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Hog Wild Part Three

The Winchester Life group rounds out their wild hog hunting adventure at the H5 Trophy Ranch in Texas. Relying on the tried and true Winchester tools, the crew looks to finish what they started.

As the sun shines down on the hills of Barksdale, Texas, the Winchester Life group heads back to the blinds. It’s their final day at the H5 Trophy Ranch.


Hog Wild Part Three

Their plan to minimize the invasive pig population is working.

Three hogs are down.

Moods are up.

It’s time to add to the total.

Gabe Adair sets the plan in motion. With one pull of the Winchester .308 trigger, Winchester Razor Boar XT ammunition proves its strength and speed. The ammunition drives through the tough hide of one hog and barrels through another hog close behind, giving Gabe a 2-for-1 deal. Nikki Boxler and Casey Keefer also see action with their Winchester .270. Each drop a pig apiece.

The Winchester crew is going hog wild.

Well, except for one.

Chris Keefer hears his comrades’ success as shots ring out around the ranch. But he has yet to land a shot at a wild hog. It’s a situation every hunter must face: waiting for an opportunity.

Chris sets his sights on the horizon. Breathes. Waits. Looks.

Then, the opportunity comes.

A wild hog crosses his path. It’s time for a date with Winchester.

Chris gets the hog in the crosshairs, and the Winchester .270 goes to work. He adds his shot to the symphony of success ringing across the Texas hills.

After several days at the H5 Ranch, the group has saved the best for last. They will return home with more memories and leave the Lone Star state with less wild hogs to worry about.

Digging Deeper

Texas is not the only state in America to experience the wrath of wild hogs. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are now over 6 million feral pigs in 39 states. Though most of the pig population is centered in Texas, Florida is also overrun with hogs. The pig population continues to expand to northern regions. The hogs’ quick breeding patterns, cunning behaviors and ability to adapt to varying conditions make these destructive animals difficult to control. Experts claim the pig population could expand with such force that every county across the nation could experience the hog destruction in the next 30 to 50 years. An open season on hogs helps hunters lower the effects of this growing problem.

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Chris Keefer
Chris Keefer
Chris loves to chase big game in Alaska with brother Casey and spends a ton of time doing just that. When not there or in the planning stages of the next hunt, he enjoys a sunny day round of golf back home in his native Michigan.

As co-host of Winchester Life, he feels it his responsibility to help you find your own definition of the outdoors. He takes this responsibility very seriously and will take the rest of his working life fulfilling this quest. He can go from adventurous woodsman to sharp-dressed dinner guest in no time at all.
Casey Keefer
Casey Keefer
Casey lives off of the adrenaline and the solitude he finds in the most remote corners of the world. Essentially, this charges his batteries. For him, it’s not about the end game, it’s about the journey. He considers it his duty to “pass it on,” so that hopefully you can experience the same in your very own way – wherever that may be, chasing whatever you may chase. Casey is co-host of Winchester Life. He and brother Chris find themselves pursuing big game a large amount of time in Alaska.
Gabe Adair
Gabe Adair
Gabe works with Whitetail Properties. They bring together buyers and sellers of hunting, ranch and farm land. Born and raised in Southeast Iowa, he finds himself in some of the most fertile soil (and whitetail country) in the country. His love of conservation and land management have taken him across the country to not only chase whitetail, but to help hunters purchase their dream-hunting property.
Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler
Nikki Boxler grew up on a large dairy farm in Western New York and continues to reside there today. This setting has shaped her love of the outdoors and is how she developed a passion which drives her to spend as much time hunting and fishing as possible. For her, hunting is not about the kill, it is about the experience, the memories, the moments and having fun. Her most memorable adventures take place not only in the woods but also around the grill. Nikki thoroughly enjoys her role as co-host of Winchester Life.