Back to the oats field in Bosque County where I could not find 2 of 3 hogs I shot last week, so this week, I took a bit of a different approach to getting better at locating of downed hogs. It is time consuming. I GPS'd everything and then went back and reviewed the video in order to go out and find hogs killed in various locations. Finding these hogs can be such a pain in the butt because visibility is so low. For the very first hog I shot, after reviewing the video to figure out landmarks to guide me, I walked out to where I expected the hog to be from my original shooting location, set up my shooting sticks as a visual marker, and started a spiral radiating search pattern. Half way around my first circuit, there was the sow, 2 yards from my shooting sticks. I had not seen her when I walked out and in disbelief, I went back to my shooting sticks and looked to where I knew the hog to be and saw no sign of it. Ridiculous. The importance of locating the hogs in this field is so that the rancher can go out and collect them with his little tractor. So after I find the hogs, I GPS the locations and generate a map for him to go out the next day and collect the hogs for deposition elsewhere. All 5 hogs went down where shot, which is a best case scenario.