Keeping It Alive…
May 29, 2014
Another week has blown by already, and while I’ve had the best intentions for updates and new content… well, it hasn’t happened. If new posts were the pulse of a blog (and they are), then the Hog Blog would be on life support right now (and it pretty much is).
Fortunately, while I’ve been whiling away the hours at the day job, someone is out there getting things done. Virtual friend and occasional commenter, Ian, got out to some private property and put the smack down on a really nice boar. Make sure you click the image to see the larger version, to get a better look at the cutters on this sucker.
If you enlarge the photo, you’ll also see that Ian dropped this wooly-booger with a head shot. Now my normal practice is to discourage this particular shot placement, but there’s no question that it’s effective when properly executed. In this case, Ian took the shot at around 25 yards, which makes it pretty much a “gimme” with a scoped rifle. Hard for me to be too critical of that.
On a completely different note, hunters in San Benito and Monterey counties (CA) have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a box of lead-free ammo.
Once again, the Ventana Wildlife Society (http://www.ventanaws.org/) is holding an online raffle for local hunters, to encourage the use of lead-free ammo in this critical section of condor habitat. Just jump onto their website and complete the sign-up form. You can even choose whether to receive cartridges or just the bullets (if you’re a hand-loader). But move quickly, because there’s a limit of 200 boxes before the giveaway dries up.