Just wanted to share my story, figured you guys might appreciate it.
Rifle is a Bighorn Origin that I built with a Proof barrel in a Manners EH1 and topped with a Meopta Optika6 3-18x56. Ammo was the factory Barnes Vor-TX 6.5CM load shooting 120gr TTSX. Pig was a little over 200lbs.
last year hunting season. 3 female permits... I lost mine.. ( I was aiming 200 yard away. and wasn't my spot. couldn't turn easily ( the female appeared on my back at 20 feet.. I just stop breathing and let her go.. slowly... to don't scrap my buddy's chance... the next 2 days.. cold as he'll.. one small button head... we let him go..
we went home no meat again!!after 5 days. and 800 $ less each in our pocket... that is frustrating .. believe...!!! passing by to say hello to the " LAND"... WE SAW 5 BIG MALES AND 7 FEMALES .. LAUGHING AF US.. I THINK ONE OF THE YOUNGEST DEER GAVE US THE MIDDLE FINGER..TOO