More Deer And Hogs By Robert Hoague
Jan 5, 2009 - 4:26:30 AM
Dwayne Glover drove over at 6:00am to hunt this morning. I dropped him off at the Point and went to the Gate area and got in the tripod stand. The wind got up and soon it was colder than I expected it to be and I was missing my insulated Sticks N' Limbs coat real soon. Daylight came and a button buck and young doe walked by me. The cold persisted and an hour later at 8:00 when I hadn't seen anything else I decided to get down in 5 minutes.
When I looked up from checking my watch at 8:04 I noticed a deer coming through the cedars and scrub trees. There were more behind it. The lead one, a mature doe, stopped behind a tree 10 yards in from of me. Two more mature does, giant sized ones, walked up behind me and stopped. Two younger deer were coming up.
A larger deer was walking steadily behind them, and it had antlers. The buck, a heavier than most, 8-point, passed the young does and went to the doe in front of me. That doe trotted over to the other two mature does.
The buck swaggered in their direction and stopped a few yards from me. Woops, the does couldn't take the heat and ran back into the woods. Seconds later the whole doe group, this time minus the buck, walked by me 20 yards to the right.
Thirty minutes more of shivering was all I wanted of the cold and I got down and went to the truck. Before picking up Dwayne I zipped home and got a coat. Dwayne had seen a big bus doe with a button buck. They passed him 40 yards out. Then Dwayne saw two more button bucks.
We drove into Lil' Tex Resataurant and ate a hot, home cooked meal. Afterward we drove to the Hammer Hole and Dwayne helped me put a roof on my new Bind.
That afternoon Dwayne hunted a treestand on the ridge above the December Tree. I hunted the swivel seat GameTamers stand at the Slew Hole. We both saw the same thing. Nothing.
The next morning we hunted the same stands we had yesterday morning. Dwayne had 8 wild hogs come down the fence in front of him. He drew before they got clear of the trees and took aim at the largest one.
His arrow hit true and the hog ran 40 yards and gave out for good. Dwayne was sitting by the woods road with the hog when I picked him up at 10:30. This is Dwayne Glover with his wild hog.