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Hopefully I'll hear something from my repairman tomorrow. Not holding my breath though.[frown]
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Looking forward to the pictures. Sure wish I could go. Good luck to everyone.
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Us Michigan Longbow Association guys are excited, 5am Wednesday the Prius will start rolling!

Ready to hunt hogs and share camp with some good folks!
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Ok folks, update.  My friend Andy who was roped into driving had a close relative pass away and has had to back out.  He had bought his food, license, etc.  And this evening, Killie also had to back out due to her father.  Again, had bought her food, etc.  I still need to go shopping, but I'm a'comin'!  Will be a long drive, but with only my crap I'll take the hybrid.

The yew bow is done, final coat of wax just rubbed out, 50@29.  The cherry/black locust bow just got its final coat of finish, 46@28.  Tomorrow will be some waxin' and final stitching of the wrap (they've already been molded, dyed and pitch-blended.)  Still need a couple of new strings.  Can't wait to see whatchall think...

With Andy and Kathy out, I guess I don't really need to wait until Thursday.  I need to see if I can get out of whatever might have been squeezed in at work on Wednesday and show up Wednesday evening.  Worst case I can leave Wednesday afternoon and catch a hotel, showing up before noon on Thursday for at least an afternoon hunt.

I'm excited.  See y'all soon!

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Gonna pull the plug. Gotta be here when the heater part arrives. Still no word. Can't leave the wife with this hanging over us. Just wouldn't be right.
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Bummer Bud, don't be afraid to just show up if something changes unexpectedly for the better!

Sorry to hear about Andy and Killie, but we'll look forward to seeing you and your new bows down there!

One last day of work.... Gotta try to focus....
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I'm dropping my daughter off tho school, and I should be there in about 8 hours or so. I'll see you guys there... Have a safe trip. Most of you that are going on the trip have my phone number from last year. If someone needs to contact me send me an email traditionalarcherysociety@yahoo.com 

Have a safe trip.

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Looks like I have to be at work tomorrow morning (assuming this snow storm doesn't shut things down tomorrow as well.)  I plan to leave early afternoon, and grab a hotel on m way down.  Should be there Thursday early.  With a little luck and good traffic, maybe I'll be able to get in a late morning hunt?
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Good luck everyone!

I really gotta make one of these hunts some year.

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Oh well, plan C activated today. Business trip over the weekend firmed up this evening. I'm officially out. Just like last year, last minute fail. You guys take lots of pics, and postem' up, along with lots of great campfire stories. Maybe I can work out one of the other TAS events. See ya around.

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Just woke up to a struggling heat pump. I hated to pull the plug on the hunt but now I know I made the right choice. Wouldn't want the wife here by herself to get thru this cold snap. I doubt she could refill the kerosene heater.....[crazy]

[confused]   Oh where, oh where is my heat repairman gone. Oh where, oh where can he beeeeee?

Like Tim said....lots of pics please.....

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Lo and behold he dropped by and did the repair. 

I now have the equivalent of a nice used Hill bow or a Georgia hunting trip tucked under my house in the shape of a blower unit. 

Wishing success to the Hill Gang on this hunt....

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Hello everyone, I haven't answered any PM's or emails because I have been in Ga. on the hog hunt since Tuesday. I hunted two days with RC, and one day with Thom, Steve(Simply Traditional), and Nick(Life and Longbows). I had to come home a few days early because my wife and I have been taking care of my mother in-law since she had a stroke last year. While I was driving home my wife called me, and said she had chest pains that were a 9+. I told her and my daughter to go straight to the hospital. They admitted my wife, and I stayed in the hospital with her over night. For someone that eats healthy her BP was extremely high 170 over 94 so we're waiting for the cardiologist to see her. I'm thinking my wife's sudden attack maybe due to stress of taking care of her mom fulltime, giving meds, doctors appointments, physical therapy etc...

The good news is that everyone is having a great time on the hog hunt, I got to see some of the guys from last years Hill Gang Hog Hunt, and meet some new ones. RC killed the first hog, and Dave(Canopyboy) got a shot off on one, and Steve(Simply Traditional) seen jumped two hogs, and I think (Thom) got an armadillo.

