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INbowdude - Jun-15 Mobile live hunt from Ok
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From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
10:56 AM LIVE from Ok*

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

Welcome to Porkapalooza 11, Make Hog Hunting Great Again

Thanks to Shiloh Ranch for hosting us again.

We start with orientation at noon.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
11:02 AM LIVE from Ok*
Let the record reflect that Hunt4life was early this year!

From: Medicinemann
15-Jun-17
get some good video and share!!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
3:03 PM LIVE from Ok*
Ryan is in stand 2, Andrew stand 3, Hunt4life in stand 4, Boothill in stand 5, Kevin in stand 5A, Ed goes to stand 6, Kyle goes to 7 and I am headed to Rattlesnake Ridge.

Feeders go off at 5:30 central.

92. and toasty.

From: kellyharris
15-Jun-17
Good luck try and stay cool

15-Jun-17
In stand 5a. Ladder stand. There is a nice breeze I'm my face . This is a great looking stand. Won't be long now.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
5:20 PM LIVE from Ok*
Giving the low platform stand at Rattlwsnake a chance. Should produce

From: bad karma
15-Jun-17
That low platform is a nice stand. Lots of room....only problem is everything you touch clanks.

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
5:54 PM LIVE from Ok*
Ryan scores from stand #2, he didn't waste any time.

From: KSBOW
15-Jun-17
That did not take long!!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
6:38 PM LIVE from Ok*
Very quiet from all hunters. Patiently waiting...c'mon hogs!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
7:38 PM LIVE from Ok*
Still quiet. Very unusual to not even hear some hogs fighting. Best time is coming up!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
7:58 PM LIVE from Ok*
6 big hogs came from the north and went east of my stand. One sow was 200 plush pounds. Maybe they will drift back this way?

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
8:01 PM LIVE from Ok*
Dang metal stand. I keep hitting my bow on the side. Hush!

Coyotes are howling!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
8:02 PM LIVE from Ok*
Sun is below tree line. Light wind. Time for a pig appearance!

From: INbowdude
15-Jun-17
10:00 PM LIVE from Ok*
Well,,, in the end only 1 hog was shot but they are out there. Maybe tomorrow morning. Stay tuned. And in honor of Adam West, " Same bat time, same bat channel".

From: bad karma
16-Jun-17
Told you. When I think pigs are near, I stand up in the platform so I won't clank.....

Tomorrow night, corn like I suggested......you'll get them in.

16-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Let the games begin!
Tradman and Huntress's embedded Photo
Let the games begin!
Here's Ryan with the nice boar he shot from stand 2. Sorry about the blood, but I didn't want to wet down those long bristles on his back. Congratulations Ryan!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
5:54 AM LIVE from Ok*
Back at it this morning. 1 gobbler sounding off. Light wind. Back at the Ridge.

Bad Karma & Medicine Man, I didn't see any of your messages until after i killed my hogs. Sorry.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
6:25 AM LIVE from Ok*
I can hear hogs to the northwest of me. Probably headed to stand 4.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
6:47 AM LIVE from Ok*
I can hear the pigs over at 4 but can't see them. Quiet here so far.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
7:24 AM LIVE from Ok*
I can hear hogs to my west but can't see them. So tantalizingly close and yet, nothing. Trying to wait them out.

16-Jun-17
Black sow down at 5a this morning. Not the prettiest of shots but she was down within 75 yards.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
9:38 AM LIVE from Ok*
2 hogs down! Great morning hunt. Congrats Andrew and Kevin!

From: foxwillkill
16-Jun-17
Congrats to the 2 successful hunters. Look forward to hearing how things go this evening. Hogs and heat don't they go together well?

16-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo

16-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

Here's Andrew with a good boar he shot at #3 this morning.

16-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

Heres Kevin with the big sow he shot at 5a. It's unusual to see a hog with this much fat this time of year.

16-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

I love the smell of pig guts in the morning...

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
12:42 PM LIVE from Ok*

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

Last night I was tempted but held off.

I know, you all thought I was a weak man.

From: bad karma
16-Jun-17
I'd bring a couple hundred pounds of corn out to fatten some of those hogs up, Mike.

Then shoot the one that waddles the slowest.

