Thursday morning we're out for Sandy's zebra. From a high vantage spot in the middle of the home range we spot two separate zebra herds on two opposite slopes. Both will not be easy stalks and after an hour of rough travel the first herd spooks out of site and we start all over again. We try for an ambush set on the second herd as they are now on the move. This dosn't quite pan out and we are on the move again. After a long trek down one side of the canyon and up the other and setting up on the sticks three times Sandy nails her zebra with one shot right behind the shoulder, I wish my marksmanship was as good as her's. The recovery took a while as the blood trail was nonexistent for quite a distance and we were all worried for a while. View attachment 151923View attachment 151924
Tonight it' back to the pig blind, we only have tonight and tomorrow to make it happen. This must be the closest thing to sitting in a leopard blind as you can get. Holding a gun to your shoulder with the other hand on the bipod stick for four hours without moving is pure torture. Just before 9:00 pm in come the pigs! Marius whispers the boar is on the left, I'm too old and hard of hearing to understand but I answer "I'm on him". Having already zeroed in on the boar that I can see clear as day he just needs to clear the feeder legs for a 25 yard head on shot. I get my second chance and drill him straight between the shoulders to ensure there's no tracking in the dark required. I don't know who's more relieved me or my determined PH who's worked so hard to make all this come together. He's a brute for sure! Thanks Marius. View attachment 151925 View attachment 151926
This pig is awesome!!! I was lucky enough to have another hunter shoot one the first night I was there. Got a chance to go to the bait site and see him they are a neat animal and next trip on the list for sure.. Congratulations are in order..
Played rookie league for the Yankees in Paintsville after winning the College World Series at Fullerton State, in1979. All I could think about was the movie “Deliverance”- lived up in a hollow with some other players. Refused to go on a moonshine run because it was a dry county-no way. Met some of the nicest people on the planet there! Van Lear the home of Loretta Lynn was highlight of summer LOL.
Mule deer and Colorado elk seasons almost done! Hunters driving farm roads, looking for racks, their PH driving them along, I ask that you not pull into my drive. The buck behind me, on the boundary line of the GMU somehow knows. The hunter laughs, I would invite you in to see my Searcy rifles but social distancing prevails, darkness arrives and the buck slides away into secret tree grove...