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Missed Opportunities Honey Island Swamp 2 13 19

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Had decent weather and nice window of opportunity and took Medicare Client back to Honey Island Swamp,hopefully for nice little redemption tree rat trip(yesterday was total wash-out,not unexpectedly)and only managed one decent tree rat(saw at least 6 but most were running on ground)and hate shooting tree rats on ground,mostly for safety reasons(never know if hunter may be just ahead of ya)and we did spook small family of perfect-sized hogs,probably each about 100 lbs!!!Saw fresh hog droppings and saw clear signs of rooting up acorns,grubs,worms,etc and need to redeem self on nice grilling-sized hog!!!Did see very fine flock of woodies on slough and they got wind of me wanting to take awesome pic of them and took off before I could shoot pic.With the miserably weak duck season a lot of us endured this past season,kinda hard not to want to target the numerous and fantastic-eating woodies we have routinely seen(every trip have seen minimum of 20 woodies)!!!Might take ole Southfork out tomorrow,sight-casting for reds,weather and tides depending!!!Kinda hard to not wanna head back to Honey Island,especially mid-week!!!Those woods fulla perfect eating-sized pigs and might tag along .22 magnum rifle!!

Mandevillian
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Got good game plan for tomorrow-gonna get there a tad earlier,stalk much quieter and have nice .22 magnum Ruger lever-action rifle with Nikon 3 by 9 scope,zeroed in to nail a squirrel's whiskers at 100 yards!!!Hope to emerge with a nice grilling-sized hog or two plus some fat Honey Island tree rats.If the wood duck population remains as strong as it currently is,know plenty of fine spots to target those as well,once Regular Duck Season(horrible for past few seasons)gets here!!!Gotta look forward to Honey Island mudbug trips!!!

Mandevillian
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