|Posted by hesseltinekennels on May 29, 2014 at 1:55 PM|
We had our hunter from Wisconsin to come back and hunt with us. Dad and I loaded up Bo, Smoke, Little Red, Bull, Curly along with catch dogs Zeus and Goofy. We head over to the land and turn loose into the middle of the east thicket. After a few minutes, we hear a squeal. We drive around to the east fence line and hear a hog squealing in a brush pile. We get in there and the dogs have a small shoat caught and we take care of it. Bo rolls out and catches another shoat by the back pond which Brandon releases. We get all the dogs loaded up, get them watered and let them rest a few minutes. We drive around to the northwest corner and I turn out. Within a few minutes, we have two squeals going on. We head to the small sendera and Bo, Smoke, and Little Red have another shoat caught, which we release. I head to Bull and Curly and they have a shoat caught but they have already killed it. I load them up and head over to the kennels to switch out dogs. I load up Red Dog, Lep, Dacon, Pinto and Little John and keep the catch dogs. We head over and turn loose in the middle section. Dogs break into different directions. I look at the Garmin and it shows Red Dog and Little John caught back south past the big oak tree. We get to them and they have another shoat caught which we release. Lep, Dacon and Pinto have heard the squealing and have come to us. We load up everyone and Brandon tells me he seen some good hogs heading up front into the north east section. We head that way. When I turn onto the big pipeline sendera, I see hogs crossing up at the top crossing into the northwest section. I step on the gas and get to where they crossed and cut loose the dogs. We have 3 races. Pinto crosses behind us going into the middle section. Lep and Little John are heading south. Red Dog and Dacon come out 50 yards in front of us then circle back in and you could hear the grunt. We head to the small sendera and the hog is only 5 foot inside the brush but it is full of jumping cactus. I turn loose the catchdogs. We head in fighting the cactus the whole time. We finally get too them and they have a big sow caught. Our hunter makes a good stab but the hog doesn’t want to go down. NormaJean pulls up about that time to see the big sow go down. Long hunt with a lot of shoats caught but had a great time with these folks and hope to see them again.