My husband and oldest love hog hunting and coon hunting. We have a fancy kennel full of dogs to prove it. We have the expensive equipment that goes along with having hunting dogs. The head lamp hunting lights, the tracking collars and receivers, the protective vests and collars, etc. They have a trailer too now. (that I purchased recently and pulled home.) My husband made for a dog/hog hauler to pull behind the 4wheeler to take on hog hunts.
Unfortunately, on Christmas Eve, we had to put, our less than a year old, 4wheeler in the shop. They have been hog hunting on horseback the last couple of days. My husband, oldest, and a friend left an hour ago to hunt. Them, three horses, a whole variety of dogs, two trucks, two trailers are probably unloading and hitting the brush by now.
Before they left, my oldest was leading two of our dogs, from the kennel to the truck. The crazy things saw my chickens and pulled away from him. (***sigh***) He expertly caught a hen and began trying to have a chicken snack before leaving. Momma was not happy with the aggravating dog. This is why the hunting dogs live in the fancy kennel, away from my sweet chickens. Thankfully, he only got one. 😢
Yesterday’s hunt went well for them. Other than walking/riding up and down steep hills. The dogs all worked well. They were able able to catch a wild hog. Hopefully, they’ll catch some more today. Here’s a picture of yesterday’s hunt.
Do any of you have hunting dogs? We have one raccoon hunting dog, a handful of hog hunting ones, and two squirrel dogs that belong to my son’s Ag teacher. He sent them home with us over the holiday to be hunted. My son and nephew have been able to go squirrel hunting three times so far.
Hope all of you have a Happy New Year! Take care God bless.
***Update: today’s hog catch; picture below!
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