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    • tailfeather
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      Because I love to see photos of folks’ hunting grounds, I thought I’d share a few recent photos from the swamp I regularly hunt. This is a wonderful time of year down here to ramble, explore, breathe deep and unwind. I recently spent a few days just slipping and attempting to kill a feral hog. I had numerous opportunities, and even missed a few (note squirrel arrow in cypress knee), but mostly just ambled through the woods. Without having all this within a few miles my sanity, if it remained, would greatly suffer.:)

    • Clay Hayes
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      looks like some of the river bottoms where I grew up in NW Florida. Is that a blackgum with the burl?

      ch

    • SteveMcD
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      Nice pic’s! I like your choice of feathers too! That tree is interesting!

    • wildschwein
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      Man oh man do I wish I was down there with you. Up here the snow is up to my thighs, not to mention all the damn arrows Iv’e lost under it to what I call “6 Million Dollar Rabbits”. Those pics almost make me want to cry :cry:.

    • tailfeather
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      Clay, it is a black gum….good eye! Has resurrection fern growing at the top of the burl, as well…tough to see in the photo, but pretty nonetheless. Cool tree….

      Wildschein, come on down…..just keep an invite open for me when the skeeters and sand gnats wake up down here in a few months.:D

    • wildschwein
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      Might just take you up on that offer :D.

    • Stephen Graf
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      The swamp looks a wee bit dry. Good luck hunting those pigs. I sure would like to harvest one, one day.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • bruc
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      Nice pictures !
      That burl almost has a face on it 😉 No eyes!
      Enjoyed them !
      Bruce

    • David Petersen
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      Tailfeather — pig wallow, elk wallow … they all look pretty much the same except the surrounding vegetation. Elk wallows of course smell like bull elk in rut. I’m betting a hog waller don’t smell so sweet!

      And you sure have it nailed about the impact of wildness on sanity. As wild country disappears, we become ever less human, ever less sane. People who enjoy it yet don’t fight to protect it disappointment me terribly. I think trad bowhunters are among the most tuned-in to this reality.

      Thanks for sharing the great pics! dave

    • Clay Hayes
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      ya’know those palmetto hearts are mighty fine eat’n. It takes some practice to get them out, but it’s not to tough once you get the hang of it. Just grasp the last two or three leaf stems and jerk the hell out of it a time or two. It helps if you jerk at an angle to the main stem. The heart pops right out. If you’re lucky you’ll get an edible piece about the size of a roll of quarters.

      ch

    • FUBAR
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      Nice. Some day I hope to get after some hogs. Looking at places in NC right now for retirement

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