We will be leaving on Friday for our annual hog hunt. We are traveling back to the Wrightsville, Georgia area for our third year of hunting there. Looks like the weather will be typical Georgia winter weather with lows in the 30s and highs up to 50 or so. Our first morning there, three years ago, the temp was a chilly 14*. One friend is coming down from Wisconsin to join us and we'll all drive down together from just north of Nashville to the cabin together.
We always seem to bring a wide array of rifles and this year I've decided to bring my Marlin .444 (peep sight) and my Remington 750 Carbine in .35 Whelen (Nikon Monarch 1-4x20 scope). My Wisconsin friend will be bringing a short barreled Marlin 1895 and his similar 750 in.35. His is topped with one of the new Redfield 2-7x33 scopes and I hope to take a close look at this new, value priced scope. We hunt early and late, generally going back to the cabin for a big brunch. Normally we stand hunt, but there is plenty enough land for us to also add some stillhunting during the morning or simply to stay in the woods through lunch time and walk the old logging roads through the thickets.
At least one of the areas we hunt borders a big swamp and two years ago My Buddy Al and I both took big hogs right on the edge of that swampy area. Success or not, I'm sure we'll have an enjoyable time as we always have on these trips. If anyone lives in the area and would like to stop by and say hey, just PM me and we'll trade info, if you'd like.