From: Lawngnome756
16-Jun-17
It's about time to head out for stand #5 for a roaster size hog!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
4:50 PM LIVE from Ok*
Back in the stand. This afternoon I chose 5A, the newest stand at Shiloh. Even though Kevin killed a nice fat sow off of this stand in the morning, I have high hopes it will produce tonight. Hot and breezy. Wind out of the South, Southeast. Perfect for this setup. Let's hope the hogs think so too!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
4:54 PM LIVE from Ok*
Forgot to mention that we did the pitch-in lunch with steak, potatoes, corn, broccoli salad and desserts. Easy to hunt on a full stomach!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
5:38 PM LIVE from Ok*

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

And I jump when the feeder goes off! First big game critter of the night.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
5:48 PM LIVE from Ok*
7 does and 1 buck. Where are the hogs???

From: bad karma
16-Jun-17
the hogs are waiting for you to start snoring before they come in to eat.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
6:16 PM LIVE from Ok*
Deer bolt. 2 hogs come racing in from the East. I am sizing them up when 3 more pile in. Which one is biggest? Nothing huge. Shoot or wait????

From: bad karma
16-Jun-17
If you have enough corn, wait. I shot my boar last trip after the other pigs ate for 40 minutes. Yes, 40 minutes.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
6:35 PM LIVE from Ok*
Bad Karma, you know I am a weak man!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
6:40 PM LIVE from Ok*

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

From: drycreek
16-Jun-17
Well..........

From: bad karma
16-Jun-17
That little piggy won't be going to market.

From: Skippy
16-Jun-17
Nice shot placement right there! Congrats!!

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
8:18 PM LIVE from Ok*
Pics don't load well. All 5 were about that size. Could have waited but... Double lung shot. Hog went 40 yards and dropped. I dragged her to the edge of the road and was able to get her back to camp. I cleaned the hog and was able to walk back to the stand for the last hour of hunting. Nothing came in but I did get to see a hawk harassing the squirrels. At last light an owl landed on the top of the feeder, probably hoping the squirrels would come out one more time. The squirrels did not and neither did any more hogs. A great night none-the-less.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
8:21 PM LIVE from Ok*
14 yard shit from ladder, fell in sight 40 yards away. Just missed the heart but a lovely X on both lungs. Couldn't find that first drop of blood but she died in sight of the stand.

Waiting to here how the others are doing.

16-Jun-17
Pretty impressive shit...

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
8:43 PM LIVE from Ok*
Hog cut up and in the freezer.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
8:45 PM LIVE from Ok*
Watching a big hawk buzz the gray squirrels. Pretty cool.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
8:53 PM LIVE from Ok*
Cool looking owl perched on the top of the feeder.

From: INbowdude
16-Jun-17
10:55 PM LIVE from Ok*
Hit, not shit! Thanks Stick n String. Lol

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
11:08 PM LIVE from Ok*
Ed scores on a nighttime hog hunt! Congrats!

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
6:18 AM LIVE from Ok*
Saturday morning finds me in stand 7.

15 minutes before the feeder goes off about 10 hogs come and leave offering no shot.

Morning looks promising!

From: Family Man
17-Jun-17
Thanks for keeping us posted! Stay cool, have fun, shoot straight and tell Matt & Cheryl we say hello!

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:34 AM LIVE from Ok*
Feeder goes off and I still jump.

Hogs grunting southwest of me. Humid, wind out of the SE-South.

Time to get ready.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:36 AM LIVE from Ok*
Stick snaps and then a grunt.

Several footfalls and more gruntingz

15 hogs rush the feeder.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:50 AM LIVE from Ok*
Of course there are no small, far hogs in this group.

Where were you last night.

Still, I'm hog hunting.

Nice hog goes broadside.

Line up the shot. Make sure nothing's behind it.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:51 AM LIVE from Ok*

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

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:55 AM LIVE from Ok*
Blood very good at first and then I lose the trail.

Hit looked okay but not a passthrough. Way to much arrow sticking out as it ran off. 15 seconds later, I hear it crash.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:57 AM LIVE from Ok*
Follow blood for only 30 yards and it stops.

Ugh, been down this road before. Follow a logical path and see no hog.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
7:59 AM LIVE from Ok*
Go back to original bloodtrail and see where I missed a turn. Blood still sparse but better than little droplets.

Dry, sandy soil soaks up blood fast.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
8:05 AM LIVE from Ok*

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

Start a new line of sight search and find about a 120ish pounder taking the big dirt nap!

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Jake , I finally got some LTE to post. Here is 5a.

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Just dropped off our hogs at the processor in Stonewall. Now lunch at Lori's onion grill. Btw- the onion burgers are worth the drive.

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
So green down here.

