Oh yeah, almost forgot. I went hunting yesterday morning. I got there just before it got light. Nothing seemed to be moving until about 8 AM. Then things started to happen. First, 3 does came to my feeder. I've already shot one doe this year so I figured I'd wait on a buck, so I let them pass. They didn't stay long and took off for points beyond. I think since the bucks were chasing them they smelled one.
Anyway, then I look down sendero to the north, I come in from the south, and there's Hogzilla. I don't normally shoot boars, at least not BIG Boars, but then here comes a smaller one behind him. I thought it was a sow so I shot. But I missed. As soon as I pulled the trigger the rifle slumped down and the crosshairs were just below the deer when I shot. This was about 275-300 yards so I know I shot under it. Then, not 5 minutes later the smaller one came back into the sendero heading the opposite way, so I took another shot, this time with a steadier hold on the rifle. As soon as I shot, I knew it was good. and the hog bolted into the brush. That was about 8:30 AM.
Then about 9 or so six does came back to the feeder. Then I saw bucks. But they were just under legal width. I saw one buck briefly through the gaps beside my feeder that was a shooter, but I never could get on him. They don't get old by accident. Then I decided to shoot another doe. She was nice and fat. So I took the shot. It was a bang flop kill. I stayed in the blind for another 30 minutes incase that big buck would show him self. But nothing more showed up.
I went to the car and drove back to where I shot the doe. I loaded her up in my vehicle and then drove down the sendero to where the hog I shot was and started beating the brush. I saw where it looked like it ran in in the brush. I had to almost kneel to get under the brush. Then I was in an opening that lead around to right and when i looked right, there was my hog, stone cold dead. It wasn't a sow, it was a BIG Boar that weighed over 200 pounds. And this was the small one. I wonder now just how big the other one was? It looked twice as big. It's cold out today so I've got both the deer and the hog hanging. n