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  • Quiver River Hogs

    Growing up I never saw a skunk,armadillo,coyote,or a wild hog but buddy I see plenty of them now! Wild Russian Boars at Itta Bena Hunting Club! Who woulda thunk it! These hogs will force you to hunt because if you don't hunt them they will completely over run your land! We shoot them when ever we see them but that's not enough. We are now bringing in dogs to keep them in check. They are great fun to hunt and getting harder to kill because they are becoming wary.
    I brought my friend Steve Hale to the club to hog hunt and He found out just how fast paced a hog hunt can be. We were riding around the edge of the Quiver River along some tree covered dirt mounds when Steve hollered 'There he goes'! The hog flew up the mound so I jumped out with my youth 20gage and shot just over the hogs head and he turned hard left which sent him across the path we were on so when he reached the opening I rolled him then ran over and finished him off with my Glock 40. The whole episode lasted maybe 20 seconds. After it was over I asked Steve if he shot and he said 'I never got my bullet out of my pocket'! Barney Fife! Boy we had a good laugh! Steve had brought a rifle and scope and that's not what you need for Quiver River Hogs! Next time Steve will be ready I'm sure. Hey live and learn!
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    That's a great story! and you're right, the hogs are getting bad. Glad you are taking some of them out.