Saturday, July 9, 2011

Living High on the Hog

From time to time, we are approached by folks who would like to hunt some wild hogs at the ranch. Yes....such a nuisance those nasty critters are. Plenty of research has been done to suggest the tremendous amount of influx on this part of the country, not only tearing up the land, but hosting disease as well. In years past, we have trapped them and sold them live. In fact, I don't mind telling you that is how I used to pay for Christmas and enough left over to feed my nail lady to fix me up. But, the last couple of years, these critters haven't been as easy to find, trap, or hunt. Add to that summer time vegetation and seemingly, it isn't the best time of the year to try. That said, cooperator and good friend, Chuck Miller and his cronies from Columbia, MO are here now and at last count, have harvested ten head. Course, it looks like the dead of vegetation. So maybe they are a little easier to spot. Secondly, they seem to be hanging close to the few water sources on the ranch....the tanks (or for you northern folks, ponds). A productive hunt, good fellowship and great guys. Thanks MIZZOU for sharing them and their sharpshooter skills with us.

High on the Hog

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