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went tie'n swine in the orange groves and swamps of Ft Meade and Frostproof FL saturday night and Ellie Mae got her first piney wood rooter! Run her w/ my buddy's curr dogs which are closed mouth trackers so when they find a pig you cant even tell where they're at unless u hear it squeal, well that was until my blue tick joined the pack now they'res no mistaken when they're eye to eye w/ a piggie. First spot we got to at dusk and saw lots of sign but we were there too early, the hogs didnt come out of the cypress head into the grove until late so we mosied around and let the dogs range out until midnight and decided to load them up. Had 3 curr dogs and the bulldog in the box and all that was out was one catahoula and Ellie Mae when we heard her baying hard. We loaded up in the Beast and hauled ass thru a row of orange trees that had about a 4 ft space to see thru until we got close to the dogs and pig and jumped out. It was a 20 lb gilt squealing like crazy. We put all the dogs in one side of the dog box and the pig in the other and went to a different grove after having a few beers to celebrate.

Arrived at the 2nd spot about 1 am and released the hounds. Stomped around some old rootin for about an hour and was about to call it a night until we heard Ellie Mae really baying, sounded like a freight train but she was getting further away. The hogs always go for the thickest nastiest swamp to hide so we had to hurry w/ the catch dog before the hog broke for the woods. The 20 yr old ******** i was hunting w/ jumped barb wire fence and ran across the top of this tore up pasture much faster than my fat arse but I finally got there to see Reba catch the hog and I legged it and my buddy cut it. I have a pic of this 100# boar but it's too graphic for here, here's a couple pic's of the young sow we've named "Bacon".







 

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Don't they get to looking like regular farm pigs if you pen 'em up for a while?
 

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This will not end well

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bikeboy389 said:
Don't they get to looking like regular farm pigs if you pen 'em up for a while?
they get fat if thats what you mean but they dont turn pink and talk like wilbur. Some of the razorbacks have bred w/ domestic hogs down the line and come in different colors, most are black w/ long hair but some are calico (white brown and black). Bacon has a little white spot on her snout. She's got the yard smellin like country already. Boo says it's alright aslong as I dont bring a big ole rank boar hog home to break out of the penn and hurt the youngins. I plan of pouring the corn to this little sow so she gets too fat to bust out the penn.
 

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i like my bacon already prepared.
 

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tomk96 said:
i like my bacon already prepared.
i like organic free range pork, goin out tonight to find Bacon's momma Sausage.
 

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Are you fixin to eat this one also when it gets big enough?
 

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Are you fixin to eat this one also when it gets big enough?
thats the plan, gonna feed it for 6 or 7 months and then I'll probably have to take her for a ride cause i imagine the kids wont want me butcher'n it in the yard.
 

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btw "Pepe" is doing a fine job guarding my garden from the birds, have some cucumber and sunflower germinating already and I planted them 5 days ago
 

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Free pork! much win. You're going to need a stouter pen. My great grandmother used to feed her hogs out of date baked goods from the Rainbow bakery....doughnut-fed hams (yum)
 

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thats the plan, gonna feed it for 6 or 7 months and then I'll probably have to take her for a ride cause i imagine the kids wont want me butcher'n it in the yard.
Is dat der sum sorta Red Neck Code?
 

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I am probably the only one who finds this story similar to the stories I used to read in Full Cry. I must get down there for a night of pig hunting.
 

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GTDave said:
Free pork! much win. You're going to need a stouter pen. My great grandmother used to feed her hogs out of date baked goods from the Rainbow bakery....doughnut-fed hams (yum)
sugary bacon? even better.
 

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Too bad you hadn't moved back to Mulberry about 3 years ago. Hogs were rooting up the area behind my Dad's shop and trappers took 3 big hogs out before the pack moved on...... and they didn't even offer to share the meat with them.
 

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GTDave said:
Free pork! much win. You're going to need a stouter pen. My great grandmother used to feed her hogs out of date baked goods from the Rainbow bakery....doughnut-fed hams (yum)
yeah these are just makeshift accomodations for now, she'll be big enough to push these panels over or root out underneath in no time. They'll eat pretty much anything, gonna give her food scraps and a healthy dose of sour corn. MMMM her tenderloins are gonna be good!
 

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I am probably the only one who finds this story similar to the stories I used to read in Full Cry. I must get down there for a night of pig hunting.
i have a stack of Full Cry magazines next to the commode. Some interesting hunting stories in there but very few about hog hunting, mostly about bear, cat and **** huntin. Anytime your in Central FL let me know and i'll take you out one night to hear some pig squealin!:thumbsup:
 

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Too bad you hadn't moved back to Mulberry about 3 years ago. Hogs were rooting up the area behind my Dad's shop and trappers took 3 big hogs out before the pack moved on...... and they didn't even offer to share the meat with them.
you dont have to go very far from town to see hogs in Polk County. Poley Creek has some bigguns and people have built mansions not 100 yards from it. I always give the landowners some meat if they let me hunt their property. I dont poach and always ask permission before hunting someones property but it never fails that we'll start in a block we have permission to hunt and the dogs will follow the hogs onto some other place like Ben Hill Griffin property or Mosiac or such. Good thing we dont carry guns so if we get tresspassing it isnt w/ a firearm.
 

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gutfiddle said:
Anytime your in Central FL let me know and i'll take you out one night to hear some pig squealin!:thumbsup:
trying to figure out if that's a threat or a promise?
 

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My parents property is right by Poley Creek..... I crossed it many times when I was young going through the woods to visit friends on Mills Road. That's where all these hogs came up from.
 

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My parents property is right by Poley Creek..... I crossed it many times when I was young going through the woods to visit friends on Mills Road. That's where all these hogs came up from.
my friends barber shop is in the plaza on the corner of Shepherd and Lunn and has a feeder in the woods behind it, many hogs in little strips a woods around these parts.
 
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