Today was a wonderful day to be in the woods of Florida. The smoke has cleared, the sun hid behind some clouds, and there were hogs! Going into the tree stand this morning I could hear hogs rooting and grunting in the dark. Shortly after I arranged myself in the stand, I could see the dark shadows of hogs darting around in the still dark morning. It was exhilarating to know there were that many wild hogs just waiting for sunrise and my shot. Shortly after sunrise, I counted 12 hogs in front of the stand, and there were several more behind me. They were all carbon copies of each other in size, but no 2 of them were colored the same. I watched and filmed them for 30 minutes before I decided I could wait no longer. It was actually a dilemma deciding which one I wanted to shoot. I finally settled on the red sow with black spots. She was positioned almost directly underneath the stand. I located her in the scope of my new Savage Lady Hunter rifle and squeezed off a shot. I could see her buckle, but she took off with the others. I texted my husband and Billy and waited for a few moments, then went to track her. I didn’t have to go far, and I found her laid out under palmettos.
There is something about hunting wild hogs that just causes an addiction with me. I just can not get enough of it!
Capt. Billy Henderson