Last week some friends and I headed to South Texas for a weekend hog hunt. We were hunting on a private ranch but not one of the commercial hunting outfits so we didn't know what to expect. No real "honor or glory" hunt, but I have been working on remodeling our new house for the last 4-5 months and needed a break that involved a rifle. All in all we had a great weekend, with everyone but 1 in camp having an opportunity at a hog. The desert was as lush as I have ever seen it, with the wildflowers in their prime. I took my best hog to date, an old boar with good cutters. I had never tried to eat one this large or old and was a little skeptical of how he was going to be on the table. We tried a test batch of breakfast sausage and he was fine. We ended up grinding all of him into hot breakfast, maple breakfast, and hot Italian sausage. The trip turned out so well, I think we will try it again next spring after our hunting seasons have played out.