Joe Digman, Texas Hunt Report
January 20 – January 24
The hog hunting was very difficult with a bow. The stands were not properly cleared previous to our arrival. We cleared branches and hung bow holders at every stand location. There should have been other opportunities of stands or blinds depending on the wind direction. Coming from Iowa with a heavy background in hunting whitetails with our bows, we are extremely conscious of scent control. With that in mind the hogs only showed up on camera when we were not there due to bad wind direction for that stand. We only had two opportunities at pigs, one guy was successful while the other thought the 40 yard shot was too far.
If they have hog hunters in the future they should have box blinds closer for bow hunters. The use of blinds may reduce the hunters odors. Also the area we hunted for hogs only had one access location, we believe the hogs heard the vehicles entering and exiting the area, the hogs new we were there everyday.
The outfitter did extend our shooting to allow for each of us to take a blackbuck doe. That was extremely nice of them to offer that. I ended up also taking a blackbuck with my bow for a additional trophy fee.
- Overall, my trip was good.
- My outfitter’s communication before, during and after the trip was good.
- My guide was amazing.
- Physically, the trip was easy.
- The food was NA.
- The accommodations were good.
My consultant was Kyle Hanson.
- My consultant’s communication before, during and after the trip was good. I am not sure he knew that pig hunting was not their main item. They shoot hogs with a rifle as an extra only if they see any. We got the impression that they don’t consistently have hog hunters at that ranch.
- My consultant was not very knowledgeable about this particular trip.
- Would you book another trip with us in the future? I hope to
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