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From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
7:54 AM LIVE from Ok*
It's Porkapalooza 9 time down at Shiloh Ranch in Stonewall, Oklahoma.

We have 10 hunters in camp and with some luck and decent shooting, we should be putting some pork on the ground.

Boothill and Hunt4life are on the hunt as well as 3 newbies, a father and son team and a few other miscreants.

Things start at noon (CST) with orientation and then the drawing of stands. Newbies get first choice.

Temps are supposed to be upper 80's to low 90's with no rain and south winds.

Pretty pumped about the hunt and if the coverage is good at the stands, we will update live.

Time to hang the banner!

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
7:54 AM LIVE from Ok*
Dang double post. Looking forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones soon. Friday night will be a pitch in lunch with fresh cut steaks compliments of Boothill.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
8:22 AM LIVE from Ok*

INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo
INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

For Pigginstring: first critter to greet us at Shiloh.

From: Chip T.
11-Jun-15
And so it begins for another year. Have loads of fun guys.

From: KSBOW
11-Jun-15
Good luck will be following on live hunt action, don't know if its possible but looking forward to the updates of this hunt as much being there myself!!

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
10:00 AM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

The converted Porkapalooza plaque.

From: writer
11-Jun-15
Looking forward to the updates.

Hope some of you guys give Kai something to trail. (need pics of that, too!)

From: T Mac
11-Jun-15
I always enjoy following along good luck!

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
2:06 PM LIVE from Ok*
Stands are selected! I am at 1, Jacob sitting 1A, David at 2, Matt G at 3, Boothill at 4, Shawn & Cole at 5, Don at 6, Eric at 7 and Hunt4life on Ralltesnake Ridge. Feeders go off at 5:30, sundown around 8:45.

From: The Yode
11-Jun-15
Good luck!!! Keep those pics and posts coming!

From: KSBOW
11-Jun-15
Can't go wrong with any stands at Shiloh but I am defiantly partial to Boothill and Eric choices, with Hunt4life coming in close third!!! Good luck guys!!

From: bdfrd24v
11-Jun-15
Good luck guys. I have no idea on any of the stands. They all sound good.

From: boothill
11-Jun-15
It seems summer temps have hit Stonewall, OK. Oh why did I choose stand 4? Oh well just about to head out for the first evening hunt to start.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
5:25 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Jumped 5 hogs of average size on the walk in. Very warm with a swirling breeze. I'm starting off in the ladder but might have to move to the groundblind if the wind won't straighten out.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
5:36 PM LIVE from Ok*
3 black hogs in the 90 pound range tried to come in and winded me. Could be a tough night.

From: gideon87
11-Jun-15
I have a big group to my west with some good ones in it!!

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
5:40 PM LIVE from Ok*
Hogs moving east of my stand. Can't see them only hear them fighting.

From: hunt4life
11-Jun-15
We saw a good one on way in, 40 yrds back in the brush of coarse with no shot.

From: Bou'bound
11-Jun-15
Won't be long now and will see some hosed down hogs hanging

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
6:39 PM LIVE from Ok*
All quiet. Nobody is seeing hogs yet. Must be waiting for sunset.

From: boothill
11-Jun-15
Had maybe a 70# in but wind swirled and blew it out. Hear some occasional grunts and squeals but quiet right now.

From: gideon87
11-Jun-15
Just about prime time

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
7:31 PM LIVE from Ok*
Whitetail cruising by but didn't stop .

A few hogs moving at other stands but no shots yet.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
8:04 PM LIVE from Ok*
Doe finally came in but super nervous. Swirling winds have her on edge.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
8:09 PM LIVE from Ok*
Hogs behind me

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
8:11 PM LIVE from Ok*
Dang whitetail snorted and spooked the hogs. Wind got me.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
8:36 PM LIVE from Ok*
Heard hogs to the East but not coming in.

No shots or kills by anybody so far. Most unusual.

C'mon hogs, get with the program!

