They had plenty of animals on the ranch. We saw a lot of hogs, and good numbers of big ones. Hardest hunting I've ever seen there. The rains caused the creeks to rise far enough that we were unable to hunt the NE third of the ranch. That also caused the pigs to be more interested in rooting for grubs and worms than corn, compounding the problem. The ground was sloppy, crappy, muddy. Shots were hard to come by. I got my opportunity at literally the last hour of the last day. Repeatedly winded by hogs, as well. Not a slam dunk by any measure, but a hunt for hogs. Like deer, the older, bigger ones are more wary than the little dinks. They hide and play the wind like a violin. What can I say? Its' fun. Matt and Cheryl are gracious hosts. Les is good help and cheerful. Many thanks for his work dragging out my hog. This is a first rate hunt at bargain prices. There were plenty of big trophy hogs, and plenty of smaller hogs as well. Mother Nature was not kind, but the folks at Shiloh Ranch are. I've lost track of how many times I've been there, and I plan to return every year.
Thanks Kevin! We appreciate you and congrats on an awesome boar! Matt
Hard rain made walking and hunting tough. The creek crossings were impassible on foot or by the ATV from the ranch. Wind betrayed us frequently. Rain changed their habits, too. Tough hunt.