BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS: Cold-weather hog hunting

first_img Unlike a deer that will often stop and stomp a few times when he is scared, a hog simply runs out of sight. I can’t say it enough … make sure the wind is in your favor!3. Trail cameras are your friendIf there has ever been a device that makes hog hunting easier, it would be the trail camera.Once a hog finds feed, he is very predictable. A trail camera will tell you exactly when hogs are showing up. I usually wait until they have been regular for three or four days in a row, then I plan my attack.It is wise to show up at least an hour before the time the pigs are showing up. Remember that many times, pigs will wait in the area before the feeder goes off. The early bird gets the worm.4. Don’t be afraid of the darkMany of the hogs I have killed in the past have been taken well after dark.  If the camera shows pigs after dark, then plan your hunt accordingly. A red light for your bow or gun is a great help for these late night adventures.Other options include night vision or a feeder light. If you plan your hunt on a bright full moon, you can cover the area under your feeder with flour. A black hog on white four in the moonlight will give you a good silhouette to shoot. Regardless of the option you choose, if you stick with it, you should have night-time success.5. Shot placement is everythingAs the old saying goes … “practice makes perfect.” Whether you are shooting a bow, crossbow, rifle, pistol, muzzleloader, or shotgun, you still need to be able to hit the kill zone.Keep in mind that the bigger boars have an extremely thick armor plate that guards the vitals. The best shot for a bowhunter is low behind the shoulder with a slight quartering away angle.For rifle hunters, the most lethal is behind the ear or right between the eyes if you can pull it off. Regardless of the shot you choose, by practicing regularly with your weapon of choice, you be more confident when it comes time to make it count. Join a gun club or archery club and practice as often as you can.When in the hog woods, take a minute to look around and admire the beauty that God has created.  Sunrises and sunsets visible from a stand are some of His greatest masterpieces. Remember the best hunts are not judged on the kill but rather the memories you make with family and friends. By putting these time-tested tips into practice, you should be able to make some great hog hunting memories that last a lifetime.•Brian Johnson, originally of Port Neches, is pastor of the Outdoorsman’s Church in Winnie, owner of DuckDogTrainer.com and outdoors writer for The News. The main thing is to keep the feed out on a regular basis. Sometimes I dig a hole with post hole diggers and pour the feed in. This seems to buy me a few extra days without having to re-bait. If a pig shows up once or twice and there is no feed, he is likely to change his pattern.2. Pay attention to the windIf you have ever been busted by a deer and thought that it is hard to beat a deer’s nose, multiply this times 10 and that is a hog’s nose.If you don’t have the wind in your favor, simply change locations or stay home. If a big boar comes in down wind, he will smell you. Now that deer season has wrapped up in my neck of the woods, I am turning my big game pursuits toward the infamous wild hog.Hogs are a serious problem to the ecosystem, and I have decided to do my part to help reduce their ever-increasing numbers. I have hunted hogs, mainly with a bow and arrow, for close to 20 years.  During this time I have learned some things that have helped me become more successful in my pursuit of these pork chop-toting beauties.Below are a few tips that will help you to bring home the bacon and maximize your effectiveness in the woods:center_img 1. Pour on the feedKeep in mind they don’t call them “hogs” for no reason. These animals love to eat. The more feed that is put out, the more the hogs will visit your location.As far as what kind of feed to use, it is hard to beat regular deer corn. If you want to get fancy, you can mix in some red Kool-Aid or some hog wild. Horse and mule sweet feed is very effective as well.last_img read more

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Taylor arrested for domestic violence

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Allegations of someone kicking-in doors, ended in a trip to jail.On Sunday, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Tosha Tackett went to a home on Sandy Hill Road where it was alleged that Cory William Taylor was attempting to kick doors in at the home. When Tackett arrived, she saw Taylor attempting to shove his mother down the stairs of the porch, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department. Tackett exited her vehicle and commanded Taylor to put his hands behind his back, but he refused to do so. Tackett was able to get one cuff on his left wrist before he jerked away from her. While Tackett was struggling with Taylor to put the other cuff on his right wrist, Sgt. Mike Owens arrived, and Taylor was placed on the ground, but continued fighting, refusing to give officers his right wrist. After a brief struggle, Owens and Tackett were able to place both cuffs on the suspect.When Tackett spoke with the victim, she allegedly said Taylor had left the residence earlier with another male in a black truck and when he returned home he appeared to be intoxicated. She continued that she and Taylor had gotten into a verbal altercation due to the fact he was “high”. He then allegedly started cursing, yelling and breaking items in the home. When he finally went outside, she locked the doors to keep him out, attempting to avoid a fight. Taylor then began yelling and screaming outside the home prompting the victim to call police as she began gathering his items from the home. During this time, he went to the backdoor of the home and kicked the door in.  He then went to the front of the home and began kicking the screen door, ripping the screen. After ripping the screen, Taylor began throwing the victims flowers and trashing the porch until the police arrived.Taylor, 26, 149 Sandy Hill Road, LaFollette is charged with domestic violence by assault and resist stop frisk halt search and remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning awaiting a July 2 court appearance.  This was Taylor’s 11th arrest, based on jail records.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/27/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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CSKA – Sirens – European Tournaments