11-Jun-15
Wrong...2 hogs shot. Matt and Donald are tracking. Got their text. :)

11-Jun-15
Both Matt & Donald shot hogs and are tracking. Just got their text.

From: writer
11-Jun-15
Sounds like Kai time in southeast Oklahoma!

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
9:40 PM LIVE from Ok*
Well I didn't do any good but some of the guys have hogs down.

More to come as the guys get into camp.

From: INbowdude
11-Jun-15
10:41 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

3 hogs down and dead. Boothill with his big pig.

12-Jun-15

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Tradman & Huntress's embedded Photo
Back at ranch house. 4 hogs shot and 3 recovered. Kai found 2 of them and I must say she did great. Two somewhat challenging trails and she found them! :) Here is Kai with Cheryl on one of her prizes.

From: writer
12-Jun-15
You go girl....you, too, Cheryl.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
6:08 AM LIVE from Ok*
Friday morning hunt. David is in 1a, Eric in 7, Mike B in 4, Shawn & Cole back at 5 and I'm hunting 6.

Calm and quiet, temp is 72, no wind yet. Birds walking up and I can here a turkey hobble as the Owls sound off.

I could use some fresh bacon this morning!

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
6:12 AM LIVE from Ok*
3 deer moving by.

12-Jun-15
Good luck guys! Looking forward to seeing more photos today!! Hope the weather cooperates and the winds lay down some!

Shoot str8 and Stay Safe! Jeff

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:05 AM LIVE from Ok*
Pigs are sleeping in this morning. Nothing but deer and squirrels.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
8:13 AM LIVE from Ok*
Slow morning. Heading in for the morning. Will hit it again tonight.

12-Jun-15

Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Sorry for taking so long to post last night's pics. I think I was more wore out than Kai was and fell sound asleep on the couch after eating dinner!

Here's Brian (boothill) with the big boar of the night.

12-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Matt (gideon87) shot this nice, curly black sow.

12-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
And here's Jacob with a nice fat, black sow he shot. Congratulations on procuring some tasty pork on your first evening out guys! We're looking forward to seeing some more pork on the meatpole this evening!

From: Chip T.
12-Jun-15
Cute pic of the girls. Keep up the good work guys.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
2:16 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Ribeye on the open grill!

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
3:48 PM LIVE from Ok*
Evening hunt set;David at 1A, me at 2, Don at 3, Eric at 4, Matt at 5, Shawn at 6, Cole at 7, and Hunt4life back at Rattlesnake Ridge.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
5:19 PM LIVE from Ok*
90 degrees with SSE winds. Great for stand 2. Now all I need are some cooperative pigs.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
6:18 PM LIVE from Ok*
Heard a nice pig fight north of me but going away. At least pigs are starting to move.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
6:25 PM LIVE from Ok*
Heard a nice pig fight north of me but going away. At least pigs are starting to move.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
6:29 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Hunt4life scores at Rattlesnake Ridge! Way to go Mike.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:06 PM LIVE from Ok*
Pigs are vocal but not visible. Must be shy.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:08 PM LIVE from Ok*
A big shoutout to Matt & Cheryl Napper of Shiloh Ranch for hosting Porkapalooza for the last 9 years. All of us greatly appreciate your efforts.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:44 PM LIVE from Ok*
Big hog coming in from east but very skittish.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:45 PM LIVE from Ok*
3 little pigs come in. 1 is missing its back leg. Big one comes in and out but is facing me.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:47 PM LIVE from Ok*
In and out, in and out for the big one. 3 little ones are perfect decoys.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:49 PM LIVE from Ok*
Still no shot, only 15 yards away. C'mon pig, go broadside!

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
7:53 PM LIVE from Ok*
Finally at 10 yards I get a broadside shot.

Dang looks like little penetration.

Wait, wait, wait... I hear grunting and then a crash!

BRB

12-Jun-15
Having a little fun? Congrats! C

From: writer
12-Jun-15
Sounds DROY.

