A Look Back and Ahead

Hog hunting near Mershon, GA

Just an update from the last few weeks! A couple of weeks ago I went hog hunting in South Georgia on a farm that belongs to some friends. They've been having some problems with hogs destroying corn so I wanted to try and help out by shooting a porker or two. Unfortunately I didn't see a live hog during the hunt, but still had a great time and it was good just to be back in the woods. It was the first time I'd been hunting anything since May, and I have managed to hunt something every month this year except for June. Hopefully I can continue my streak by hunting some hogs again in the month of August.

Last Eyecon Black Widow trail camera at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville, GA

In the meantime I've been working at Bass Pro Shops during their Fall Classic Sale on behalf of Big Game Treestands, and attending some of the outdoor shows and expos that have been happening in Atlanta recently. One of the highlights for me was meeting Troy Ruiz of Headhunters at Buckarama. Troy was a member of Team Primos for several years and has always been one of my favorite TV personalities.

Troy Ruiz of Headhunters

I also got to meet some legends of the bass fishing world including Jimmy Houston, Larry Nixon, Roland Martin and Forrest Wood at the FLW Outdoors Expo at the Gwinnett Center. The Forrest Wood Cup was held on Lake Sidney Lanier this weekend.

Forrest Wood, founder of Ranger Boats

September is just around the corner, and with it comes a month full of hunting. The first week of September will find me chasing mule deer on New Mexico. My buddy J. J. Salinas who lives there has been scouting and seeing some good bucks, so hopefully our group of three hunters will be able to connect on muley or two. We'll get back to the South just in time for the Georgia archery deer/bear season to open. I plan to spend as much time as I can during the early season looking for a black bear in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia.

When the last week of September rolls around I will be in Wyoming on a DIY archery elk hunt with my dad. I was able to get a last minute leftover Type 9 archery-only elk tag for area 67 and this will be the first time I've gone back to Wyoming to hunt in several years. I'm really looking forward to hunting again with my dad and hopefully smoking a Wapiti with my bow.

In the meantime I'll be shooting as much as I can, studying maps, and fine-tuning my gear. September can't get here soon enough.


  1. Great looking site, Son. Can't wait till you get here! From Dad.


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