|This is Joel the K next to Denny Roach's PIGBEAST trophy. I am 180 lbs., compare me to the pig, imagine what it weighed?|
While the kids were practicing Ninjitsu in the woods of Illinois, I took the opportunity to visit family in the Chicago area and to pay a visit to Mr. Denny Roach, a world class hunter. Mr. Roach had just returned from Alaska where he was hunting grizzly. Alas for him though, his hunt proved fruitless this time. Mr. Roach did not grudge the fact that he wasn't able to take a grizzly this time though, "I'll get'em next time" was his attitude.
In the picture above I am posing next to a wild pig that Denny Roach hunted and successfully killed. The photo was poor quality though, which is a shame because that pig was freaking HUGE man. Mr. Denny Roach held the record in North America for the largest mountain lion kill. I can't recall what the head measurement ratio score was, but the cat was over 9 feet long nose to tail. Big kitty. I however was more interested in Denny's wild pigs. Mr. Roach gave me some experiential council regarding the habits and behavior of wild boars, and a few other wild pig species, all cousin to the wild pigs found here in Ohio. Denny Roach has hunted wild and dangerous game all over the world, and is no stranger to these wild swine-beasts.
My son and I are planning an expedition into the hills of Southern Ohio, where we will hunt the wild pig. We are not going on a guided hunt. The cheapest guided hunt I have found costs $500 each and they guarantee that you get a kill. This tells me that they basically untie a pig around the corner from you and let you blow it away. Meanwhile, while you are glorying in your pig kill, the guy is thumbing through the $500 in C-notes you just forked over to him. No. No way. We would rather take the chance of not even spotting a wild pig, than to go that route.
If you live in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia or Pennsylvania, and you know where there are some wild pigs on free land, please leave a comment or e-mail me, Joel the K, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have ever hunted the wild PIGBEAST, I would very much like to talk to you about it. For The Patriots Cave this is Joel the K, over and out.
P.S. We will be hunting the boar with spears only.