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My SUP hog hunt

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My SUP hog hunt Photograph by Chris Funk

On a recent feral pig hunt I got to really put my new SUPerFISHal to the test. From the first planning stages of this hunt my friend Rob and I had decided that the board would be a great tool for chasing wild pigs. The stage was set on a small creek in a monster swamp and soon I would see just how awesome an adventure this would be.

jackson kayak SUPerFISHal loaded up

I loaded my gear on the SUP and headed out into the dark swamp tributary. I quickly found out 2 things about the SUPerFISHal, one that it would get into creeks so narrow and twisty that no normal boat could stand a chance and two that with a little care you could paddle it deadly quiet. It brought one of those goofy smiles to my face knowing that a critter had no chance of hearing me coming. With my Engel cooler on board I was able to sit comfortably and drift while listening for the wild pigs feeding in the palmettos.

After paddling a good distance up a winding creek I thought I heard a rustle in the leaves. As I scanned the surrounding area, a set of black legs showed up walking through the foliage. I was able to transition from standing and paddling to sitting and shooting without a sound. I was soon standing beside my first wild pig in several years and it was the perfect eating size. I slid it onto the deck of the SUPerFISHal and started my paddle out to meet up with my son and Rob who were hunting out of a Big Tuna.

jackson kayak SUPerFISHal hog hunting

As I rounded the bend Rob said “man that thing is a meat wagon!” I can see so many possibilities in the hunting world for the SUPerFISHal that I plan on trying out as time permits. The hard part will be getting my son to give it back so I can use it!!!

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Chris Funk

Chris Funk is an avid outdoorsman and rabid photographer. He tells folks his life revolves around 6 "F"s, his Faith,Family,Fur,Fins,Feathers and Fotography. He paddles all over the Southeast with his bride Angie and son Ethan. They fish for any critter that will tighten a line and it doesn't matter if it is with conventional gear, fly gear or bowfishing gear. He and his son are on the Jackson kayak fishing team and the whole family helps with an awesome group called Paddle4Tomorrow that gets people with special needs out for a day of paddling.

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