This little piggy went to Indiana!

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
8:01 PM LIVE from Ok*
Finally at 10 yards I get a broadside shot.

Dang looks like little pentathlon .

Wait, wait, wait... I hear grunting and then a crash!

BRB

From: Skeptic
12-Jun-15
Sorry we missed it! Sounds like a fun time as usual.

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
8:51 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Long hog. Big shoulders. Looks like breakfast sausage to me;)

From: INbowdude
12-Jun-15
8:53 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Oops, that is Hunt4life's hog. Sorry Mike, I guess I'm going to have to take the cheater glasses with me or get an Iphone 6 so I can see what I'm typing.

13-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Here are a few pictures we took today. The first is of Mike (INbowdude) with his big boar.

13-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
And here's Mike (Hunt4life) with his big red boar. Congratulations guys!

13-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Now I didn't want to show you all this until after Porkapalooza, but this potential trespasser was killed in the road just before crossing onto the ranch right up by camp. I'm glad he didn't crash out party! In case you can't tell by the pic, it was about a four foot velvet tail. The buzzards were already working him over pretty good when I took this pic.

13-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
And as some of you know, we don't go hungry during Porkapalooza. Here we are sitting down to a lunch of fire-grilled ribeyes, baked potatoes, strawberry spinach salad, home made macaroni and cheese, vegetables in vinaigrette salad, home made cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies, and southern banana pudding. Phew! You guys sure do know how to throw down!

13-Jun-15
I took a whole bunch of pictures of the official Porkapalooza ceremony during lunch and just now realized that I was using Mike's camera the whole time! Guess we'll have to post those later. I think Mike's up to his elbows in chitlins right now...lol.

I hope y'all are having as much as we are!

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
6:28 AM LIVE from Ok*
I gotta be honest. After skinning and quartering out that boar, I decided to have a beer and brat for supper and slept in.

It's raining steady here this morning. Forecast called for a good chance of rain this evening so maybe the front will pass early and tonight we kill more hogs.

I can see that the firefighters from Colorado went out this morning. Both guys are hard hunters and this is their first hog hunt. Good guys I need to turn them on to Bowsite.

I will update after I talk to them.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Front of this year's t-shirt.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
And the back.

From: Paul@thefort
13-Jun-15
I usually do not smile much this early in the morning but after following along on this hunt, I did crack a big one this AM.

My best, Paul

From: writer
13-Jun-15
You're gonna make me do another trip to Shiloh.

Matt, Cheryl, make sure nobody hands me a knife. The nurses were very nice at the ER in Ada, but I'd as soon spend my time out at the ranch. :-)

13-Jun-15
Sounds like a great hunt so far..what's the total tally?

Good luck tonite

Shoot Str8 and Stay Safe

Jeff

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
4:13 PM LIVE from Ok*
7 shot, 5 recovered. 8 guys hunting tonight.

Thundering now. Won't stop the Porkapalooza hunt.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
5:24 PM LIVE from Ok*
Rain delay for the broadcast.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
5:54 PM LIVE from Ok*
Lovely downpour! Lots of thunder.

Happy to be in ground blind.

Big pig headed in but I am looking for 50 pounder.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
6:14 PM LIVE from Ok*
Pigs gone.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
7:04 PM LIVE from Ok*
Rain is over, sun shining, now we need to get a breeze to dry the woods out.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
8:21 PM LIVE from Ok*
9 hogs of various sizes came from the south and then moved behind me. Dang wind saved another hog's life. Need a break.

From: INbowdude
13-Jun-15
9:32 PM LIVE from Ok*
Pig down! Details to follow.

From: writer
13-Jun-15
Dude!!!!

Step, away, from, the, beer.

Drop that brat,

..and give us the promised details!

From: INbowdude
14-Jun-15
11:21 PM LIVE from Ok*
Sorry for the delay.

The 9 hogs circled behind and south but would not commit.

