The full summer heat has arrived, and our average daily temperature is around 100 with the heat index breaking 110! However even with the oppressive weather, our hogs have continued to move pretty well for an animal with NO sweat glands and that must stay close to water to stay alive.
Now granted much of the hog’s movement is right around the last light of the day when it finally drops under 90 degrees, but as long as you can see them, you can kill them. And fortunately several of our hunters this past weekend did get to see some hogs before complete darkness set in and harvest them. We had a group of 5 hunters down from PA, and while the hogs didn’t cooperate much Friday with only Joe missing one that morning at Boggy Creek, they did see quite a few Saturday night down at the River. That allowed Andrew to shoot a great 150 pound sow, Michael to almost get one and Richard to miss several times.
We also had our good friends Gene and his brother Randy down from NC for their monthly one-day hunt, and they too both saw hogs (over 20 apiece) with Gene taking a nice 150 pound sow down at the River Saturday night. Then as the PA group was leaving on Sunday, Guy and his brother Anthony showed up. And over 3 days they saw quite a few hogs and took 3 home, two shot with crossbows and one with a rifle; Guy also shot a nice coyote over on Boggy Creek on a morning hunt. In addition, the two of them spent some time over at the bow camp’s fishing pond, and they each battled several good fish while landing a couple. So a huge congratulations to everyone that showed up to battle the heat and bugs and have a great hunt! And as always, we truly look forward to having everyone back on the lowcountry as soon as they can make it.
Now we have just 3 in camp for a day or two, then another week-long break before our next hunters. So we will continue to work on stands, cut shooting lanes and set up feeders in preparation for deer season that starts in just 8 weeks! We hope that you will join us.