I'm going back to the hospital so I'll check back later...

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I hate to hear that, Darren... hope your wife gets better.

That WMA is only about 2 hours from me, and had planed to go down yesterday, but with 12 degrees for the low here, and 33 for the high with wind chills below zero, I bowed out.

Sounds like they've had a good time, thou. Hope nobody got frost bit!

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Sorry to hear about your wife Darren. We'll be praying for her.


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I'm very sorry to hear that Darren.  I hope it turns out to be nothing too serious.

Glad to hear the guys are having a good time and have gotten some action.

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Prayers for your wife and mother in law Darren.

Anybody surprised RC killed a hog? That's like saying the sun goes down at dusk 8v)

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Guys, Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. The doctor decided to keep my wife another night in the hospital to monitor her so I stayed with her another night too. When I went home to shower yesterday, I grabbed my laptop so my wife and I can use it. Her BP came down, it's normal and stable. We're waiting for the cardiologist to see her so she can get released. I'm thinking that a lot of this has to due with stress, thanks again everyone.
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Here's the group picture we took on Friday morning. 

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Chuck
Dave(Canopyboy)
Nick Vieu(Life and Longbows)
Steve(Simply Traditional)
R.C. (Hog Killer)
Darren(tradlongbow)
Paul(Moleman)
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*Not pictured: James(Murder Creek Bowhunters)

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   First I got to say I had an outstanding time on this hunt. I regret I did not get to stay but just one day last year so as quick as dates were set for this year I started hounding my Boss. Both of them, the one at work and the one of near 29 years at home. It worked out and I was able to get there on Wed Morning. I planned a bit sooner but would not miss my Grandsons first ever Basketball game.
   I pulled in to camp around 11:00 am and had camp set in maybe 30 minutes. If my Wife had came it would have taken 4 hours....
   I grabbed my bow and went to check a few spots. I had tried to get here some weeks back but could not turn loose. The last time I had been here was the one day last year then 3 days the year before so I did not know what was gonna be hot at the time as pig hunting changes a lot with River Stage and Mast.
   I found a couple of promising areas and then headed to camp to hook up with Darren.
   Someone from last year may recognize this ...

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  After a Handshake and some talk we were off for the Swamp. We would be covering ground looking for hot sign and a pig but really needed a day of hunt/scouting for a good start. People often make the mistake of hunting the first decent sign they see , if they covered a bit more ground a lot of times much better places can be found.
  I should have kept some stuff written down so I could remember all but we checked several different spots and found a lot of sign in some and a little in others but every where we went there was pig sign.
   When I say spots that means usually a mile loop back to the truck at least. On my last days hunt I went just over a 5 mile loop.Looking at stuff like this and shooting lots of arrows makes it worth it..
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  In the last pic the River had been flooded a while and had fallen out in about the last 10 days. The trees have a "mud" color to them.

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Hope ya'll had a good time, be carefull on the way home.
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  WE hunted the evening with no pork sighted then got a mid Morning start the next day after Breakfast. It was maybe 25 degrees during the night and my new sleeping blanket plus the two old ones all bundled together made for a great nights rest.
  We drove to the "town" side of the place to an area I had killed pigs before in years past and made maybe a 4 mile loop. I heard one group of pigs I`m sure way ahead of us head into a huge thicket. I`m sure they winded us because the wind was swirling so bad had we walked with out nose in it we would have never lost sight of the truck.
  The whole end of the place was covered in sign but we did not see any pigs. We did find a neat looking blow down..

