Big boar at night
It was a quiet evening in my favorite tree, and several deer had come and gone while it was getting darker. About twenty minutes after sunset this boar came out of the brush at 24 yards. He was browsing and put his head down and the ear on my side fell to cover his eyes for just long enough. I drew back my Mathews Classic and put an arrow right behind the shoulder. The arrow went through both lungs and left a good trail for me to follow. I could hear him crashing through the thick brush as he ran towards the creek, about 100 yards away. He suddenly got quiet before crossing the creek. I waited a full hour before entering the brush, and tracked slowly and carefully, aware that I could not make a quick escape if needed in the thick brush. I tracked on hands and knees for 75 yards and found him tucked under some thick bushes but safely expired. Dragging this 325 lb guy uphill to the road was a tall order because it was impossible to get him through the thick stuff; my only option was to haul him to the creek and more open terrain and take the long way around. A great hog and a full body workout… what more could I ask?