Well I went back to have another chance at the black bear i've been after, and found a group of about twenty hogs feeding just before the rainstorm on sunday( 12-5-2010 ) and cut this one out of the herd, He looked TASTY !!!!
Man Hog, you guys get some good ones up there. Hopefully I wil make it up that way one of these days. Our pigs in San Diego are still ghosts as of now. I've always wanted to pig hunt, and have had a tag for a couple of years in case I ran into one down here, but it's like chasing shadows.
And I love the country behind you in that picture. That is so different from what we have around here.
Is that up north, or in the central part where you live?
I have a cousin who lives in Temecula - is that anywhere near there?
Here's hoping that your recuperation and therapy goes well.
My wife had both knees replaced three years ago next March. Be sure to follow the therapist's advice and do all of the exercises - even if they hurt - and there probably shouldn't be an "IF" in that sentence!
Right now I know a woman who refused to do the exercises "because it hurts", and she is now almost 6 months past the surgery and cannot walk - probably never will.
Sorry if I sound like I'm talking to a kid - well, looking at your pictue, you're young enough to be my son
Just a word to the wise - and I think you're a wise guy, right?
He hunts in central CA. I live 25 minutes from Temecula, and there are really no pigs to speak of there. The population has started to grow in the south from some released hogs, and have moved to within about 10-15 miles of there. There really are no big #'s of them though.
However, it's only a 2 1/2 hour drive or so to where some of the better hunting is, north of Los Angeles on the coast. I might be taking a trip in the next couple of months. It's a good thing to do when there are no other seasons going on.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...