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Author Topic: My new Hambush spot, ....and, One more.  (Read 5142 times))

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My new Hambush spot, ....and, One more.
« on: March 05, 2019, 01:59:51 PM »
Couple months back while hunting this quite thick area with plenty crossing well worn trails and even a wallow I found this perfectly shaped Formosa Koa that looks like was born to be a blind  ;D

facing the perfect North East direction which is the prevailing trades and has the sun setting at the back, on a ridge so the winds are more steady then down in the valley bottoms and no moquitoes  ;D ;D

the Tree has a comfortable seat and the perfect V where to rest the rifle, also 3 huge limbs grow horizontally going backwards,

so I cut a lane into the Guava patch in front and placed a feeder in there.

Also there's a few thick Lilikoi ( passion fruit ) vines growing up into that Guava patch.

I spent the past month to build it up.




I placed some planks on the horizontal branches so to make 2 platforms where I can stand up, stretch my legs and watch from a bit further back













I then made a little roof for those rainy days  ;D ;D







This is an extremely comfortable blind and quite low to the ground so if I need I can always get down in case I want to stalk a porker








Yesterday was the 3rd time I sat in my new blind and every time this family came in 3 little boars and a mama, yesterday like the previous times I gave them a pass, mama is still nursing,.........but might not be the case in a few weeks :)









Sometimes you just get lucky and find incredible spots and this seems tailor made for the task,.....lets see how productive it turns out to be in the months to come.
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 02:08:32 PM »
very nice setup indeed.


curisity question .. IF the boars/hogs/pigs are invasive (are they ?) why not take the mama or the babies ?

I understand sustaining hunting stock, just wondering if they are invasive .... ie KOS

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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 02:34:06 PM »
very nice setup indeed.


curisity question .. IF the boars/hogs/pigs are invasive (are they ?) why not take the mama or the babies ?

I understand sustaining hunting stock, just wondering if they are invasive .... ie KOS

thanks


Great question,

It makes perfect sense, but I just find it hard to shoot Pregnant mamas and nursing mamas just me,
 also I don't like shoot porkers if the have a curly tail or very sparse/thin body hair, those are restrictions that I place upon myself.

Then you have the practical reason, the mama and young ones constantly frequenting a spot will eventually draw in the dominant boars, is good to let a spot develop for a few weeks before taking the gloves off :) :)

Also I kinda like to sit and watch what they do at times, just sit there and watch them porkers do their thing :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 02:37:38 PM »
cool beans, i understand those reasons.  thank you
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
That looks like an Excellent Hambush spot Manny,
I'm sure you will have many productive harvests from it.
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 04:58:51 PM »
We let the little ones get to good eater size, but then they don't get any more passes.  ;D
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 05:14:06 PM »
Nice looking hide & tree stand!
It shouldn't be long before you get a nice pig from that spot.
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 05:17:30 PM »
We let the little ones get to good eater size, but then they don't get any more passes.  ;D


Those 3 little boars are delicious eating size, I was tempted to take one but really wanted to let the spot develop a little longer before the disruption begins :) :) :)


Just go a new permission and just about to go out the door for initial scouting,

.....I get more excited going scouting a new spot then any hunting :)
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 05:22:31 PM »
Nice spot Manny!!! 

In a couple weeks the suitors will be hot on her tail.  Let them come in a couple times and get comfy!   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 09:54:00 PM »
Great pictures and write up. Looking forward to some more. Thx
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 01:54:01 AM »
pigs out here are also a major pest. I'm kinda like Manny where mama will get a pass if she's pregnant. Buuuut......I'm not as reserved if a nice small boar or sow presents the opportunity. There really is no shortage of them here...and they can really tear it up. I'll take a shot at a 20 pounder...they're so soft and juicy.

But sometimes, they also get a pass. I dunno why...I just opt not to shoot them. It's happened a couple of times already; they'll be in my crosshairs, but I won't pull the trigger. I just kinda watch them and smile.

The last one I came across on the weekend got the lucky treatment. And so did that big spotted white one (domestic/wild mix) last week.

It was their lucky days.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 01:55:31 AM »
And Manny...that looks like one heck of a hambush spot! It does look like a perfect set up!  8)
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Re: My new Hambush spot.
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 05:20:32 AM »
Manny:

Wow....That is Great Blind.....it looks like it should be...A Magic Spot for you !    :)   Good Job & Smart Thinking !

I used to do the same thing when I built Tree Stand Blinds for Whitetail Deer Hunting.      I'd look for a good spot where the terrain would channel deer and also had a large Black Spruce or White Pine, close by, to build the tree stand in.  I would build the tree stand entirely out of material that I could find growing out in the woods, about 18 to 20 feet off of the ground.  I usually would use Iron Wood saplings for the framework and I would weave Willows in and out for the seating & shooting platform.  It had very good cover & concealment while providing shelter from wind and snow.  Once every thing dried out it was rock solid and quiet.   I used screw-in tree steps for access and egress & removed the steps when I left the area.
I used the same type of set-up for hunting Black Bear.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 12:14:24 PM »
I love when I walk into a natural set up where a tree just grew in a way that it makes it perfect.

You guys wait for the pictures of the place I found yesterday,
I didn't get as far as I wanted ( going explore more ) it was tough, super thick could not keep my bearings kept getting turned around and lose my way back, a lot of work, ....but, I also found a glorious spot
A huge Banyan tree that grew a natural platform ( Banyan tree don't let any grass grow under them ) on the upwind side an other Banyan that will be perfect to hung a feeder, the area in dotted with Date palms and there's a huge Lilikoi vine as thick as my wrist going up on the platform tree.
I already did some clearing of Hale Koa trees to open up shooting lanes and used some to place crossbeams on the platform tree.

I have 2 shooting directions, one dead upwind where I will put the feeder ( dang, now I have to buy a new feeder :) )
and one to my right where I'm thinking I might put a mongoose bait station, or just spread corn when I am on the tree.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2019, 04:21:11 PM »
Awesome thread as always! 
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2019, 06:32:01 PM »
Daing Manny! Just reading and looking at the pictures puts a huge smile on my face! Living the hunting life bradah! Right on! Looks like a "killer" spot for sure to send lead down range! Will be watching this thread, because it's only a matter of time now until the first porky takes a dirt nap!
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2019, 06:57:33 PM »
"..or just spread corn when I am on the tree."

Would you think that sour corn would be more effective to speed up and/or bring them from farther..?
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2019, 07:04:59 PM »
"..or just spread corn when I am on the tree."

Would you think that sour corn would be more effective to speed up and/or bring them from farther..?


Well, the Idea is that once the feeder is established there's gonna be traffic so the corn spread on that location is more to stop a possible passing porker then actually attracting any.
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2019, 08:11:50 PM »
Looks like a great location to get some porkers.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2019, 08:16:50 PM »
Manny:

This is a really great post and you have  "Excellent Set-Ups"  for your Wild Hog hunting.       Just Absolutely Amazing ! 
I look forward to ALL of your hunting posts.   I like how you go about things when you are hunting.
I wish you the Best Of luck ..no... in your case...it is actually.. SKILL .    Happy Hunting !



We don't have Wild Hogs up where I live YET.. but a very few are in the southern part of Minnesota.

Now days...for small game hunting....I pile up branches from wind blown deadfall trees and make brush-blinds that I can hunt out of or I will cut up hard-pac snow blocks and make a snow-blind.  ;D


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