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Old 12-22-2019, 10:46 PM   #1
Djhester
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My wife has never hunted. She loves venison and has help me process deer for over 30 years. She finally decided that she wanted to give it a shot by taking a hog after Thanksgiving. Her first hunt was on the evening of Black Friday.

She and my daughters think it is funny to name the hogs that I shoot when we are putting the hams and back straps in the freezer (I know it's a little strange to me as well). Earlier in the day, she told me that she wanted to shot a black hog that day so she could name it "Friday" in honor of black Friday.

We settled in the ground blind and watch deer for a over an hour hoping the pigs would come in. Finally a group of piglets ran off our deer accompanied by 3 mid size red hogs, but no black hog. I told her just pick the biggest red one and put a bolt through its shoulder. As she was getting ready, this big black sow came in and she got really excited. She had to wait several minutes because a yearling had set up about 8 yards in front of us watching the pigs, hoping to get back to the corn. She patiently waited and put a good shot on the sow at 25 yards. The piglets scattered and came back, so we switched seats and I put an arrow through one of them.

I think she is hooked. She was pretty happy that she helped provide pulled pork for our church pot luck! She still isn't sure that she can pull the trigger on a deer even though she loves to watch them and eat them. But she sure didn't mind helping with the pig population. (BTW - I know it looks like I robbed the cradle, but she is the same age as me - 52. She just doesn't show it like I do.)
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations!
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:53 PM   #3
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Way to go!
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:14 AM   #4
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Nice !
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:15 AM   #5
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Awesome!
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:28 AM   #6
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Nice work! Congrats to mama!!
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:30 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, Congrats!
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:11 AM   #8
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Congrats to her and you. I would have to see a copy of her drivers license to believe her age
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:13 AM   #9
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That's great! Congrats to her and thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:14 AM   #10
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Fun stuff!
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:24 AM   #11
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congrats
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:33 AM   #12
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Way to go! What a great first hog.

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Old 12-23-2019, 09:36 AM   #13
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That's awesome. Congrats to the new hunter.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #14
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Way to go. Congrats
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:43 AM   #15
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:09 AM   #16
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Awesome!!!
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:11 AM   #17
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Nice!
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:50 AM   #18
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Great first hunt congrats to her.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:53 AM   #19
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Outstanding!
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:08 PM   #20
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way to go congrats
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Old 12-23-2019, 12:25 PM   #21
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Congrats


A wise man’s heart inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left.
Ecclesiastes 10:2
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:19 PM   #22
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Cool!
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:41 PM   #23
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No way, you had to have robbed the cradle!!!
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:28 PM   #24
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Congrats to her on a great kill. Couple things: she’ll prob smack you for telling her age and nope I don’t believe it either haha


Sierracharlie out…
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:34 PM   #25
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Congrats to y'all! Hope she keeps hunting
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:37 PM   #26
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Congrats to your wife. Hope she's hooked
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:09 AM   #27
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Youre right, she looks like a teenager. Congrats to both of yall. Her for the hog and you for such a young looking wife.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:13 AM   #28
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Awesome! She put it on him for sure!
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:15 AM   #29
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Greatness!
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