About the time they drifted off, I could see some more northeast of the stand. These hogs started to come in but also hung up. The wind finally became steady out of the SE and was now in my favor.

After a few minutes, 4 small and 1 medium hog nervously started in.

A couple of minutes later 2 more mediums came in and it became a race between the hogs for the corn.

Twice I drew and let down. Just couldn't get a broadside shot. Finally everything lines up and I dumped the string.

From: INbowdude
14-Jun-15
11:24 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

Impact site! Not looking good for the hog.

From: INbowdude
14-Jun-15
11:27 PM LIVE from Ok*

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INbowdude's MOBILE embedded Photo

A few feet away.

From: INbowdude
14-Jun-15
11:34 PM LIVE from Ok*
Another Porkapalooza has come and gone.

Great new friends and awesome old ones.

And of course, Matt & Cheryl are simply the best.

Cheers!

From: bad karma
14-Jun-15
Another Stevie Wonder tracking job. Good shooting.

From: Bou'bound
14-Jun-15
Thanks for bringing us another adventure Mike you headed back down in a couple weeks

From: John Ryan
14-Jun-15
Thanks for the story Mike. Glad you folks had a good time. Perhaps we can share a hunt again sometime.

From: John Ryan
14-Jun-15
Thanks for the story Mike. Glad you folks had a good time. Perhaps we can share a hunt again sometime.

14-Jun-15

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Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
We have one last picture to share, and that is of Mike's second hog right before it got "dressed to the nines".

Congratulations again guys. We sure do enjoy hosting this hunt and appreciate every one of you for coming down to be a part of it. The food and fellowship (not in that order) are the best part of this hunt in my opinion. Thanks again for letting us be a part of the festivities!

-Matt and Cheryl

From: gideon87
14-Jun-15
Had a blast as always!!

From: boothill
14-Jun-15
Another Porkapalooza is in the books at Shiloh Ranch. Many thanks to INbowdude for hosting this event again. I've been going since Pork 5 and they just get better. Thanks to Matt and Cheryl for the hospitality and being great friends over the years. See you in February!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
The group.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Checking out the Porkapalooza ornament.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Pitch-in lunch!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Lunchtime.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Custom made Porkapalooza ornament. Compliments of Fleece Performance Engineering. The owners are former students of mine and they have a great business.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Pigs drag heavy.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
(l-R) Jacob, Eric and David. Thanks for sharing camp and hunting hogs.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
After the hunting, more work before bed.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Hey Brian, have a Snickers!

From: boothill
17-Jun-15
And I thought you were my friend all this time Mike? OK I guess it is on come February buddy.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-15
I guess I should have left it for you then.

From: gideon87
19-Jun-15
It was a good time

From: Russell
19-Jun-15
Mike, Looks like you had a great time. thanks for sharing.

From: INbowdude
28-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
So this year I decided to process my own hog(s) from the Porkapalooza. Usually the high temperatures dictate we get the hogs in a cooler asap. Nevertheless, I was fortunate to take a nice mature boar and a smaller sow. I gutted, skinned and quartered the hogs at Shiloh Ranch and then brought them home where I de-boned the meat.

I came away with 37.5 pounds of pure meat plus 7 pounds of ribs. I froze these into 2 large vacuum sealer bags for future processing into breakfast sausage.

From: INbowdude
28-Jun-15
After they defrosted a bit, it was on to the final trimming and the beginning of the grinding process.

From: INbowdude
28-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Taking a tip from Matt Napper, after I mixed up a bit of the sausage, I fried up a burger to check the taste.

Hmmm, hot fresh spicy breakfast sausage!

From: INbowdude
28-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Once confirmed that the taste was what I wanted, it was time to kick it in to high production.

I was glad we had a cold front push through and the temperatures were in the low 70's when I started the process.

From: INbowdude
28-Jun-15

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Half way done! I didn't take a picture of the final table as I was getting tired and still had a lot of clean up to do.

Looking forward to cooking breakfast sausage and later this summer, some wild boar ribs!

Cheers.

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