I was invited to check out some hunting land this afternoon and was really excited about getting to the woods today. I was talking to one of my sorority sisters not long ago and was lucky that she invited me to come down and check out their land when the weather got cooler. When I got the call today it really had me all pumped up! I grabbed my camera and got to their place south of town and stayed four hours looking around and visiting. It's so nice to be invited to hunt on private property. I had to get out of my hunting club, Jasper Bottom, in Claiborne County about 3 years ago. I have regretted it since. Last season I was shot out because of having a rupture right rotator cuff. I'm well enough now to hunt this season and can't wait to get in the woods for rifle season. I'm fortunate to have been invited to several places this season and should be a great one for me. Here are a few pictures I took of food plots and hunting stands on the Davis property.
I was told that I could possibly hunt here on the backside of this office building that has a walkway that wraps around it. The deer walk down below going towards the creek bed on the other side of the property. This building is not far from their two story home.
This is the cutest picture of my Facebook friend, Amy Hanneman, sons. They live and hunt in Missoula, Montana. Let to right is Colter, Connor and Caleb. Their Dad, Robert Hannerman, is a consultant with Huntin' Fools and a firefighter. The parents are bringing their children up right in our great wild outdoors!
My Facebook hog hunting friend, Kareen Beinhauer, of Alpine, TX, first saw flop ear on her cam a year or so ago and thought she would never get this big old nasty hog but that all change the other day. She got her new blind set-up, sprayed with dirt scent, corn/deer feed out, game card in camera and used her new solar light.
Flop Ear split ear.
Flop Ear a-hanging!
Kareen used dirt scent spray from (3D Hunting Supply) and said she would never use anything else.
Hog (aka Flop Ear) weighing in at 218 lbs.
Kareen's story in her own words. - I was out by 9:40 p.m. and I was totally amazed by the green solar light. It lit up the alfalfa field so well. Before, I needed binoculars to really see the hogs but I don't need them anymore because I could see very clearly. All that came in was the coons but I finally saw them looking and then they ran off. Sure enough I could see about 10 hogs coming in and then they were there. The light showed that there was one hog hanging back for about 30 seconds. It was Flop Ear! He came in and was not eating but standing there. Perfect broadside shot so I took the shot. I thought he had run down in the creek. I was kind of looking around for a blood trail and them my flashlight went out so I left. My husband and I went the next morning to look for him and saw him outside of the alfalfa field to the east. He had run about 80 yards or so and collapsed and died. There will be others to take his place but it took me about one and one-half years to get him and I actually never thought I would. Patience and perserverance finally paid off. Kind of sad to see him gone, I have to say. He was a beautiful hog. The legend Flop Ear is dead. RIP, you were a worthy opponent!
My congrats to Kareen for another hog kill in our great wild outdoors!