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
This is the left shooting lane for 5a

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Passed on the pumbas on the first night.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
11:32 AM LIVE from Ok*
Kyle scores from the ground near the Poison Ivy stand!

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
12:28 PM LIVE from Ok*

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

From: Paul@thefort
17-Jun-17
Looks like fun. Thanks for the pics and words. Paul

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo

From: drycreek
17-Jun-17
You guys are having a time !

17-Jun-17
Out in stand 6 in the quad pod. The wind is in my face. I've never sat in this stand before. Feels good.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
Ed doesn't waste any time and scores at 2. Congrats. I can't believe I stayed in camp! I do have 2 hogs in the freezer so I can't complain and I'm sitting in an air conditioned cabin typing this instead of sweating my butt off in a stand. Yeah, today I can do that. Waiting on pics.

17-Jun-17
Congrats Ed!

Only thing at 6 so far are free loading deer and squirrels.

17-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

Here's Ed's hog from his night hunt. He shot this hog using a thermal imaging scope and night vision guidance. Good shot Ed!

17-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

And here's the hog Mike shot at stand 7 this morning. Good shooting!

17-Jun-17
Hog growling behind? me downwind. Sun is finally below the trees.

17-Jun-17
More hog growling to the north. Still haven't seen a hog tonight. The breeze has stopped completely. Just over an hour left to go.

From: bad karma
17-Jun-17
Lori's Onion Grill is a find. And you'll like the new sausages.....Tim does good work. They're addictive.

17-Jun-17
First hogs of the night. Circling. Out of range

17-Jun-17

Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
Kevin @ Porkapalooza's embedded Photo
They wouldn't commit and never came in.

It was a wonderful weekend. Until next time.

From: INbowdude
17-Jun-17
9:22 PM LIVE from Ok*
Boothill scores just before dark! Congrats Brian!

17-Jun-17
8 hunters shot 10 hogs...not bad!

18-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

Here's Brian with his last-minute-of-the-hunt hog. Congratulations everyone! It was a great time hosting the Porkapalooza again. You all truly make hog hunting great!

From: foxwillkill
18-Jun-17
Sounds like you guys had a great time. Congrats to all. Feb sure seems along ways off.

From: Chris S
18-Jun-17
Awesome it was nice break from the real world to sit down and read your thread. Looks like an blast. Congrats and happy Father's Day to all.

From: bad karma
18-Jun-17
Looks like a heck of a trip. And, yahoo, I'll be at the 2018 Porkapalooza, hot weather and all, but great hunting and great people.

From: Bou'bound
18-Jun-17
"14 yard shit from ladder, fell in sight 40 yards away"

I got distracted with a strange picture in my mind when Mike posted the line above. I have not been able to envision this or how it could happen

From: bad karma
18-Jun-17
Well, you know, Mike is "a weak man..." :)

18-Jun-17

Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo
Tradman and Huntress's MOBILE embedded Photo

While we're all talking about Mike we'd like to take the opportunity to thank him for all the hard work he pits into organizing this event for the past 11 years. From designing the t-shirts to providing the gifts, none if this would happen without Mr. Bowdude. Regardless of what he did at stand #7, he's the guy that makes this happen every year:) Thank Mike! We appreciate all your hard work.

Matt and Cheryl

From: INbowdude
20-Jun-17
Funny stuff! Porkapalooza 11 is in the books. Another great hunt with great people. Yes, it was hot. Yes, the pitch-in steak lunch was fantastic. Yes, Matt & Cheryl are great hosts. No I didn't take a 14 yard shit, however, that typo was way too funny to correct. I truly had a great time and enjoy helping make this hunt happen. A few more pics are forthcoming.

From: Buffalo1
20-Jun-17
Looks like you guys had a blast and some good hogs taken. Congrats

Looking forward to your live report at next year's hunt.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
The traditional group photo!

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Wayne (L) and Ed. Wayne is a bull fighter and has agreed to help Matt & Cheryl.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Shoe picture for Pat.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Hog heart lies very low in the chest and a bit forward. Magnus 4 blade Stinger (125's). Broke the piggies heart.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
Came across some interesting tracks. Took me a minute to figure it out and then I started tracking the critter.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
The tracking job was pretty short, about 5 yards actually.

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17

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INbowdude's embedded Photo
How do you bring back a 50 pounder? In your back of course!

From: KSBOW
21-Jun-17
What happened to Randy?

From: INbowdude
21-Jun-17
LOL, KSBOW, I will let Tradman and Huntress enlighten you all on Randy.

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