was getting everything situated a couple of side by sides pulled up with guys that had been hunting for deer earlier in the morning. In the back of one of their side by side was a nice buck. This gave me a good feeling about our boar hunt that we were about to get started on. New York
As dad and I shot our bows to make sure they were still sighted in, our guide loaded up the dogs into the buggies. This is what keyed us in to the fact that this wasn’t going to be our typical boar hunt.
We drove into a twenty to thirty acre area that was all fenced in and had mostly open land with little sections of thick palm trees.
released one of the dogs and it went right to work sniffing out the boars. Once it would find a pig it would chase it down until the boar was exhausted. Then it would hold it at bay and allow us to shoot at it. I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like a pretty cheesy hunt. We were thinking the same thing. Just when we thought it couldn’t get anymore canned than this, the dog cornered its first pig. It was a smaller sow and the guide got out of the buggy and grabbed the pig away from the dog and let it go. I thought for a second that he was going to hold it there while I shot it. What fun that would be. New York
Oh well, we decided to make the best of our hunt and enjoy ourselves. Moments later we heard the dog barking in the distance. When we arrived at the scene, we saw he had cornered a nice size boar in some thick brush. We got down from the buggy and the excitement began. I had an arrow nocked ready for anything. The guide pulled the dog out of the brush and gave me a five yard shot opportunity. I put one right through its heart. Canned or not, it was actually still quite exciting.
We both had our hogs in the bag by . It was a very different experience, and other than it being a canned hunt, it was a pretty good time.