WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of his website where he discusses his first hog hunt with Shawn, and Keith Mark that will be televised on Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures later in the year.
I had an amazing time this week going on the first hog hunt of my life with the great Shawn Michaels, @ShawnMichaels, and his hunting partner Keith Mark, @KeithMarkmra, on HBK’s Texas ranch. This hunt will be televised later this year on MacMillan River Adventures which airs on the Outdoor Network.
Arrived at Shawn’s sprawling, Texas ranch after approximately a 6 hour drive on Monday mid afternoon and within a hour or so we were in a deer blind waiting for a pack of hogs to come near us. I was armed with a crossbow which was another first for me.
To show you how fortunate that I was, with my first shot at a live animal I scored the hit that we were looking for and the arrow hit the 300 pound hog right behind the shoulder which is actually where I was aiming. The arrow went through the animal and it and its cohorts ran for the brush and for cover. I did not think that I had hit the animal but we found the bloody arrow which travelled through the hog.
The search by foot began through cactus and mesquite trees until we finally found the animal who had expired. These hogs are of the Russian Boar species and are destructive and non productive on Texas, among other state’s, ranches. The animals are given to the Texas Food Bank for processing and the meat is then provided to needy families. None of the meat goes to waste and if a land owner doesn’t manage these herds of feral hogs the state will come in and do it for the landowners.
As always, HBK and Keith were amazing teachers and guides while Shawn’s family showed me the utmost hospitality. Using Shawn’s hunting lodge as our base camp created a memorable time and provided me with the total hunting experience that I will never forget. I even got some great, hunting gear from @RockyGear including some amazingly comfortable, “snake proof” boots to combat the threat of rattlesnakes which are at home in the area.
A grilling session, of which was also filmed, will be a fun aspect of this upcoming broadcast as well.
It was the most fun that I’ve had in Texas since the last Sooner win over the Steers in the Cotton Bowl.
Shawn Michaels’ Macmillan River Adventures returns to Outdoor Channel on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 – Tuesdays 11:30PM ET, Wednesdays 8AM ET, Saturdays 7PM ET.