6 February 2009

Caleb Takes His First Pig…..

Posted by Darrell under: Archery .

I’m a little late at writing this post, but I thought I’d share the excitement of Caleb’s first pig hunt. Caleb (who is just barely a teen and who I still think about as being just a little kid) took this pig with his BOW from about 20 yards.

Caleb, my son, just started hunting with his bow this year. He amazed me every time we went out to practice. From 30 yards or closer he was dead on. Of course, we all know that this deadly accuracy can disappear whenever we are actually shooting at something. For Caleb, this did not prove to be the case.

I watched him draw back on the pig for both shots. I couldn’t see the pig and didn’t know what was happening on the pig’s end of things. Caleb, however, appeared perfectly calm and poised and I watched in amazement as he drew back, sighted, and released his first arrow. I could hear the pig running and watched Caleb take off after it. He ran about 30 yards and then, wam, he was drawing back and shooting again.

I guess I was in a slight state of shock during all of this, because I couldn’t get over how calm he was. He didn’t appear to be shaking or even breathing hard. In fact, I think my heart was beating a lot faster than his when I saw him pull that bow back!

After his second shot, Caleb yelled to me “I got him Dad” and then began hooping and hollering. I’m sure I was hollering too as I jogged the 80 yards or so to him. When I saw the pig, I was a little suprised. It was a small pig and had 2 arrows in it’s head (I’d wrongly assumed that Caleb had missed his first shot).

I asked “Where were you aiming, son?” (again assuming that he was aiming somewhere other than the head). He looked at me like I might be a little slow and said “uh, the head - it was all I could see on both shots”.

I don’t know what the ethics are of shooting a pig in the head, but I will say that it definitely worked. And, even though that pig wasn’t very big, he sure tastes good!

Congrats Caleb on your first pig and your first harvest with a bow!


13 Comments so far...

CDGardens Says:

7 February 2009 at 9:13 am.

Congratulations on your first bow pig harvest Caleb!

Arthur Says:

9 February 2009 at 10:00 am.

Not a shot I would take personally, but hey, congrats to Caleb!

Matt Says:

18 February 2009 at 10:34 am.

That’s fabulous; Congrats to Caleb!

Now I know where to aim if I ever get a chance to hog hunt.

thad Says:

18 February 2009 at 12:58 pm.

awesome shot caleb! I need to take some lessons on how to kill things by shooting them in the head!

Robert Says:

18 February 2009 at 10:52 pm.

That is pretty cool. Felicidades Caleb.

Albert A Rasch Says:

23 February 2009 at 7:30 pm.

Always nice to see a successful new hunter in the fold. Congratulations Caleb on a job well done!

Albert A Rasch
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Blessed Says:

6 March 2009 at 6:54 am.

Congratulations to Caleb!

Kristine Shreve Says:

6 March 2009 at 3:39 pm.

Congratulations Caleb. Nice job!

Phillip Says:

18 March 2009 at 12:25 pm.

Congrats to Caleb!

Nice shooting at a small target. Probably not the best habit to get into (headshots with a bow), but it’s hard to argue with success.

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15 January 2013 at 2:32 pm.

Awesome harvest. I have always wanted to hunt hogs with a bow. Keep it up Caleb.

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