Loading The Truck – Time To Head To Mississippi

February 27, 2013

I know, I don’t have to spell it out, but it’s always fun to mentally repeat the old mnemonic. Try it with me, “M-I-Crooked letter crooked letter-I-Crooked letter crooked letter-I-humpback humpback-I!”

Isn’t that better than just writing, “MS?” 

Anyway, I’m trying to jam through a bunch of work stuff today so I can head my rig east and north tomorrow… heading for the land of the magnolia and tupelo honey.  There’s the Old Muddy, and the Delta, and riverboats… the home of the blues, and of Elvis. 

And hogs. 

I’ve been following the goings on over at Rex’s Deer Camp Blog, and it looks like they’re really starting to get heavy with swine up that way.  In fact, if they don’t do something soon, those pigs are gonna push ol’ Thunderhoof clean out of the state!  It’s no wonder Rex called, just begging for my help.  He was trying to get some world famous hog hunter, but I’m afaid he’ll have to make do with just me.

Of course, from what I’ve seen most of the hogs in Mississippi aren’t much bigger than piglets.  With that in mind, I’m not going to bring the heavy artillery… just the 105mm howitzer, a handful of grenades, and my Red Ryder (for the really tough ones).  I guess I’ll also bring the .44 magnum, hand cannon, with these new Winchester RazorBack XT loads.  I haven’t read the box yet, but I’m guessing these things will seek out the hogs and lay the smack down on them.  I won’t even need to aim! 

I probably won’t be posting for the rest of this week, but I hope to take some pictures (I may need a macro lens for those little pigs), and maybe even some video (if I remember to get the camera out of the truck this time).  Something tells me that, one way or another, there should be a story or two coming out of this trip.


7 Responses to “Loading The Truck – Time To Head To Mississippi”

  1. MIke Printz on February 27th, 2013 15:29

    Hey Phil, long time no speak to – I hope everything is well and you’re enjoying your new lifestyle. I’m glad to hear your back on the path of some hogs — seems you’ve not been living up to your handle for a while. As I didn’t get to go on my elk hunt this year with Kent (long story), I am in the need for some dark meat. Do you know if Shane still offers his axis doe hunts? I missed going last year primarily due to a full freezer but I’m starting to see the bottom showing through. On top of that it was one of the most fun hunts I’ve been on with you, Jeff, Ben and Shane. If you don’t have time to respond before your trip no worries. Catch me when you return. Safe travels! Mike

  2. Phillip on February 27th, 2013 16:04

    Hey, Mike. Good to hear from ya!

    Are you thinking about a solo trip, or bringing down some of the (ir)regulars? Pretty sure I can set something up either way, as long as we have enough lead time and solid dates. It may not be with Shane, although once we’ve got some solid plans in place, I can shoot him a line and see if he’s available.

    As far as hogs, you’re absolutely right. I’ve been jonesing for a hog hunt so bad I’m almost ready to pay for one. To make it even worse, I had one old boar come traipsing past my camera last month… and haven’t seen him since. I hope this weekend in MS pans out!

  3. Marian on February 27th, 2013 16:56

    I know you will get a warm welcome to Mississippi from Rex and the Howell family and friends. They are good people – the best of the best!

    Wishing you good luck and hope you get a trailer full like Mark did! GOODHUNTING to ya Phillip and welcome to the great state of Mississippi! 🙂

  4. Dave on February 28th, 2013 08:54

    I got a hog this past weekend. It is at the butcher now. Just in time too because the bottom of my freezer was starting to show.

    Good luck on your hunt. Hope to see lots of pics of your success.

  5. Albert Quackenbush on February 28th, 2013 13:33

    Good luck out there in ‘Ssippi, Phillip. With that many swine running around I am sure you will have a great time. Hope you get to come home with full coolers!

  6. ian on February 28th, 2013 23:40

    good luck out there!

  7. Phillip on March 4th, 2013 22:27

    Thanks, all. I had a blast.

    And Dave, congrats on the hog. Was this over in Parkfield?