The first official East Texas hunt for the SHWAT™ Team was an exciting success! We were well equipped with a wide variety of some of the best gear available and had good land to hunt on. Our kit included prototypes of new Laser Devices NV gear, Nitehog NV and thermal optics, EOTech, and much more. It's all part of the tactical hog hunting fun!
SHWAT™ fielded a team at the Wulf Outdoor Sports Wild Hog Roundup, and I'm pleased to tell you that the gear, guns and even the hogs cooperated nicely. You'll have to read the rest of the story to get the details and the final score, but I think you'll like how it goes.
What was supposed to be a non-typical deer hunt quickly turned into something completely different. Long before tactical hunting techniques took hold, I was out of my tree stand walking an old river road along the Chickasawhay River in George County north of Leakesville. My good friend Charlie neglected to brief me on the other wild game prowling this spooky river swampland timber. A low guttural moan uttered from the bushes where a passel of piglets just popped out. I was thinking, “is this your lucky day…..well, is it punk”? If only I’d had some tactical classes under my belt to back that up! I was in for a surprise, and I thought I knew Mississippi hunting! When you get done with this read, you'll want to book a hunt in the Delta before everyone else does!
Everything grows better and bigger in the Mississippi Delta. That includes cotton, soybeans, corn, other row crops, snakes and catfish. The fertile black gumbo soil also grows tremendous deer, big bodied turkeys, and hulk hogs. In fact, now there are way too many hulk hogs roaming farmlands in the Delta. Area farmers are not the least bit happy about any of it. Thus an increase in the interest to hunt hogs in the Delta is ever expanding.
In many ways, helicopter hunting for wild hogs is the apex of the tactical hog hunting world. It has all the elements of hog control, high speed chase, and aerial assault combined. But Barnett Crossbows and Matt Busbice of Synergy Outdoors recently took that tactical application one step further when Busbice made an air assault on wild pigs using a Barnett Ghost 350 Crossbow. And they have the video to prove it!
“I was apprehensive at first,” he admits. “Hanging out of a helicopter with a Ghost 350 and all the things I needed to adjust for was crazy. But like all hunters, the fever kicks in and then it's all business. We knew we had a job to do. My job was to hit the pigs clean.”
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