Well I took my freind on out for a archery hunt with his new Hoyt Maxis and put him on this fat saw, she was pushing 300lbs. I spotted the hog out feeding just before dark and closed the distance to 42 yards. Heres the hog pics.
Yah, your right, he was pumped up. I was running the range finder over his shoulder and had to call him off three times because he was trying to rush the shot and force it thru some tree limbs. After it was over he said my calm voice really helped him out to calm his nerves and make a good shot. As for the name hoggetter, its really the name of my boat, i was a three time CA angler of the year for trout and thats how i came up with it, one fishing guide told me once " hey you spelled your name wrong it should be hawg" I just showed him my fish and the first place $$$$$$. Anyway it is unique.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...