3 Hogs Down In Jacksboro
I recently spent three nights hunting up in Jacksboro, TX at Affordable Outfitters. This is one of my favorite places to go as the game is plentiful and extremely challenging. Nothing but smart, free-range pigs out there and there are some BIG ones too!
I headed up on Friday and got settled in. I was in my blind by 730pm. I was in a tower blind overlooking a road to a feeder. The feeder was about 120 yards away. All was quiet until 10pm when a nice group came out about 100 yards down the road to the right. I picked out the biggest one and squeezed off a shot. The pig dropped like a bag of bricks. I knew now that I only had about two hours left to hunt as we didn’t want the meat to spoil. Then, at 12am, another group showed up about 100 yards down the road to the right. They were back in the trees – not relating to the corn at all. I had little time to act but I zeroed in on one of the bigger ones in the front of the group and fired. Looking through the scope I didn’t see any pig laying there…I thought I had missed. I walked down there and found a nice sow in the tall grass. Success! I walked over to the first one I shot and it was a huge sow as well. Two down on the first night!
The next night, Saturday, I was in a new stand on the same ranch. This time I was in a box blind on the ground about 90 yards from a feeder. There was a narrow road down to the feeder and scrub oaks all over. The wind was not in my favor. I had sprayed down really well and deployed cover scent. I knew I’d be ok when a few deer came in to feed and didn’t bust me. I was in my blind by 730pm again and had deer and coons at the feeder most of the night. At 12:33am I noticed something big moving from the brush behind the feeder – it was a big boar heading to the feeder. I raised my gun, waited for a good shot and fired. Down it went. This was a big pig – prob 260-280lbs with decent cutters. This was the 2nd largest pig I had ever killed (biggest was from up here in 2015).
The last night had me in a small fiberglass blind overlooking a creek to a feeder 50 yards away. I sat from 8pm to 3am and only saw deer and coons. The pigs didn’t move in this location – probably due to the rain the night before and the storm blowing through.
All-in-all it was a fantastic trip. Three pigs down and tons of meet in the freezer and I got to bring a trophy home!