first_imgExactly at 20:00 CSKA will start its European campaign in the 2020/2021 season. The Reds had an excellent draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League and host the Maltese Sirens at their Bulgarian Army Stadium, for which this will be their debut in Europe, after the team played in the elite of the local championship for the first time last season.The match of the “Bulgarian Army” began with a serious situation in favor of the opponent. Maxwell Maya Da Silva jokingly went through several players in red, then shot within range of Gustavo Busato.Surprisingly, the Maltese continued to play quite boldly and aggressively, which in the 8th minute could have led to a goal. After a cross from a corner, the home defense acted disoriented and Bradley Maziku with a bad attempt to clear sent the ball with a dangerous parabola to the door and only the careful action of Busato saved the situation.The Reds started to find themselves only after the 20th minute, which led to a period of ten minutes with three positions. First Stefano Beltrame shot with side scissors after a corner, and then Ali Sow got to the real first danger when he shot from a comfortable position from volley, but goalkeeper David Kassar killed. In the 27th minute Rafael Enrique broke through alone and shot dangerously over the door.However, this ended the situation in front of Sirens’ goal and by the end of the half CSKA was satisfied only with a more serious possession of the ball, which did not lead to anything.CSKA – Sirens 0: 0Here are the lineups of both teams:CSKA: Busato – Maziku, Antov, Matei, Galabov – Yuga, Thiago Rodriguez – Kerry, Beltrame, Enrique – SowReserves: Evtimov, Yurich, Sankare, Yordanov, Ahmedov, Smolenski, YomovCyrins: David Cassar – Espindola, Borg, Dos Agnos, Romeu (30 ‘Walker) – Skiklona, ​​Agius – Bustos, Maya Da Silva, De Oliveira – DomoroReserves: Montfort, L.Greh, Pearson, R.Greh, Mifsud, Walker, MenezesJudge: Krzysztof Jakubiklast_img read more

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Gun bill gets final House approval, heads to governor

first_imgMatt WindschitlTwo years ago, Governor Terry Branstad said he was “satisfied” with Iowa’s gun laws. Now, Branstad has the chance to dramatically change them. The Iowa House this afternoon sent Branstad a bill that sponsors say will “give Iowans their freedoms back” when it comes to their firearms.“I feel safer having a gun. My wife feels safer having a gun. Hundreds of thousands of Iowans feel safer having a gun. It is the ultimate equalizer,” Republican Representative Matt Windschitl of Missouri Valley saidDownload. “It takes an 80-year-old grandma and puts her on the exact same playing field as some 18-year-old punk who wants to harass her and steal her pocketbook.”The bill provides the “Stand Your Ground” legal shield for Iowans who shoot to defend life or property, so they cannot be charged with a crime or sued in civil court.Critics raised concerns during this afternoon’s discussion. Representative Ruth Ann Gaines, a Democrat from Des Moines who is black, recently called police after Gaines said her new white neighbor shouted: “Get…off my property,” and pointed a shotgun at Gaines’ partner who was in the neighbor’s driveway.“People are beginning to feel they have a license to be more threatening and I fear that this bill will give a lot of people like my new neighbor an opportunity to show how he really feels,” Gaines saidDownload “I don’t like it.”The bill also lets Iowans with a permit carry a concealed weapon into the state capitol. Representative Art Staid, a Democrat from Cedar Rapids, objected to that and other provisions which will let Iowans legally challenge established “gun free zones” in courthouses and other government buildings.“I find this a dangerous mistake and there will be tragedies that occur in our state as a result,” Staid saidDownload.Windschitl said metal detectors at building entrances and “gun free zones” offer a “false sense of security.”“I have a fundamental right to self-preservation and self-protection,” Windschitl saidDownload, “and when we disarm citizens at the door and we say: ‘We’ve got your back and we’ve got you secured,’ and we don’t, we are doing them a disservice.”A previous version of the bill would have allowed concealed weapons on the community college and public university campuses in Iowa, but that was removed.House members approved recent Senate changes in the bill on a voice vote, then gave final legislative approval to the package on a 57-36 vote.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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