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2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:38 am

Got home last night from my annual pig hunt in Florida with Osceola Outfitters. This year was tuff; it had been very dry, then we had high winds and rain. Not to mention virtually all the oak trees were filled with acorns and the pigs were really spread out.

Jim Mann and I did manage to collect a nice sow each. Jim's was the biggest sow I've ever seen taken down there--MONSTER.

I used my 17" Morrison riser that Ben gifted me with a couple years ago. So... this one's for you, Ben with many thanks--again.

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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Stykshooter » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:49 am

Good job guys! One of my favorite things to do!
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby 4nolz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:00 am

Hoppy didnt get the dogs out?
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby superkodiak38 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:06 am

Nice pigs ! Congrats ;)
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:39 pm

Dr. Mike,

We went with the dogs on the last day. Several hours and the dogs only bayed two hogs. Those are the ones Jim and I shot.
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Yohon » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:20 am

Nice pigs but thats not good to hear about all the acorns...headin down in a couple weeks.....taking my boy this time ;)
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Mann » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:38 am

This was my 4th trip to Florida with Jim and the WV crew and as always it was a great time with great people!
The hunting was tuff as Jim pointed out but still a heck of a lot of fun!
I really did not realize how aggressive a sow pig gets when a couple dogs are on her, I must say I have now been educated! ;)

Yohon I think you will be fine in a couple weeks, I would think most of the acorns will be cleaned up by then.

Jim thanks again for the invite hope to go again next year hint hint.
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:45 am

I wasn't going to bring it up, but since you did, Gee Whiz, Jim, I was hoping you'd tell the "whole" story. Aggressive? More like maybe, run over by a truck and flipped like a tiddlywink.

Good thing I had your back, huh? :)
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Mann » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:51 am

Well, I didn't want to embarrass you by describing your version of backing a feller up! :P


OK the story is this sow was rank right from the start. she charged at least 4 times and I think it was 5 cant say for sure cause there was a bit of adrenalin flowing. On her 3rd charge I couldn't or didn't get out of the way :o and she came at me full bore and hit right between my knees, flipping my fat ass about 4-5 feet in the air :oops: then she was on my back until the dogs got her attention again. :D After that charge I finally got about an 18-20 yard shot, I thought it was a good shot but she was unimpressed and here she comes again. by this time I know to get out of the way :lol:
The dogs finally got her in a water hole where I could get a good close shot and it was a done deal.

A busted quiver was the only casualty 8-)

There was really nothing to worry about cause I had my good buddy Jim backing me up with a bow from 40-50 yards :P :P :P and he was still backing :lol: :lol:

Another hunting experience I'll not forget!!
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Re: 2017 Pigs with Osceola Outfitters

Postby Yohon » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:05 am

You were fine Mann....Jim's been practicing and shooting well.....40-50 yards no problem, he had you covered easily if you really needed it :lol:
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