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  After lunch we hit another spot next to a big thicket hoping to catch some pigs coming out to feed near dark. There were still a lot of Water oak acorns on the ground and with the pressure from other hunters we knew they would be coming out late. Right at last light a group of pigs came out between us but it had already got to late to try to get to them.
  Paul "Moleman" rolled into camp at sometime around this part of the tale and we shook hands and a new Friend was made. Paul is a cool guy that is fun to hang with. After another 20-25 degree night I figured the pork would move late Morning so I slept in.
  The other guys in the group pic began to roll in and a fine group of Hill style longbows were there. I shot A Sunset Hill that made me really want to take my longbow making to another level. It was the finest longbow I have ever shot.I also got to handle a one made by my Hero John Shulz.Simple beauty.
  I struck out of camp maybe at around 1:30 and before I got to my planned spot for the afternoon I saw two nice boars in the road. I drove a bit farther down and a sow runs across the road.I`m talking about a two path woods road not a public road. I stopped and looked around.Plenty of cover meaning...THICK. Scattered water oaks and today at least for now a steady wind. I drove on down to the spot I had in mind and decided to check it out then come back to see if I could fine these pigs after they had time to simmer down. There was a very narrow bottom I could walk and listen for pigs through the thick stuff.
  I made a short walk at one place and saw a few deer. I actually saw deer nearly every time I hunted. I looped down to the River and followed a slough that was running into the River..

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Looked like a good place for a fella to rest his legs ...

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I then headed back to the "Hilly" side of the place to see if I could find pork where I had seen the ones in the road. This looked like a good place to start...

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I covered maybe a half mile and spotted movement ahead of me in some thick stuff. I got to about 40 yards and pulled out my video camera and managed to get a bit of shaky footage of two small "grill" pigs. I filmed as I got closer and at about 20 yards I came to a place that would be tough to get through without a lot of noise. I was on my knees and leaned around a stump I was behind and saw yellow feathers when they look the best...going through the spot I`m looking at...The small pig ran in the thick stuff and I could here noise in there and I decided to back out as it was only maybe 2:30 or so . I went about 400 yards in the wind and hunted about an hour before coming to take up the trail. Lots of blood...
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  As I was trailing a pig jumped up and stood for a second, I thought it was the one I had shot and maybe my eyes fooled me and I made a bad shot . I had a second to shoot and probably could have made the shot but did not want to risk pushing a wounded pig I knew would lay up close by . It trotted off and I looked to my left and my pig was laying there dead. Man...I should have shot the other one.
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  It don`t look like it in the pic but it very thick in this spot. I was a short distance to where the ridge dropped off and so I took the porker there for skinning because I had plans for coming back to this thicket and did not want buzzards flapping over a carcass and spooking critters the next day.

  Beautiful place. Looks like I`m hunting with my HillBilly Buddies. Try as I might I could not make a small pig look big in the pics. Hey, it was a good shot...

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 I got the pig in the cooler  and was off to find more pork. I made a near mile bearing through a thick area and heard pigs coming my way. again I got the camera out for shaky footage . It was a huge sow with maybe 8-10 shoats with her. They were coming straight at me and I had no time to move . The wind was at a bad angle but the sow would come by at maybe 20 yards if she didnt wind me. I was laying my camera down as she got near my shooting lane when she locked up. Woofed and took off. I leaned around the tree and got some going away footage and "woofs" from the sow. Which in pig talk is kinda like laughter...
  I went by several trees like this while there and this one had a lot of "cutter" marks on it..

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   I hunted till dark only seeing a couple of deer and a big gobbler that could have kilt me if he wanted. I almost stepped on him before he busted.I don`t know if he was cold or just wanting to see if he could care scare the crap out of me...he did.

  I headed on back towards camp and I was almost at the railroad tracks on the paved road..some of you fellas know where that is I saw a HUGE boar in the road. I`m thinking thats the biggest pig I`ve ever seen. It was facing directly away in the middle of the road and was very thick. As I got closer the big "Boar" turned into a Bear. He ran up on the high bank and ran a bit in the thicket. I fumbled for my camera and got a cruddy pic zoomed a bit in low light but it was very cool...

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  Right above where the trees make the X  he is broadside facing left. You can see his rounded "butt" just to the right of the small gray tree. It was very cool.

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  Darren it is good to hear your wife is doing better and hope she gets released to go home! I had to take care of my mother (with some help with things that she could have really used a daughter for) and I know how hard that can be. No matter how much you love someone at this point there is a lot of stress put on to you. Bless you both for your commitment to your loved one which too many times gets pushed on to others.

  Glad to hear that you all are having a great time and that there is some pork available for the grill! Hope to see some more pictures soon.  Tim

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  RC great pictures and stories, and congratulations on your hog! Thanks for sharing!

  Man I really hope to join you guys on one of these hog hunts in the future!

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