Just in case we haven’t had enough crazy weather affecting the hog hunting this Winter, we now have one more condition to add to the constant rain and windy conditions the lowcountry has experienced – SNOW!
That’s right. The South Carolina lowcountry was pummeled by about 4 inches of the white stuff on Friday night, leading to quite the sight on Saturday morning for our hog hunters. However while it was beautiful to look at, it did absolutely nothing to help get the hogs moving, and not an animal (deer, turkey, hog, squirrel, etc) was seen from the stands.
Fortunately, after the snow melted off Saturday afternoon, the animals were hungry and started moving again. This allowed Chris, across the road from the lodge on the Bowers tract, to kill a nice 90 pound boar while his dad Robert, in the next stand down, to first miss a hog, then graze another. The warming afternoon conditions also enabled our hunters at Boggy Creek and the Lower End tract to see some hogs, but unfortunately no one was able to get a shot due to either sows with piglets or the lack of a clean shot.
However before the snow came, the weather was a little better for the couple of hunters we had during the week, and several of them were able to put some pork down. In our group from northern VA, Bruce shot a nice 165 lb boar during a morning hunt at Sandy Run while his dad, Donnie, hammered a big 220 lb slow over off Boggy Creek during an afternoon sit. We also had Tyler, whose wife bought him his hunt, down from Ohio with his buddy Doyle, and Tyler shot a nice sow down on the River while Doyle missed a song dog at Boggy.
The lowcountry is supposed to get even more rain with windy conditions tonight, but in honor of President’s Day, the Cypress Creek crew is taking a few days off to get some rest, allow the woods to quiet down and give the weather another chance to straighten up. So we will be back and ready to go when our next big group rolls in to the lowcountry on Friday. See you then!