Mathews Inc.
Hog hunting
West Virginia
Contributors to this thread:
hookman 14-Jan-19
Babysaph 14-Jan-19
wvbowbender 15-Jan-19
Fnshtr 15-Jan-19
M.P. 17-Jan-19
hookman 17-Jan-19
Babysaph 17-Jan-19
M.P. 17-Jan-19
hookman 17-Jan-19
M.P. 18-Jan-19
fnshtr 18-Jan-19
hookman 18-Jan-19
Babysaph 18-Jan-19
M.P. 18-Jan-19
JayD 19-Jan-19
M.P. 19-Jan-19
Babysaph 19-Jan-19
Fnshtr 19-Jan-19
JayD 19-Jan-19
hookman 19-Jan-19
jwc3 20-Jan-19
David Mitchell 20-Jan-19
M.P. 20-Jan-19
Fnshtr 21-Jan-19
Jim Casto Jr 22-Jan-19
fnshtr 22-Jan-19
Jim Casto Jr 22-Jan-19
Fnshtr 22-Jan-19
From: hookman
14-Jan-19
Good luck to Our next group of hunters headed to Florida to hog hunt. The first group did pretty daggone good.

From: Babysaph
14-Jan-19
Good luck guys.,

From: wvbowbender
15-Jan-19
So what about the new Hog season in Feb., Is it an extra tag, if you had killed one in 2018? I'm still confused about these new seasons. Bob

From: Fnshtr
15-Jan-19
Good luck guys.

“Slay utterly!”

From: M.P.
17-Jan-19

M.P.'s embedded Photo
M.P.'s embedded Photo
Lonnie Sneed scored yesterday evening .

From: hookman
17-Jan-19
Looks like a nice one. Real cute too.

From: Babysaph
17-Jan-19
That hog is still smiling.

From: M.P.
17-Jan-19
Two more today.

From: hookman
17-Jan-19
Details?

From: M.P.
18-Jan-19

M.P.'s embedded Photo
M.P.'s embedded Photo
Jimmy shot a big one this morning. So far Lonnie has 2 Jimmy 1 and I have 1

From: fnshtr
18-Jan-19
Wow, that’s A big one!

Congrats!

From: hookman
18-Jan-19
Wow!

From: Babysaph
18-Jan-19
Good looking crew. Congrats Jimmy

From: M.P.
18-Jan-19
Big al got one this evening

From: JayD
19-Jan-19
Congrats! Never got one myself - are they similar eating to a domestic hog?

From: M.P.
19-Jan-19
Jim has 2 ,Al has 2 Lonnie has 2 and I have 2 .

From: Babysaph
19-Jan-19
They are good eating IMO

From: Fnshtr
19-Jan-19
I thought the hot sausage from mine last year was the best I’ve ever had. No kidding.

From: JayD
19-Jan-19
Thanks!!! One of these days I need to go on a hog hunt.

From: hookman
19-Jan-19
The hot sausage was fantastic and the rest of it was good also.

From: jwc3
20-Jan-19
Front shoulders make the best bbcue ever. Slow cook them in crockpot and pull off. Mix in bbcue sauce with some of the juice and let cook two more hours. Its fantastic.

20-Jan-19
I have to agree with JW. Shoulders are the best. I put mine on the grill and charcoal smoke 'em for a bit then put in the slow cooker with a package of dry onion soup mix and a little liquid (we use chicken broth). Shred and mix with BBQ sauce like JW said. Ummmmm!

From: M.P.
20-Jan-19
2 today for a total of 10.

From: Fnshtr
21-Jan-19
That’s great. Congrats to all hunters.

From: Jim Casto Jr
22-Jan-19

Jim Casto Jr's embedded Photo
Jim Casto Jr's embedded Photo
Got to the house about 9:30 last night. As always, had a great time at Osceola Oufitters. This trip was my 15th year in a row.

It was unusually cool this year and the acorn crop was so heavy the pigs were spread out all over the ranch, so hunting on stands, and even with the dogs was tough. Spot and stalk was a no-go at all because the pigs weren't feeding in the rye fields like usual and the woods were so dry it was impossible to "slip up" on anything.

From: fnshtr
22-Jan-19
Great pics Jim. My wife likes the piglet!

Could you share your set up? Being a trad guy I would like to know your bow and arrow specs as well as broad head selection.

Thanks and congrats on another great hunt.

From: Jim Casto Jr
22-Jan-19
Wayne,

Yeah, the little feller was just wandering around camp. He sure had wild genes.

I'm having quite the time with a pinched nerve and had to reduce weight. The bow I was shooting was 40# at my draw length. It's a 21" Hoyt Satori riser with medium Uukha Vx1000 Evo2 Xcurve limbs--shooting off the shelf, 64". The arrow was a full length, 32" .400 Goldtip with a 260 grain Grizzly broadhead up front. I figured since I had to reduce bow weight, I'd increase arrow weight to compensate. I dialed the bow in with a 15 yard fixed crawl... so... anything from point blank to 15 yards had about a 3" gap. In other words, put the broadhead on the shoulder and kill'm. :^)

I've put Grizzly broadheads thru both shields on several boar hogs over the years with 44 and 45# bows, so I wasn't concerned at all about how they would perform.

From: Fnshtr
22-Jan-19
Thanks for the info Jim. I shoot both 50 and 44 # recurves. Will probably take both. Shooting 600 and 500 grain arrows with Simmons Tigersharks (175g.) and a 100 g. brass insert in the arrows for the 50# bow.

Thanks!

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